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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | January 11, 2020 – A voice which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things. – Revelation 4:1 -5 [4]

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | January 11, 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. 

 

Come up hither, and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God – Revelation 4:1 -5 [ 4 ]

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Beloved, I earnestly pray for you that you shall have a blissful eternity in the mighty name of Jesus. In addition, I also pray for you that anytime the dawning rapture takes place, it shall not elude you in particular in Jesus name.
But then it is  very important that you take the issue of your eternal well-being very seriously. This is because the buck stops with you.
You should be prepared to take any radical decision that guarantees and facilitates your eternal well-being.
Living eternally is for ever. You can not afford to trivialize or delay any  decision that shall help you secure the blissful eternity you desire and deserve.
See these passages  in the book of Revelation are very very important. What you do with the truth they  reveals is entirely yours.

Rev 4:1 — 4  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.

Beloved, so far you have discovered three important unfailing truths that shall come to pass ultimately.
1. The translation of apostle John to heaven in verse one after hearing the trumpet voice from our Lord Jesus Christ, calling him to come up hither, reveals how the imminent
rapture of the dead in Christ and living  saints shall ultimately happen.

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 4:15 — 17  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.

2. You also discovered in verse five that the blessed Holy Spirit dwells in the believers and He shall return with them to heaven. 

Jn 14:16 — 17  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

But then instead of functioning as a Comforter as He used to do to the believers, He shall join forces with both God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ as a Consuming fire to torment the sinning worldlings, during the great tribulations, when the fearful judgement of God shall be unleashed on the rebellious worldlings.

Revelation 4:5  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.

 3. Finally you have discovered from the scriptures that the twenty-four elders, before the throne of God are actually the representatives of the raptured saints.

Revelation 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.

Beloved, the remaining two verses are fearsome and require your prompt attention. This is because you can not afford to toil with what it means and the decision you make now , shall guarantee your readiness for the rapture and the blissful eternity you desire. May the Lord help you to do the needful now in Jesus name. See what it says.

Rev 4:2 — 3  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.

Beloved by now, you would have discovered that everything in the book of Revelation are symbolic. The two verses reveals God the Father on the throne, surrounded with rainbow. Take note.
It signifies something very important. But then see this verse also and also give attention to what it reveals.

Revelation 4:5  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 the first one reveals God sitting on a throne surrounded with rainbow and the second reveals the same throne with lighting’s and thunder proceeding from it.
What this means is that God will sit on that throne first as the : THE THRONE OF GRACE , FOR EVERY ONE THAT EMBRACES THE GRACIOUS SACRIFICE OF CHRIST
FOR HUMANITY.

Hebrews 4:16  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need

ON THE ORDER HAND HOWEVER, HE SHALL  ALSO  SIT ON THE SAME THRONE FOR JUDGEMENT FOR THOSE WHO REJECT OR DESPISE THE GRACIOUS SACRIFICE OF CHRIST.

Psalms 9:7  But the Lord shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

Psalms 9:17  The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

Psa 11:4 — 7  The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.  The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

Beloved, see this two verses again and remind yourself what you know about rainbow.

Rev 4:2 — 3  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.

The rainbow reveals God as a faithful, merciful and covenant keeping God. See it yourself

Gen 9:8 — 17  And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

Beloved, God you loving Father in heaven is a covenant keeping God. Faithful,, compassionate and merciful.

Exo 34:6 — 7  And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

Psalms 86:15  But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

Deu 7:9 — 10  Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.

Beloved see what the faithfulness of God and His mercies have done to humanity as a whole and you in particular.

1Co 1:9  God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:9  For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Tit 3:4 — 7  But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Beloved, remember again, the buck stops with you. The decision is entirely yours. You are the one who decides the throne where you will meet with God.
WHETHER THRONE OF GRACE, BY APPRECIATING AND EMBRACING THE SHAMEFUL, PAINFUL SUBSTITUTIONAL SACRIFICE OF CHRIST OR THRONE OF JUDGEMENT BY REJECTING, TRIVIALIZING THE DEATH OF CHRIST FOR YOU IN PARTICULAR ON THE CROSS OF CALVARY.
Beloved pause here and be sincere to yourself. What have you done with God’s grace? If you are still committing sin, if you are still rebelling against the commandment of the Lord.
Then meeting  God on the throne of grace is a delusion.
How can you continue in sin  and claim to be walking in grace?

Rom 6:1 — 2  What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Beloved see what biblical grace shall do for you, to meet God on the throne of grace.
1. Biblical Salvation

Eph 2:8 — 9  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

2. Living in biblical Righteousness and godliness

Tit 2:11 — 12  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;

3. Grace to Resist temptations

Jam 4:6 — 7  But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

4. Grace  for strength against weakness.

2 Corinthians 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.

5. Grace to serve God acceptably with holy reverence.

Hebrews 12:28  Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

Beloved God is able to make all of these to abound in your life in particular. So take advantage of them and you shall meet the triune God in eternity on the throne of grace in Jesus name.

2 Corinthians 9:8  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

But then whoever , this whoever must exclude you in particular. Whoever  reject, trivialize and disdain this grace:
1. GOD’S RIGHTEOUS  AT CHRIST EXPENSE.
2. GOD’S REDEMPTION  AT CHRIST EXPENSE
3.  GOD’S REGENERATION  AT CHRIST EXPENSE
4,  GOD’S RECONCILIATION  AT CHRIST EXPENSE
Such people shall meet with the triune God in heaven as Consuming fire.

Hebrews 12:29  For our God is a consuming fire.

May the Lord help you to continue to be wise as you use to be. Don’t wait until when the great tribulations begins before you  go to buy what you can buy now, if you turn to God in humility.

Mat 25:6 — 13  And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

See the things you should buy now :   stop sinning, compromise, worldliness, gaining the world at the expense of your precious undying soul.
Make sure you have done your restitutions, meaning : Return to rightful owners what you have deceitfully gained or stollen.
Make sure you have separateed yourself from daily  adultery of divorcing your lawful spouse and re-marry .

Mar 10:11 — 12  And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

Rom 7:2 — 3  For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

Stop giving bribe or taking bribe.  See how the Bible describes those that shall see God on the throne of grace surrounded with rainbow.

Isa 33:15 — 17  He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks:bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.

Remember you must overcome sin , self , flesh and the world to wear a crown and sit on the throne with God.

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.

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seven Spirits of God
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seven Spirits of God
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Come up hither 4
seven Spirits of God
fire burning before the throne Come up hither, and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God – Revelation 4:1 -5 [ 4 ]
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