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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | January 10, 2020 – A voice which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things. – Revelation 4:1 -5 [3]

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | January 10, 2020. Enrich and Sustain your relationship with Jesus reading our daily devotional    Revelation 4:1 -5  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. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. 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. 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. 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. 

 

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Beloved, glory to God our loving Father in heaven for giving us the Bible to help us walk in the light and not grope in darkness. You shall not grope in darkness in Jesus name.

Psalms 119:105  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,  and a light unto my path.

The scriptures are not hypothesis propounded by men with sensual knowledge. But  the  word of God are  sure  prophecies that can not fail and shall come to pass and also  shall  abide  forever and ever

2Pe 1:19 — 21  We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost

Isaiah 34:16  Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate:  for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

Psalms 119:89  For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.

Matthew 24:35  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Beloved, innumerable prophecies were recorded in the Bible that foretold the certainty of  the  end time events and most importantly the dawning rapture.
In fact the Bible says you must established every truth you must believe from the mouth of two or three witnesses. See it yourself.

2Co 13:1   This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

Now the prophecies about the imminent rapture were spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ and His holy apostles.  See some of them.
Jesus.

Jn 14:1 —  3  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Paul

1Co 15:51 — 52   Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1Th 4:13 — 17  But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Col 3:1 — 4  If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

John the beloved.

1 John 2:28  And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

1Jo 3:1 — 3 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

Peter 

1Pe 5:1 — 4  The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

No doubt you are persuaded now beyond any comprehension, that this event is dawning and can take place any time from now. So as one of the wise virgins, always live in readiness and please address any issue that can hinder you.
You shall not be hindered in Jesus name.
Beloved,  the blessed Holy Spirit is set to unravel to you in particular what should serve as an impetus and energise you to be more determined than ever to be part of the dawning rapture. It shall not elude you in particular in Jesus name.
This is because raptured saints shall have unique and enviable rewards that even angels and other saints shall not enjoy all through eternity. May the good Lord help yot to be part of it  in Jesus name.

Rev 4:1 — 5   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.  And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. 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. 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. 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.

Beloved, apostle John who himself was part of the saints waiting in his days to be part of the rapture was translated to heaven, to see and write to persuade believers of all ages and you in particular of the certainty of this event set to happen at a time  in no  distance future, unknown to any one.
It might surprise  you that even our Lord Jesus Christ Himself does not know the time, apart from God the Father alone.  But He encouraged believers that when they begin to  see some signs which have all been fulfilled.
We should know that rapture in particular is set to happen.. See it yourself.

Mat 24:36 — 42  But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Beloved see what apostle John saw when he was translated to heaven. The twenty four elders, which are  representatives of the saints that shall be raptured in the future, a time known only to God the Father .

Rev 4:4  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.

Having seen  this, let us allow the blessed Holy Spirit to affirm to us from the scriptures, who these twenty four elders were.
1. THEY ARE RAPTURED SAINTS, THAT WERE SINNERS BEFORE, BUT WERE REDEEMED WITH THE PRECIOUS  BLOOD OF JESUS.

Rev 5:1 — 10  And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.  And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

See it yourself.

Romans 5:9  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Colossians 1:14  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Eph 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

2. THEY ARE RAPTURED SAINTS. THAT WERE SINNERS, BUT  SAVED AND THEN SANCTIFIED WITH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS. THEY BECAME BLAMELESS AND SPOTLESS, KNOWING NO DEFILING THINGS SHALL ENTER HEAVEN. DON’T FORGET, THEY WERE WEARING  WHITE RAIMENT

Rev 4:4  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.

See saints that overcame according to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 3:5  He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Eph 5:25 — 27  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

2Pe 3:11 — 14  Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

Revelation 21:27  And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

3. THEY ARE RAPTURED SAINTS, WHO THROUGH GRACE OF GOD, FOLLOWED JESUS THROUGH THICK AND THIN , AND OVERCAME SIN, SELF, FLESH AND WORLDLINESS. SO THEY WERE CROWNED.  

Rev 4:4  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.

ONLY RAPTURED SAINTS THAT OVERCOME SHALL WEAR CROWN. ANGELS AND TRIBULATION SAINTS SHALL NOT WEAR ANY CROWN. See what Jesus said.

Rev 2:9 — 10  I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Rev 3:10 — 11  Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

See it yourself  No angel in heaven wears any crown. They did not overcome anything.
Also tribulation saints who yielded to compromise and were not able to be part of the rapture, shall not  wear any crown.
Only overcoming saints. like  apostle John, Paul etc.

2Ti 4:7 — 8  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

James 1:12  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

1Pe 5:1 — 4  The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

4.   THEY ARE RAPTURED SAINTS THAT SHALL PARTAKE IN THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB, BECAUSE THEY REMAINED BIBLICALLY RIGHTEOUS THROUGH THE GRACE OF GOD..

Rev 19:1 — 9  And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.  And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

See it yourself. They through the grace of God remains biblically righteous and wore the fine linen of righteousness of saints.

Tit 2:11 — 13  For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

5. THEY ARE RAPTURED SAINTS, WHO KNEW GOD IS HOLY AND BECAME BIBLICALLY HOLY AND WERE WORSHIPPING GOD IN THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS.

 Rev 4:10 — 11  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, 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.

Rev 5:14  And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

Rev 11:15 — 17  And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

 See it yourself. They walked with the Lord in holiness and righteousness and were blameless.

1Pe 1:14 — 16 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Psa 29:2  Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name;worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

1Ch 16:29  Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name:bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

Psa 96:9  O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness:fear before him, all the earth.

Heb 13:12 — 16  Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Beloved no doubt you have seen that the twenty-four elders are the representatives of the saints that shall be raptured anytime from now. I am persuaded you shall be one of us.
So you too must be biblically righteous and blameless to wear the white raiment.
You must overcome sin, self, flesh and follow the Lord through thick and thin. Only overcomers shall wear a crown
Nothing must Separate you in particular from Christ.
You must not placate God with sacrifice of disobedience. But worship God in the beauty of holiness..

1Sa 15:22 — 23  And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.

Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

Psalms 138:2   I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

The grace of God shall be sufficient for you in particular in Jesus name.

2Co 12:9  And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

See you at the top in Jesus name

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