Revelation 4 The Message Bible

The Heavenly Worship

4 1  Then I looked, and, oh! - a door open into Heaven. The trumpet-voice, the first voice in my vision, called out, "Ascend and enter. I'll show you what happens next." 2  I was caught up at once in deep worship and, oh! - a Throne set in Heaven with One Seated on the Throne, 3  suffused in gem hues of amber and flame with a nimbus of emerald. 4  Twenty-four thrones circled the Throne, with Twenty-four Elders seated, white-robed, gold-crowned. 5  Lightning flash and thunder crash pulsed from the Throne. Seven fire-blazing torches fronted the Throne (these are the Sevenfold Spirit of God). 6  Before the Throne it was like a clear crystal sea. 7  The first Animal like a lion, the second like an ox, the third with a human face, the fourth like an eagle in flight.

8  The Four Animals were winged, each with six wings. They were all eyes, seeing around and within. And they chanted night and day, never taking a break: Holy, holy, holy Is God our Master, Sovereign-Strong, The Was, The Is, The Coming. 9  Every time the Animals gave glory and honor and thanks to the One Seated on the Throne - the age-after-age Living One - 10  the Twenty-four Elders would fall prostrate before the One Seated on the Throne. They worshiped the age-after-age Living One. They threw their crowns at the foot of the Throne, chanting, 11  Worthy, O Master! Yes, our God! Take the glory! the honor! the power! You created it all; It was created because you wanted it.


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