Opening Worship: “Revelation Song” (Kari Jobe)

“After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.’ At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God, and before the throne there was as it were a sea of glass, like crystal. And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind: the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like an eagle in flight. And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, ‘Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!’ And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, ‘Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.’” — Revelation 4:1-11

When Jesus died on the cross for you, the veil in the Temple between a holy God and His people was torn in two from top to bottom. Therefore, you no longer have to live separately from your holy God. He made a way for you to enter into His presence and join the heavenly chorus that is worshipping 24/7 around the throne room. You can experience the holiness of God right now in prayer, praise, and the reading of His Word. God displays the magnitude of His own holiness by proclaiming a three-fold “holy, holy, holy” only two times in Scripture: once in Isaiah 6 and again in Revelation 4. The significance of repeating the word “holy” three times is to reflect His divine wholeness, completeness, and perfection.

Prayer Prompt: Open your meditation by reading God’s Word aloud and offering up your own prayer of thanksgiving. Ask Jesus to remove any barrier that exists between you and Him that will prevent you from entering into His presence. Visualize the scene in heaven and picture yourself joining the heavenly chorus surrounding Jesus right now on the throne. Worship Jesus freely with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Additional Scripture: Matthew 27:51, Romans 5:1-2, Hebrews 10:19-22, 1 Peter 1:14-16, 1 Peter 2:9-10, Revelation 5:11-14

Journal: Take a few moments to reflect on and note what God is showing you through His Word about Himself and how it applies to you.