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FROM THE CANDLESTICK TO THE THRONE
THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT
“And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them” (Rev. 20:11).
When John first saw the throne of God, it was as a sunrise, flecked with crimson, as of a sardius, and in the midst was the Lamb, as it had been slain, showing us clearly that God is Love (Rev. 4:2-3; 5:6). He now sees this same throne, not as an altar of atonement, but great and white — the judgment seat of Him who, while He is Love, must be therefore also Truth and Righteousness. It is not a new or different throne, but the same, for God has only one throne; only men have become, as it were, color blind, unable to see in the heavens the Friend who died for them.
make a great mistake in viewing a great gap or separation between the “thrones”
upon which the souls of the overcomers sit (Rev. 20:4), and the “great white
throne” of our
this instance John beholds the throne as a dazzling white throne. White bespeaks
purity, righteousness. The
But now hear this! “Thy throne is upholden by mercy” (Prov. 20:28). Here the change of the word from “established” to “upholden” is not without its significance. The former speaks of the foundation, the latter of “support.” A building badly founded will surely fall; but a building simply constructed, even on a rock, if it has no support will also fall. The foundation is beneath the building whereas the support is within the building. The term “upholden” has within it the idea of “comfort.” “Comfort thine heart,” says the Levite’s father-in-law to him, using this same word in chapter nineteen of Judges; and the use of it here in Proverbs would suggest that if the king cannot exercise mercy his throne is practically of no use — his judgment is limited, restricted, confined, hindered, bound up, one-sided — he cannot judge in righteousness. Of what use is it to have a large fortune if we cannot spend it? Of what use to be rich in mercy if one cannot exercise it? Of what use to be a king upon a throne of judgment if one cannot show that quality of goodness and graciousness — mercy. “Thy throne is upholden by mercy.” Without question this reveals to us the great and eternal truth that mercy is a significant ingredient of righteousness! So put the two passages in Proverbs together and we learn that righteousness is the only foundation for God’s throne, whereas mercy is its only support!
There must therefore be no lack of either righteousness on the one hand, or mercy on the other, for the integrity and maintenance of the throne of God. Now we may see why the adversary ever seeks to drag his victims before the throne as criminals. Men fear the great white throne of God because the adversary sows into their minds the spirit of condemnation, magnifying man’s sin, accentuating his unworthiness, and distorting the great Judge’s character by amplifying and exaggerating God’s wrath without counter-balancing his wrath with His mercy! Nowhere does scripture state that God’s throne is upheld by wrath, harshness, exactitude, or implacableness — to the contrary, it is upholden only by mercy! If there is an inability to show mercy — I speak with all reverence — God’s very throne is of no value to Him. If He is powerless to save those He loves, and wills to bless, of what good is His throne or His judgment? It lacks power — strength to carry out His will, and he is no longer supreme. Can you not see Satan’s attack upon God’s throne of judgment? He misrepresents it, distorts it, deforms it, perverts it, by robbing it of its MERCY!
if He pardons convicted criminals — is that righteousness? Is not the foundation gone? If He cannot pardon, where is the mercy? If He does, where is the righteousness? It is ever Satan’s subtle way to place in a
dilemma; and this is a dilemma he loves to place even before God. Apparently there is
no escape for, whichever horn of the dilemma be accepted, the throne is
what is the answer? Redemption! Show mercy until the poor sinner can
be rehabilitated — dealt with unto
salvation! God has processes to get
men there — judgment, hell, the lake of fire, mingled with love, mercy, and
power. God is not a God of eternal
jails, penitentiaries, or eternal torture in fire. He is the God of all grace, the God of
I love the story of the parrot who was trained to protect his master’s home. One night he got his chance to put his training to the test. A burglar entered the home. He moved through the darkness stealthily when suddenly he heard parrot say, “Jesus will get you.” The burglar stopped and thought, “I don’t believe in Jesus.” So he wasn’t worried. He walked through the kitchen and again the parrot said, “Jesus will get you.” Again the intruder ignored the warning and proceeded down the hallway into the library. All of a sudden the burglar found himself looking into the foaming, opened, bare-toothed mouth of a huge doberman. The dog was snarling just as the parrot cried, “Sic him, Jesus!” Oh, yes, that is just how millions of people think of Jesus sitting upon His throne of judgment! But I’ve got news for you, my friend, JESUS IS NOT OUT TO “GET” YOU! He is both your Judge and your Saviour. I have heard the preachers erroneously warning people, “Today Jesus is your Saviour, but tomorrow He will be your Judge,” as though the choice is one or the other. That is Satan’s subtleness again, attacking the throne of judgment. I have no hesitation in telling you that Jesus is your Judge today and He is your Saviour today; He will be your Judge tomorrow and He will be your Saviour tomorrow. He is always and eternally both. He would no longer be God should He cease being either Saviour or Judge. In the words of the old song, “You can’t have one without the other!” The foundation of the throne is righteousness, but the throne is upheld by mercy. That is the mystery!
