Revelation 4 sets up the drama of Revelation 5, showing God in his glory.
The scroll of God's purposes is sealed.
Who is worthy to open the scroll? (5:2).
No one in heaven or earth could open it (5:3).
John weeps because none could open it (5:4).
The Lamb is worthy to open the scroll (5:5-6).
The hosts of heaven worship the Lamb (5:7-14).
Because of Christ the Lamb, we know that God's purposes will be fulfilled.