One Throne in Heaven

Whom will we see in heaven? Will we see one, or three? Will we see one throne, or three? If we say there in one throne, then who is sitting on the throne? Is Jesus sitting on the right hand of God? If we say there are three thrones, would that be a tritheistic view of God?. How many thrones are there and who is sitting on the throne? Many do not have a clear understanding of how we will see God in heaven. What do the Scriptures say?

In the book of Revelation John shows us the scene of one throne and one sitting on the throne.

Revelation 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

The book of Revelation tells us that Jesus is the Alpha, Omega, beginning, ending, Almighty, etc.

Revelation 1:7-8 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.  8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Revelation 1:17-18 17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:  18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

In Revelation 21, the one sitting on the throne is called Alpha, Omega, beginning, ending, and God.

Revelation 21:5-7 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.  6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.  7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

We see in the first chapter of Revelation that Jesus is the Alpha, Omega, beginning, ending, one which was, which is, and which is to come, Almighty, the first, and the last. The one sitting on the one throne in heave is making these same claims, using the same descriptive terms. The one sitting on the one throne is Jesus.

How can Jesus be sitting on the throne if he is the lamb standing before the throne? The lamb slain standing before the throne is a popular argument that is often used to show that Jesus is not the one sitting on the throne.

Revelation 5:6-7 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.  7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

If this verse is to be taken literally, then Jesus is separate from God, and he is an actual slain lamb in heaven. This verse is actually symbolic of the atonement, showing that Jesus was slain for our sins. Jesus was only slain in his humanity. It doesn’t mean that Jesus wasn’t God, or that he was separate from the one of the throne. Verse 6 shows that the lamb actually came from the midst of the throne.

We see this again in Revelation 7:17:

Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

The one sitting on the throne is the lamb. Our Father became our redeemer.

Isaiah 63:16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.

2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

The throne is called the throne of God and of the lamb.

Revelation 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

Notice the singular pronouns. This continues in the next verse.

Revelation 22:4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

These verses refer to God and the lamb as ‘he’. Jesus is God manifest in flesh.

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Jesus is God and the lamb.

In heaven, we will see one sitting on the throne- Jesus. In Jesus we will see all the fullness of the Godhead.

Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

When we see Jesus we will see the Father.

John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

Isn’t Jesus sitting on the right hand of God? If we look at the right hand of God as literal we run into several problems in scripture.

Some verses say that Jesus is sitting, while others say that he is standing.

Acts 2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

Acts 7:55-56 55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,  56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

This interpretation would make Jesus separate from God, making two beings, and making Jesus not God.

If we take these verses literal, then we have Jesus literally sitting or standing ON God’s right hand. If we take these verses literal, then we must take other verses literal that speak of Jesus and God, which means that Jesus is IN the bosom of the Father.

John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Looking at the books of Psalms, we see David with God AT his right hand.

Psalm 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

It is clear from their contexts that all of these verses are figurative.

To show three thrones in heaven is tritheism- the belief in three gods. The idea of three thrones contradicts Scripture, as Revelation 4:2 is clear there is one throne. Also, to say that there is one throne begs the question, who is sitting on the throne?

We see from Scripture that Jesus, our Father and Redeemer, is the one God sitting on the one throne in heaven. There is one throne, and one sitting on the throne- Jesus, the Alpha, Omega, beginning, ending, first, last, who was, is, and is to come, the Almighty.

13 Comments

  1. I’ve got a feeling about the book of Revelation, that it was meant to be something more than prophecy, etc… and it involves this subject

  2. Thank You for your research! I am an apostolic, and believe in the ONENESS of GOD! One throne in heaven is what proves that there is no Trinity! Jesus is the Godhead! AMEN!

  3. A trinitarian was quite baffled when I told her I believe in one God who’s name was Jesus. She couldn’t understand. She told me there are three distinct persons and three distinct thrones in heaven and that the bible puts everything in threes. I still to this day don’t know what bible she has been reading.

    Yes God is triune, but so are we, and we were made in his image. Jesus Christ is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost/Spirit. The fulness of the Godhead dwells in him bodily. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature.

    Genesis 1:1
    Ephesians 3:9
    Genesis 1:26,27
    Colossians 1:15; 2:9
    1 John 5:7
    John 14:6
    Revelation
    1 Corinthians 15:44
    1 John 3:16
    John 3:16
    Matthew 1:20
    Isaiah 9:6

    Thanks for sharing:)

  4. I am a ONE GOD believer always have been and always will be! Very excellent article, thank you for sharing it with us!

  5. God Bless to all..Yes of course there is only one God and Father of all…We know HIM as JESUS..its on the Bible if we really study his WORD He will reveal himself to us..trinity is nonsense to me anymore..the only ONE siting on the blue sapphire Throne on high..our Savior,Redeemer,Everlasting Father,Prince of Peace, our Mighty Archangel Michael, our Counselor, Judge of all the earth and Friend…and many other names..Amen

  6. I see a distinct difference in scripture between an archangel and God. Satan was Lucifer the most beautiful of angels. ALso it seems clear that the son,, Jesus Christ obeyed the Father and taught us to pray to the Father.  Some may argue that it is all semantics. Now I see through a glass darkly,  I believe the Trinity  is a mystery that will be revealed when we see HIM face to face.

