REVELATION CHAPTER 4
Verse 1 – after these things? After the church age – Ephesians 2:11-22
-the next event after the church age will be the rapture of the church
-the church is not on earth after verse 1. Chapters 4-22 are all future..
-A Door – means an entrance or an opening – standing open – 2 Peter 3:9. Heaven is always open for business……..
vs2-3 – throne – this is the key word in Revelation 4 – used 12 times in chapter 4
-used approximately 46 times in the book of Revelation
-Paul had a vision and saw the throne with Jesus sitting on it….
v6 – a sea of glass like crystal is Before The Throne……
-this represents total peace and calm
-Let Nothing Disturb Your Peace-
vs6-7 – Living Creatures
-these are angelic creations of God
-They are called Living Creatures because Jesus gives life and is alive
Full of eyes – they see everywhere and submit to the Lords’ instructions
v7 – lion – refers to strength
– calf – refers to service – minister to people
– man – refers to intelligence
– eagle – refers to swiftness
vs 8-11 – The Living Creatures point to and worship Jesus Christ
Holy Holy Holy – refers to the Trinity & proclaims the holiness of Jesus Christ
-They praise the Lord for His: Holiness…..Omnipotence…..Eternal
v11 – He is worthy – Only Jesus deserves all of the praise, glory and honor……..
1. The definition of the word RAPTURE – 1 Thess 4:13-18
-Definition – to be carried off by the Lord in a state of overwhelming excitement and emotion
-3 Rapture thoughts: Pretrib…midtrib…posttrib
2. THE RAPTURE OCCURS RIGHT AFTER THE CHURCH AGE AND RIGHT BEFORE THE TRIBULATION PERIOD….