READ : Revelation 4:1-11
Jesus’ evaluation of His church (Rev. 2-3) has ended. Now, John will be shown the future. What he first sees, however, is not something happening on the earth. Instead, he is taken to heaven, where he sees a throne with Someone sitting on it!
How reassuring! Someone is in control! The events taking place on earth, in history, and in our lives, are not just freak occurrences; there is a throne, with Someone on it, ruling over all! The future is under His control! John, and we, must see this!
The four living creatures cry out in praise to Him: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty!” The word holy basically means “separate” or “set apart.” The One on the throne is truly “holy” in a class all by Himself! He alone “was, and is, and is to come.” All else in the universe is a product of time; He is eternal, transcending time! All else is created; He is the One who “created all things,” and they exist solely by His sovereign will. They owe their very being to Him!
No wonder the scene in heaven is one of worship! Can WE help but fall down in worship before Him? Can WE help but sing with those before the throne: “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”?
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty, we worship You for You are indeed worthy of our praise! In Jesus’ name. Amen!