brother shared the following experience.
“Recently a young man who was very troubled came to see me. A number of years
ago he had broken the law and had been placed on probation. Now that his probation was almost up he had done a minor infraction. However, it was a
I point out to you that Jesus Christ is in a very different
sense the “hanging Judge.” He is the
Judge who was hanging upon a tree; the One who was hanged, Himself, for the
criminals’ crimes…the One who died for the sinners’ guilt…the One who was
hanged upon the accursed tree. Jesus,
The religious leaders brought a woman to Jesus, hoping that His response would give them something they could use to trap Him. “This woman is guilty of adultery — caught in the very act,” they said, “and the law says that she should be executed. What do you say, Jesus?” In Jesus’ day a judge would be seated as he heard a case. When it was time to give his verdict, he would stand to pronounce it. When the religious leaders brought this woman to Jesus, He was seated. Now they demanded that Jesus be a judge and pronounce a verdict. Jesus bent down and wrote on the ground with His finger. What did He write? We aren’t told. But the leaders kept questioning Him, so He “straightened up” (probably standing) and pronounced His verdict: “Let any of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Then Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground again. Perhaps the first time He wrote of righteousness and the second time He wrote of mercy. At any rate, everyone of those accusing the woman, being convicted in their own conscience, left. Jesus and the woman were now alone, and Jesus stood to pronounce His verdict on her. First He asked the question, “Woman where are your accusers? Who is accusing you?” She responded, “No man, Lord.” Jesus answered, “Neither do I condemn thee…go now and sin no more.” Amazing, isn’t it? Jesus, the only man who was without sin, the only man who could have righteously stoned her, did not condemn the woman.
there is more to it than that! The
scripture says that “Jesus knew what
was in man.” By the wisdom of God He knew the
true nature of all things. And knowing that, there
was no vengeance in Him, no vindictiveness, no condemnation at all toward the
woman caught in the act of adultery who, under the law, deserved to be stoned
to death. He said, “There is no
condemnation, I do not judge you in condemnation.” But that is not all He said! And there is mighty power in the words He
next spoke to her. “Neither do I condemn
thee, go and sin no more.” It wasn’t merely that He forgave her sin; yes, He did
I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened:
and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were
written in the books, according to their works.
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell
dead were judged “according to their works,” — not exclusively those of their
former lives now long in the past, but those works, or deeds, now manifesting
out of their lives as they are brought to “stand before God.” The Jewish world of Jesus’ day had some
knowledge, though imperfect, of this great “Judgment Day” that God has
appointed for all men. Jesus spoke of it
on various occasions throughout His ministry.
At one time, while teaching in the cities of
declared, in effect, that if He had performed the same miracles in
then jumps back in time from
the third time Jesus returns to the same theme of “the day of judgment” in
relation to the non-repentance of His generation. “The men of
story does not end with the Ninevites.
Jesus caps off the subject with a final comparison. “The queen of the south (or,
What a judgment seat! What a Judge! What reality! Oh! what an unspeakably glorious and awe-inspiring scene John the beloved beheld as from his vantage point in the heavens of God’s Spirit he saw “a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the heaven and the earth fled away, and there was found no place for them” (Rev. 20:11). Who is it that sits there? It is clearly the Lord Jesus Christ, for He Himself proclaimed that “the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son” (Jn. 5:22). And how does He sit there? In and through His body, the saints, unto whom judgment is given (Dan. 7:22; Rev. 20:4). A throne is a seat of authority. The throne is called “great” because of its vast magnitude, its awful sovereignty, and the majesty of the One who fills it. It is called “great” because it is a many-membered One. It is called “white” because of the absolute purity and righteousness of its Judge and His judgment. White also denotes light — that which reveals. So we see a seat of authority and great majesty, power, purity, and revelation!
highest hope of untold millions of Christians is to go to heaven and spend
eternity with Jesus. I’ve
got news for you — heaven is not eternal.
