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The Revelation

from Jesus Christ


Chapter Four


The 8th church (God's family)

at work in heaven


Chapter 4

A formal assembly

1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard [the voice of Jesus, 1:10] was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said,

Come up here, and I will show you things

which must be hereafter. Note 1

2 And immediately I was in the spirit [in vision]; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. [John was in our Father's house, John 14:1-3]. 3 And He that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone [in colour]: and there was a rainbow round about [over] the throne, in sight like an emerald. Note 2

4 And round about the throne were twenty-four seats [or thrones]: and upon the seats I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. Note 3

5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings [angels on the move, Ezekiel 1:14] and thunderings [God speaking, Job 40:9] and voices [raised in singing]: Note 4 and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. Note 5

6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like crystal [a special area around God - His life energy]: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts [living creatures NKJ] full of eyes before and behind. Note 6 ..................................... [Return to The Revelation chapter 15]

The four beasts in heaven


7 And the first beast was like a lion,

and the second beast like a calf,

and the third beast had a face as a man,

and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

Note 7

8 And the four beasts [living creatures] had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. Note 8

9 And when those beasts [living beings] give glory and honour and thanks to Him that sat on the throne, who lives for ever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that lives for ever and ever [the eternal One], and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

11 You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power:

for You have created all things,

and for Your pleasure they are and were created. Note 9



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