Revelation 4 Bible Commentary - Before The Throne

Summary of Revelation 4. The door opened in heaven and the first voice said come up hither. I saw a throne and around the throne were twenty-four elders seated. Out of the throne proceeded lightning, thunder, and voices. There were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne. There was a sea of glass before the throne and four beasts full of eyes before and behind with wings. They said holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. The twenty-four elders fell before him worshiping him. See below for Biblical advice and commentary concerning Revelation 4.

Revelation 4 Scriptures

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.
2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
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,


Elders Cast Their Crowns

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.

Revelation 4 Biblical Advice and Commentary


John's Vision


God's Throne Room

Rev 4:11: We Are Here For God's Pleasure. The definition of the meaning of life is quite simple. It is to please God. The meaning of life is to glorify, honor, and love God. We may think we have many choices in life, but we only have one purpose: to please God. Revelation 4:11 advises us that God created us for His pleasure.

Rev 4:11: Biblical Creation Explains the Order of Natural And Supernatural Things. The Bible tells us that God created the universe for His own purpose. Another way to say this is that God, a supernatural being, created the natural world for His own purpose. It is easy to get caught up in cares of the natural world, but spiritual things are of greater significance and provide real meaning in our lives. Revelation 4:11 advises us on why God created the natural world.

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