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The Bible says in Revelation 14:6-7: “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”
PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “God is Still on the Throne” (Part 5) from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future”.
There were twenty-four elders seated on twenty-four lesser thrones sur-rounding the throne of God. They are described as robed in white (righteousness) and wearing “golden crowns” (rewards). Together they depict the courtroom of heaven. Their number is significant since there were twenty-four courses (shifts) to the Old Testament Levitical priesthood.
The Church is also described as a “royal priesthood.” We, like they, are “elders” in the economy of God. Whom do the twenty-four elders represent? They are either the elders of Israel or the Church or a combination of both (twelve scribes and twelve apostles). Feinberg points out the fact that if they represent the Church, their position in heaven is evidence of their being raptured already.’ He argues that they represent the raptured Church since they already have white robes and golden crowns, indicating the Judgment Seat of Christ has already taken place.
OCCUPY TILL I COME: “Waiting on the Second Coming — The Man Who Claims to be God (Part 6)” by Ray C. Stedman
MUSICAL SELECTION: “Soon and Very Soon” by Andrae Crouch