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Day Thirteen

Revelation 5:1-5 “Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals.  And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?”  But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.  I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

The reality is we worship what we see as worthy. What is worthy of your worship? “If you’re not worshiping God on Monday the way you did the day before, perhaps you’re not worshiping him at all.” AW Tozer writes, “We must never rest until everything inside us worships God.” Does everything inside you worship God? John witnesses one of the great scenes in Revelation, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” John Gervais, a theologian, and scholar write, “the existence of God is not subjective. He either exists or he doesn’t. It’s not a matter of opinion. You can have your own opinions, but you can’t have your own facts.” We may have our own opinions on the matter of who is worthy to open the scroll, but the fact is one of the elders said, “See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” Jesus Christ has triumphed over death on a cross and the grave. He alone is the one who is able to open the scroll. Since Jesus is real, our redemption is real. Paul writes to the Ephesians, “In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding.” I am redeemed. You are redeemed. He alone is worthy of our worship.

Take time today to worship Jesus your redeemer. Praise him for His mighty deeds. Pray for your heart and soul to be filled with worship today. He alone is able to forgive your sins and fill you with His presence. The hymn-writer Fanny Crosby writes, “Redeemed how I love to proclaim it. Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Redeemed thru His infinite mercy His child and forever I am.”