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Twenty Four Elders (Revelation 11.16-17)

"The twenty four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshipped God, saying 'We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.'" (Revelation 11.16-17)✞

Millennium

twenty four eldersIn view of the great victory, "the twenty four elders," that is, representatives of the whole Church and of all Old Testament believers, break out in thanksgiving and praise. This victory leads to the time when God takes on his supreme authority. It moves to the thousand year reign of God, the "Millennium," from the latin "mille" or thousand and "annus" for year. This will be a period of 1000 years of peace and prosperity for those on the earth. At the end of the Millennium, there is to come a final attack of all the hostile powers who will be defeated and then will follow the "Last Judgment." The throne room elders recognize that this is the beginning of the final reign of God. The time has come to set the record straight.

Reward God's Servants

A Heavenly PathIn Heaven, it is time to judge the dead and reward God's servants. The seventh angel sounds his trumpet, announcing the arrival of the Lord God Almighty. There is now no turning back. The coming judgments are no longer partial, but complete. God is in control. Humans want immediate justice and rewards right now and do not want to wait until later. It doesn't seem fair when evil people prosper and the good suffer. But God's way is different. We are told not to judge because true justice belongs to God in God's time.✞

"Throne Room Elders"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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