The 7-fold Beauty of Jesus Ruling the Earth (Rev. 5:12)

THE GREAT DRAMA IN HEAVEN AS JESUS RECEIVES THE SCROLL

The scroll in God’s hand speaks of the title deed of the earth and God’s action plan to cleanse it.

1 I saw in the right hand of Him (the Father) who sat on the Throne a scroll…sealed with seven seals. 2 Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy (deserves it and has ability to lead) to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” 3 No one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll…4 So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. (Rev. 5:1-4)

Jesus is the only man who has prevailed over Satan by His obedience and over sin by His death. To take the scroll is to accept the responsibility to cleanse and rule the earth for God’s glory.

5 One of the elders said, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” 6 I looked, and behold, in the midst of the Throne…stood a Lamb as though it had been slain…7 Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the Throne. (Rev. 5:5-7)

Daniel prophesied that a human would come to God and receive the leadership of the earth.

13 I was watching in the night visions, and behold, one like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days (the Father)…14 Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away… (Dan. 7:13-14)

The heavenly leaders were awestruck to see a Man who is able take the leadership of the earth.

8 When He (Jesus) had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 They sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals (release Tribulation judgments); for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God (proved Your leadership and love) by Your blood out of every tribe…and nation, 10 and have made us kings and priests to God; and we shall reign on the earth.” (Rev. 5:8-10)

All heaven rejoices to see the implications of Jesus’ 7-fold leadership over the earth.

11 I heard the voice of many angels around the Throne, the living creatures, and the elders…12 saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” (Rev. 5:11-12)

To be worthy is to be deserving and qualified or capable in His leadership to open the seals of the scroll. Jesus receives from the Father the anointing to rule the earth with an unprecedented measure of the Father’s power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory and blessing. This 7-fold blessing of Rev. 5:12 gives us specific insight into Rev. 22:17 (which is opposite of the Antichrist’s 7-fold plan). The End-Time Church will agree with this 7-fold prophetic decree about Jesus’ beauty as it exposes (prevails over) the lies of the Antichrist (Rev. 13).

THE 7-FOLD BEAUTY OF JESUS (HUMAN PERSONALITY AND ABILITIES)

These are seven manifestations of His leadership and the response of the nations to Him. No other human being has ever possessed total authority in even one of these areas.

Power (political) – Jesus will receive governmental leadership over all nations when He returns. The Antichrist longs for world dominion. We decree his political defeat and Jesus’ victory.

Riches (financial) – all the money on earth will be under Jesus’ leadership in the Millennial Kingdom. This decree focuses on the collapse of the Antichrist’s world economic system.

Wisdom (intellectual) – Jesus will administrate God’s End-Time action plan in the Tribulation producing a glorious Church (Eph. 5:27). Jesus’ leadership produces good fruit in the most difficult years in history (Great Tribulation). This decree says the Antichrist’s political, military and economic plans will fail. Jesus will rebuild society in every sphere of life in the Millennium.

Strength (emotional) – Jesus will have strength in His inner man (Eph. 3:16) so as to continue steadfastly with sustaining grace to contend against all resistance until He establishes the fullness of God’s plan on earth. He will act in kindness without losing focus even as He rebukes many nations (Isa. 2:4). We decree that the Antichrist’s strength will fail him in his plans.

Glory (supernatural or spiritual) – Jesus will operate in the supernatural realm. For example, in State meetings He will release the glory of God and the gifts of the Spirit while healing the sick, etc. We decree that the Antichrist’s supernatural ministry be hindered and exposed as false.

Honor (relational) – Jesus will have favor in all nations who will honor and love Him with all their heart. We decree that the nations will not possess honor for the Antichrist.

Blessing (social) – all will be in full cooperation with His leadership resulting in the mightiest work force in history. Honor is to esteem a person whereas, to give blessing is to cooperate with them. We decree against the cooperation of the nations with the Antichrist’s leadership.

As we understand Jesus’ unveiled beauty in the Millennium it causes us to love Him more now.

2 In that day the Branch of the Lord (Jesus as Man) shall be beautiful and glorious. (Isa. 4:2)

17 Your eyes will see the King in His beauty… (Isa. 33:17)

1 There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. 2 The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD…3 He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes…4 But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek; He shall strike the earth with the rod…6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat… (Isa. 11:1-6)




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  1. Beautiful. Such a vision of the Endtime and POST endtime which a lot of Bible researchers these days do not possess. Like, hey the Trib is only 7 years! Then we have a lot of peace to look forward to!