THE SCENE AT THE THRONE Revelation Chapters 4 & 5 FBC-PC 7-1-90; 8-11-13 AM
THE ENTRANCE INTO HEAVEN Rev. 4:1, 2a
“Heavens being opened”
1. A Vision of God Ezek. 1:1;
2. At the Baptism of Christ Matt. 3:16;
3. At the death of the first NT Martyr Acts 7:56;
4. At the Conversion of the first gentile Acts 10:10,11;
5. At the rapture representation Rev. 4:1;
6. At the Second Advent of Christ Rev. 19:11;
7. And a Word about a millennial Condition John 1:51
THE ENTHRONED GOD Rev. 4:2, 3 Control Center of the Universe
The throne was set – eternal, fixed v.2
The throne was occupied v.2
The throne was occupied by God v.3 note His character.
Jasper=diamond Rev. 21:11(Glory); sardine (sardius)
emerald=green (life and grace)
THE ENTHRONED ELDERS Rev. 4:4, 5 Thrones=seats
Elders represent the church (and may be the 12 Tribes of Israel) 5:8, 9
They are seated=rest
They are clothed-resurrected
They are crowned-rewarded Rev.22:12
THE EXALTED CHRIST Rev.4:6-11
The Living Creatures Ezekiel 1:5-13
Zo on dzo'-on Neuter of a derivative of G2198; a live thing, that is, an animal: - beast.
1. Seraphim (6 wings) Isa 6:1-3; Cherubim (4 wings) Ezek. I:5-10; 10:14-15
2. They picture the four Gospels:
Luke- Man=perfect man, Son of man
John-eagle=heavenly one, Divine one, Son of Gods
3. Four departments of animated nature are represented.
Wild, domesticated, human and fowl
The Adoration of God 8b-11
4. Four elements in this worship:
(1) They fall down;
(2) They adore;
(3) They cast their crowns before the throne (an act of homage which
gives Him who sits there all the glory of their crowns)
(4) they offer ascriptions of praise.
THE WORSHIP OF GOD 4: 9-11. “For thou hast created all things “-
Creation is the ground of all the works of God: therefore, for this, as well as for His other works, He will be praised to all eternity. Worship now!
THE WORTHY LAMB Revelation 5 FBC-PC 7/15/90; 8-11-13 AM
THE BOOK 5:1-4 - “Scroll” – Title Deed to the earth. Belongs to God by Creation and Redemption. Sealed book
(scroll) in God’s hand. Open Scroll for all to see –Rev. 6-21.
Because of man’s sin the inheritance (Gen. 1:26-31) has been forfeited to Satan the god of
this world (Eph.2:2; II Cor. 4:4) – now to be redeemed and returned to God its rightful owner.
“strong” –mighty angel – cf. 10:1 and 18:21
THE LAMB – 5:5-7 – Lion of the tribe of
As a Lion – he is Judge/Sovereign ; He is Root of David Isa. 11:1
As Lamb – He is submissive; He is sacrificial I Peter 1:18,19
He is the Second person of God – 7 eyes; 7 Spirits of God Isa. 11:2; Zech. 4:2,10
He is the Great High Priest – making intercession for us
He is Worthy to Receive the scroll from God the Father and take the Dominion cf. Dan. 7:13-14
THE SONG – 5:8-10 – Obeisance and Worship of the Lamb v.8 “down”
Trumpet and Harp (lyre) are the only instruments mentioned in heaven.
Song of the Redeemed Elders – The church is a priesthood, a Royal Family Angels can’t sing this song as
they were never redeemed.
Prayer of the saints of all ages about to be answered
Reign of Christ and saints promised 3:21; and here in praise Cf. Matt. 25:31
THE WORSHIP – 5:11-14
Worship of the Angels v.11-12
Worship of all creation v.13-14
You will bow willingly as a Redeemed Saints
You will bow as a condemned sinner Phil. 2:9-12
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