Nobody will spend eternity in heaven.
If heaven is your hope then you will one day
wake up homeless. It matters not how
many heavens there are or how many heavens we have dwelt in or passed through,
none of them is eternal. How can we know
this? Because the heavens are created.
“In the beginning God created the
heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1).
Yes, in the Hebrew
What revealing light of revelation shined when Jesus said just prior to His death, resurrection, and ascension, “And now, O Father, glorify Thou me with Thine own self with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was. Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which Thou hast given me, for Thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world” (Jn. 17:5,24). Before the foundation of the world, before that long ago beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, Christ existed in the Father in a glory that transcends the glory He revealed on earth and also transcends the glory He has in the created heavens. And now our Lord prays for His many brethren, that they may be with Him in that glory which He had before the world was, and know the love the Father had for Him before there were ever any heavens or an earth.
is wonderful to know God in His heavens!
Each heaven bespeaks a sphere of l
the face of Him who sits upon the throne in the higher-than-all-heavens, the
limitations of our present “in part” knowing of the Lord, every heaven of spiritual
experience which is less than HIS FULLNESS, stands revealed as falling short of
the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ — the image and glory of
God. As God leads us onward and upward
in Him from one glory to another we must realize that
before the majesty of His great white throne, in the searching illumination of
His eyes of
the sovereignty and fullness of His throne there are no more “heavens,” no more
companies, groups, classes, with various levels of servants, friends, apostles,
prophets, pastors, bride, priests, or kings; no more traditional churches where
people know the Lord through catechisms, liturgies, rituals, ceremonies, and
sacraments; no more Fundamentalists who know Him only as Saviour, and
Pentecostals and Charismatics who know Him also as Baptizer in the Holy
Spirit; no more Word of Faith people who
know Him as Healer and Provider; no more Deliverance people who know Him in the
gifts of the Spirit, in signs, wonders and miracles; or still others who know
Him in other glorious dimensions of truth and reality. John beheld the heaven and the earth fleeing
away from before the face (full
revelation) of Him who sits upon the throne.
When all of o
The message is just this — the wonderful work of the great white throne of judgment is not to condemn men and banish them to unending damnation in eternal fire. Oh, no! It is, rather, to bring God’s dealings of fiery judgment into men’s lives in such a manner and with such intensity as to finally roll up all their heavens and banish all their earth until they find themselves at home again IN HIM! And yet — there is a truth beyond this. Just as we are a “new creation in Christ Jesus,” so is there a new realm of manifestation of His glory, so that we are not to understand that when our heavens and our earth have fled away there is neither a heaven nor an earth to be found. It is specifically the one that fled away that will not be found! But notice, it is only the old earth and old heaven that are spoken of; and almost immediately afterwards the Seer exclaims, “I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth are passed away” (Rev. 21:1). The change is part of that “restoration of all things” of which the apostle Peter spoke when he wrote of the passing away of the present heavens and the present earth, and then said, “But, according to His promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (II Pet. 3:13).
whole purpose of the great white throne judgment is to clear away all the old
religious heavens that have ruled us, and the earth of the flesh and the works
of the flesh that have bound us, to make way for God’s new order — the new heaven
and earth of CHRIST’S KINGDOM. I do not
say that even that heaven and earth are an eternal order, for Paul tells us of
a reality beyond all this: “Then cometh the end, when He shall have DELIVERED UP THE
KINGDOM to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all
authority and power…and when all things shall have been subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also
Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, THAT GOD MAY BE A-L-L I-N A-L-L!” (I Cor. 15:24,28). That is certainly beyond the new heaven and
the new earth of the
above the earth realm, and far beyond all the heavens of spiritual experience
lies the GREAT WHITE THRONE — and the invitation is extended: “To him that
overcometh will I grant to sit with me
in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in
His throne” (Rev. 3:21). But you will
I saw a great white throne, and Him
that sat on it…and I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God, and the books were opened…and the dead were
judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their
works. And the sea gave up the dead
which were in it; and death and hell
the passage above is the picture of the judgment of God upon all
are considering a subject upon which there has been a fathomless sea of
misunderstanding and a world of carnal conjecture. The idea generally entertained is of Christ
coming to earth, seated upon a dazzling throne, and He summons everyone in rank
and file before Him, to be judged.
