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1 Revelation Seminars 5 Open Door to Heaven’s Throne Messages from Patmos for Today!

2 Revelation Seminars 5 1.Show there is an open door to God’s throne 2.See how creation & redemption are the great reasons why we praise & worship God 3.Explore why the seven-sealed scroll had to be opened by Jesus Christ (the Lion & Lamb) – for us! objectives Open Door to Heaven’s Throne

3 Q1 Who was invited to "come up" to see further revelations of Jesus? Revelation 4:1 A John Q2 What immediately happened to John? Revelation 4:2 A John wrote, “At once I was in the Spirit” Q A The OPEN DOOR – our access to God Revelation Seminars 5

4 Q3 What did John see in heaven? Revelation 4:1 A An OPEN DOOR Q4 What was John shown inside the open door? Revelation 4:2 A The THRONE (of God) The OPEN DOOR – our access to God (continued) Two main themes of these chapters … Revelation Seminars 5

5 Q5 How did the One on the throne appear to John? Revelation 4:3 A clothed in colour & glory (red & green) Q6 What did John see surrounding the throne? Revelation 4:4 A 24 thrones & elders The THRONE – God on the throne Revelation Seminars 5

6 Q7 What are we told about the 24 elders? A Revelation 4:4 1. Seated on thrones (ruling) 2. Clothed in white (the righteousness of Jesus) 3. Wearing crowns (victory) Revelation 5:8 4. Ministering for saints (believers) The THRONE – God on the throne (continued) Revelation Seminars 5

7 Q8 What came from the throne? Revelation 4:5 A Lightning & thunder Q9 What did John see before the throne? Who were represented by what he saw? Revelation 4:5,6 A What? Who? Q10 What did John see "in the centre, around the throne"? Revelation 4:6 A Four living creatures The THRONE – God on the throne (continued) Revelation Seminars 5 Seven lamps - ablaze The sevenfold Spirit of God

8 Q11 What other details were given concerning these "four living creatures"? A Revelation 4:6 Revelation 4:4 Revelation 4:8 The THRONE – God on the throne (continued) Revelation Seminars 5 Each was covered with eyes They were like a lion, an ox, a man & an eagle They had six wings!

9 Q12 What do the living creatures never stop saying? Revelation 4:8. (Compare Isaiah 6:1-4.) A Holy, Holy, Holy to the Lord God Almighty Q13 Why do the elders praise the Lord God? Revelation 4:9-11 A He is the Creator of all things! WORSHIP to the One on the throne Revelation Seminars 5

10 The LAMB ‘in the centre of the throne’ Revelation Seminars 5 Q14 What did John see "in the right hand of him who sat on the throne"? Revelation 5:1 A a seven-sealed scroll

11 Q14 What did John see "in the right hand of him who sat on the throne"? Revelation 5:1 A a seven-sealed scroll Q15 What important question was raised by a mighty angel? Revelation 5:2 A Who is worthy to break the seals & open the scroll? The LAMB ‘in the centre of the throne’ Revelation Seminars 5

12 The One who is worthy … Q16 After the distressing interval of verses 2-4 what good news was John given by one of the elders? Revelation 5:5 A The LION of the tribe of Judah has triumphed Q17 When John looked expecting to see "the Lion of the tribe of Judah" what did he actually see? Revelation 5:6 A A LAMB – looking like it had been slain The LAMB ‘in the centre of the throne’ Revelation Seminars 5

13 The One who is worthy … The LAMB ‘in the centre of the throne’ Revelation Seminars 5 Jesus is Lion & Lamb

14 The One who is worthy … Q18 Revelation 5:7 is the climax of this scene involving the Father, the Holy Spirit and Jesus at the THRONE. What did Jesus do? Revelation 5:7 A He came & took the scroll from the Father Q19 What was heaven's immediate response to Jesus Christ taking the scroll? Revelation 5:8-14 A Worship & Praise!  In Revelation 4 the Lord is worshipped as Creator  In Revelation 5 the Lord is worshipped as Saviour The LAMB ‘in the centre of the throne’ Revelation Seminars 5

15 Q true or false 1.It was John who was called up to see the throne. 2.John was shown events that followed the death, resurrection and ascension of Christ, and these scenes of worship are still taking place. 3.The “7 lamps” before the throne are the 7 churches. 4.The “open door” shows that we can approach God. Q yes/no/not sure 5. Do you choose to enter the throne room of heaven each day to praise God and to pray? Revelation Seminars 5 quiz

16 My Response... Q We have the privilege of approaching our God in prayer and worship. What does it mean to you to know that you can enter God’s throne room each day? When and how will you worship God and pray each day? A Revelation Seminars 5 NewChurchLife Resource –

17 Revelation Seminars 5 Open Door to Heaven’s Throne Messages from Patmos for Today!


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