If you’re like me, there are times you almost despair at the leadership crisis that exists in our world today! Secular, godless, humanistic, arrogant… and then they seek to govern and lead without a moral or spiritual compass. They reject the teaching and principles of holy Scripture and act as if God did not exist! They move from one crisis to another… seeking to solve them, but instead causing more of them. They blame each other or persecute innocent, godly people as the cause of the crises that have been precipitated by their god-rejecting ways! Yes, we live in a world spinning out of control, steeped in a moral and spiritual morass! What is the solution? Where will this all end up?
Apostle John felt the frustration way back in the 1st century! And God gave him a vision of a Lion – the Lamb of God, crucified and risen as the prophetic Divine solution to the mess our world is in! He is the One – the only One – qualified to take over! (To take the “scroll” (the “title deed” to a fallen world and “open its seals”)! Here it is right out of the Bible…
“Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, ‘Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?’ And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it.
“And one of the elders said to me, ‘Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals!.’ And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. And He went and took the scroll from the right hand of Him who was seated on the throne.
“And when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.’ Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, ‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!’ And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, ‘To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!’ And the four living creatures said, ‘Amen!’ and the elders fell down and worshiped.” (From Revelation 5:1–14 ESV)
Jesus Christ, crucified, risen and coming again to rule and reign is God’s divine solution to the leadership crisis in our world! He is the One worthy of our allegiance and worship! He has the answer – He IS the answer!