And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
– Revelation 5:1-10
The basis of our salvation and restoration to glory is spotlighted in our reading passage today. By saying that the Lord has redeemed us to our God by His blood, the scripture implies that through the blood Jesus shed for us on the cross, man has been returned to where he fell from. This is on the basis of the sacrifice made on his behalf by the Lord. We have been returned to a position where we are once again deemed as not having fallen from Glory. Christ has Redeemed us by His Blood unto Our God, to the end that we shall function as kings and priests, and we shall reign on this earth.
“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth” (Revelation 5:9-10).
The fall of man introduced Satan’s nature inside him; that is why the program of redemption is a regeneration program. It involves recreating a man down to his very inner fibers. It is the regeneration of the human spirit to reintroduce the nature of God (reintroduction of God’s Gene and God’s DNA).
Dominion is realized through the kingly and priestly offices. The priestly office confers more of the spiritual dominion while the kingly office confers dominion in the natural sphere of life – the territory where we live now.
If you truly understand your new identity, you will arise and begin to live in practical dominion.
- Pray that God will bring you into maturity unto the stature of Christ.
- Pray for a fresh hunger for purity and holiness.
CONFESSION: By His death, Jesus redeemed me from the kingdom of darkness. I now reign on earth as king and priest.