3 Scene of celestial (heavenly) worship Many parts of Revelation language is symbolic (or representative) because what Apostle John saw wasHeavenly, not of this worldThings that are spiritual – as if abstractNo proper earthly language to describeThe living creature – Rev 4:6-8 (Picture)How would you describe God's glory, honor, grace and power? How would you describe this mere creation? (Picture)
12 Place of prayer and worship Incense represents prayerThe place of prayer in worshipThe place of worship in prayer
13 The focus of worshipGodThe LambCoequalWorthyAuthority
14 The worshipers Heavenly beings Angels - thousands of thousands. Honored – the eldersThe created - all
15 The songs of worship Factual – the works of God Spiritual Saints' prayers 5:9-10Angel's praise 5:12Universal worship 5:13b
16 The scope of worship Surrounded Full of prayers Full of songs Loudly and swellingUniversalAll Praising the Great I AMAmen! Amen! Amen!
17 Application: When we Pray Expand your prayer horizonOpen the eyes of your mind and see worship: See something much greater, more glories more powerful, more honorableHave God in the right position: the centerPraise God for what he had done for us, for we owe Him our being, our lives and our redemption.
18 ConclusionOur lives should be an act of worship, not to mention when we pray.We pray as to worshipIn our prayers, we must see God; see His beauty, power, honor and grace.Join the chorus of Holy, Holy, Holy.The constant refrain of Amen, Amen, Amen.