Summary: John was called to come up hither, he encountered the event on the lords Day, he encountered the world of the Divine, He encountered the eternal-ness of God, he encountered worship, and he encountered Christ, we to are called to come up hither.
Come Up Hither Rev 5:11-14
1. First thing I notice is the Day these events Happen "The Lord's Day"
A. Rev 1:10On the Lord's Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet,
B. The Lords Day is the Day Christians Meet Acts 20:7On the first day of the week we came together to break bread
C. The Lords Day is the Day we set aside stuff 1 Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside. Every Sunday each person was to bring what he had set aside for the Lord's work--an amount proportionate to his income
2. The next thing I took note of John was Summoned to "Come Up Hither"
A. Rev 4:1 41After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, "Come up Hither, and I will show you what must take place after this
B. John is summoned to "Come Up Hither" into the world of the Divine
C. In the World of the Divine John encounters sights , sounds, and power of what takes place around the throne of God.
Come up Hither John behold the sights Rev 4:6 In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. 7The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle
Come Up Hither John and Hear the Sounds Rev 4:8"Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord God Almighty,
who was, and is, and is to come."
Come Up Hither John and encounter the Power because of the Worthiness of The one
Rev 5:2, "Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?" . In other words, who is worthy to unloose the next phase of history?
John is dismayed No one is worthy to open except a Lamb.
Rev 5 4I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. 5Then one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals."
3. Come Up Hither John and behold the Eternality of Our God
A. 8"behold the Alpha and the Omega," the One, "who is, and the One who was, and the one who is to come, the Almighty."
B. The Living Creatures acknowledge His Eternal State
Rev 4: 9Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever,
C. People from the Old and New Testaments acknowledge His Eternalness
10the twenty-four elders (12 tribes of Israel or 12 sons of Jacob and the 12 disciples)fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
4. Come Up Hither behold the one who is worthy of our praise
11Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12In a loud voice they sang:
"Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength