The Seven Spirits Before the Throne of God

sun rays upon a village

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (Revelation 3:22) There is an echo coming from Jesus himself that has been heard now seven times. No other place do we have record of the direct words of Jesus being repeated exactly the same way seven times, except in these … Read more The Seven Spirits Before the Throne of God

From Laodicea to the Throne in Heaven

The Heavens Opened

Is there a relationship between the church condition in Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22) and the heavenly place of worship in described in chapter 4 of Revelation? Or, are these two topics so different that they needed to be later separated into separate chapters because of a lack of continuity between the two? I believe there is … Read more From Laodicea to the Throne in Heaven

Come Up Through the Open Door in Heaven!

door open on top of a mountain

“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.” (Revelation 4:1) Remember, the original message of Revelations was one continuous … Read more Come Up Through the Open Door in Heaven!

When Worshiping in the Spirit, We See God on the Throne!

Jesus in the clouds

“And immediately I was in the Spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.” ~ Revelation 4:2 Notice what “come up hither”  (as mentioned in Revelation 4:1) meant: he had to respond by being in the spirit of worship; and once he was in the spirit, he spiritually … Read more When Worshiping in the Spirit, We See God on the Throne!

Is Jesus’ Blood Upon the Throne of Your Heart?

Red Carnelian Sardine Stone

“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.” ~ Revelation 4:3 The jasper and sardine stones were known to be of a blood-red color. And in the Old Testament, the jasper, sardine and … Read more Is Jesus’ Blood Upon the Throne of Your Heart?

From the Throne in the Clouds, Rainbows are Round

Rainbow Like an Emerald

“…and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.” ~ Revelation 4:3 Note: the the emerald stone was the fourth stone in the breastplate of the High Priest and it represented the tribe of Judah, the one our Lord Jesus Christ came out of. A similar vision is recorded … Read more From the Throne in the Clouds, Rainbows are Round

Will You Sit Round the Throne of God?

Throne of God With 24 Elders

“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.” ~ Revelation 4:4 Here is the cloud spoken of in the comments and scriptures related to Revelation 4:3! The rainbow in … Read more Will You Sit Round the Throne of God?

Lightning and Thunder Proceed Out of the Throne of God in the Clouds!

Lightning from Clouds in Heaven

“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.” ~ Revelation 4:5 Here is the result of the cloud spoken of previously in the comments and scriptures related to Revelation 4:3! The throne of God … Read more Lightning and Thunder Proceed Out of the Throne of God in the Clouds!

Is the Holy Spirit of God Revealing Jesus to Your Heart?

Burning Oil Lamp

“…and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.” ~ Revelation 4:5 Here we see that it takes the Spirit of God to have the lamps of the candlestick give their light, which is the light of the church. This light illuminates where the throne of … Read more Is the Holy Spirit of God Revealing Jesus to Your Heart?

What Do You Look Like in the Sea of Glass?

Sea of Glass - photo by flickr.com/photos/ecaputo/

“And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal…” ~ Revelation 4:6 Here it states that the “sea of glass” was “before the throne” of God. In Revelation verse 5 (in a previous post: “Is the Holy Spirit of God Revealing Jesus to Your Heart”) we already mentioned that “before the … Read more What Do You Look Like in the Sea of Glass?

The Ministers With Fire in Their Eyes!

Paul Preaching in Athens

“…and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.” ~ Revelation 4:6 The better translation for the word “beasts” here is the original meaning which is “a live thing.” These same creatures are described by the prophet Ezekiel as “living creatures.” “And I … Read more The Ministers With Fire in Their Eyes!

Ministry Take Heed to the Living Creatures!

Living Creatures of Revelation

“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.” ~ Revelation 4:7 As also stated in the post before this one, the better word for these “beasts” is that in … Read more Ministry Take Heed to the Living Creatures!

Ministry Are as Bold as a Lion

Roaring Lion

“And the first (living creature) beast was like a lion…” ~ Revelation 4:7 First let us consider the one with the face of a lion. Did you know that God gives his true ministry the boldness of a lion? “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.” ~ … Read more Ministry Are as Bold as a Lion

The Sacrificial Labor of a Ministering Calf

Cow

“…and the second beast (living creature) like a calf…” ~ Revelation 4:7 The calf or more better interpreted a “bullock” or ox was both a creature used for hard labor, and for sacrificing. The Apostle Paul instructed us to never try to control what a true minister would preach by withholding support for his needs: … Read more The Sacrificial Labor of a Ministering Calf

It Takes a Humble Man to Minister Rightly

Male head silhouette

“…and the third beast (living creature) had a face as a man…” ~ Revelation 4:7 Of course the ministry is human. Subject to the frailties and weaknesses of human strength and understanding. Yet they are required to maintain the integrity of the faithfulness in their heart and soul in every way. “For this cause left … Read more It Takes a Humble Man to Minister Rightly

Ministry Must Rise Above on Eagle’s Wings!

Bald Eagle flying

“…and the fourth beast (living creature) was like a flying eagle.” ~ Revelation 4:7 Finally, let us consider the one with the face of a flying eagle. What special spiritual characteristics does this living creature teach us concerning a true ministry? “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, … Read more Ministry Must Rise Above on Eagle’s Wings!

True Ministers Have Spiritual Wings

Owl wings arched open

“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.” ~ Revelation 4:8 As has been noted before in previous posts, these creatures represent … Read more True Ministers Have Spiritual Wings

A Ministry Full of Holy Ghost Eyes

Many eyes looking around

“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.” ~ Revelation 4:8 As stated in previous posts, these creatures represent the true ministers … Read more A Ministry Full of Holy Ghost Eyes

Minister, Are You Attached at the Wings?

Eagle Wing

“And the four beasts (from a word meaning “living creatures”) 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.” ~ Revelation 4:8 These winged creatures represent … Read more Minister, Are You Attached at the Wings?

True Ministers Continually Give Glory to God by Holiness!

Cherub with Face of a Man

“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.” ~ Revelation 4:8 As has been noted before in previous posts, these creatures represent … Read more True Ministers Continually Give Glory to God by Holiness!

Have You Cast Your Crown Down Before the Lord?

A Crown

“And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, 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, Thou … Read more Have You Cast Your Crown Down Before the Lord?

The Chariot of God – a Vision for the Church

The Chariot of God

Do you have a true vision for the church? Ezekiel’s vision of the chariot of God is one of God’s faithful visions for the church. Here are four reasons why: No human made hardware holds this chariot of God together. It is held together by the Spirit of God. And the cherubim, who represent the … Read more The Chariot of God – a Vision for the Church

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