REVELATION 4:3

REVELATION 4:3  > TODAYS KEY WORDS > JASPER, SARDIS , EMERALD

JASPER , SARDIS , EMERALD >   These are precious Gems , I am not a gemologist, so I am not sure how the Jasper or the Sardis look like  , but I have seen beautiful Emeralds . In the Smithsonian museum in WA.DC I saw the biggest emerald ever found , it was so beautiful . I cannot imagine the beauty of this scene .

Here John sees  God on the throne and His appearance was so brilliant and beautiful and colorful , it took Johns breath away . The rainbow around the Throne appears to look like an emerald .

This description is so vivid , yet inconceivable in our small minds .

I cannot wait to be there in front of the throne viewing this scene as John did . How about you ?

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REVELATION 4:2

REVELATION 4:2 > TODAYS KEY WORDS > IMMEDIATELY

 IMMEDIATELY> RIGHT NOW , AT ONCE ,  without delay or without pausing beforehand . The meaning of this is  that John was there in heaven before the throne  without hesitation , he was in the spirit brought to heaven and saw the One that sat on the Throne .

 It was unveiled to Him the mighty throne in Heaven and the Almighty God that sits on it . What a moment that must have been for the Disciple John. How beloved John must have been to be saved for such a day as this .

REVELATION 4:1

REVELATION 4:1 > TODAYS KEY WORDS> COME UP HERE

 

COME UP HERE:  This is a Bold statement , instructing , commanding , inviting John to  “Come Up Here”

As we enter the reading in Chapter 4 , the unveiling of things to come are revealed to Gods Beloved Disciple John. This will begin a very exciting time to say the least in this chapter . This is a blessed event we can share together now each day .

 I love the Book of Revelation. When I first began to read the Bible, I was an older adult and I knew I had to read the Bible as a child would, so I proceeded to buy a children’s bible to start with .

It was still very difficult reading in some of the earlier books of the Old Testament ,  so  one day I decided I just needed to go to the end  chapter and find out the final outcome . How did this end?

When I read through Revelation the first time , I understood it , as a child would understand it . I knew good from evil and I knew that Jesus wins in the end . I WAS HOOKED  from then on . I study the end times along with prophecy every day now . It is so exciting to see the plans God has layed out for us and told us about beforehand .

As we read each day in the coming verses , let us pray that the Holy Spirit will fill us with understanding and discernment as to what we are hearing . Let us not FEAR  , but be joyful and excited about what we hear, so that we may go out and tell others , share with them the GOOD NEWS  , and shine our light to those that may not know the truth.  

Revelation 4

The Throne Room of Heaven

 1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”

 

REVELATION 3:22

REVELATION 3:22 > 

As we end the first 3 chapters of the Book of Revelation in a bold sunset of color , we will be sure to make note that we will not hear  the word church mentioned again in all the remaining chapters of the Book of Revelation .

 It is important to remember that fact . God has written all the letters He will write. Coming up in chapter 4 we will keep in mind that Jesus is revealing this vision to his beloved disciple John , who is imprisoned on the island of Patmos and is a very old man at this point .

One last time the church ( the people ) are reminded that He who has an ear them him hear what the Spirit says to the churches ( the many people )

REVELATION 3:21

REVELATION  3 :21 > TODAYS KEY WORD > THRONE  

THRONE > When we think of a throne , we almost always associate it with ROYALITY . Kings and Queens sit on thrones , most of us will never see a real throne , that is until we are seated on one with Jesus Christ and God the Father . How thrilling is that , to be seated on a throne , not just  any throne , but one given to us by God .

I bet if you looked the world over and saw the most ornate and beautiful thrones that man has made , it would not compare with the throne we will sit on in Heaven . I cannot imagine in my small mind what a throne of God would look like .

 Here Jesus is telling the church of the Laodiceans that to whomever overcomes they will be granted the right to sit on a throne with Jesus .   

Jesus is also telling us here how He overcame , and was given His throne next to God the Father..Below in a verse about the throne from the  Old Testament    1SAMUEL     

1 Samuel 2:8  

8 He raises the poor from the dust

      And lifts the beggar from the ash heap,

      To set them among princes

      And make them inherit the throne of glory.

