The Sealed Scroll is Title Deed to Earth
And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne (Cepheus) a book written within (inside the ecliptic) and on the backside (outside the ecliptic) (Milky Way scroll whose end is the spinning rolled-up universe of constellations), sealed with seven seals (Moon, Sun, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Mercury) (5:1). And I saw a strong angel (Hercules) proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? (5:2) And no man in heaven (inside the celestial equator), nor in earth (on the celestial equator), neither under the earth (outside the celestial equator) was able to open the book, neither to look thereon (5:3). And I wept much (glistening star teardrops rotate down constellation's eyes) , because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon ("No man can come to me, except the Father, who hath sent me, draw him" -- John 6:44) (5:4). And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Leo -- Gen. 49:9-10), the Root of David (Hydra -- Nu. 21:8), hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof (The Kinsman-Redeemer is worthy to buy this title deed to legal possession of earth and its inhabitants back from Satan -- Lev. 25:23-28; Ruth 4:1-12; Jer. 32:6-12) (5:5). And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts (Leo, Taurus, Aquarius & Scorpio), and in the midst of the (24) elders (24 stars in Ursa Minor or Lesser Sheepfold or "little flock"), stood a Lamb (Aries or Jesus -- John 1:29) as it had been slain (Aries' chief star in its forehead is named El Nath or El Natik which means "wounded" "slain." The next in the left horn is called Al Sheratan "the bruised" "the wounded." The reddish Sun represents a Roman spear wound in his side -- John 19:34 and the Roman spear is the horn of Cetus under Aries), having seven horns (Two lamb's horns, two bull horns, one Cetus horn and two horns of the lunar crescent) and seven eyes (two lamb's eyes, two bull eyes, two eyes of Cetus and one Sun), which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth (2/3 good angels & 1/3 bad demons -- Rev. 12:4 -- and one Messiah) (5:6). And he (Aries) came (rotated around) and took the book (Milky Way) out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne (Cepheus) (5:7). And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb (rotated down to the horizon), having every one of them harps (Gemini & Lyra), and golden vials (Crater & the bucket of Aquarius) full of odours which are the prayers of saints (incense must be "beaten small," or specific, not generalities in prayer -- Nu. 30:36) (5:8). And they sang a new song (because of God's latest deliverance -- Ps. 40:3; 98:1), saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof (under each seal are successive historical events that recover the purchased possession of earth and its inhabitants): for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us ("them" in original Greek -- the four beasts are speaking) to God by thy blood (Aries at sunset; Jesus at Golgotha bought back the earth and its inhabitants from slavery to Satan -- Eph. 1:13-14) out of every kindred, tongue, people, and nation (5:9); And hast made us (Greek "them") unto our God kings and priests: and we (Greek "they" -- the redeemed) shall reign on the earth (5:10). And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the (four) beasts and the (24) elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand (100,000,000 stars), and thousands of thousands (2,000,000 stars minimum) (5:11); Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, riches, wisdom, strength, honour, glory, and blessing (5:12). And every creature which is in heaven, on the earth, under the earth, and in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, honour, glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever (5:13). And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down (rotated down to horizon) and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever (5:14). We read, "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" (Rev. 5:1).
Astronomically, Cepheus (enthroned king) takes Lyra (alternately the scroll) sealed with seven stars (seals). Historically, this scroll has chapters 6 through 11 on one side giving progressive historic events to the end of this age, and 12 through 22 on the other giving additional details and taking us to the Millenium and beyond (cp.Ez. 2:9-10). This "Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him" (Rev. 1:1) is our Redeemer's title deed to legal possession of the earth and its inhabitants. In Daniel 12:9 we read, "Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end." Here the seals are being opened for John.
If a poor man sold his estate, two documents were drawn up. One containing all the particulars of the mortgage, the other containing the names of the witnesses of the mortgage. The first was carefully sealed, the second was not sealed. So this roll is said to be written within (where it contained the details of the mortgage) and written without (where it contained the names of the witnesses). The next of kin to the poor man, if he wished, could redeem his land by buying it back. Thus he became the "redeemer" or "goel." John wept not only because he didn't understand, but also because nobody could give mankind back what mankind lost. Only the Lamb -- our Redeemer -- could buy the earth and its inhabitants back from Satan.
"And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. 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 and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne" (Rev. 5:2-7).
Astronomically, Hercules is the "strong angel" next to the book. Leo is Judah's constellation. Aries is wounded in the forehead by El Natik ("wounded") and takes Lyra out of Cepheus's hand. Hydra is the Root of David. Aries has seven prominent stars. Historically who is the "LAMB"? John 1:29 says, "The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the LAMB of God who taketh away the sin of the world." He buys back the earth and its inhabitants with his blood. What do the seven HORNS and seven EYES mean? Isaiah 11:2-3 names the seven attributes of the Holy Spirit: "wisdom ... understanding ... counsel ... might ... knowledge ... fear of the Eternal ... quick understanding." Luke 4:18-19 tells us five of the seven purposes of the Messiah's ministry: "to PREACH the GOSPEL to the poor ... to HEAL the brokenhearted, to PREACH DELIVERANCE to the captives (on the Jubilee year), and RECOVERING of SIGHT to the blind, to SET at LIBERTY them that are bruised (on the Jubilee year), To PREACH the acceptable YEAR of the Lord (the Jubilee year)." Isaiah 61:1-2 gives the other two: "To PROCLAIM ... the day of VENGEANCE of our God (the Day of Atonement of the Jubilee year); to COMFORT all who mourn." Since the Lamb is seated "at the right hand of God" (Heb. 12:2), he takes the scroll from the "right hand" of God as Aries rotates around.
