JOHN SAW A SCROLL IN HEAVEN THAT ONLY JESUS, THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH, COULD OPEN. Most conservative commentators see the scroll as the title deed to the earth, and I agree. God had given the earth to Adam. But when Adam sinned, by obeying Satan instead of God, earth was given over to Satan, and Adam & Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden. All of the subsequent generations of mankind have been born outside of the Garden; spiritually dead, and lost in sin. The cost of redeeming mankind, and God’s creation, was the blood of Jesus Christ. He has paid the price, but He hasn’t yet taken possession of the earth. Jesus will take possession of His creation after the Tribulation; and His judgments are the process by which He will take possession.