Revelation Chapter 4









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The emerald Throne-scene in Heaven

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The events of tribulation will not just suddenly begin to happening....

The events of tribulation will not just suddenly begin to happening the day after the rapture of the righteous saints; they will be building momentum during the days before it. Events occurring right now TODAY, show that our nowadays world is being prepared for the reign of the Antichrist and the mark of the beast! Today's grim headline allow us to understand ancient prophecy as never before! (Source: Book: "The coming economic Armageddon" by David Jeremiah; Page: 134)
The stage is set for the culmination of what the Scripture has predicted. It is obvious that we are living very near the fullness to time"!

These evil events begin to take shape...

As all of these alarming and evil events begin to take shape, do not be fearful, but get yourself in order (and prepared) with G-D  for the destiny G-D has designed for you. When affliction do come on your way, than you should not turn your back on G-D, but just seek His Glory presence by turning your heart devotional toward Him! As we see at the day of today, that Scriptural Ancient Prophecies are being fulfilled and we are facing times of fear & uncertainty! We need to understand and discern that these times we need to lean on the G-D of the Universe as never before! Search therefore your own heart and if there is anything that need to be back in order with G-D, please do NOT delayed it!

We have to be consistent in our faith and having the ability to see these beyond all of the alarming signs and there potential for the near future. G-D is in control!

As were the days of Noah...

Sin continued up to the very day Noah entered the ark, so sin will continue up to the day of the second coming of Yeshua/Christ. The prophetic parallels between our time and the days of Noah (See also on: As were the days of Noah)

 We are the generation living at the climax of the end of the age!

The Bible indicates God has established specific times and seasons that unlock the mystery of prophetic time. When these prophetic indicators become complete, or full, then Yeshua/Christ will return! The fullness of time will climax when certain pre-determined prophetic signs are fulfilled during the life span of one generation. We are the generation living at the climax of the end of the age! We are also in a great need how to discern the times; having an understanding & discernment for the revealing the invisible side of prophecy. Exploring incredible patterns of prophecy, and having an understanding for what happens when God avenges the blood of the innocent.(During tribulation) We need to have a discerning where we are headed prophetically in the Last Days! Being aware of a future rise of the Islamic crescent!

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Commentary


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4:1

1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in Heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. (KJV)

AFTER THIS I looked, and behold, a door standing open in Heaven! And the first voice which I had heard addressing me like [the calling of] a war trumpet said, Come up here, and I will show you what must take place in the future. (Amp)

1After this I looked, and there was a door that was opened in Heaven: and the first voice which I heard speaking with me was like a Shofar saying: which said, You must come up here, (Exodus 19:20, 24) and I will show you what must happen (Daniel 2:28, 29,  45) after these things". (One New Man Bible)

Heavenly Worship

This portrays the rightful place of Yeshua/Christ as head of the church and ministry.

The open door in Heaven from the Heavenly Temple.
for the worshippers at the Morning service!

After this the gates of the Heavenly Temple were open for the worshippers! In Chapter 4 John is caught up into Heaven as the door of Heaven open! This transition from chapter 3 to Chapter 4 is triggered by the rapture (Revelation 4:1) (the great assembly of the righteous saints)!


19 And the temple of God was opened in Heaven, and there was seen in his temple the Ark of His testament: and there were lightning's, and voices, and thundering's, and an earthquake, and great hail. (Revelation 11:19)

See more on the page of "Rapture"

The transition from Chapter 3 to Chapter 4 is triggered by
the rapture...
(4:1)
















The great assembly of the righteous saints!
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If you knew the Lord Yeshua Messiah was returning tomorrow, what would you do?

Would your daily life-style change? Would your priorities rearrange themselves? Are your sins you would be eager to confess? Changes you would make? People you would want to warn? ......Get your heart right with G-D ... "Lord Yeshua; ... !" Are you willing to challenge yourself in areas you would want to change if Yeshua/ Christ were returning in the next coming days? Are you? Are you really making action-plans to prepare yourself for the assembly of the "righteous un-compromising saints" and to meet Yeshua? If you knew the Lord Yeshua Messiah was returning tomorrow, what would you do; are you prepared and ready?

We are living in the very END of the END TIME. The Lord Yeshua Messiah is returning, whether you believe it or not!. There is only a short time left! For those who are carrying the "Mantle of humility"; being righteous un-compromising victorious {over-comers} saints; they only are belonging in the  Divine End-Time-Army of G-D!

