Heaven Series #18
“The Throne of God”
Of all the topics I have covered in this series on Heaven, this one has been the most humbling… and yet one of the most thrilling as well. When we consider that the Creator of the universe has chosen to settle Himself upon this glorious seat where He looks over the whole earth and the affairs of men… it is humbling to say the least.
David tells us in the book of Psalms that God’s throne is eternal and will last “forever and ever”. He also tells us that righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne, revealing that God’s judgement will be true… and based on His own character… in holiness and righteousness… and ultimately “through Jesus Christ” who IS our righteousness. (Rom. 2:16 and 1 Cor. 1:30)
Ezekiel saw the throne with the beautiful blue color of the lapis lazuli stone… He, and then later the apostle John, describe where they saw a glorious and radiant rainbow, the color of a brilliant green emerald, encircling the throne.
Several of the prophets describe seeing cherubim, angels with four wings, on either side of the throne. Isaiah even saw seraphim, angels with six wings, above the throne calling out Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty! Heaven and earth are filled with His glory!” Honestly, there are no earthly words which can truly describe this awesome heavenly scene!
The sight in front of the throne is spectacular as well. John writes, “In front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.” Again, he writes, “Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. ((Rev. 4:6, Rev. 22:1)
As overwhelming as this awesome sight might appear to us as mere mortals, the author of Hebrews beckons us to “approach God’s throne of grace with confidence”, not timidly and in fear, but rather boldly, in faith, “so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
As God’s children, we now have special access to approach the Father without fear. And because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross, God sees each one of us as holy and righteous in His Son… and for this, we are filled with joy and will be forever praising God, as we enjoy our inheritance in Christ.
Just one of the wonderful things we have to look forward to is revealed in Rev. 3:21, where Jesus gives us an unbelievably fantastic promise… “To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with Me on My throne…”
I just can’t imagine a more exciting and thrilling experience than sitting with Jesus, the King of Glory, in His throne!… but that is exactly what He promises to those who follow Him in victory!
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