Testimony of Just Men Made Perfect
Thrones and the Court System
God’s throne often is thought of a place of worship, but it is also a Judge’s seat in a courtroom setting.
What do we see happening in these verses?
God was seated, thousands ministered to Him, thousands more stood before Him, the court was seated and the books opened. Revelation 4:4 tells us of even more thrones. Those on the thrones and wearing crowns have authority.
Can we wear a crown and have authority while still here on earth?
2 Timothy 4:8 and James 1:12
What are we promised?
How do we obtain the crowns?
They are given and not won.
The Great Cloud of Witnesses
Who is the great cloud of witnesses?
These are the martyrs that are praying and interceding. They are crying out for justice for their blood that was spilled. The saints of old are still invested in the causes for which they laid down their lives. They are not just cheering, they are releasing their voices in the courts. They have won a place in the courts because of their obedience to God while on earth
The Church in Heaven and on Earth
We need to agree with these witnesses because that produces the legal right for us to complete the things for which they laid down their lives. The church on earth and the church in heaven need to come into agreement for His kingdom will to be accomplished.
They Cannot be Made Perfect Without Us
What do they need to be made perfect?
They laid down their lives for a Kingdom’s cause and they remained invested in that mission until it is complete.
Who is going to complete it?