The Great Unveiling, Part 13: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Revelation 4:1-11)
November 6, 2016 Series: The Great Unveiling: Christ and His Followers in the Book of Revelation
Topic: Glory Scripture: Revelation 4:1–4:11
As believers, we look forward to going to heaven when we die. But the Apostle John got to go to heaven before he died. While he was there, Jesus gave him a guided tour of the throne room of God himself. What he saw was nearly impossible to describe, so John resorts to lofty prose to capture the scene. He quickly discovers that heaven features the majesty and centrality of the enthroned Almighty. And that’s only the beginning. Radiant creatures and celestial phenomena all highlight the holiness and transcendence of God. Most prominent is the ongoing praise given to the One who is seated on the throne. The passage reminds us today that the right response to the wonder of God is the worship of God. It also reminds us that no matter what takes place on earth, God is in charge of the universe, which a great comfort to those who are suffering because of their faith.
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