The Victor's Throne
Jesse M. Hendley
Now this morning we will go back to our study in the 4th chapter of the Book of Revelation, and there are eleven different thoughts: First of all, the door in Heaven. Then the voice of God inviting John to come up and behold. Then his ascension, as he goes up and finds himself in the Presence of God. Then we read of the throne. Then the sitter upon the throne is described. Then we read of the elders round about the throne. Then we read of the seven lamps of fire, which are literally seven torches of fire, and we will give you an exposition of that later. Then we read of the sea of glass which is before the throne. Then we read of those strange, living creatures, one with a face like a lion, another with a face like a calf, another with a human face and one with the face of an eagle. That is what we find in the chapter.
Now out of it all we find one thing predominant. It is the throne chapter predominately. As I said to you, the word throne is used some nine different times in this chapter. Now, I gave to you before, the study of the throne of God, which we read in verses one through three. But when we come to verse 4 we come to the victor's throne, and its a wonderful thing to the child of God today. Let me read it. "And round about THE throne (that is, round about God's throne, which is central and perfect,) were four and twenty seats (or thrones) and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment, and they had on their heads crowns of gold."
Now we read about those elders again In verse 9. "And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to Him that sat on the throne who liveth forever and ever, the four and twenty elders fell down before Him that sat on the throne and worshipped him that liveth forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, thou art worthy O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power, for thou hast created al ...
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