Are you available for God’s personal interaction?
1Samuel 1-3 / Revelation 3-4
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OT – 3:10 And the LORD came and called as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel replied, “Yes, your servant is listening.”
NT – 4:1-3 Then as I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me with the sound of a mighty trumpet blast. The voice said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after these things.” And instantly I was in the Spirit, and I saw a throne in heaven and someone sitting on it! The one sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones–jasper and carnelian. And the glow of an emerald circled his throne like a rainbow.
OT Flash Points
Personal interaction of God with:
NT Flash Points
Personal interaction of Jesus with churches
Access to the Throne Room
4 creatures and 24 elders
Perpetual witness & praise
Vicarious identification with sin and its effects
Intercession is not sympathy but identification with God’s interests in others!