Revelation Lesson 12

The Throne in Heaven

Beginners course on Revelation.

Purpose: To acquaint you with the book and to help you to see the events as they happen in Revelation.



1. John saw a throne in Heaven and one setting on the throne. The one on the throne was to   upon like a  and  stone.

Revelation 4:3 "And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald."

to question 1.

Note: The jasper stone is known for its transparency, and variety of colours , and is symbolic of the various and infinite perfections of God. The sardine stone is red, and of a bloody colour, which is symbolic of justice by the blood of Jesus.

2. There was a rainbow round about the throne and it had the overall color of an  .

Revelation 4:3 "And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald."

to question 2.

Note: A rainbow was the sign of Godís covenant with Noah, that he would not destroy the world by water (Ge 9:13), which is symbolic of the saved protected from the tribulation period. The emerald is green, in that God's promises are everlasting.

3. How many seats were round about the throne?  

Revelation 4:4 "And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold."

to question 3.

Note: A throne is a place of authority.

4. How many elders were sitting on the seats?  .

Revelation 4:4 "And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold."

to question 4.

5. The elders were clothed in   raiment, and they wore crowns of  .

Revelation 4:4 "And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold."

to question 5.

6. What came out of the throne?      

Revelation 4:5 "And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God."

to question 6.

7. There were seven   of fire burning before the throne and they are the seven   of God.

Revelation 4:5 "And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God."

to question 7.

8. The seven Spirits are before the   of God.

Revelation 1:4 "John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;"

to question 8.

A. The seven Spirits are the seven   before the throne of God.

Revelation 4:5 "And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God."

to question 8A.

B. The seven Spirits are the seven   of the Lamb (Jesus).

Revelation 5:6 "And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth."

to question 8B.

C. The seven Spirits are   forth into all the earth.

Revelation 5:6 "And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth."

to question 8C.

Note: The Holy Spirit is the seven Spirits.

Note: A. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity, before the throne of God.

Matthew 28:19 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:"

Note: B. The Holy Spirit came as tongues of fire to the believers, lamps before the throne of God.

Acts 2:3-4 "And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."

Note: C. The Holy Spirit is sent to all the earth through the believers as a command of Jesus.

John 14:26 "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."

20:21 "Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you."

Note: Seven is the symbolic number of completion and perfection.

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