About This Series:
Have you ever wondered what the music of heaven is like? Have you ever wondered if angels can sing? And what about departed believers who've traveled to heaven before us? In this 5 message series, Stephen takes us on a tour of heaven, provided by Revelation chapters 4 & 5 where we listen in awe to the symphony of heaven. Hundreds of millions of angels and millions alike of redeemed saints fill every corridor and corner of heaven. The Apostle John provides us a front row seat as the orchestras and choirs tune up and begin to sing, The First Hymns of Heaven. 1.Soon . . . and Very Soon! (Rev. 4:1-3) 2.True Sightings (Rev. 4:4-11) 3.The Secret Scroll (Rev. 5:1-7) 4.Forbidden! (Rev. 5:8-10) 5.Forever and Ever, Amen! (Rev. 5:11-14)
Books keep being written by people who have supposedly been to Heaven and back through near-death experiences. Are their accounts real? Do they agree with the Apostle John’s account of his tour through the heavenly city? John is the only Divinely inspired witness we have . . . so let's put away the best sellers and see what John has to say about Heaven.
The vision of heaven that John gives us in Revelation 4 is nothing like those we see on television or perhaps imagine in our own minds. His poetic imagery is peculiar and almost fantastical at first sight. But as Stephen helps us envision this heavenly scene, our eyes will be opened to the incredible reality of it.
There is a secret scroll in heaven and it is sealed with seven seals. An angel calls out, “Who is worthy to open the scroll?” No one comes forth. Abraham, Moses, and David are there but they aren’t worthy to open it. Martin Luther and Charles Spurgeon are there, but they aren’t worthy either. The tension is rising. Is anyone in heaven or on earth or under the earth worthy to open the scroll?
Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God. When He came to earth 2,000 years ago, He set His omnipotence and splendor aside to wear the garb of humanity. He lived in meekness and died in meekness. But here in Revelation 5:8-10, Jesus reveals that He is also the Lion of the tribe of Judah. All Heaven bows down before Him. Earth will soon follow...
Have you ever been to a revival meeting or a seminar where the worship music blew you away? Maybe you stood amongst hundreds or thousands of individuals singing at the top of their lungs to Jesus, and felt it was like a glimpse of Heaven? It was. Revelation 5:11-14 takes us into a heavenly worship service where thousands of Angels, men and animals are all singing praise to God! This is worship at its finest!