The Throne of Majesty
The Throne is in heaven -
v. 2 A throne was set in heaven
Psalm 103:19—The LORD hath prepared His Throne in the heavens;and His kingdom ruleth over all.
The Throne is Occupied -
v. 2 "One sat on the throne"
No name mentioned and No figure described. Only His appearance stated.Not in shape - but in color and flashing brilliancy.
v. 3 "Jasper and a sardine stone"
Crystalline and purple in hue. Royal.cBeautifully bright, red, carnation color.Flashing light or Flames like fire.
I John 1:5 -- God is light…
Hebrews 12:29 -- God is a consuming fire.
The Throne is Encircled -
By a rainbow -
v. 3 "There was a rainbow round about the throne"
Token of God's covenant. Genesis 9:11,17
An Emerald Rainbow
"Insight like unto an emerald."
"Emerald" - "light green"
The throne is a throne of judgment but not of destruction.
Judgment mingled with grace and mercy.
Life - Promise - Hope - "Emerald"
Over-spanning the appearance of consuming fire.
By other thrones - v. 4
"Seats" same word as thrones.
By Elders -
"Four and twenty elders sitting"
On the thrones - "round about the throne"
By Living Creatures - vv. 6-9
The Throne is of Judgment
v. 5 And out of the throne proceeded
I Samuel 7:10
I Samuel 12:17,18
"Lamps of Fire"
It is a flaming indignation.
Isaiah 4:4 Malachi 4:1 I Thessalonians 1:7,8
Lamps of Fire - "Light"
Not of revealing truth,But revealing judgment.
Seven - Completeness - Tribulation"Seven Spirits" - The fullness of the Spirit of God.
The Throne Has A Pavement - v. 6
Exodus 24:10 Revelation21:21