Generation Word - Bible Teaching Ministry   Generation Word - Bible Teaching Ministry

Bible Teaching Ministry

Online Study
Bible Teacher

Verse by VerseTeaching  
First Samuel  
Second Samuel  
First Kings  
Second Kings  
Second Chronicles  
First Corinthians  
Second Corinthians  
First Thessalonians  
Second Thessalonians  
First Timothy  
Second Timothy  
First Peter  
Second Peter  
First John  
Second John  
Third John  
Topical Teaching:  
Framework Bible School  
Bible School 2004  
Bible School 2012-2014  
30 Questions  
Mystery of the Church  
Defending the Faith  
The Nephilim  
Wake Up, Church!  
Basics for Living  
Basic Doctrine  
End Times (Eschatology) Basics  
Eternal Rewards  
Politacal Platform of Lord  
Rebuking Reform Doctrine  

Bible Teaching, Bible Study, Teaching, Verses, Sermons, online, mp3, classesA Bible Teaching Ministry of Galyn Wiemers

Daily Devotions, Evening and Morning Devotional


Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

December 24 - Morning

"There before me was a throne in heaven with
someone sitting on it.
 And the one who sat there
had the appearance of jasper and carnelian.
 A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne.
 Surrounding the throne were
twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them
were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in
white and had crowns of gold on their heads.

- Revelation 4:2-4

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  

The Twenty-four Thrones in Heaven


In chapter four the vision of these dramatic years on earth begins when John is called up to heaven into the throne room of God. God is encircled by twenty-four elders and the four cherubim.

The vision opens with the throne of God presumably in the heavenly temple encircled by rainbow of light and a series of beings. In Revelation 4:6-9 the four living creatures (also seen in Ezekiel 1:5-25) form the first encirclement. They are encircled by twenty-four thrones with twenty-four elders. In Revelation 5:11-13 we see in a larger circle of angelic hosts. There will be yet another group appear in chapter 7:9 of a great multitude of the redeemed from the earth before the throne.

The question that is asked is, “Who are these elders on the twenty-four thrones?” It is usually agreed the  twenty-four thrones are seats of representatives of either an angelic or human group since the Old Testament (1 Chronicles 24:3-19) has a clear parallel of twenty-four divisions of Levitical priests who were represented by a single priest. But, who are the elders representing? There are three suggested answers: orders of angels, believers of all the ages (12 tribes from Israel plus 12 apostles), or representatives of the church.

Some clues are given in John's vision. First, their white clothes could be angelic or redeemed men. In 7:14 and 22:14 men are said to have washed their robes. Second, the word translated "crowns" is not diadem, a crown of a ruler with governmental authority bestowed on them, but stephanos, the crown of the victor which was awarded the winner in the Greek games. These "elders" have won a contest and received the award. Third, the "thrones" have already been part of the eschatological rewards promised to the churches by Jesus in 2:10, 3:5 and 3:21.

In addition these elders use golden incense bowls in 5:8 as priests representing the saints. And, in 7:11 the elders are clearly distinguished as a separate group than the angelic hosts.

At this point it would appear that these elders are human believers who have already gone through judgment and have received their reward and are serving as representative of the believers who are still on earth and those who are worshipping in heaven.

  Christian Quote from Church History

"Leave sadness to those in the world. We who work for God shold be lighthearted."
- Leonard of Port Maurice


Something to Ponder??

In 298 Christians were forbidden to serve in the Roman military.
In 303 Diocletian razed churches, burned Scripture.
In 305 Galerius tried to end Christianity by
killing believers.
In 312 Roman General Constantine, a pagan
Sun worshiper, marched towards Rome to confront Maxentius in a battle for the imperial throne.

Later Eusebius, the church historian, would be told by Constantine that upon his approach to battle he saw a cross of light in the sky
and an inscription,
“In this conquer.”
Later Christ appeared to Constantine in a dream and told him to mark the soldier’s shields with the first two Greek letters of “Christ”
- the chi (X) and rho (P). Constantine obeyed and
won the battle.

In 313 Constantine issued the Edict of Milan which granted religious freedom in the empire and ended the persecution of Christians.

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Bara (Hb) - Create (Eng) - Bara is the Hebrew word that is used to communicate "create", but it is only used in reference to God's creative acts. Other words such as asah, yatsah and banah are used to refer to men's creative acts which are always shaping, constructing, molding or building with materials that already exist. Bara always has God as the subject. Bara is a creative act that often involves creating something out nothing. Bara is used 45 times and is used in:

  • Gen.1:1 - the heavens and earth
  • Gen.1:21 - the animals
  • Gen. 1:27 - man in God's own image
  • Ex. 34:10 - a covenant with Israel
  • Num. 16:30- a new miracle
  • Psalm 89:12 - the north and south
  • Psalm 148:5 - the angels
  • Isaiah 65:17 - a new heaven and earth
    (more information Here)

Archaeological finds from
the days of the
Old Testament on display at
The Israel Museum
in the
Archaeology Wing
Israel and the Bible:

See the Collection HERE

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I help support the weak and the vulnerable in society?
Like the Lord, I will also help those who cannot help themselves.
  "The Lord tears down the proud man's house but
he keeps the widow's boundaries intact."
- Proverbs 15:25
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
Acts 23 Revelation 7 Second Timothy 1-2
Prayer for Today
Personal Prayer Church Prayer Item National Prayer Concerns World Prayer Concerns
Listen to someone
in need
Conviction Scientists and Theologians Zimbabwe -
Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem


Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC

Toni makes a video recording in Bethlehem Square in front of the
Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem (click on image for larger size)
This photo is inside a cut out quarry under Golgatha. The area above was converted into a garden after the usable stone was removed. The remaining stone above was cut out for tombs in the first century. This is where Jesus tomb was located.
(click on image for larger size)
Details and Explanation of Sets & Reps Devotional System Here Make a donation to support Generation Word Bible Teaching Ministry
Reps & Sets is a daily Bible devotional for Christians from Generation Word Bible Teaching used each morning and evening.

  © 2005 Generation Word  
Generation Word - Bible Teaching Ministry   Generation Word - Bible Teaching Ministry