My thoughts of heaven are spinning around in my head this morning. There are such interesting creatures described in this chapter. John sees a “strong angel” with a loud voice in verse 2. So there are different kinds of angels, with individual strengths and purposes!
My favorite image is of The Lamb, our Savior Jesus Christ appeared as a slaughtered lamb with seven horns (symbolizing power) and seven eyes are equated with the seven lamps in Zechariah 4:2-10.
The thing I like best about this chapter is the worship that is described. In verse 11, John tells us about the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne, all singing in a mighty chorus. Then, in verse 13, John tells us how every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea all started singing:
“Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to the one sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.”
We will one day have our place in this kingdom, guys. Our song will be loud and strong when we are in His presence. We will rejoice for our King and He will make us to reign over all the earth. We will be able to experience this massive choir of angels praising God and it will be awesome. I’ve been fortunate to experience a small taste of what this might be like, when the praise & worship got so intense and the Spirit of God came in such power that nothing else mattered – the entire room was filled with believers who were worshipping our God with complete abandon. There were shouts of victory and praise, there were tears of reverance and cleansing. Time seemed to stand still as the music continued on into the night. I long for that kind of worship again. It’s the closest thing to heaven I’ve ever experienced.
Blessing and honor and glory and power to You today, my Lord!