The imagery that the Apostle John describes in his vision is nothing short of incredible! The closest thing I can think are inside grand buildings like the Palace of Versailles in France, Sainte-Chapelle Cathedral in Paris, or Sagrada De Familia, a modern cathedral in Barcelona. All would come up short compared to John’s vision but definitely are grand and leave you overwhelmed with beauty and majesty. I was struck by Apostle’s John’s weeping when it appeared no one was capable of opening the scroll. Apostle John is ‘all in’ on the hope of life with God. Am I ‘all in’ on the hope of the resurrection? God’s plan for complete restoration of Life Together with the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, three in one?
Apostle John captures a worship picture totally focused on Jesus work that reconciles us to God. The 24 elders sang a new song. For those that follow Jesus we will be singing that new song in heaven with others from around the world to sing …
“You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.
Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!
To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”