Revelation Chapter 4

(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.
  • This is the writing and seeing of"the things which shall be hereafter" (in Revelation 1:19)
  • The transition from earth up to Heaven, which will go back and forth
(Revelation 1:19)
Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

(Revelation 4:2-3)
And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. 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.
  • In our flesh we do not get to see Heaven
  • Few in the Bible have gotten to see the Glory of God's Throne
  • Even the enemy had God's stone types and colors
  • This is the pattern God had Moses make on earth, of the Throne in Heaven
  • This means that Moses got to see the Throne in some way, on the mount.
(Ezekiel 1:26-28)
And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

(Ezekiel 10:1)
Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.

(Ezekiel 28:13)
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

(Exodus 25:9)
According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.

(Exodus 25:40)
And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.


(Hebrews 8:5)
Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.


(Acts 7:44)
Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.

(Revelation 4:4)
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.
  • Who they are is a lot of speculation as to who they are
  • Twenty four elders of God, out of the Church?
  • White is for Christ's Righteousness
  • The Gold is for ruling, and the judgment for rewards, etc.


(Exodus 25:25)
And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand breadth round about, and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about.

(Revelation 4:5)
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.
  • These lamps represent the Holy Spirit, perfectly represented by the perfect number seven
  • Lightning and thunder precede storms, and one is coming, called Judgment Day
  • Where do they come from? These "proceeded from";
  • The Menorah was in the Old Testament
(Exodus 25:37)
And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

(Revelation 4:6)
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.

  • This sea represents
  • There is not any reason to think that these beasts are angels, but rather just real beasts

(Revelation 4:7)
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.

  • This is the four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
(Ezekiel 1:10)
As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.

(Ezekiel 10:14)
And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

(Revelation 4:8-9)
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. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

  • These are unique creatures, not found on earth, obviously
  • They never sleep, and see everything, and fly
  • Only the Great I AM can be called this-the God of past, present, future.
(Revelation 4:10)
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,

  • None of us deserves to get any crowns as sinners, but it is by grace we get salvation, then rewards
  • All Good things, all Good deeds ultimately are from God as the Holy Spirit leads us to do them and not our flesh
  • Therefore, they crown can return to God, as they are His to begin with
(Revelation 4:11)
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.

  • No one else is the Creator of everything, which is why it is vital to believe in Genesis literally
  • The Glory of God is revealed in His creation, not in man's craftiness
  • This is why man has no excuse but to believe
  • All technology we have has been done before, copied from the Creator
(Psalms 19:1)
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

(Psalms 97:6)
The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.

(Ecclesiastes 1:9-10)
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

(Romans 1:20)
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

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