The Throne Room In Heaven

The Lord gave the Apostle John a revelation of things that would happen in the end times. While in heaven, God allowed him to enter into His Throne Room.

In the 4th chapter, the Apostle described this room by painting a word picture of its brilliance. As seen in our verse for today, part of that picture reveals a continual worship of the Lord.

Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty—the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.” Revelation 4:8

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Before we describe those living beings, let’s go to the beginning of the chapter. John saw the door of the Throne Room in heaven standing open. He didn’t initially walk into the room.

And instantly I was in the Spirit, and I saw a throne in heaven and someone sitting on it. Revelation 4:2

In Exodus, God told Moses, “No one may see me and live.” So maybe for that same reason, God didn’t allow John to enter into His presence in human form.

Can you imagine what the Throne Room in heaven looks like? While in the spirit, the Lord allowed John the opportunity to tell us exactly what he saw.

Upon entering the room, he described the one sitting on the throne in heaven. Did you ever see a sight so magnificent that words couldn’t describe it? Look at John’s description of God.

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The Brilliance of the Throne Room

The one sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones—like jasper and carnelian. And the glow of an emerald circled his throne like a rainbow. Revelation 4:3

Obviously, John focused on God’s throne first by giving us the best description he could. But the room also had another twenty-four thrones circling the Lord’s.

Twenty-four thrones surrounded him, and twenty-four elders sat on them. They were all clothed in white and had gold crowns on their heads. Revelation 4:4

John continued his description of the room as his eyes returned to God’s Throne.

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. Revelation 4:5

With the flashes of light and all the noise, no wonder the Apostle needed to be in the spirit. The seven lamps, better translated as seven blazing torches, represented the seven Spirits of God.

Scholars differ somewhat as to understanding the seven Spirits of God. But, when Isaiah prophesied about the coming of Jesus, he gave us some insight into these seven Spirits.

The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears, but with righteousness he will judge the needy. Isaiah 11:2-4

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God’s View from His Throne

The Throne Room of Heaven must be the most spectacular place in the entire universe. John didn’t elaborate on its size but look at the view God has from His throne.

Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. Revelation 4:6

I have seen some pretty clear waters while enjoying certain beaches. But I haven’t seen any that look like a sea of glass. Then John described the living beings around the throne.

In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. 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. Revelation 4:6-7

We can almost visualize the four living beings John saw in the throne room in heaven. Each resembled something different, but at the same time, he recognized each of them.

But let’s not get hung up on their looks. They worshiped the Lord day after day and night after night. Did you ever get a song in your mind that you continued to sing and sing and sing?

I have! I remember I was mowing at a farm on a Monday. We sang the song, Saved By the Blood, the day before at church. That day, I couldn’t sing the chorus of that song enough.

Saved! Saved! My sins are all pardoned my guilt is all gone!

Saved! Saved! I am saved by the blood of the Crucified One!

Fortunately, I was the only one at the farm that day. Anytime the Spirit of God comes upon us, we can’t praise Him enough. And those four living beings couldn’t get any closer to God.

The Worship is Contagious in the Throne Room in Heaven

Do you like to worship the Lord? I hope so. No matter what happens in heaven, I know the worship in the Throne Room is contagious. We see that when the living beings begin to worship.

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. Revelation 4:9-10

When the elders fall to their knees, they say something very special while making a presentation to the Lord.

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.” Revelation 4:10-11

How do we wrap our minds around eternity, heaven, the throne room, and the other things we’ve read about? Why don’t we trust God and not even try to understand it all?

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Heaven Will Not be Boring

I’ve heard concerns from some people about going to heaven. They think they might get bored if all they do is worship. I can’t even fathom that type of thinking. Boredom? Cut me a break!

I don’t know for sure what we will do in heaven. The Lord has promised a new heaven and, a new earth, and a new Jerusalem. We will know each other, and we’ll have food to eat.

Let me say one more thing about worship. No one will have to worship the Lord. We will all want to gather in the Throne Room of heaven and worship Him.

I don’t know about you, but I’m okay with whatever God wants us to do in eternity. Namely, because He has only offered one other alternative, and I’m not interested.

Lord, thank you for giving us an idea of what the Throne Room in heaven looks like. I don’t understand many things, but I look forward to spending eternity with you.

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