I Saw The Lord On His Throne… By Pastor Ron Hamm
Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne. Rev. 5:11…. and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God. Rev. 7:11. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace and find mercy to help us in our time of need. Heb. 4:16
In 1997, one day as I was praying a vision came to my mind of me worshiping at the awesome throne of God. In front of me was a number of angels and saints impossible to count, gathered around the throne of our Father in heaven. Due to being in the back of the worshipers, I could not see the throne clearly; I wanted to get a closer look at the Father on the throne so I was jumping up and down to look upon our Father in heaven. Incredible peace and joy flooded my soul. It was a joy to be in the presence of the Father at the throne of God and at his right hand was Jesus Christ.
Before I was a Christian, it used to seem a little boring to think about worshiping God all the time or playing a harp or some such thing in heaven. However, once I was born again, it is the one place I long for more than any other. What happened? Well, my spirit was born again, and I was made to “sit in heavenly places” by faith. …and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, Eph. 2:6
When I became a new person, I realized that the throne of the Father is the center of activity on earth (in the hearts of His people) and in heaven. And worship is no longer boring at all, for each time I bow my heart and sing His praise, I sense His awesome presence! In heaven, I believe worship will take on much more significance because there will be no more hindrances from the devil to keep us from worshiping God. Also, I believe it will never be boring; for each time we bow our hearts in worship, raise our hands in surrender, and sing from our hearts in praise, we will experience a new dimension of God’s glory. Even now we are being transformed from glory to glory. Imagine being before His very throne with no devils to hinder us. As we cry holy, holy, holy, we’ll know all is well. We must remember that we are never worthy in and of ourselves to worship at the throne of God. It is only through the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, that we have been made worthy. So worship does not depend on how we feel, but on who Jesus Christ is.
When Paul and Silas were arrested for their faith and chained to the wall, they began to sing at midnight. Well, God heard their song of praise and delivered them from their enemies. While physically they were bound in a dark prison cell, they saw past that reality to the Father’s throne (the center of heaven, earth, time and eternity) and began to worship the Father in Spirit and Truth. If only we could see beyond our present troubles to our Father in heaven! How I wish everyone could see the glory of the Father’s throne. Praise the Lord!
For Me to Live is Christ When you’re happy, praise the Lord. When you don’t know what to do, praise the Lord. When you’re sad, praise the Lord. When you’re in trouble, praise the Lord. When all is well, praise the Lord. When life treats you fair, praise the Lord. When life lets you down, praise the Lord. Our life is hid with Christ in God, and we are made to sit in heavenly places by faith, not just in the future but even now. Let’s rejoice as we gather around the throne together.