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Revelation 4:1-11 The Throne Room Part 1 1 The Throne Room of God Part 1 by Eric Douma Gospel of Grace Fellowship January 25, 2015
Revelation 4:1-11 The Throne Room Part 1 2 Serves as a chronological indicator showing that John is now focusing on the future. The heavenly Father (God) on the throne in chapter 4 is the one who hands the 7 sealed scroll over to the Son (God) in chapter 5. Serves to demonstrate from where the wrath contained in the seven-sealed scroll comes.
Revelation 4:1-11 The Throne Room Part 1 3 Revelation 4:1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.” 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must take place soon… 1:19 Therefore write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after these things.
Revelation 4:1-11 The Throne Room Part 1 4 Revelation 4:2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne. 1. “I was in the spirit” 2. “I was in the Spirit” Rev. 7:15 “For this reason, they are before the throne of God; and they serve Him day and night in His temple; and He who sits on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them.”
Revelation 4:1-11 The Throne Room Part 1 5 Revelation 4:3 And He who was sitting was like a jasper stone and a sardius in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance. Jasper stone = “watery crystalline” “diamond” (Rev. 21:11) Sardius = “fiery red” Genesis 9:16 When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.
Revelation 4:1-11 The Throne Room Part 1 6 2 Peter 3:3-7 Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.” 5 For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, 6 through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. 7 But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
Revelation 4:1-11 The Throne Room Part 1 7 Revelation 4:4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads. 1. Men 2. Angels Revelation 5:9-10 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. 10 “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”
Revelation 4:1-11 The Throne Room Part 1 8 1 Chronicles 24:7-18 = 24 Priests serving the tabernacle Rev. 4:4 = 24 angelic beings serving the heavenly tabernacle Exodus 25:40 See that you make them after the pattern for them, which was shown to you on the mountain. Hebrews 8:4-5 Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are those who offer the gifts according to the Law; 5 who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, “SEE,” He says, “THAT YOU MAKE all things ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN WHICH WAS SHOWN YOU ON THE MOUNTAIN.”