Chapter 7 Verse 15 (NIV)
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"they are before the throne of God
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them.
"they are before the THRONE of GOD
`Day and night' means continually like the four living creatures do in Revelation 4:8. That there is day and night at this time of John's vision indicates that the first heaven (Genesis 1:6-8) and the first earth have not passed away yet, Revelation 21:1. Symbolically, this matches with Christ's prayer that we are in Him and He in us, John 17:20-26, and His teaching that as a vine we abide in unity, John 15:1-8. Then we, as believers, being His temple right now, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, also should have this same singleness of purpose: TO SERVE GOD!
The result of SERVING GOD:Luke 9:23-27 is fulfilled.
This is so typical GOD - He did the same with His shekinah presence on the Old Testament:
Later on Jesus himself defined the TRUE LIGHT in John 1:9-14. And we get to partake of it! AMEN.NEVER AGAIN will these people go without the protection of God! HALLELUJAH!
from the The Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright ) 1973,
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Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing
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