"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. 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 ("them" in orig. Greek. -- The four beasts are speaking) to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us (Greek "them") unto our God kings and priests: and we (Greek "they" -- the Redeemed) shall reign on the earth" (Rev. 5:8-10).
Astronomically, Leo and Aquarius have the two golden vials -- Crater and the Bucket -- while Taurus and Scorpio have Gemini's Harp and Lyra. Historically, what is the KINGDOM of GOD? This kingdom has not yet been established with our Lord ruling the earth from Jerusalem and the saints ruling under him as immortal kings and priests and the twelve disciples sitting on thrones "judging the twelve tribes of ISRAEL" (Matt. 19:28; Luke 12:32; 22:30). But it has nonetheless been established since the day Moses organized ISRAEL into a human kingdom (Ps. 114:1-2; Ex. 19:6). The Kingdom of God is the Kingdom of ISRAEL (Acts 1:5; 2 Chr. 13:8; 9:8). The positions of human king and priest were given to ISRAELITES (Ex. 19:5-6; 1 Pet. 2:9-10). The kingdom of God is the kingdom of Christ (Eph. 5:5) and the Kingdom of Christ is the Kingdom of DAVID (Luke 1:32; Isa. 9:6; Jer. 23:5). When Jesus said, "The kingdom of God shall be taken from you (Edomite, Shammaite Jews), and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof" (Matt. 21:43), he was still speaking about a nation composed of ISRAELITES. Many ISRAELITES had migrated to the British Isles where Protestant Christianity took root. This British Empire, along with the United States, is the human Kingdom of God today. Queen Elizabeth sits on the throne of David today.
"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; 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. 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, Blessing and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever" (Rev. 5:11-14).
God gave Adam dominion over the earth (Gen. 1:26). But Adam obeyed Satan (Gen. 3:6) thereby making Satan the "god of this world" (2 Cor. 4:4). Jesus our Messiah is our Kinsman-Redeemer -- a close relative (Lev. 25:23-28; Ruth 4:1-12; Jer. 32:6-12). "The right of redemption is thine to buy it" (Jer. 32:7). Christ "hast redeemed us to God by thy blood" (Rev. 5:9). The near kinsman redeemed (bought back) persons and lands (Lev. 25:25,48; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:7-14) by saying, "I will do the part of a kinsman to thee" (Ruth 3:13). He bought the land and slaves back from their captors (Jer. 50:33-34). He bought it "before the elders of my people" (Ruth 4:4) who are witnesses. Our Lord was crucified before the elders. "Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver and gold, from your vain conversation (conduct) ... But with the precious blood of Christ" (1 Pet. 1:18-19). Christ is here seen in the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement accepting the title deed. Satan just rented the land and people. Christ's blood bought back the earth and its inhabitants. Just as the title deed was put in a clay jar and buried, so our Lord's human body was put in a sepulcre (Jer. 32:15). Just as the title deed was sealed with seven seals of seven families of Israel as proof of the transaction, so also the body of Christ (the true Church of seven eras) was given the Holy Spirit verifying Christ's death and resurrection. We are sealed with the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 1:22) which is the "earnest (downpayment) of our inheritance until the redemption (buy back) of the purchased possession" (Eph. 1:13-14). We are "sealed unto the day of redemption" (Eph. 4:30) or Day of Atonement on the Jubilee year when land reverts back and debt slaves are freed. Christ quoted from the first part of Isaiah 61:2 in Luke 4:17-19 when he came the first time just before a Jubilee to call it the "acceptable year of the Lord." He may quote from the second part when he comes again on the Day of Atonement of a Jubilee to call it the "day of vengeance" (Tribulation period). Our "Redeemer ... shall ... plead their cause" (Jer. 50:34). How? He pleaded Israel out of Egyptian bondage with 10 plagues of the Exodus, and he pleads Israelites out of "Babylon" with 7 trumpet plagues of Revelation (Rev. 12:1-9). At the end of the plagues,"the kingdoms of this world (both land and people) are become the kingdoms of our Lord and Savior" (Rev. 11:15). He opens the seals under which are found successive historical steps that recover the purchased possession of earth and its inhabitants. Seven seals are broken from the title deed on the Day of Atonement during the Jubilee year, the seventh containing seven Trumpets. Seven Trumpets are blown around "Jericho" during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the seventh containing seven Cups. Seven drops from the Passover "Cup of Freedom" (a.k.a. "cup of wrath" -- Rev. 14:10; 16:19; 17:4; 18:6; Ps. 75:8) are poured out, the seventh ushering in the Messiah's return. From Seals to Trumpets is Pagan emperors to "Christian" emperors. From Trumpets to Cups is "Christian" emperors to Roman Popes. Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a secular record that unintentionally confirms the accuracy of the Apocalypse since Gibbon was an unbeliever who sneered at John's Revelation, yet his work confirms this inspired history of Europe.