1 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.
This is a vision of the past looking back to when Christ ascended to the Father ten days before Pentecost which (as you can see in Acts chapter two) was when the Holy Spirit spake through the twelve apostles.
Again: Revelation chapters four and five correspond to verses 9 through 14 of Daniel chapter seven which means the Ancient of Days written of in Daniel chapter seven verse 9 is the Lord Jesus Christ upon His return at the 7th trumpet (the One sitting on the throne we saw in Revelation chapter four) but here in Revelation chapter five, we see (in a vision of the past) God the Father sitting on the throne: the Ancient of Days of the 13th verse of Daniel chapter seven.
2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
5 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.
Again: this is a vision of the past being shown to John who is aboard the (apparently) polished spectrum metal vehicle containing the One sitting upon the throne we saw back in Revelation chapter four which means everyone aboard the vehicle are able to see this vision as well.
6 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
Horns are symbolic of power and seven is the number of spiritual completeness.
This means the Lord Jesus Christ has complete power as you can also see in the 18th verse of Matthew chapter twenty-eight which is also after His crucifixion and resurrection after which He ascended to the Father as you can see in Daniel chapter seven verse 13 which took place ten days before Pentecost.
and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
These seven eyes are symbolic of those whose names were written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world which means from the destruction of the first world age.
The 7,000 Zadok fought against Satan when he rebelled in the world that then was which is why they were chosen to be the group the Holy Spirit would use throughout the centuries of this second world age more than any other group which is why they are called here the seven Spirits of God.
7 And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne.
8 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.
9 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.
During the thousand years as part of the millennial priesthood.
It is only through Christ Jesus (the Lamb slain) that the seven seals can be understood.
The seven seals make up the seal of God that correspond to the seven trumpets we will read of in chapters eight through eleven of this book of Revelation as well as the seven vials written of in Revelation 16.
The first four seals are in reverse order to the first four trumpets and vials and in the build up to 666 they correspond to the globalization of the four hidden dynasties which are education, economics, politics and religion.
The fifth seal has to do with those who will get delivered up to Death (which is one of Satan’s names) at which time the Holy Spirit will speak through them (in a language understood by whoever hears it) beginning the same sort of chain reaction you can read of in the book of Acts beginning in chapter two.
The sixth seal lines up with the sixth trumpet and the sixth vial which is when Satan appears as the antichrist.
The TRUE Christ will not return at all until immediately after the silence in heaven about the space of half an hour written of in the seventh seal that we will read of in the 1st verse of Revelation chapter eight.
What followed historically (as far as this vision of the past is concerned) is recorded in Acts chapter two because the seven seals were opened during that ten day interval just beforehand.
This is how Paul would later know Satan’s appearance as the antichrist would happen before the return of the TRUE Christ as you can see in Second Thessalonians chapter two because Christ opened up all seven seals about two thousand years ago which means the chronological order of events was there to be understood with the trumpets not beginning to sound until 1830 (in my opinion) which is also when the first vial was poured out lining up with the fourth seal and the globalization of the hidden dynasty of education.
Once all six trumpets of deception are sounding at the same time Satan will appear as the antichrist in Jerusalem in the middle of the five month long hour of temptation and then after two and a half months (which is the half an hour written of in the seventh seal) the TRUE Christ will return at the seventh trumpet which is also when the seventh vial gets poured out.
11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
As you can also see in the 10th verse of Daniel chapter seven which takes place at the seventh trumpet when the TRUE Christ returns.
12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
There are seven things listed there and seven is the number of spiritual completeness in Biblical numerics.
13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying,
This is looking forward to after the thousand years are finished when all who offend will be blotted out in the lake of fire.
Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
The vision having fast forwarded to the eternity (which is the third world age) as we will also see in Revelation chapter seven beginning with the 9th verse.
The purpose of the seven seals that make up the seal of God that goes in the foreheads of the Zadok as well as (eventually) the 144,000 and whosoever will when the seed of the seal of God comes to fruition during the sixth trumpet is so that Christ can utilize them as the millennial priesthood to teach the discipline it takes for those who fail to take part in the first resurrection at the seventh trumpet to stand against Satan after the thousand years are finished whereby they can go into the eternity which is the third world age.
God’s will is that none should perish in the lake of fire but that all should come to repentance through the Lord Jesus Christ and go into the eternity.
14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped Him that liveth for ever and ever.