And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.…
I. THE THRONE.
1. Above all the strife and discord and confusion of this world, above those thrones and dominions which caricature royalty and pervert justice, above the Neros and Domitians and all their brood of lesser tyrants, there is a dominion, an authority, a throne which is supreme. The world is not without a Ruler; it is not rolling on from age to age, like a ship without a pilot; it has a Guide, a King, whose eternal throne is established on high.
2. The majestic repose and ethereal majesty of the throne of God. But before the throne of God is "a sea of glass" — image of calmness and repose; a sea whose smooth surface is never ruffled, whose transparent depths are never disturbed.
II. THE MONARCH.
III. THE HYMNS OF PRAISE.
(R. H. McKim, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.