- Revelation 4:6 - 11
- Revelation 5:11 - 14
Series: Enjoying Revelation Teacher: Pastor Will
Text: Rev. 4-5 Date : 3-20-2022
REVIEW: 3 things we learned from last Sunday’s message – Church of Laodicea
- In the Christian life, there are three “spiritual temperatures”:
- a burning heart, on fire for God (Luke 24:32)
- a cold heart (Matt. 24:12)
- a lukewarm heart (Rev. 3:16). The lukewarm Christian is indifferent, complacent, and does not realize his or her need.
- Rev. 3:18 So I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. (2 Kings 6:13 – 18)
- Rev. 3:20 “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. (Psalms 139:2 – 12)
Revelation 4:6 - 11 (NLT)
6In front of the throne was a shiny sea of glass, sparkling like crystal.
In the center and around the throne were four living beings, each covered with eyes, front and back.
7The first of these living beings was like a lion; the second was like an ox; the third had a human face; and the fourth was like an eagle in flight.
8Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying,
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty—
the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.”
9Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever),
10the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say,
11 “You are worthy, O Lord our God,
to receive glory and honor and power.
For you created all things,
and they exist because you created what you pleased.”
Revelation 5:11 - 14 (NLT)
11Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and of the living beings and the elders.
12And they sang in a mighty chorus:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered—
to receive power and riches
and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and blessing.”
13And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang:
“Blessing and honor and glory and power
belong to the one sitting on the throne
and to the Lamb forever and ever.”
14And the four living beings said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped the Lamb.
- The key word in chapter 4 is throne; it is used approximately 14 times. In fact, this is a key word in the entire book. No matter what may happen on earth, God is on His throne and is in complete control. Various teachers interpret Revelation in different ways, but all agree that John is emphasizing the glory and sovereignty of God. What an encouragement that would be to the suffering saints of John’s day and of every age in history.
- Using the throne as the focal point, we can understand the arrangement of this exciting chapter. The theme of this chapter is God the Creator, while in Revelation 5 the elders praise God the Redeemer. The praise in Revelation 4 is given to the Father on the throne, while in Revelation 5 it is directed to the Son (the Lamb) before the throne. The closing song of praise (Rev. 5:13) is expressed to both, another proof of the deity of Jesus Christ.
Monday Morning Moment: “To God be the glory for the things HE has done!”
Be a Berean: “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” Acts 17:11
Monday | Review: Rev. 4 and 5 sermon notes for 3-20-22
Tuesday | Read: Re-read Rev. 4-5
Wednesday | Meditate on: Rev. 4:1-10
Thursday | Memorize: Rev. 4:8b
Friday | Write: List at least 1 thing God has done for you this week that was unexpected.
Saturday | Study: Your reference Bible notes on Rev. 4 and 5