THE THRONE OF GOD
Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
Revelation Chapter 4
Now today we will look into Revelation, Chapter 4. The
Revelation is a great and marvelous book, and today
God has something unusually wonderful to our hearts.
It is the study of the Throne of God. "After this I
looked, and behold a door was opened in Heaven: and
the first voice which I heard was as it were of a
trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither,
and I will shew thee things which must come hereafter.
And immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a
throne was set in Heaven, and one sat on the throne.
And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a
sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the
throne, and in sight like unto an emerald. And round
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
We read of a door opened in heaven. We read of the
voice of God. We read of the ascension of the prophet,
as he is caught up into Heaven. We read of the sight
of the Living God sitting upon His throne. Those four
things will take up our study today. Now lets get
those four things fixed in our minds. First, a door
opened in Heaven. Secondly, the voice of God, saying
"Come up here." Third, the ascension of the prophet
into Heaven into the presence of God on the throne.
Finally, the glorious sight of the Living God whom he
The Door of Heaven
Now the first thing we read about here is the door
opened in Heaven. Now we read of doors all through the
Book of Revelation. We read of doors all the way
through this blessed Word of God. For instance in
chapter 3:8 we read of the door of opportunity, "I
know thy works; behold I have set before thee an open
door which no one is able to shut." Isn't that
wonderful? I have set before you a door of
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