Jesus rules from a throne in heaven. Have you ever taken the time to look at what this throne looks like? It is seriously beyond your wildest imagination, yet this is the untold glorious reward that Jesus has reserved for the overcomers. I pray that you are one of them!
Your whole life here on earth has an eternal relevance and greatly affects God’s eternal plans and purposes for you. You are not an accident, you are handpicked by the Father and created for unimaginable eternal glory. The Holy Spirit has personally taken charge of you, to protect you and to work in you the eternal plans and purposes God has in His mind concerning you. He is fashioning and forming you into a fully matured child of God who looks like light, feels like love, and moves in the creative power of life.
You are God’s incredible craftsmanship. There is nothing insignificant about you and once the Holy Spirit has fully formed you as a new creation, you will be just like Jesus. You will look just like John described Him in Revelation chapter 1. Let’s look at some of the descriptions we have of the resurrected Lord Jesus in Scripture. Remember, this is the image the Holy Spirit is busy turning you into.
Revelation 1:13-16 and among the lampstands was someone “like a son of man,” dressed in a robe reaching down to His feet and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In His right hand He held seven stars and out of His mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
Ezekiel 1:26-28 above the expanse above their heads was what looked like a throne of sapphire, and high above on the throne was the figure of a man. I saw that what appeared to be his waist up he looked to be like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.
Now look at the glory of His throne. This is the throne that Jesus is raising you up for. He has seated you with Him, which means that this is the high calling that He is calling you to, however, you have a part to play in all this if you want to rule and reign with Him.
Ezekiel 1:4-26 As I looked, I saw a great storm coming from the north., driving before it a huge cloud that flashed with lightening and shone with brilliant light. There was fire inside the cloud, and in the middle of the fire glowed something like gleaming amber. From the centre of the cloud came four living beings that looked human, except that each had four faces and four wings. Their legs were straight, and their feet had hooves like those of a calf and shone with burnished bronze. Under each of their wings I could see human hands. So, each of the four beings had four faces and four wings.
The wings of each living being touched the wings of the beings beside it. Each one moved straight forward in any direction without turning around. Each had a human face in the front, the face of a lion on the right, the face of an ox on the left side, and the face of an eagle at the back. Each had two pairs of outstretched wings – one pair stretched out to touch the wings of the living beings on either side of it, and the other pair covered its body. They went in whatever direction the spirit chose, and they moved straight forward in any direction without turning around.
The living beings looked like bright coals of fire or brilliant torches, and lightening seemed to flash back and forth among them, and the living beings darted to and fro like flashes of lightening. As I looked at these beings, I saw four wheels touching the ground besides them, one wheel belonging to each. The wheels sparkled as if made of beryl. All four wheels looked alike and were made the same, each wheel had a second wheel turning crosswise within it. The beings could move in any of the four directions they faced, without turning as they moved. The rims of the four wheels were tall and frightening, and they were covered with eyes all around.
When the living beings moved, the wheels moved with them. When they flew upwards the wheels went up too. The spirit of the living beings was in the wheels. So, wherever the spirit went, the wheels and the living beings also went. When the beings moved the wheels moved. When the beings stopped, the wheels stopped. When the beings flew upward, the wheels rose up, for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels.
Spread above them was a surface like the sky, glittering like crystal. Beneath this surface the wings of each living being spread out to touch the others’ wings, and each had two wings covering its body. As they flew their wings sounded to me like waves crashing against the shore or like the voice of the Almighty or like the shouting of a mighty army. When they stopped, they let down their wings. As they stood with wings lowered, a voice spoke from beyond the crystal surface above them. Above this surface was something that looked like a throne made of blue lapis lazuli. And on this throne, high above was a figure whose appearance resembled a man.
Now, imagine sitting in and riding on a throne that has all this glory, power and majesty. Imagine what you would do while seated there and all the places you would get to go to. What unimaginably wonderful and great plans the Father has in store for those who love HIM.
Revelation 3:21 Those who are victorious will sit with Me on My throne, just as I was victorious an sat with My Father on His throne.
Revelation 4:2-11 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in the heaven with someone sitting on it. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling and emerald, encircled the throne. 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. From the throne came flashes of lightening, rumblings and peals of thunder. Before the throne, seven lamps were burning. These are the seven spirits of God. also, before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the centre, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back.
The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had the face of a man, and the fourth was like a flying eagle. Each of the living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night, they never stop saying, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” Whenever the living creatures give glory, honour and thanks to Him who sits on the throne and 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. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
“You are worthy our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
When you lay in bed tonight read the above Scriptures and imagine what it would be like to be in the centre of this throne. Talk to the Lord while you are doing this and let Him be involved with your imagination. After all, this is the throne He has resurrected you to sit on as a king and a priest.
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