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Worship Team Practice: Crown Throwing!

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Revelation 4:1-11

 1 After 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.” 2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. 3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. 4 Surrounding 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. 5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God. 6 Also 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. 7 The 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. 8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying:   

  ” ‘Holy, holy, holy 

    is the Lord God Almighty,’ 

    who was, and is, and is to come.”

    9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, 10 the 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.”

This is a glimpse into the eternal perfect heavenly worship.  The twenty-four elders are honored ones who sit on thrones with crowns.  But when they hear the living creatures giving glory, honor and thanks to the “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty”, they are undone, undignified.  They fall down before the One who sits on the throne and worship Him.  They lay down their crowns and begin praising Lord God.

Responding to the Transmitted Message:

Let us look forward to the eternal heavenly worship by practicing now how to humble ourselves and throw our crowns down in worship!- Undone and undignified before the Holy One.

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