The Book of Revelation 4:2

One Throne

“And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.” (Rev 4:2 KJV)

We see from Revelation 3:21 there are two types of thrones- literal and metaphoric. The throne Jesus spoke of in 3:21 was metaphoric. The throne in 4:2 is literal. It is a single throne with one single being sitting on that throne. We see the identity of the one on the throne in chapter 21:

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.”

(Rev 21:5-6 KJV)

Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.

“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.” (Rev 1:8 KJV)

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.”

(Rev 1:17-18 KJV)

It is clear that Jesus is the one sitting on the throne in Heaven. When we stand before the throne of God it is the face of Jesus that we will see.

Throne – 2362 θρόνος thronos {thron’-os}

Meaning:  1) a throne seat 1a) a chair of state having a footstool 1b) assigned in the NT to kings, hence, kingly power or royalty 1b1) metaph. to God, the governor of the world 1b2) to the Messiah, Christ, the partner and assistant in the divine administration 1b2a) hence divine power belonging to Christ 1b3) to judges i.e. tribunal or bench 1b4) to elders

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