2 And [kai] I saw [eido] a strong [ischuros] angel [aggelos] proclaiming [kerusso] with a loud [megas] voice, [phone]Who[tis] is [esti] worthy [axios] to open [anoigo] the book, [biblion] and [kai] to loose[luo] the seals [sphragis] thereof [autos]? KJV-Interlinear
2 And I saw a strong angel
proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the book and to
break its seals?" NASB
Jesus Christ sits on the throne of heaven, holding
in His right hand, a sealed document containing the details of the final events
Written in eternity past as a part of the divine
decrees, and sealed for all time until the proper date in history to be
unsealed and revealed.
And that date does not occur until history has
played itself out, covering the rebellion and fall of Satan, the creation and
fall of man, the promise of a savior, the fulfillment of that promise, the
assembly of a royal family, together with its removal from this world, and then
Satan’s last and final attempt to take the throne for himself.
All the while Christ sits in heaven waiting for
Gods very detailed plan for history to unfold and complete itself as
And now, even with all of the events of history,
which cover many thousands of years and more, a mighty angel, one who was appointed for this task alone.
is a word assigned to one who is appointed to make an announcement.
indicates an extremely high position, occupied by one who possesses
overwhelming qualifications and abilities for such a position.
And this angel, for he is identified as such, holds
a very high office in heaven, and he makes an announcement, asking the entire
universe a question, one in which he himself does not have an answer for, ‘Who
And his question is greeted with total silence.
Worthy, ‘axios,’ means to
be qualified physically, morally, spiritually.Who has lived for all of eternity and possesses the answers to all
questions?Who has lived for all of
eternity and has been witness to all events of history?Who has first hand and intimate knowledge of
all things?Who has lived an exemplary
Who has the rank and attributes that are so
comprehensive and complete, so as to qualify Him to unseal the last and final
book which will not only reveal, but gives the one opening it, the rightful
authority to carry out that which it is about to reveal?