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God showed John the future of humanity.

BibleGateway: Revelation 4:1-11

ESV Text: Revelation 4:1-11

KJV Text:

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     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. 2 And immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

     8 And the four beasts 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. 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.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 367:
Hail, Thou once Despised Jesus

— Organ Audio

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1. Hail, Thou once despised Jesus! 
Hail, Thou Galilean King! 
Thou didst suffer to release us; 
Thou didst free salvation bring. 
Hail, Thou universal Savior, 
Who hast borne our sin and shame, 
By whose merits we find favor! 
Life is given through Thy name. 

2. Paschal Lamb, by God appointed, 
All our sins on Thee were laid; 
By almighty love anointed, 
Thou hast full atonement made. 
Every sin may be forgiven 
Through the virtue of Thy blood; 
Open is the gate of heaven, 
Peace is made ‘twist man and God. 

3. Jesus, hail, enthroned in glory, 
There forever to abide! 
All the heavenly host adore Thee, 
Seated at Thy Father’s side. 
There for sinners Thou art pleading, 
There Thou dost our place prepare, 
Ever for us interceding 
Till in glory we appear. 

4. Worship, honor, power, and blessing 
Thou art worthy to receive; 
Loudest praises, without ceasing, 
Meet it is for us to give. 
Help, ye bright angelic spirits, 
Bring your sweetest, noblest lays; 
Help to sing our Savior’s merits, 
Help to chant Immanuel’s praise.