A tough store manager was walking through the packing room one day when he saw a young man lounging on a shipping crate, whistling and relaxing. He asked how much he was paid. The young man answered, “$200 a week.” At that, the manager took out his wallet, grabbed some bills and said, “Here’s a week’s pay. Get out!” The manager immediately found the department head and demanded to know who had hired the young man. He replied, “We didn’t hire him. He was just here to pick up a package.” The message of this little story is this: Assumptions can be costly! We’d better find out what’s going on before we jump into the fray! In like manner, men who read the Revelation and try to interpret the visions John describes with human reasoning and carnal minds, often make dreadful and grotesque assumptions that have nothing to do with spiritual reality!
reminds me of the story I read of a man who, diligently working at his desk in
his sixth-floor office, realized that he was struggling to see what he was
doing. He looked up and, sure enough,
the seven-foot fluorescent light bulb above his desk was not producing any
five o’clock he was getting ready to leave.
Just before walking out the door, he noticed the burned-out fluorescent
bulb standing forlornly in the corner where he had leaned it. He didn’t think it
was a good idea to leave it there, so he impulsively took it with him. He thought he remembered a construction site
near his house with a large dumpster in front of it where he could deposit the
burned-out bulb. So
the man carried the seven-foot tube down the street, into the subway station,
and onto the train. But then he realized
he would have trouble sitting down with the long tube in his hand. He therefore remained standing, holding the
tube upright. As the train went
We smile as we think of the last person left holding onto that wobbly “pole.” The lesson is just this — when a number of people have grabbed hold of something it often looks as if it is genuine and can really hold us up. It appears to be truth when it’s not. We assume it is truth because so many people firmly believe it and are seriously counting on it! But in things spiritual, it is actually just a carnal-minded and erroneous understanding of God’s plan and purpose. The last person left holding the “pole” probably looked and felt very foolish and truly embarrassed — as I’m sure multitudes of Christians and preachers will also when they are brought face to face with the realities of God’s great judgments and processings, and His wonderful restorative, reconstructive, redemptive, and transformative purposes for His creation!
Consider the scene! According to Peter Jennings on ABC News September 20, 1996 scientists estimate that (at the time of that program) more than 20,000,000,000 have lived on earth since the dawn of civilization. Now, should all of these 20,000,000,000 people appear before the Great White Throne, standing in a line to be judged one by one, can we even imagine how long that line would be? If each person occupies two linear feet of space the line would stretch 40 billion feet — 7,575,758 miles — across the horizon! Now, let us suppose that it took only one minute (I am just speculating — such a judgment could take much longer than that, and certainly it would take longer on account of everybody’s sins having to be read out of “the books”) to review the record, deliver the verdict, and pass the sentence on the twenty billion people under consideration. But let us say it would take but one minute. At that rate it would take…
20,000,000,000 minutes, or
333,333,333 hours, or
13,888,888 days, or
That is a long time if that is the way it is going to happen. When you stop to think about it, this is not a very efficient system. But the average person doesn’t stop to think about such things. That’s the way it is going to happen, we are told, so that is what we believe. We firmly grasp hold of our “pole.” Of course, with God the time involved is no issue, for, after all, He has all eternity to get the job done! And the poor sinners at the end of the line would probably relish the 38,052 years of standing in line — that time would push the inevitable doom far into the distant future! Yet, even that amount of time would be infinitesimal when compared to the billions upon trillions of years and ages of time that poor, lost sinners would spend in the scorching, ever-burning, red-hot lake of fire as they burn and suffer excruciating pain and scream hysterically in conscious torment and agony through the endless ages of eternity. I am telling it like it is, or will be, if the common perception of these things is to be taken seriously.
