United Methodist Church Anna
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

The Prayer Room

The Prayer Room 

By Lelia Spurlock                                                

   Revelation 4:1-2 (John)
 

1 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven.  And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”  2At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.

 

Somewhere, high in the heavens out in the universe, a throne sets, which is the throne of God.  This throne, described in the passage before us, gives us a glimpse of the heaven of God.

 

The Bible teaches us that there are three heavens.  The first, the atmospheric heaven, where “the prince of the power of the air,” will one day be destroyed.  The second heaven is the stellar heaven known to us as the universe.  The third heaven into which John was caught up in verse 1 is the heaven of God.  This could be the “empty space” referred to by John in verse 26, chapter 7.  Although the heavens are filled with stars wherever the telescope can reach, it seems that behind the North star is an empty space.  For that reason, it has been suggested that this could be the third heaven, the heaven of God, where His throne lies.

 

The throne of God is the place of authority and the Center of God’s rulership for the activities of heaven.  Will this also be the judgment seat of Christ before which all christians will stand?

 

Dear Holy Heavenly Father,

Help us to know the importance of reading your words and understanding how they apply to our lives as children of God.  You are our one and only God who we will stand before with Jesus as our advocate; be ready.

In your name, we will praise your name forever.

                                                            Amen