Re:Verse reading–Revelation 4:1-7, 5:1-14 (day one)
What does Heaven look like? What will we hear? John knows.
It looks like COLORS. Jasper (rich, brownish-yellow–some scholars think a diamond is meant). Carnelian (red) Emerald (a rainbow of green, probably multiple shades and tints of it). White robes. Gold crowns. Crystal sea. Blazing lamps.
It looks like people/beings. Like life. The One on the throne is never described. The ACTIVITY around Him is. Living creatures (very similar to those Ezekiel saw) Elders casting crowns down in show and symbol of humility.
It sounds like SINGING! Songs of praise to the Lamb slain and to the One who sits on the throne. People and angels and creatures and creation. “Worthy is the Lamb” they sing in great, majestic chorus.
It sounds like THUNDER, the rumbling judgement of God ready to be revealed to a world of unrepentant men.
Before we can understand John’s vision, we must see and hear it. It is going to be a great week of RE Verse reading!