Day 85~ Only 5 days to go!
I can’t help think about what we have learned already in our reading the N.T. about angels.
Remember Day 72 when we read the author of Hebrews describing Jesus as being greater than angels? I made the comment that there is a “whole other world (realm), with rulers and authorities operating, yet it still has all to do with Jesus!” (I got that idea from Ephesians 3:9)
Well, here we get another peek into the heavenly/angel world (realm) through John’s vision when he was “in the Spirit” (4:2).
There are a couple theories as to who the 24 elders are. One says they can be “representative of the whole company of believers in heaven”. Another theory is that they are an exalted angelic order worshipping and serving God there. It is more likely the latter of the two theories because of what we read in 5:10. The elders, along with the creatures were singing, “You have made them to be a kingdom…and they will reign on earth.” Because they sang “they” instead of “we” it is thought that these 24 did not include themselves, therefore they would not be believers like the 12 sons of Israel and the 12 disciples.
So, with that in mind, Chapter 4 is a scene of angelic beings worshiping the Lord. WOW! What a glorious scene that must have been! Yet, again, it’s all about Jesus!! We get to read all about how worthy He is of all praise in chapter 5! 🙌😊