   

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REVELATION 3:20

REVELATION 3:20  > TODAYS KEY WORDS > OPEN THE DOOR

Open the Door > This is an invitation , a  coercing to enter into a building or place . God is inviting all to come in , He is standing at the door and knocking, He is wanting you to take Him up on this invitation to come into His Home and you will dine with Him . I believe this to mean  that God wants to be the Lord of your life , He wants you to know Him intimately , He even wants to sit down and dine with us . He wants to be involved in every moment of our lives . He is with us !

Many will close this door to everlasting Love and Eternal life , they will not invite Jesus into their hearts , they will lose out on the greatest gift of all : the free gift of Salvation , the gift of eternal life with Jesus our Lord and Savior . I will continue to pray for these lost  people with the hope that someday they will open that door and accept the gift of everlasting life in Christ   before it is too late >  

This verse 3:20 is portrayed in a lot of pictures , cards , painting . I am sure you have seen it : Jesus standing on the outside of a doorway , wanting to come in and waiting for you to open the door of your heart, allowing Him in .

 

REVELATION 3:19

REVELATION 3:19 > TODAYS KEY WORD > REBUKE

REBUKE > to criticize or reprimand somebody, usually sharply . Reprimand , I like that word , we all understand that word . We all at one time or another have used this word. The word Rebuke is not used in daily conversation as we would have it , but in Gods holy word it is used many times .

Today is Fathers day , Happy Fathers day to all the dads out there . The Father of all , Our Heavenly Father is proud of all His chidren that are fathers themselves .

Here God is telling the church of Laodiceans , that he loves them , yet rebukes or reprimands them from time to time , encouraging them to be zealous, excited , overjoyed and to repent .

REVELATION 3:18

REVELATION 3:18  > TODAYS KEY WORDS > COUNSEL

 COUNSEL ; Advice sought from or given by somebody, especially somebody who is wise or knowledgeable

 Good counsel is that which will help us in our endeavors in life . Good counsel will lead us onto the right path , Good counsel will allow us to make good decisions and lead a good life . Bad counsel will cause us to fall, lead us onto the wrong path , bad counsel  will cause us sorrow and unhappiness.

 Who is more knowledgeable than God Himself, the Creator of the Universe > I am sure He would want us to take His advice. This verse seems difficult to understand , but it is not .

God is telling the church of the Laodiceans to seek Him instead of the world for your riches . He will give you all you need to be rich , if you will see , hear and obey .

REVELATION 3:17

REVELATION 3:17   TODAYS KEY WORD >RICH

RICH > Wealthy:   Well-off: wealthy people in general , a playground for the rich and famous.

 Lots of people have great wealth in this world , many do GREAT  things with their wealth, many unfortunalty do not . However , being Rich and  doing great things will not get you into to Heaven . Having a personal relationship with the King of Kings , Jesus Christ ,  the one and only Son of God is the only way to Heaven and eternal life . If you are doing great things with your wealth , while loveing the Lord Jesus Christ , great is your reward when you get to the Judgemnent Throne . God has blessed you with great wealth and you are Rich . How you choose to live your life with that great weath will determine yout ultimate outcome , Remember this scripture from the Book of Matthew

Matthew 19:24 

24 And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

 

REVELATION 3:16

REVELATION 3:16  . <TODAYS KEY WORD >VOMIT

 This is not a pretty verse here : thus the word Vomit

I don’t like to write about such things to pleasant folks , but here it is in the Holy Bible , so here we go >

VOMIT > Not a nice word we hear in this verse. Vomit means to regurgitate , throw up , not something we ever look forward to doing , We tend to vomit when we have eaten something foul , or spoiled , or when we are sick with the flu , and feeling really poorly.

Here God is telling the Laodiceans that He will vomit them out of His mouth , because they are lukewarm , neither hot nor cold .

Free will allows us to make choices , I hope and pray your choice will not be lukewarm .

Leviticus 19:5 

5 ‘And if you offer a sacrifice of a peace offering

to the LORD, you shall offer it of your own free will.