When God Sits On His Throne
Feb. 8, 1998 pm
Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision
by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great
sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till
the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and
made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.
And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself
on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the
teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. After
this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back
of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion
was given to it. After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth
beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great
iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with
the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were
before it; and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there
came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of
the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were
eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did
sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head
like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and
his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth
from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand
times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books
I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake:
I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed,
and given to the burning flame. As concerning the rest of the beasts, they
had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season
Daniel 7:13-14 I
saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man
came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they
brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory,
and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him:
his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away,
and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst
of [my] body, and the visions of my head troubled me. I came near
unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So
he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
These great beasts, which are four, are
four kings, which shall arise out of the earth. But the saints of
the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever,
even for ever and ever. Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast,
which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth
were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured,
brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; And of the ten
horns that [were] in his head, and of the other which came up, and
before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth
that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his
fellows. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed
against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given
to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,
which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth,
and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out
of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another
shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall
subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the most
High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change
times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and
times and the dividing of time. But the judgment shall sit, and they
shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto
the end. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the
kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints
of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and
all dominions shall serve and obey him.
Daniel saw the future as he knew it.
He saw from his point of view what was to come.
Four kingdoms would rise up.
Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and a fourth one diverse from all others.
It was in the days of the Lord Jesus that this Fourth Kingdom stood.
It was in the day of the CHURCH that ROME was in power.
A terrible beast, worse than previous.
Four winds strove or stirred up the sea of humanity and out came these
The Bible speaks about the four winds in the New Testament.
Jesus spoke of the four winds.
Revelation speaks of the four winds.
Matthew 24:29-31 Immediately after the
tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall
not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers
of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son
of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and
they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power
and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet,
and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one
end of heaven to the other.
Revelation 7:1-3 And after these things
I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding
the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth,
nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from
the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice
to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we
have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Nothing really happened so much until the fourth beast arose
The four winds stir up the world and the people.
The sea is the multitude of people.
Troubles come rise like billowy waves.
From world's troubles rise out four beasts.
when that happened, THE ANCIENT OF DAYS SAT ON HIS THRONE
Judgment SAT DOWN when we read that God sat down
"judgment was SET"
and when the ANCIENT OF DAYS sat on his throne, we read that the thrones
of the beasts/kingdoms were thrown down
we read that the SON OF MAN came to him and took dominion and power
we read that trouble is given to the saints and that the fourth beast seeks
to wear down the saints and prevail against them
As Daniel received clearer interpretations in Ch. 7, we get the picture
that the dominion was taken by the Son, and the saints were to TAKE the
power of the beast
"But the judgment shall sit, and they shall
take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
Something was already prepared for them to handle trouble, and they simply
needed to think on that and remember that, and stand upon that.
When it is mentioned "BUT the judgment shall sit", we then read "THEY
SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS DOMINION."
Today, the work is done.
The Son took the dominion.
Trouble keeps on, though.
So when trouble comes, we must realize what happened for us!
Psalm 9:4-5 For
thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging
right. Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked,
thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
When God sits on His throne, we see it is for our sakes.
He maintains my right and my cause.
The heathen, the enemy, are destroyed.
We might go through trials, but God sits on his throne.
We may go through hardships from the enemy, but God maintains my right
and my cause.
THE outcome is settled.
Satan is wasting his time against us.
The King sits forever on His throne and He sits there for us!
Trouble seemed to continue on for a bit, but suddenly, when the saints
realized THE JUDGMENT STILL SITS, we read they took the power of the beast!!
When God sat down on His throne, something big was about to happen.
A decision was about to be made.
Ahab was wicked and a prophet saw a vision.
He saw God sitting on his throne and all the host of heaven on his right
and left sides.
He saw spirits suggesting to do this and other spirits suggesting that.
He saw God decide for one spirit to be a lying spirit in the mouth of Ahab's
prophets to tempt Ahab.
Ahab ended up falling.
his throne was "thrown".
When human thrones are corrupt, God sits on His Throne in righteousness,
and things will change.
King Uzziah backslid by trying to be a priest as well as a king
One of Israel's great heroes became a reproach.
Struck with leprosy, Uzziah was cast out of the kingdom and left in a leper
colony to die.
