Revelation 4 – 5
Revelation 4:1–2 (NKJV)
1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”
2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.
Revelation 4:4–5 (NKJV)
4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads.
5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
I What a blessing it is to see the visible in light of the invisible
II Heavenly worship is Trinitarian
- 1. The Father as Creator
- 2. The Son as Redeemer
- 3. The Spirit is the Spirit of the Father and of the Son.
III Heavenly worship is offered by the redeemed humanity together with angels and the whole animate creation
Revelation 5:13 (NKJV)
13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!”