Revelation 5:2 ‘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.’
Matthew Henry, the 18th Century expositor wrote sublimely on this subject. I will leave you with his profound and gracious words:
‘None in heaven or earth could accept the challenge and undertake the task, none in heaven, none of the glorious holy angels, though before the throne of God, and the ministers of his providence, they with all their wisdom cannot dive into the decrees of God: none on earth, no man, the wisest or the best of men, none of the magicians and soothsayers, none of the prophets of God, any further than he reveals his mind to them: none under the earth, none of the fallen angels, none of the spirits of men departed, though they should return to our world, can open this book, Satan himself, with all his subtlety, cannot do it, the creatures cannot open it, nor look on it; they cannot read it. God only can do it’.
God alone can open the scroll!
This is an excerpt from my commentary on the Book of Revelation chapter five which can be found by clicking here.