terça-feira, 15 de janeiro de 2019

THE NARROW PATH TO RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD - DAY 47

by Rev. Robert John Cericola, Carroll, OH - EUA 

Day 47

An Amazing Opportunity - Part II

Revelation 3:20–21 (NKJV) To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. 

Immediately following the promise to allow anyone who overcomes to sit with Him on His throne John was in the Spirit and found himself in the throne room.  Here is a description of what the scene in the throne will be like for the overcomer for all eternity. 

Revelation 4:2–7 (NKJV) Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads. And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.

Read the description slowly and use your imagination to see the emerald rainbow, the blood-red sardius stone and the green or red jasper color of He who was sitting on the throne. Imagine the lily-white robes and the golden crowns on the twenty-four elders. Envision the flash of lightning and hear the boom of thunder from the voices blasting from the throne. 

Imagine the four unusual beings and hear them worship God saying holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!”  As the creatures give glory and honor to God, a flash of lighting, a blast of thunder, the voice of God. Another revelation of God is released causing the twenty-four elders to fall on their faces and throw their crowns before the throne shouting, “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.” As the flashes of light recede from the crystal sea the elders return to their thrones and the beasts continue worshiping saying holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come! Suddenly, lighting-flashes, the thunderous voice booms again, another revelation of God is released, and the elders fall on their faces and throw their crowns at the base of the throne. With every flash of lightning and thunderous boom of His voice, God reveals more of Himself.

Ending Thoughts
Jesus Christ has a seat reserved on His throne for he who overcomes and with His help you can overcome. Stay on the Narrow Path that leads to Relationship with God and run your race to the throne room of God.

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