GLORY TO OUR GOD AND FATHER
Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever! Amen. (WEB)
Revelation 4 describes what heaven will be like when all creation will be worshiping our God and Father. Rather than trying to describe this passage, I have decided to keep my own thoughts short so you can read the entire chapter below.
Jesus told the woman at the well in John 4:20-24 that true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for these are who the Father seeks. On that great and glorious day, I don't know how we will respond to such a loving Father, but I do know that all creation will join with the angels and cry out 'Holy, holy, holy'.
Can you imagine what it will be like to be in the presence of the One who is love itself for all eternity? I am sure that it will be way beyond even our wildest dreams. But one thing that I am sure of, we will all declare what Paul declares in Philippians 4:20 when he says... Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever! Amen. (WEB)
After these things I looked and saw a door opened in heaven, and the first voice that I heard, like a trumpet speaking with me, was one saying, “Come up here, and I will show you the things which must happen after this.” Immediately I was in the Spirit. Behold, there was a throne set in heaven, and one sitting on the throne that looked like a jasper stone and a sardius. There was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald to look at. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones. On the thrones were twenty-four elders sitting, dressed in white garments, with crowns of gold on their heads. Out of the throne proceed lightnings, sounds, and thunders. There were seven lamps of fire burning before his throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. Before the throne was something like a sea of glass, similar to crystal. In the midst of the throne, and around the throne were four living creatures full of eyes before and behind. The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like a man, and the fourth was like a flying eagle. The four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within. They have no rest day and night, saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come!” When the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to him who sits on the throne, to him 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, and throw their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, the Holy One, to receive the glory, the honor, and the power, for you created all things, and because of your desire they existed, and were created!” (WEB)