The apostle John was ushered into the throne room of God.  What he records provides a powerful glimpse of worship in the heavenly realm.  In addition to the incredible beauty of God sitting on His throne surrounded by 24 elders, John saw four great angelic beings whose whole purpose is to give unceasing praise to God:



Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal.


Sunset at Tel Aviv Port.

And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:

“Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!”

Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:

“You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.”

In response to the unceasing and reverberating, “holy, holy, holy” of the four angelic beings, the 24 elders can only respond, “You are worthy, O Lord.”  Take the sense of God’s majesty and glory with you as you join others to worship the Lord today!

© Charles E. McCracken 2016, devotional comments only.  Repost/Reprint with permission from the author. 

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