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January 24, 2009

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" ... Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty ... " (Revelation 4:8 KJV)

God's Throne and the Thrones of the 24 Elders: Revelation 4:2-11 (NASB)

Revelation 4:2-11  Here we see God the Father sitting on His Heavenly Throne and Him surrounded by the 24 elders (12 from the 12 Tribes of Israel and the 12 Disciples of Christ).  God's Throne is surrounded by 4 creatures which eternally sing praises to Him.  And the Elders cast their crowns down to the feet of Almighty God in honor of His eternal reign, His creative powers and His rule over all the Universe:

2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in Heaven, and One sitting on the throne. 
3 And He Who was sitting was like a jasper stone and a sardius in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance. 
4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads. 
5 Out from the throne come flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the Seven Spirits of God; 
6 and before the throne there was something like a sea of glass, like crystal; and in the center and around the throne, four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind. 
7 The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle. 
8 And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, "HOLY, HOLY, HOLY IS THE LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME." 
9 And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him Who sits on the throne, to Him Who lives forever and ever, 
10 the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him Who sits on the throne, and will worship Him Who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 
11 "Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created." 

Art used by permission by Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992.
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