(From: REVELATION #6 - 4:1-11)
III. 4:1-11:19 MYSTERY JUDGMENTS UNVEILED BY THE LAMB
A. 4:1-8 HEAVENLY VISION OF THRONE, ELDERS AND LIVING BEINGS
a. 4:1 HEAVEN'S PORTAL FOR JOHN
MeTA TAUta EIdon, kai iDOU, THUra  e-ne-ogMEne  en to ou-raNO ,
After these thingsI saw, and lo, a door opened in the heaven,
kai he phoNE  he PROte hen Ekou-sa,
and the first :voice that I heard,
hos SALpig-gos  laLOUses met' eMOU, LEgon, A-NAba  HOde,
as a trump speaking with me, onesaying, Come up here,
kai DEIxo  soi ha dei geNESthai .
and I will show you what thingsmust come to pass.
b. 4:2-3 JOHN TRANSPORTED BEFORE HEAVEN'S THRONE
meTA TAUta euTHEos e-geNOmen  en PNEUma-ti :
After these thingsI was straightway intheSpirit:
kai iDOU, THROnos  Ekei-to en to ou-raNO, kai ePI ton THROnon kaTHEme-nos ;
and lo, a throne was set in the heaven, and one sitting upon the throne;
kai ho kaTHEme-nos HOmoi-os hoRAsei  LItho  iAspi-di  kai sarDIo :
3 and who sat wasto look upon like a jasper stone and a sardius:
kai Iris kuKLOthen  tou THROnou, HOmoi-os hoRAsei  sma-ragDIno  .
and a rainbow round the throne, like an emerald to look upon.
c. 4:4 THE FOUR AND TWENTY ELDERS
kai kuKLOthen tou THROnou THROnoi EIko-si TESsa-res:
And round the throne four and twenty thrones:
kai ePI tous THROnous EIko-si TESsa-ras pres-buTErous  ka-theMEnous,
and upon the thrones I sawfour and twenty elders sitting,
pe-ri-be-bleMEnous  hi-maTIois  leuKOIS; kai ePI tas ke-phaLAS auTON stePHAnous chruSOUS.
arrayed in white garments;and upon their :heads golden crowns.
d. 4:5a And out of the throne proceed lightnings and voices and thunders.
kai ek tou THROnou ek-poREUontai  a-straPAI  kai phoNAI  kai bronTAI .
e. 4:5b-6 SEVEN LAMPS AND FOUR LIVING BEINGS
kai hepTA lamPAdes  puROS  kaiOme-nai eNOpi-on tou THROnou,
And seven lamps of fire wereburning before the throne,
HAI ei-sin ta hepTA PNEUma-ta tou TheOU;
which are the seven Spirits of :God;
kai eNOpi-on tou THROnou , hos THAlas-sa  hu-aLIne  hoMOIa kruSTALlo ;
6and before the throne as if a glassy sea like crystal;
kai en MEso tou THROnou, kai KUklo tou THROnou,
and midst the throne, and round the throne,
TESse-ra ZOa  GEmon-ta  oph-thalMON  EMpros-then kai Opis-then.
four living beings full of eyes before and behind.
f. 4:7 THE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE FOUR LIVING BEINGS
kai to ZOon to PROton HOmoi-on LEon-ti, kai to DEUte-ron ZOon HOmoi-on MOScho , Scho,
And the first :living being was like a lion, and the second living being like a calf,
kai to TRIton ZOon  Echon to PROso-pon  hos anTHROpou ,
and the third living being had a face as of a man,
kai to TEtar-ton ZOon HOmoi-on a-eTO  te-toMEno .
and the fourth living being was like a flying eagle.
g. 4:8 THE WINGS, EYES AND WORDS OF THE FOUR LIVING BEINGS
kai ta TESse-ra ZOa hen kath' hen auTON Echon aNA PTEru-gas  hex,
And the four living beings having each one of them six wings,
kuKLOthen kai Eso-then GEmou-sin  oph-thalMON ;
are full of eyes around and within:
kai aNApau-sin  ouk Echou-sin heMEras kai nukTOS, LEgon-tes,
and they have no rest day and night, saying,
HAgi-os , HAgi-os, HAgi-os, KUri-os ho TheOS, ho pan-toKRAtor ,
Holy, holy, holy, Lord: God, :Almighty,
ho en kai ho on kai ho erCHOme-nos.
who was and who is and who is coming.
