The Throne in Heaven (Verses 1-3):
John is called up to heaven to witness a throne set in the center, surrounded by an emerald rainbow. God is likened to jasper and sardine stone, symbolizing His brilliance and majesty.
The Twenty-Four Elders and Four Living Creatures (Verses 4-8):
Surrounding the throne are twenty-four elders, clad in white garments, with crowns of gold. Also present are four living creatures full of eyes, each resembling different aspects of creation. They ceaselessly worship God, saying, "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come."
Unceasing Worship of God (Verses 9-11):
Whenever the living creatures give glory, the twenty-four elders fall down and worship God, casting their crowns before the throne. They proclaim God's worthiness to receive glory, honor, and power, acknowledging Him as the Creator of all things.
Revelation 4 serves as the transition from the messages to the seven churches to the prophetic visions that follow. It's a breathtaking pause that shifts our focus heavenward, introducing the throne of God and the ceaseless worship that envelops it. The chapter exudes a sense of awe and wonder, beckoning believers to grasp the majesty and eternality of God. It's a sobering reminder that amidst the chaos of earthly events, the sovereignty of God remains unshaken.

Revelation 4

1  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

2  And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

3  And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

4  And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

5  And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

6  And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

7  And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

8  And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

9  And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

10  The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

11  Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

End of Revelation 4

1 Year Plan:  Dec 6 - Hos 12, Hos 13,  Rev 4 [next day]

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