… there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it … — Revelation 4:2
Why does the apostle John not fill in the blanks? Why does he not name the Person on heaven’s throne?
In 1 John 3:2, we discover that we shall become like Jesus when we see Him as He is. Encountering the Living God is so life changing, that we don’t even have words to describe it.
It needs to be that way. We have, all of us, been deeply touched by the pain and corruption of the fall. But now God is pulling us out of this world and doing a deeper work in us than the work of sin and destruction.
Right now we encounter God selectively, a little bit at a time. Here in our world, God gives us the right to say "yes" to Him in increments. We invite Him into the secret places of our hearts one door at a time.
But on that great day, all the doors fly open. All the secrets are laid bare. This is more than any of us can contain as we are. The result is transformation for eternity.
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