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Heavenly Assurance [4-10-22]

We ended last week with a rainbow. Who doesn't love to see a rainbow, right?

As John describes God's heavenly throne, he is careful not to describe in any sense of human form who it is that sits on the throne. As Paul says in 1 Timothy 6:15-16:

He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of

lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable

light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

Instead, God is described as the brilliance of light reflected from precious stones. It is majestic. God is clothed in unapproachable light. All John is left with is the impression of light and color…the color of the rainbow…perhaps reminding him of the promise to Noah, that as a sign of God's mercy, he will no long flood the earth with the fullness of His wrath. We should

always think of God's promise to Noah when we see a rainbow.

The throne…the brilliant colors…the dazzling rainbow dominated by green…John is gazing upon the seat of God's universal sovereignty. This is the seat of God's rule. He is in charge and in control of every event unfolding in history. This is not a piece of furniture. It is a symbol of sovereign rule and sovereign authority. God controls your destiny. God controls your destiny.