The year Israel's failure of a king died, when the thought of a throne
seemed to suggest failure and weakness, ISAIAH SAW GOD ON HIS THRONE, HIGH
AND LIFTED UP.
And Isaiah received holiness from God to SPEAK GOD'S WORD.
What is this telling us?
God told him that men on thrones may rise and fall but this time GOD HAS
SAT ON HIS THRONE.
Psalm 29:10-11 The LORD sitteth
upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever. The LORD will give
strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
In Revelation we see the fourth beast rise up from the sea just as Daniel
Because God sits on His throne, we read He gives strength to His people.
The throne of the King represents one who is there for his country and
When He sits on the throne He does things for His people.
John saw a dragon try to devour the manchild in Revelation 12
He saw the woman ready to give birth to this child, and the dragon waiting
for him to be born.
The manchild is born and immediately rose up to the THRONE to rule.
The woman immediately races into the desert.
Michael and his angels fight against the dragon and his angels and throws
him down to the earth.
The dragon goes wild and chases after the woman.
And the Bible says the KINGDOM OF GOD IS COME.
Deliverance is come.
And it says THEY OVERCAME THE DRAGON by the blood of the lamb and the word
of their testimony.
At this point, Satan changes tactics.
We read on and see the dragon making war with the rest of the woman's seed.
And we read that the rest of her seed are the saints of have the testimony
Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was
wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed,
which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
He musters up all his power that he can muster up.
He raises up a fourth beast.
Revelation 13:1-2 And I stood upon the
sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads
and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name
of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his
feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion:
and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Daniel said the fourth beast rises against the saints.
A BEAST comprised of the characteristics of the first three beasts in Daniel
Like a leopard, feet like a bear and a mouth like a lion rises.
A fourth beast rises.
Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto
him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given
him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
ROME ROSE UP TO conquer the church.
Nero burned christians at the stake.
Rome threw soldiers of faith into the arenas with the beasts.
Today the spirit of Rome still encircles the earth with her influence.
She still affects people and people still worship Rome.
And sometimes life gets hard and trials come.
But we must realize that in the days of the fourth beast, in the days of
the CHURCH, Daniel saw THE ANCIENT OF DAYS SIT DOWN.
A beast describing the world's governments is used by Satan to defy the
Though troubles come our way as the spirit of the world presses against
us, we can be strengthened with Daniel...
He said the beast was given power against the saints, BUT THE JUDGMENT
GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE.
The most powerful nation on earth, the USA, holds a government whose standard
of the eagle is the same as ancient Rome's...
Whose buildings of government are like Roman and Greek structures made
of pillars and columns and wreathen work...
Who structure their government as ancient ROME with a Roman style "senate"...
...took prayer out of their schools, and Canada was close behind.
The most powerful nation on earth is patterned after Rome.
Roman "Catholic" religion holds more power in the earth day than any other.
All of this is called the fourth beast.
Satan used a beast to fall mankind at the beginning.
The serpent was more subtle than any beast
of the field.
But, thank God, the Lord said that the seed of the woman and the rest of
her seed, the saints of the most High God, shall bruise the beast's head
Before God showed John any trouble or wickedness to come, He showed Him
this notable vision:
In the midst of the very roots of all this Roman system, way back 2000
years ago, when the beast had risen as the four winds strove once more
on the sea of humanity, John saw the following:
Revelation 4:1-2 After this I looked,
and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which
I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said,
Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And
immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a
throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
THE SAME VISION IS SEEN IN REVELATION 5 AS IS IN DANIEL 7
To begin this entire vision of troubles and trials, John saw GOD SITTING
ON A THRONE.
Something great is going to happen when God sits on His throne!!!
Daniel said that one like the Son of Man walked up to the ancient of days
and took dominion and power.
And we read the interpretation means that the saints of the most high receive
When did we receive power?
When did we receive dominion?
When did one like the Son of Man walk to the ancient of days and take dominion?
Revelation 5:6-8 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. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of
him that sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the book, the four
beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having
every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the
prayers of saints.
When the beast of the serpent first threw man into slavery, God told him
that the seed of the woman would bruise his, the serpent-beast's, head
In Rev. 5, John saw one sitting on the throne with a book in his hand.
And no one could take the book and open it.
But suddenly a lamb appeared.
A lamb as if it had been slain.
And this lamb, when He took the book, caused the saints of God to shout
that He redeemed them by his blood and made them kings and priests and
said they shall reign on the earth.
