Revelation 4 mar 4, 2012 sermon slides

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Revelation 4 mar 4, 2012 sermon slides

  1. 1. The Apostles’ CreedI believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
  2. 2. The Apostles’ CreedWho was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell.
  3. 3. The Apostles’ CreedThe third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
  4. 4. The Apostles’ CreedI believe in the Holy Spirit; the one holy church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
  5. 5. Purpose of the book of RevelationRevelation was written to give Christians,struggling in this world against those who oppose the Faith, hope that the Christ who died for us will also one day return for us as a conquering King to establish his eternal reign! Because Jesus overcomes, so can we!
  6. 6. The structure of the book of RevelationRevelation 1:19Write therefore the things that youhave seen, those that are and thosethat are to take place after this.
  7. 7. Chp. 1 Chp. 2-3 Chps. 4-22 “Things which “Things “Things which will take place” you have which seen” are” Vision of Christ Vision of ConsummationTheophany Talks Tribulations Triumph Together!
  8. 8. A Guiding Principle Don’t miss the forest for the trees! Let’s not get lost in the details andtherefore miss the message Jesus has for us!
  9. 9. Prof. Plum, with a dagger, in the LibraryMrs. White, with a revolver, in the Hall
  10. 10. The Lamb, with a scroll, in the Throne Room!4:1-11 – The Throne Room5:1-5 – The Scroll5:6-14 – The Lamb
  11. 11. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 4:1After this I looked, and behold, a doorstanding open in heaven! And the firstvoice, which I had heard speaking tome like a trumpet, said, “Come up here,and I will show you what must takeplace after this.”
  12. 12. Chp. 1 Chp. 2-3 Chps. 4-22 “Things which “Things “Things which will take place” you have which seen” are” Vision of Christ Vision of ConsummationTheophany Talks Tribulations Triumph Together!
  13. 13. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 4:2At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, athrone stood in heaven, with one seatedon the throne.
  14. 14. The Bible records accounts of two people who were actuallytransported to heaven and then returned to earth:Apostle Paul (2 Cor. 12)Apostle John (Revelation)
  15. 15. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room1. The focal point of the room2. The occupants of the room
  16. 16. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 4:3And he who sat there had the appearanceof jasper and carnelian, and around thethrone was a rainbow that had theappearance of an emerald.
  17. 17. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room1 John 1:5This is the message we have heard fromhim and proclaim to you, that God islight, and in him is no darkness at all.
  18. 18. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomEzekiel 1:28Like the appearance of the bow that is inthe cloud on the day of rain, so was theappearance of the brightness all around.Such was the appearance of the likenessof the glory of the Lord.
  19. 19. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 4:5From the throne came flashes oflightning, and rumblings and peals ofthunder . . .
  20. 20. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 4:6And before the throne there was as it werea sea of glass, like crystal.
  21. 21. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room1. The focal point of the room – EVERYTHING in the room points toward the throne and the ONE who sits upon it!2. The occupants of the room
  22. 22. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room- God the Father (the ONE on the throne)- God the SpiritRevelation 4:5bAnd before the throne were burning seventorches of fire, which are the sevenspirits of God.
  23. 23. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room- God the Father- God the Spirit- The 24 Elders
  24. 24. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 4:4Around the throne were twenty-fourthrones, and seated on the thrones weretwenty-four elders, clothed in whitegarments, with golden crowns on theirheads.
  25. 25. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomThe 24 Elders Angels? God’s people? Diadem – ruler’s crown Stephanos – victor’s crown
  26. 26. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomThe 24 Elders Angels? God’s people? - Israel? - The Church? - Both?
  27. 27. Is the church in heaven atthis point? Has the rapture ofthe church occurred? Willthe church be spared fromgoing through the period ofjudgment and tribulationthat God is about to unleashupon the world beginning inRevelation 6?
  28. 28. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room The 24 EldersRevelation 4:4They are seated on thrones . . .2 Timothy 2:12If we endure we will reign with him.
  29. 29. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room The 24 EldersRevelation 2:26The one who conquers and who keeps myworks until the end, to him I will giveauthority over the nations . . .
  30. 30. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room The 24 EldersRevelation 4:10The twenty-four elders fall down beforehim who is seated on the throne andworship him who lives forever and ever.They cast their crowns before thethrone…
  31. 31. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room The 24 EldersRevelation 4:11“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,to receive glory and honor andpower, for you created allthings, and by your will theyexisted and were created.”
  32. 32. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room- God the Father- God the Spirit- The 24 Elders- The Four Living Creatures
  33. 33. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room The 4 Living CreaturesRevelation 4:6bAnd around the throne, on each side ofthe throne, are four living creatures, fullof eyes in front and behind:
  34. 34. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room The 4 Living CreaturesRevelation 4:7The first living creature like a lion, thesecond living creature like an ox, thethird living creature with the face of aman, and the fourth living creature likean eagle in flight.
  35. 35. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room The 4 Living CreaturesRevelation 4:8And the four living creatures, each ofthem with six wings, are full of eyes allaround and within, and day and night theynever cease to say,
  36. 36. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room The 4 Living CreaturesRevelation 4:8“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord GodAlmighty, who was and is and is tocome!”
  37. 37. The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room The 4 Living Creatures“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”
  38. 38. #1How does your view of God measure up to the views of God expressed by both the four living creatures and the 24 elders?
  39. 39. #2The focus on God’s role as Creator (in the proclamation of 24 elders) indicates that Paradise lost (in Genesis 3) is about to be regained and restored (in the remaining chapters of Revelation). Praise Him for this hope!
  40. 40. Student/Outreach Ministries (FT)Music/Worship Ministries (PT)

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