10 The four [tessares] and [kai] twenty [eikosi] elders [presbuteros] fall down [pipto] before [enopion] him that sat [kathemai] on [epi] the throne, [thronos] and [kai] worship [proskuneo] him that liveth[zao] for [eis] ever [aion] and ever, [aion] and [kai] cast [ballo] their [autos] crowns [stephanos] before [enopion] the throne, [thronos] saying, [lego]KJV-Interlinear
10 the twenty-four elders will
fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives
forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, NASB
The twenty-four elders, sitting on their twenty-four
thrones, which we studied earlier in verse four, demonstrate their
acknowledgement of the rule and authority and position of Christ, by bowing
before Him and removing their crowns of royalty, and placing them at His feet.
For it is due to Christ that they have the crowns
in the first place.
None of the elders (these represent the believers,
and especially the mature believers of the Church Age), could have achieved
their rank and blessing, were it not for Jesus Christ.That will be clear from their testimony in
the next verse.
In heaven, there is perfect peace, prosperity, and
contentment.There is no conflict, no dissention,
no conceit of opinion.There is no inordinate ambition or competitiveness for authority or
The picture of Christ, the throne He occupies, and
the foundation of truth upon which it sits, and so forth, provide overwhelming
proof, in substance, as to the power and right and truth of God.
Far too many people live in this world and do not
even take the time to read their Bibles.They all have an opinion, and they are all wrong in their conclusions
regarding life.And yet right before us
we have the detailed description of heaven and Gods sovereign authority and
control, and purpose, which is good, and has the best interest in mind for each
and every person.
And yet, people just do not seem to be interested.And that is unfortunate.
But as for you, since you
are actually reading this study, and perhaps are engaged in other studies
(hopefully good and legitimate studies), your future will be infinitely better
than most people who live in this world.
Actually your destiny will be infinitely better than most folks who have lived
in all of human history.Too many have
ignored the grace and blessings offered by God, and that is due to their disinterest.
If you have been following the 1 Timothy 6 study, then you know that those who lack truth, lack it
because they just are not interested in truth, but in their own self defined
destiny, which is no destiny at all.
By setting aside your own opinions and learning the
truth from doctrine, you will voluntarily discover the overwhelming grace and
blessings of God, and your total destiny and completeness in life, which comes
from Him and through Him.