The Kingdom of God
Salvation And Survival: Revelation 4:10 "the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne..." This Scripture is taken from a description the Apostle John gives of a vision he had in Heaven. In the vision he is seeing the very throne room of Heaven, and upon the throne sits the Lord Almighty (Omnipotent), "Who was, and Who is, and Who is to come". What a wonderful picture of the dual character of
What we don't see is the invisible heavenly host of angels that God is using to accomplish his will, led by Christ Jesus. Revelation says that angels are not only spearheading the preaching of God's Kingdom message, but they are holding back the 4 winds of the heavens, enabling the preaching work to be done before Jehovah's Day comes.
Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
The first step toward the "secret place of the Most High" (Psalm 91:1) begins with a desperate, hungry heart. This longing draws us to seek true, deep intimacy with Christ. One can hear the cry of David's longing heart in Psalm 42:7: "Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; All Your waves and billows have gone over me."
1 Kings 19:11-12 The LORD said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by." Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper."
"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 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse...There will be no more night... And they will reign for ever and ever." Revelation 22:1-5
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 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.