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Fri. Jun. 02, 2017

Daily Reflections June 2

Category: RMM
By: FBC Staff

Revelation 4

Revelation 3 concludes Jesus’ speeches to the churches and in chapter 4 we are treated to a peek into the throne room of Heaven.  Now, we have to remember that much of what we read in this book deals in word pictures.  John is describing what he sees, when allowed, to tell us something.  Revelation is filled with dramatic imagery and while John literally describes things, those things also have symbolic meaning. 

At first read, we can say, “WOW!”  The throne room is both amazing and terrifying, and that might just be enough for us, but here are some things that we should take into account when we read this chapter.

First, notice how John does not describe the One sitting on the throne in human terms.  All John can make out is color and brightness.  There is nothing for us in this description to make an idol of.  We are just to be in awe of God and worship Him for who He is.  I also appreciate that in the throne room of God, His symbols of promise, namely the rainbow, are still His own and are redeemed from the way that man has twisted them. Keep reading...


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