  7. This is a very interesting topic. I just discussed this with my friends during our bible study at home. The simple formula is God is ONE. The SON=FATHER=HOLY SPIRIT. We should not confuse the humanity of Jesus with the divinity of him. The Father was in the Son and the Son in the Father. You may be somewhat confuse or think that the Father is separate from the Son when you read certain passages such as ” I will pray the father and he will send you another comforter”, or “Father unto your hand I commit my spirit”, or ” and when u pray say Our Father….. the list is long especially in the book of John. However, how do we understand these passages? It’s simple. Many atimes in the scriptures Jesus addresses people using the human part of him. The human aspect of Jesus prayed to the Father (the Divine part) everytime. If you don’t understand it that way, then it means that u believe we have three Gods. You may say that u believe in 3 God in 1, but that will not make sense because some things that Jesus said may mean that if He is different from the Father, then He is inferior to the Father though they are both God. How do u explain that. Jesus actually gave a vivid clue of his whole being when he answered Phillip question in John 14:9. Phillip wanted to know the father, but Jesus replied him that He was surprised that Phillip had been with him for so long and yet did not know that He is the Father. That is what Jesus replied if you read the verse very well. 

  8. you people doesn’t know how to interpret the Scripture. Why are you so concerned about how many thrones in heaven?. The real question is will you be there at the end?. This my question to you then? who raised Jesus from the dead? why did He say Father into Your hand I commit my spirit?

    Read Romans 6:4 – 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

    John 1:1-2  1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.      

    The WORD who is Jesus Himself was with God in the beginning – then there is already 2 person to that.

    This is what I believe, the triune God is not three IN One, but they are 3 AS One. It means they function as ONE God, none of them do their own thing, but they work together in unity. The Father is the one who SPEAK – COMMAND, The Son is the CREATING, and the Holy Spirit is FILLING – making beautiful.

    example: Gen. 1:3 – God said: LEt there be light: means THE FATHER SPEAKS, THE WORD THAT HE USE IS JESUS since JESUS is the WORD and CREATED the light because He is the Creator, The HOLY SPIRIT makes it shine/makes it beautiful, gives life to that light.

    Why will GOd say: Let US make man in our image and likeness? – He didnt say it to angels because angels have no power to create: GOd the Father command/speaks, Jesus create man, Holy Spirit(God breathe) gives life.
     

    again when Adam and Eve sinned: God said, Now the man has become like ONE of US – knowing good and evil? Who is God mentioning in that verse that One of them have become like man knowing good and evil? it was Jesus, right! (but God is peaking this in eternity, no time.)

    we cannot deny in many ocassions in the bible that gives us clarity that Jesus meantioned the Father, that He came to do the will of Him who sent Him, He also said I only do the things that My Father do… Yes Jesus said, I and the Father are One, this means that In Jesus body, not only Jesus has become physical but the Father and the Holy Spirit lives in Him. That’s why when Jesus was here on this earth, the Triune God came down on this earth through Jesus body…. (Remember His name Immanuel – means GOD with us)

    john 14:9- 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?   

    John 8:16 -19 – 16 And yet if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me. 17 It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true. 18 I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me.”    

  9. Jesus is God. Jesus is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I am an Apostolic believer.. and Jesus raised Himself from the deadJohn 2:19. Jesus answered them, ” Destroy this temple in three days and I will raise it up.. Jesus is God.. Isaiah Prophesied His name shall be EVER LASTING FATHER…  Theres no other father besides Jesus 

  10. True, the most important thing is that we have our name in the Lambs Book of Life, and once we see HIM face to face, we ak him all of our un answered questions.
      This is century old discussion. There are some believers that interpret the scriptures to indacte that their are 2 persons in the Godhead.
       I have one question for those who believe in the trinity. Which person of the trinity overshadowed Mary for the mirraculous conception. The Bible says that she would be found with child of the Holy Ghost. (paraphrazing). Where I come from,the one causing the conception is refered to as the Father.  One more question, If the 3 are coequal, where is the Holy Ghost in the Book of Revelation,past the 2nd chapter?

  11. WE are One GOD Believer also and I am holding three of my best memory Bibe verse in my whole life: DEUTERONOMY 6:4. ISAIAH 43:11. REVELATION 22:21.. The name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST revealed.. in these last passge of Bible Scriptures in the Bible…. Amen and Amen.

    GOD BLESS US ALL IN JESUS Name.. Amen and Amen… Forever and Amen and Amen.. AMEN.

    Architect NEIL BRON JALAC.. BROTHERS IN CHRIST ALONE.. PRAISE THE LORD..

  12. I belive all that i have read for the past 7 year now i am haveing vishion of god him self and i all was say jesus is god i saw the battle of saton and jesus in haven all so i saw my self in a vishion in haven lydow on a golden alter and the 1 ho sat on the trone and the 7 golden lampstan and 24 elders

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