Why does someone need to be worthy to break open the seals?


 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?”  But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.  I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Revelation 5:2-4
            When a seal was placed on a letter, it could only be opened by the recipient who that letter was intended for, usually a high government official like a king.  It was early cyber-security, a firewall to keep the wrong people out.  To open a sealed scroll not intended for you was punishable.  Mail fraud!
            This scroll had important information inside intended for someone of high authority—Jesus.  Only he could open it because he sacrificed himself for the ones who needed to hear the information contained inside.