Revelation 4: God is on the throne

[1] After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

John sees a door opened in Heaven, and a voice advises him to come up to Heaven to see what is going to happen at the end of time.
[2] And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

He is transported to heaven in the spirit, and sees God sitting on the throne of Heaven.
[3] And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

When he turns to look at God, the only way he can describe the one who is on the throne of Heaven is to compare Him to precious stones and to the colors of the rainbow. This is because God is so amazing, it is hard to put a description of Him into words we can understand.
[4] And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

Twenty-four chairs surround the throne. Those who sit on these chairs are elders, and they are wearing golden crowns, which indicates royalty and leadership.

[5] And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

Thunder, lightning, and voices originate from the throne of God. The seven Spirits of God are represented by lamps.
[6] And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

This scripture describes the crystal sea that is in front of the throne of God in Heaven. Four beasts full of eyes surround the throne.
[7] And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

One beast looks like a lion, one looks like a calf, one looks like a flying eagle, and one has a face like a man’s face.
[8] And the four be asts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Each of the beasts have six wings. Once again the text mentions that they are full of eyes. (Anything mentioned more than once is even more important as it is emphasized.) The beasts do not rest at all, for they are forever worshiping the …”Holy Lord God Almighty.” This is the Lord which always has been, exists now, and forever will exist.
[9] And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, [10] The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, [11] Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

When the beasts worshiped God, the elders joined in, throwing their crowns at His feet, and worshiping Him, as well.

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GUEST WRITER: David the King

FROM PSALMS 133

1  Behold, how good and pleasant it is

when brothers dwell in unity!

2  It is like the precious oil on the head,

running down on the beard,

on the beard of Aaron,

running down on the collar of his robes!

3  It is like the dew of Hermon,

which falls on the mountains of Zion!

For there the Lord has commanded the blessing,

life forevermore.

Is This the End?

The end of the world. It is a topic everyone talks about, wonders about, prepares for. That being said, no one knows when the world will end, and people predicting the date of the end of the world thus far have been wrong.

However, for those who believe God, and read the Bible, we already know how it will end. The Bible says that at a time only God knows, he will rapture His children–those who believe in Jesus–and take them to Heaven. Those who remain will go through a seven year period of tribulation that is ten times worse than the disasters and tragedies we face today.

Want to know the details? Read the book of Revelation and the book of Daniel! Want to avoid being left here on earth during the seven years of tribulation? Accept God’s perfect gift of salvation today while you still can do so!

January 2017 Scentsy Specials

January 2017 is a great beginning of the year for Scentsy! Scentsy has several great specials this month!

THE WARMER OF THE MONTH, Stargaze, is on backorder but still available through the end of the month from independent consultants for $45. The warmer has a light effect similar to a shooting star or fireworks. No two warmers are identically alike!

THE SCENT OF THE MONTH, Black Currant Bubbly, is available in scent bars, room sprays, and scent circles. The scent is a combination of black currants and champagne.

JOIN IN JANUARY for only $49. Normally, the starter kit for someone joining Scentsy as a consultant is $99, but this month only, a special starter kit is available at half the price of a normal kit. This kit still contains everything a consultant would need to have a great start to their own Scentsy business.

BRING BACK MY BAR brings back 25 scents that have been retired for one month only. These are scents that customers voted for back in the fall of 2016, and they will only be available for one month before returning to the vault.

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To find out more about these specials, visit https://huntsvillewriter.scentsy.us today.

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Happy New Year 2017

We have said good-bye to 2016! Hopefully, you have had a good year. We had a fairly good year, despite the drought, tornadoes, and fires in our part of the country!

So, it is now 2017! What will the new year bring? While I am sure that there will be some challenges in the new year, let us not lose hope of all that is positive and wonderful in life! Happy New Year to you and your family, and I hope that you have the best year you have ever had!