The Scene of Heaven in Revelation 4

The scene that has always captured my attention is Revelation chapter 4 and the throne room scene.

This scene is very similar to the one in Isaiah 6, because it is basically the same picture. It features four living creatures that are absolutely amazing, 24 elders and they sing a “new song” to God and the lamb saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed the people of God,” (Revelation 4:9 ESV).

This is the song I want to sing to God and the lamb one day. How amazing it is that he shed his blood and saved this sinner from death so that one day I could stand or kneel in his presence and sing his praises.

Then to hear the voices of the elders, the creatures and myriads of myriads of thousands upon thousands of angels singing, “Worthy is the lamb that was slain to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”

I am not worthy, as a sinner, to see or hear those scenes. Yet, by the grace of God, I will sing praises to him and to the lamb myself one day! God hasten that day!

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As in Revelation 4, Revelation 5 is a ma…

As in Revelation 4, Revelation 5 is a magnificent scene as well, of prayers and praise to the One who was able to open the book (Revelation 5:5). The book symbolizes God’s eternal purpose for man’s salvation (Ephesians 1:3-14; Ephesians 3:1-11). The “new song” in Revelation 5:9, is the song of redemption. The expression “new song” is one which comes from an expression of gratitude in the heart of man due to some mighty deed (or deeds) of God. We see this expression being used in Psalms 33:3; 40:3; 96:1; 98:1; 144:9; 149:1.

In Isaiah, we find that because of the many wonderful works of God (Isaiah 42:5-9), the prophet wanted to “sing unto Jehovah a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth” (Isaiah 42:10).

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