As you can see, there is something wrong with this literalistic interpretation of John’s vision. Something is very wrong with the whole picture — not that the numbers and calculations are inaccurate — but something is missing from our human reasoning and understanding. Could there possibly be a scriptural alternative to such a scenario as we have just conjured up in our minds? Or does the Bible really teach that the great white throne judgment is going to happen something like we have imagined? Ah, the missing ingredient is the fact that the book of Revelation is a spiritual book which reveals spiritual truths and spiritual realities communicated to us by means of visions given in signs and symbols! GOD IS SPIRIT, and so are we! The vision is not about natural things and events, but spiritual! That is what we need to think about. All judgment comes from God, who sees and knows all things at the same time, even as He fills all things and is present everywhere at the same time.
is not a limited physical being that can sit on a tangible throne in one
restricted locality somewhere on earth or out beyond the blue. God is spirit and God is everywhere and thus
His throne is a spiritual throne and is everywhere. The one grand truth that even the theologians
do not dispute is that God is omnipresent
spirit who not only created, but upholds and fills the whole universe and all
things! And our scientists tell us that
in the universe there are more worlds than
cannot put a God who is that great and everywhere present and bottle Him up on
a physical throne in one limited spot.
Oh, no! He is everywhere and His throne is everywhere. The throne of the God who is omniscient,
omnipotent, and omnipresent spirit is
not a material one at all, but bespeaks the REALM OF
HIS SUPREME AND UNIVERSAL AUTHORITY AND DOMINION, and our Lord Jesus Christ has
been exalted to the glory of that rulership.
“All power is given unto me,
in heaven and in earth.” The throne of
God is a sphere of power and authority in
the spirit, a position of eminence, a condition
and a state of being. The reign of God’s
Christ is the assumption of the almighty power and dominion of the Father. It is the dispensing of HIS POSITIVE ENERGY
FORCE into His creation in specific ways.
Exalted to that high realm Jesus no longer walks in a limited physical
body, but He now
heaven were a “place” out beyond the galaxies somewhere, can you imagine how
long it would take for God to hear a prayer, how long it would take to get to heaven were we to travel there,
how long it would have taken Jesus to get from heaven to earth when He
descended to dwell among us? Why, bless
your heart, after two thousand years Jesus would still be on His way back to
the throne even if He traveled at the speed of light! And He would need billions of more years to
get there! The angel Gabriel was
dispatched from heaven while Daniel was
praying and was able to reach the prophet Daniel while he was yet in his prayer (Dan. 9:20-23). Do you suppose he made that kind of speed by
The scriptures use many terms that are suited to our understanding. When God speaks to us He uses terminology that is comprehensible to us, in order to convey concepts that are beyond us. These are called “terms of accommodation” or “anthropomorphic terms” if I might use a $20.00 word. It means simply this — there are certain attributes that belong to us as human beings that are attributed to God and they are used of God in order that you and I might understand God better. For instance, the scripture says, “the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the earth.” Now God doesn’t have physical eyes! And frankly, I don’t understand how you can see without eyes, and therefore the only way that I can understand it is for God to say to us, “The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the earth.” And now I understand that in some mysterious way God sees!
Not only do I understand that God sees,
but I also understand that God sees everything, everywhere. Nothing is hid from
His sight! The “eyes” of God are spirit eyes. God is omnipresent, that is, present
everywhere at the same time. The spirit
eyes of God, or His ability to see by Spirit, are as omnipresent as God is
omnipresent! That is, the eyes of Spirit
are not localized — God doesn’t have two remarkable
eyes somewhere in His head with wonderful X-ray vision that can pierce the vast
distances of the universe and see everything, everywhere at will. Oh, no!
His eyes are omnipresent — He sees everything, everywhere at the same
time and He sees it from right there where He is, not from some distant vantage
point. His Spirit is right there present
with you as you read these lines and He sees you there by His Spirit that is
there. Because He “fills all things” His Spirit is at the same time in
Again the scriptures say that the heavens are the “handiwork” or “fingerwork” of God. God doesn’t have fingers like we have, but He can do the work of fingers, therefore the Holy Spirit speaks of the creation as the work of His fingers. So the One who made the fingers, the hand, and the arm can do the work of the fingers, the hand, and the arm, by His Spirit. The hand of the Lord is not localized, it does not exist in some specific spot somewhere in the universe from whence it moves out through time and space to perform some action. Oh, no! God is omnipresent Spirit — therefore the hand of God is as omnipresent as God Himself. His hand is a spirit hand and speaks of His great ability to act, perform, do, make, and create. God acts by His Spirit in every place at the same time. Therefore “His arm is not short that it cannot save.” God’s hand is right there in the room where you sit this very moment. And His hand is everywhere else in all the unbounded heavens at the same time!