According to this, this occurred when Jesus rose from the dead!!
John seen the missing ingredient that Daniel did not see.
JOHN SAW THE BLOOD
This is what REVELATION 12:10-11 said was the victory of the saints
who overcame the DRAGON.
Revelation 12:10-11 And I heard a loud
voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom
of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren
is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they
overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony;
and they loved not their lives unto the death.
When He redeemed us by His blood.
What kind of reigning on earth are they talking about?
The Son of Man is Jesus Christ
Head means power.
Since Daniel said THE ANCIENT OF DAYS sat on his throne in the days of
the fourth beast, and the Son of Man came and took dominion, and the beast
continued to war against the saints, but the judgment was still set, God
still sat on the throne, then we must understand that our trials from the
world right now are already taken care of.
Daniel said the saints will had hard times.
"but the judgment was set"
He sat on His throne way back at Calvary.
And after he said the judgment was set, we read the saints took control.
Romans 5:17 For if by one man's offence
death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and
of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
By the power of Jesus Christ, the ones who receive grace shall reign
Reign in everyday living!
Reign in victory over circumstances!
Rev 5 and Daniel 7 agree
And the reason Daniel said the Son of man took the dominion and then later
we read the saints took the dominion was because
HE DID IT FOR THEM.
HE MADE THEM KINGS AND PRIESTS AND THEY SHALL REIGN ON THE EARTH
Revelation 5:9-10 And
they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to
open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God
by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests:
and we shall reign on the earth.
RULE YOUR OWN LIFE
The Son took the dominion and the saints had power in Daniel.
The Lamb took the book and the saints were redeemed and would reign on
the earth in Revelation.
HE DID MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US BY HIS BLOOD
After Daniel saw the Son take the dominion, he saw the beast continue to
war, and saints persecuted,
We read the lamb has seven horns.
Last week we said that JERICHO's walls fell when the priests took seven
rams horns and made them trumpets and sounded them on the seventh day.
WE SEE A LAMB WITH SEVEN HORNS IN REVELATION, AND THEN WE READ IN REV.
8 THAT SEVEN TRUMPETS WERE GOING TO BE SOUNDED.
SEVEN RAM'S HORNS REPRESENTS ALL POWER.
AND WHEN WE COULD NOT SAVE OURSELVES, JESUS HAD ALL POWER, RESURRECTED
FROM THE DEAD, AND WENT TO TAKE DOMINION FOR US.
Adam had dominion and lost it as the beast ruled him.
Jesus comes with all power and takes DOMINION for us .
John saw the Lord take the little book from the hand of the one on the
throne, like Daniel, and all power for the church was taken
But we then read, BUT THE JUDGMENT WAS SET.
The saints had to learn about it and then use it.
It is PREACHING the WORD
But the we read that seven trumpets sounded.
The blowing of 7 trumpets means the preaching of ALL POWER of the LAMB.
And that POWER is for us!!!
After the seven trumpets sound, something great happens.
Isaiah 58: Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy
voice like a trumpet, and shew my people ...
Revelation 10:7 But in the days
of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery
of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
It is no more a mystery when it has been FULLY (7 means fully) proclaimed
(blown like trumpets)
He is seen in verse 2 with a little book OPENED
Revelation 11:15-18 And the seventh
angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms
of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ;
and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which
sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast,
and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and
hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the
time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give
reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that
fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy
After seven trumpets, THE KINGDOM OF GOD CAME
After Jesus took His power, the message had to get through.
After Daniel saw the Son take dominion after GOD SAT DOWN, the beast persecuted
and the message got through.
"But the judgment was set"
And the saints took the power.
After Paul was all done teaching about grace, he said....
After fully understanding the message of grace, the saints will take power
from the devil.
Romans 16:19-20 For your obedience
is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf:
but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning
evil. And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
HE SITS HIGH ABOVE THE MOUNTAIN
It won't be long you see the serpent crushed under your feet if you understand
When you realize what happens when GOD SITS ON HIS THRONE.
THE KING OF KINGS AND LORD IS HE
AND ALL POWER IS HIS FOREVER
HE STILL REIGNS
AN EMTPY GRAVE IS THERE TO PROVE
DEATH COULD NEVER HOLD OUR KING
HE STILL REIGNS!