While I was driving to work yesterday morning we had beautiful sunshine. By 9:00am we had cloudy skies with blowing snow. We closed our office early yesterday and this morning I woke up 7 inches of snow. All the schools in Amarillo are closed and on top of that I can't leave my house. We are snowed in badly.
We never know what to expect in Amarillo with our weather but this time the "Weather Men" spotted this storm quickly and "They were right"!!!
After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits] of God. Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.
In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle. 8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying:
“‘Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord God Almighty,
who was, and is, and is to come.”
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
“You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being.”
The Passage Broken Down
-This scene in Revelation implicates the entire universe as utterly, unapologetically.
Theocentric means: Theo: God Centric: Centerness
Every element and creature is described in direct relationship to the throne.
John (Jesus Brother)'s vision of the Throne Room is consistent with several other in scripture.
-Two Examples are: A Rainbow (Ez 1:28)
"Four Living Creatures, A lion, A Ox, A Man, A Eagle" (Ez 1:5 for the same description and number and Isaiah 6:2 for the living creatures in the same distinct roll.)
-God never leaves his Throne. If He moves, His whole Throne moves
There is not moon or sun in Heaven because Jesus states that he will brigther.
-There are 24 elders. 24 priests to attend the Temple.
-There is "What looked like a Sea of Glass"
-The sea has beautiful symbols. Calmness, Being still
-The seven spirits: Seven Spirits and Seven Stars
The Golden Candlestick
The Twenty-Four Elders
Seven Torches of Fire
There is no description of God, Only which surrounds him.
We do not know what God looks like.
This is true. I did not make this up. It is in our Treasure Chest (Our Bible).
We need to turn our eyes to what He really did for us. Without him we would not have the privilege to experience what Jesus is making for us in Heaven right now.
My faith is very strong with our Lord Jesus. Jesus plans out each day he has it read.y for us, long before we rise from bed. He also provides the strength we will need each step of the way. Sometimes we wander where he is when we call to him but I promise he is with you guiding you right through the situation. Jesus is our shield and our strength
Mark 12:30 NIV
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'
Jesus Christ is my everything. Love him and you will feel his unconditional love. I promise. It is a promise He has promised us.