Call To Die

Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Seated With Christ Upon His Throne

To the conqueror: I will give to him to sit with me upon my throne, as I too conquered and sat with my Father upon his throne. (Revelation 3:21)
The idea of the enthronement of the saints was revealed as early as in Daniel 7:18, 27.[1] The revelation here is in keeping with the Lord’s earlier words to the apostles, recorded in Luke 22:28-30. In Revelation 3:21, Jesus says that the victor will sit with Him on His throne. How many can sit upon a single throne at one time? As the ancient world knew of a bisellium– a throne that was a single piece of furniture with two seats– the image here should bring to mind one piece of furniture with multiple seats.[2] The persevering Christian follows the example of Christ, “who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Heb 12:2). Not only do we follow His example, but we also get to share in His reward, being promised that we will get to sit on His throne with Him.


[1]Aune, Revelation 1-5, 261.
[2]Ibid., 262.

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