Do you ever imagine what heaven will be like? Do you ever pretend that you are there, worshiping God before His throne? Picture the heavenly scene with me:
God, shining brighter than the most brilliant diamond, sits before you on His throne. Something like a glowing rainbow circles it. Twenty-four elders dressed in white, with gold crowns on their heads, sit on thrones around Him. Flashes of lightning shoot from God’s throne and rumbles of deep thunder shake you. Seven lampstands burn brightly in front of His throne. Before it all sparkling crystal spreads out like a sea. In the midst of this glorious scene, four winged, awesome creatures, covered with eyes, continuously praise the Creator:
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty – the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come. Rev 4:8b, NLT
And when the creatures voice their praise, all of heaven joins in worship:
“You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created everything, and it is for your pleasure that they exist and were created.” Rev 4:11, NLT
Are you joining in the worship of the Lord Almighty?
In the book of Hebrews, we’ve learned that Jesus, our High Priest, gives us access to the throne room of God. (See Hebrews 4:14-16.) We can boldly enter God’s presence through prayer at any time. Jesus sits at the Father’s right hand in heaven, interceding with Him now on your behalf. (Hebrews 8:1-2.)
Do we truly recognize what a privilege we’ve been granted? How could picturing the true heavenly scene help us more fully worship God?