Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I've been doing the newest Beth Moore Bible study - it's on Revelation, and it's AWESOME! Some people might be a bit intimidated by this often mispronounced, last book in the Bible - and it can seem a bit scary or "too much", but with the help of a gifted teacher and the help of the Holy Spirit it's proven to be very exciting!

I've copied and pasted from http://www.biblegateway.com/ Revelation chapter 4. We spent our time last week at Bible study going through this chapter, and I've had a hard time getting it outta my head since. Which is a good thing! But I've put it here for you to read - to see for yourself why I've not been able to stop thinking about it! It's really amazing.

We or more specifically, I, tend to put God in this small little box. Taking to Him some things in my life that I need help with, and sometimes holding on to other because I think He might not care enough, or really be able to do anything about that particular issue. After reading this - I have a renewed understanding of how tiny I am and how my brain cannot possibly ever "get" God, and so the things I'm not giving Him - those things are my problem and show a great lack of faith in Him. I must say - my faith has been deepened by spending much time thinking about the Throne Room of God.

Revelation 4 (NIV)

The Throne in Heaven

1After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this." 2At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. 3And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne. 4Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. 5From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits[a] of God. 6Also before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.
In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. 7The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle. 8Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come." 9Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, 10the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
11"You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being."

If you enjoyed this - you can also read a similar account in Ezekiel 1. That passage is really awesome as well!

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