Your Answer:  The Lion

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New American Standard Version of the BibleAnd I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seals?" 3And no one in heaven, or on the earth, or under the earth, was able to open the book, or to look into it. 4And I began to weep greatly, because no one was found worthy to open the book, or to look into it; 5and one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals." Revelation 5:2-5 (NAS)

The Lamb: the Lion of Judah, the root of David:

New American Standard Version of the Bible"And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth.  7And He came, and He took it (the book) out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.  8And when He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, having each one a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.  9And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy art Thou to take the book, and to break its seals; for Thou wast slain, and didst purchase for God with Thy blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.  10And Thou hast made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth."  Revelation 5:6-10  (NAS)

Who is this One who is described as...?

  1. The Lion from the tribe of Judah.
  2. The Root of David.
  3. He has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals.
  4. The Lamb that was slain.
  5. Purchased for God with His blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.
  6. He made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God.

Jesus is from the tribe of Judah and descended from (or the root of) David:

New American Standard Version of the Bible"For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah..."  Hebrews 7:14  (NAS)

"The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham."  Matthew 1:1  (NAS)

"Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel..."   2Timothy 2:8 (NAS)

Jesus was the Lamb that was slain, redeeming (or purchasing) man from his sin:

New American Standard Version of the Bible"The next day he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!  John 1:29 (NAS)

Jesus was the one who made Christians to be a kingdom and priests:

New American Standard Version of the Bible"...and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us, and released us from our sins by His blood, and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father; to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.  Revelation 1:5-6  (NAS)

The Book:  Jesus takes the book or scroll from the One who sits on the throne:

At this point in the vision, we are not told what the book or scroll contains.  All we know is that the book is sealed up with seven seals...and that Jesus (the Lamb) is the only one worthy to open the book.  Jesus takes the book from the one who sits on the throne.

New American Standard Version of the BibleAnd He came, and He took it (the book) out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.  8And when He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, having each one a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. Revelation 5:7-8 (NAS)

We add these additional descriptions of Jesus from the Revelation below:

Jesus Christ: As Revealed in the Book of Revelation

Description:

Reference:

The faithful and true witness (or martyr) Revelation 1:5, 3:14
The first-born of the dead (was dead, now alive for evermore) Revelation 1:5, 1:18, 2:8, 5:6, 12
The ruler of the kings of the earth Revelation 1:5
The one who loves us Revelation 1:5
The one who released us from our sins by His blood Revelation 1:5, 5:9
He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to God Revelation 1:6, 5:6
Coming with the clouds (or in the clouds) Revelation 1:7
The One that every eye will see when He comes again Revelation 1:7
The first and last Revelation 1:17, 2:8
The living One Revelation 1:18
He has the keys of death and of Hades Revelation 1:18
The Son of God Revelation 2:18
He who is holy Revelation 3:7
He who is true Revelation 3:7
He who has the key of David Revelation 3:7
Who opens and no one will shut...who shuts and no one will open Revelation 3:7
The Amen Revelation 3:14
The Beginning of the creation of God Revelation 3:14
The one who overcame Revelation 3:21, 5:6
The Lion from the tribe of Judah Revelation 5:5
The root (descendant) of David Revelation 5:5
Who purchased men for God (men from every tribe, tongue, people and nation with His blood) Revelation 5:9
Physical Appearance in 1st Part of Vision (Chapters 1-3)

Reference:

Was in the midst of seven golden candlesticks Revelation 1:13, 2:1
His hair was like white wool Revelation 1:14
His eyes were like flames of fire Revelation 1:14, 2:18
His feet were like burnished bronze, glowing as if in a furnace Revelation 1:15, 2:18
His voice was like the sound of many waters Revelation 1:15
In His right hand He held seven stars Revelation 1:16, 2:1
Out of his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword Revelation 1:16, 2:12
His face was like the sun shining Revelation 1:16
Physical Appearance in 2nd Part of Vision (Chapter 5)

Reference:

As a lamb standing as if it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes (which are the seven Spirits of God sent out unto the earth) Revelation 5:6

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