Welcome, I don’t have plans of spending much time today, for real we want to take this series gradually. Not rush it; I have to also make known to you that the chapters in the book of Revelation are CONNECTED. So we can make references to previous chapters when necessary, so that understanding will be cemented, after our series, you shouldn’t be confused I prefer KJV, most preferred It has the terms closely related to the original scripts, that’s why I love it, I meditate with it.
1 KJV: 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 KJV: And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
3 KJV: 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 KJV: 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 KJV: 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 KJV: 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 KJV: 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 KJV: 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 KJV: And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
10 KJV: 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,
11 KJV: 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.”
Let us pray, Father, we acknowledge your Presence here! Supply understanding of each heart, Amen. Now Prophet John had an encounter with the Christ in a vision and he received scrolls of rebuke, praise, and correction for the churches in the Asian province in his days. He was in a vision, where it all happened, which was why he said, “After these things” After that vision, he entered another vision. Not the same day nor time, no! That aside Now in that vision, he said he looked and he saw a door, a door standing OPEN in Heaven. He knew he was having visions of God. Now, this is a visionary trance His soul was outta his body zone, submerged in the Consciousness of the spiritual realm and when this happens, spiritual realities appear as earthly resemblances.
Now it doesn’t mean there’s a literal door in the Kingdom, no! What does “door” represent? ENTRANCE it is what every believer has, every believer has access to the Kingdom. That is what that part is communicating, now again, he said he heard a voice, the first voice he heard. Now do spirits have a voice box? These are questions you ask yourself when meditating, don’t just read. Spirits do not have a voice box, So we know that in this vision, spiritual things are taking Earthly resemblances. Hope we see that? Now he said the voice sounded like a trumpet. Can spirits look like trumpets? Are trumpets not EARTHLY realities? So this part is communicating another reality what is the significance of trumpets in Jewish customs? It’s an announcement.
So it means a Divine spirit was announcing something to him from the Kingdom. You blow trumpets on a battlefield when you want to give your army a new battle formation, so at the blast of the trumpet or horn, they know what positions to take. Now he said he was immediately in the Spirit. This means the influence of the Spirit took his soul. In a trance, if we’re to journey in the Kingdom, it’s by the Spirit He’s our driver and there are diverse ways to be in the Spirit.
To Be Continued