SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL FOR AUGUST 26, 2022 (WORTHY TO BREAK THE SEAL ON THE SCROLL)
TOPIC : WORTHY TO BREAK THE SEAL ON THE SCROLL
OPENING PRAYER: Oh Lord, fill me with the power of the Holy Ghost as I study your word.
SCRIPTURE: Revelation 5:1‐14
It is important to read Revelation 4 and 5 together as the opening to what John saw through the “door open(ed) in heaven”. Here he sees again, “the One who was sitting on the throne” (v.1), with a seven‐seal scroll in his right hand. Read vs.5‐7 and note the descriptions of the Lamb of God. Meditate on the contrasting descriptions ‐ Lion and Lamb, descendant of David (from the tribe of Judah) yet David’s Root, slain (v.9) yet alive.
He had horns and eyes that represent the sevenfold Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit). He was able to go up to the one seated on the throne to take the scroll. The four living creatures and the twenty‐four elders fell down before the Lamb and worshipped Him (v.8).
The uniqueness of Jesus in the salvation of mankind is the primary focus here. Because of what Jesus has done for our ransom (v.9), we have the challenge to ‘witness’ among “every tribe, language, people and nation”. Because of who He is, we must fall down and ‘worship Him’ (v.14). He is worthy of worship because of who He is (vs.5‐7), where He is (v.6), what He does (vs.8‐10) and because of what He has (vs.11‐14).
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
Thought: How does your worship of Jesus influence your witness about Him
One Year Bible Reading Plan
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Thank God with us for the establishment and commencement of Scripture Union Campus Fellowship in more tertiary institutions northern Nigeria.
☀ Thank God for the production of Daily Guide and Follow Up Outlines in Hausa language. This will help our indigenous disciples to be more rooted in the word of God.
☛ More souls to be won for the Lord in all our mission fields.
☛ That the Lord will send more resources to enable us engage additional full-time Missionaries to the existing eight we have in Niger state since our vision is to have one missionary in every LGA in Niger state.
☛ The newly elected Abuja Regional Chairman, Dr. Jonah Abbah and Treasurer, Engr. Joel Ejimofor and all the RCM members that they will be instruments in God’ s hand in their tenure to advance the course of the gospel and SU ministry.
☛ Kogi state as it is desiring to be an Area and Abuja Area is also due to be decentralized soon. Pray for increase and growth both numerically and financially that will enable them to become and sustain an Area status in SU formation.
⚠ Crisis, unrest and rioting that destabilizes our programmes and displaces our brethren and converts thereby slowing down the work or totally wiping away efforts made over the years.
⚠ All forms of deception, false religion and wolves in sheep clothing creeping into the North and some IDP camps in order to scatter the sheep.