Very quickly most of us would say “God” sits on the throne. However, there is indication that this throne actually is two thrones, one for the Father and the other for the Son. We know that Jesus sits at the right hand of God making intercession for us. Further, there is indication that God cannot be seen, at any time. Consider John 6:46, “No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father.” And 1 Timothy 6:16 says, …”God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see.”
We know God the Father sits on the throne at the center of the universe. And we also know that God the Son sits at the right hand of God the Father on the throne at the center of the universe. Isaiah saw Him there (Isa. 6:1). Ezekiel saw Him there (Ezek. 1:26-28). Jesus Himself said He was seated there (Rev. 3:21).
The throne is mentioned twelve times in the fourth chapter of Revelation. The repetition strongly implies the Lord Jesus Christ’s position as that of a King vested with full authority and majesty and sovereignty. He is seated on the throne in absolute control of everything that is taking place in the universe. Have you ever thought or doubted these things:
- Was it when the doctor gave you an unexpected diagnosis of a terminal illness that you cried out, “Jesus, are You on your throne
- Was it when your unmarried teenage daughter came home and told you she was pregnant?
- Was it when your company fired you from your job just before you were due to retire, denying you your pension?
- Was it when your house burned to the ground?
- Was it when you had to move out because of mold problems?
- Was it when your loved one was crippled in a car accident?
- Was it when your son was sent to prison?
- Was it when your spouse left you for another person?
Did you cry out, “Jesus, where are you, I need You? Did you ask Jesus Are you in control? Are you on your throne?” “Why did you let this happen to me, please help me, I am just a lowly servant who tries better than most to do your will?”
John saw Jesus at the center of the universe in full, absolute authority. Even when He seems silent and inactive, even when bad things happen to His children, even when the wicked prosper and the ungodly are in the majority, the Lord is still on the throne!
Rulers of this world rise and fall, earthly thrones are occupied, shaken, then vacated. But Jesus is always securely seated on the throne at the center of the universe, in absolute sovereignty. John saw Him there!
(For those who may not understand, God put His Son Jesus in charge of heaven and earth. After Jesus’ 1000 year reign on earth and after Jesus rids the earth of sin and sinners then He will cause the earth to burn and then He will remake it just as beautiful as it was before sin came to earth. Then Jesus will give His control completely back over to God and eternity will begin. You see, God cannot be around sin or sinners and that is one reason God put His Son in charge of the heavens and the earth, until sin can be eradicated.)
Rev. 4:1-5 The Throne Room of Heaven
After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”
2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. 3 And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. 4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads. 5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no greater commandments than these” (Mark:30-31). When we obey these two commandments, we are obeying nearly all of the commandments in scripture. Therefore, our purpose in life is really all about relationships, that we love God first, and then each other as we love ourselves.
God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Who Sits on the Throne.” Please bless each one who has read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding. I pray for those who have chosen not to believe.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,