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The Messiah's Mandate
A mandate is defined as either "a document giving an official instruction or command" or "the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory." Both definitions apply to The Christ. He qualified, through His victory on the Cross, to be elected as "King of kings and Lord of lords" (Revelation 19:16 KJV) by The Authority of the only "vote" that He needed - from The Father.
"Thou art worthy to take the book ... for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation ... and we shall reign on the earth"
The victorious Lamb of God, upon His appearing before God after His Sacrifice, was given the power and authority to rule, something that He did not have when He came the first time (see Why Two Comings Of The Christ?). Christ will always be obedient to The Father; God then gave Christ His next set of instructions, written on a scroll ("book") sealed with seven seals.
"5:1 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. 5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? 5:3 And no man in heaven [see How High Is Heaven?], nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 5:4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David [see The Root and The Offspring and Israelite Monarchy - The Messiah; also Israelite Dynasties], hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
Fact Finder: Why did the prophet Daniel use the terms "The Ancient of Days" and "one like a son of man" in describing the same scene as later given to the apostle John for the writing of the book of Revelation?