Revelation 4: Worship in heaven

May 30th, 2007




You often hear people say that they don’t want to go to heaven because they think it would be boring. For some people, harp and trumpet music starts to get on the nerves after around ten minutes, so the thought of having to spend eternity listening to it is just too much. For many people the brief experiences of worship that they encounter here on earth don’t inspire them to think that eternity is going to be all that exciting and dynamic. For many people, the sound of a pipe organ and a choir largely filled with older ladies whose voices are past their best doesn’t exactly fill the mind with exhilaration and exalted thoughts…

The Revelation to John — Chapter 4

4:1 After this I looked and saw a door opened in heaven, and the voice that I had heard first, like a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what will happen in the future.”

4:2 Immediately the Spirit came on me. There was a throne in heaven, and someone sitting on the throne 4:3 who looked like jasper and sardius gemstones. There was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance. 4:4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones. Twenty-four leaders were sitting on the thrones, dressed in white clothes, with crowns of gold on their heads. 4:5 Out of the throne came lightning, noises, and thunder. Seven lamps of fire were burning in front of the throne, being the seven Spirits of God. 4:6 Something like a sea of glass, similar to crystal, was also in front of the throne. In the centre and around the throne were four living animals covered with eyes front and back. 4:7 The first animal was like a lion, the second animal was like a calf, the third animal had a face like a man, and the fourth was like a flying eagle. 4:8 Each of the four living animals had six wings, and was covered with eyes all around. Day and night, they never stopped saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and is and will come!”

4:9 When the living animals give glory, honour, and thanks to the one who sits on the throne, to the one who lives forevermore, 4:10 the twenty-four leaders fall down in front of the one who sits on the throne, and worship the one who lives forevermore, and put down their crowns in front of the throne, saying, 4:11 “You are worthy, our Lord and God, the Holy One, to receive glory, honour, and power, because you created everything, and they exist, and were created because of your will!”

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  • 1. choosethecross.com » Ima&hellip  |  July 28th, 2012 at 9:35 am

    […] the fourth chapter of the Revelation to John, John describes a glimpse of the future. There is a throne in heaven, and the person sitting on it […]

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