B. 4:9-11 THE DUTIES OF THE TWENTY-FOUR ELDERS
Kai HOtan DOsou-sin  ta ZOa  DOxan  kai tiMEN 
And whenever the living beings shall give glory and honor
kai en-cha-riSTIan  to ka-theMEno ePI tou THROnou, to ZONti eis tous aiOnas ton aiOnon,
and thanks to him that sits on the throne, to him that lives unto the ages of the ages,
peSOUNtai  hoi EIko-si TESsa-res presBUte-roi  eNOpi-on tou ka-theMEnou ePI tou THROnou,
10the twenty-four elders shall fall down before him that sits on the throne,
kai pro-skuNEsou-sin  to ZON ti eis tous aiOnas ton aiOnon,
and shall worship him that lives unto the ages of the ages,
kai baLOUsin  tous stePHAnous  auTON eNOpi-on tou THROnou, LEgon-tes,
and shall cast their :crowns before the throne, saying,
Axi-os  ei, ho KUri-os kai ho TheOS heMON,
11Worthy are you, our :Lord and :God,
laBEIN  ten DOxan kai ten tiMEN kai ten DUna-min :
to receive the glory and the honor and the power:
HOti su EKti-sas  ta PANta, kai diA to THEleMA  sou Esan, kai ekTISthe-san .
because you did create :all things, and because of your :will they were, and were created.
NOTE: (2009-10-31) - During our first “Pilot Prayer Team” meeting on October 31st, this word “portal” or “door” for “THUra” came to us. It was because of a vision from the preceding night in Moses Lake. God came down to reveal His word in a special way from heaven. However, in Revelation 4:1, the Lord is inviting John to come up through this door or portal, to receive the revelation given to Him concerning things to come, which He signified to John through His angel.
We all need to be sensitive to the unseen world in which God and His angels and saints dwell. To read H. A. Baker's “Visions Beyond the Veil”, is to become very much aware of the reality of this unseen world. As we follow the principles of “meditation” as revealed in Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:1-3 and Psalm 19:14, this world can open to us, and the door between the two worlds can become clear.
God indicated in September of 2008 that He was about to “activate” the vision of “Spiritual Star Wars” through the “Organic Automated Laser-Telescope” that He gave in answer to prayer in 1967, and confirmed in 1985. He followed this vision up with a second, revealing 70 Pilot Prayer Teams of 8 individuals for 70 major cities in Canada, and 70 in the US. There are now some 250 prayer teams for Canadian “City, Town and Village Halls” throughout the Dominion. To activate the above 2 visions on behalf of these 250 prayer groups, and see God “plant their feet on higher ground” - is our prayer through the Pilot Prayer Team in the Seattle area that was activated October 31stof this year. We have had but 3 meetings, and already God is so activating what we are doing, that we can scarcely keep up with Him. On December 7, 68 years after Pearl Harbor, God brought together clearly the 7 component parts of His “Automated Laser-Telescope”. Then we learned from a prayer group in Minnesota, that they had claimed that what happened as a Day of Infamy December 7, 1941, would be compensated for by a spiritual breakthrough this same date this year. We believe that the revelation of the 7 component parts of His “Organic Automated Laser-Telescope” is an answer to their prayer.
Chapter 4 of the Book of Revelation is a key chapter to open up our understanding of the full Revelation given to our Lord Jesus on our behalf. Years ago John Wesley despaired of ever understanding this book, until he read the works of the “great Bengel”. Recently Dr. Daniel Juster, a Messianic Jewish Leader and Theologian, felt the same as John Wesley in his early days. Since the early 1990's - he and Mike Bickle have been presenting the “One New Man” - through these two movements - on the basis of “Covenant” understanding. While Dr. Juster was meditating recently, God drew near, and said He was about to open to him the 7-fold key to understand the Book of Revelation. Understand the first Passover in Egypt under Moses, and the subsequent crossing of the Red Sea, and here you will find the 7-fold Key to understand this Revelation.
Turn to our Website (www.2rbetter.org), and click on “Interlinear”. - Then click on the notes under the 5 sections of Revelation 1-3, which give an introductory understanding of Dr. Daniel Juster's 7-fold Key.
1. Preparation for God's people - Revelation 2-3 - Letters to the 7 churches! Jesus words to these 7 churches only are a help to those who have ears to hear what His Spirit is saying to these seven churches. These words will prepare God's people for His Revelation to follow. Just as Joseph protected Israel in Egypt while he was alive.
2. God's People Protected! Just as God protected Israel in Goshen from the plague of “flies” to the end of the plagues, so He will raise up little Goshens for His people in these last days. See Revelation 4:7; 10-11
3. Plagues - on World-wide Egypt - a picture of our world - world-wide - Revelation 5-6; 8-9; 15-18
4. Antichrist - the Last-day Pharaoh! - Revelation 12-13
5. Exodus through the Glory-cloud - Revelation 14:14-16 - for us - just as God delivered Israel through the Red Sea by Moses, a picture of Christ, and His rescue of His people through this supernatural way.
6. Antichrist - drowned in the wrath of God - 19:11-21-20:3; 2l-22, just as Pharaoh and his hosts were drowned in the Red Sea.
7. Entrance into the Promised Land - 19:1-10; 20:4; 21-22; just as God through Moses, and then Joshua (another type of Christ) drove out the 7 Canaanite nations, and planted Israel there according to His faithful promise.
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