Furthermore, Christ is now seated on the right hand of God — He is seated there on that right hand right there where you are, yea, even in the deepest depth of your being, so that the throne of God is nearer to you than the air that you breathe! Christ is seated at the right hand of power, that is, in the position where God acts, does, works, and creates, so that all God does He does in and by and through the Son of God. And He does it right there where you are! Can we not see by this how simple yet profound is the knowledge that we have been raised up and made to sit in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus! The spiritual dimension of God’s abilities in Christ have been awakened and quickened within us, our spirit joined to His Spirit, so that we sit in that spiritual dimension by spiritual consciousness, and we haven’t moved one inch to get there! Somehow I understand that today and it makes the reality clear to my own dull human way of thinking.
The “ears” of the Lord are not huge elephant-like ears possessing such super-sensitivity that they can hear sounds from billions of light years away. Oh, no! The ears of the Lord are spirit ears, equally present in every place His Spirit is; He hears you not from a distance but from right where you stand in His presence. The ears of the Lord permeate all places and all things by His Spirit and they are all about you and within you. He hears every thought of your mind, every desire of your heart, every cry of your soul! And His wonderful omnipresent spirit mind is able to instantly and efficiently assimilate, process, compute, utilize and respond to all these untold trillions of bits of information with the same ease that you and I can drive our car while talking on the phone and be conscious of the weather all at the same time! God is all He is everywhere, and He can do all that He does everywhere. The mouth of the Lord is an omnipresent spirit mouth, His ability to speak in every place at the same time. Out of His Spirit He can speak within your own heart or ears, while at the same instant He is speaking to millions of other people around the world and to holy angels and creatures of all kinds in far distant worlds. He speaks to each by His Spirit present within them, not from some distant “place” where His “mouth” is! In like manner the creative power of God is an omnipresent power and God creates, not in one locale, but out of the infinity of Himself.
The dwelling place of God cannot be any smaller or more limited than He is! The whole vast realm of the heavens is His throne. The Lord spoke through His anointed prophet, declaring, “Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool” (Isa. 66:1). He fills the entire immense extent of the heavens, which is the realm of the Spirit. The heavens are His throne, which means that He rules and reigns in the realm of the Spirit and by His Spirit. If we could measure the extent of the Spirit, from one end of the heavens to the other, we would then be able to estimate the extent or bounds of His throne. Just as scientists cannot discover the extremities of the physical universe, so is it impossible to know the expanse of the Spirit. Neither the heavens, nor the earth, nor the whole universe can contain Him. Solomon said that the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him. Our Father is greater than all! He and His throne are limitless and boundless! And He shall reign until all principalities and powers, all creatures and men, and all things of all orders everywhere throughout the unbounded heavens have acknowledged Him, and being reconciled in their hearts come to love, adore, honor, and obey Him with willing hearts. He shall reign until all things everywhere both perceive and resonate with the glory that He is!
Truly the throne of God is a spiritual throne and is as omnipresent as God is! God is everywhere, and His throne is everywhere, for His throne is naught but THE REALM OF HIS ALMIGHTY AUTHORITY AND OMNIPOTENT POWER. There is no need to go anywhere physically to relate to God’s throne. The journey is a spiritual one! The throne is all around you, within you, and present equally everywhere within the realm of Spirit in which God exists and dwells. You can either experience or ascend that throne within yourself through union with Christ and the release of His power. The Greek word thronos means “the place and seat of authority” and refers to all executive authority that is committed into the hands of God’s Christ, Head and body. Understand that the throne is here now, here is infinity; here is eternity; here is omnipotence. There is nothing to keep God from judging all men at any time or at the same time — in a second of time! And He doesn’t have to go anywhere, nor do you have to go anywhere! God is omnipresent — everywhere present throughout the unbounded universe! So is His throne! And so are His judgments!
To be continued… J. PRESTON EBY
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