For the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a loud cry of summons, with the shout of an archangel, and with the blast of the trumpet {Shofar-*} of G-D. And those who have departed this life in Yeshua Messiah/Christ will rise first. (Revelation 20:4) Then we, the living ones who remain [on the earth], shall simultaneously be caught up along with [the resurrected dead] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air Revelation 20:5); and so always (through the eternity of the eternities) we shall be with the Lord! Therefore comfort {and} encourage one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 Amplified)

Shofar-* This Greek word, salpiggi, is also translated trumpet, but Shofar is the appropriate translation in this context. (One New Man Bible)

The great assembly of the righteous saints!
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 The emerald throne scene in Heaven

4:2

2 And immediately I was in the Spirit: and, behold, a Throne was set in Heaven, and One sat on the Throne. (KJV)

At once I came under the [Holy] Spirit's power, and behold, a Throne stood in Heaven, with One seated on the Throne! (Amp)

 

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In Heaven the semblance of a rainbow encircles the Throne and overarches the head of Yeshua/Christ. The prophet says, "As the appearance of the {Rain}-bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about [the Throne]. This was the appearance of the likeness of the Glory of Yahweh." (Ezekiel 1:28)

When man by his great wickedness invites the Divine judgments, the Savior, interceding with the Father in his behalf, points to the bow in the clouds, to the rainbow around the Throne and above His own Head, as a token of the mercy of G-D toward the repentant sinner!

"As I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith Yahweh that hath mercy on thee." (Isaiah 54:9, 10).

4:3

3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. (KJV)

And He Who sat there appeared like [the crystalline brightness of] jasper and [the fiery] sardius, and encircling the throne there was a halo that looked like [a rainbow of] emerald. (Amp)

 

How great the condescension of G-D and His compassion for His erring creatures in thus placing the beautiful rainbow in the clouds as a token of His covenant with men! The Lord declares that when He looks upon the bow, He will remember His covenant. This does not imply that He would ever forget; but He speaks to us in our own language, that we may better understand Him. It was G-D's purpose that as the children of after generations should ask the meaning of the glorious arch which spans the heavens, their parents should repeat the story of the Flood, and tell them that the Most High had bended the bow and placed it in the clouds as an assurance that the waters should never again overflow the earth. Thus from generation to generation it would testify of Divine love to man and would strengthen his confidence in G-D!

 

4:4

4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. (KJV)

Twenty-four other thrones surrounded the throne, and seated on these thrones were twenty-four elders (the members of the heavenly Sanhedrin), arrayed in white clothing, with crowns of gold upon their heads. (Amp)

 

 

 

4:5

5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. (KJV)

Out from the throne came flashes of lightning and rumblings and peals of thunder, and in front of the throne seven blazing torches burned, which are the seven Spirits of God [the sevenfold Holy Spirit]; (Amp)  

 
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4:6

6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four 'beasts' full of eyes before and behind. (KJV)

And in front of the throne there was also what looked like a transparent glassy sea, as if of crystal. And around the throne, in the center at each side of the throne, were four living creatures (beings) who were full of eyes in front and behind [with intelligence as to what is before and at the rear of them]. (Amp)

 

 

4:7

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. (KJV)

The first living creature (being) was like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature had the face of a man, and the fourth living creature [was] like a flying eagle. (Amp)

 

 

4:8

8 And the four 'beasts' 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. (KJV)

And the four living creatures, individually having six wings, were full of eyes all over and within [underneath their wings]; and day and night they never stop saying, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty (Omnipotent), Who was and Who is and Who is to come. (Amp)

 

 

4:9

9 And when those ,beasts, give glory and honour and thanks to Him that sat on the throne, Who liveth for-ever and ever, (KJV)

And whenever the living creatures offer glory and honor and thanksgiving to Him Who sits on the throne, Who lives forever and ever (through the eternities of the eternities), (Amp)

 

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4:10

10 The four and twenty elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that liveth for-ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, (KJV)

The twenty-four elders (the members of the heavenly Sanhedrin) fall prostrate before Him Who is sitting on the throne, and they worship Him Who lives forever and ever; and they throw down their crowns before the throne, crying out, (Amp)

 

 

4:11

11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created. (KJV)

Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and dominion, for You created all things; by Your will they were [brought into being] and were created. (Amp)

 

 

"You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory
and honor and power.
For you created everything,
and it is for your pleasure
that they exist and were created."

 

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