The Twenty-Four Elders

My Heart is for Israel

Revelation 4:4-5
The End Times

In my last post, we began our journey into the heavenly visions that Yochanan recorded beginning in Revelation 4.  In this post, we continue to examine Yochanan’s vision of the Twenty-Four Elders.

4 Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and on the thrones sat twenty-four elders dressed in white clothing and wearing gold crowns on their heads. 5 From the throne came forth lightnings, voices and thunderings; and before the throne were seven flaming torches, which are the sevenfold Spirit of God.” ~ Revelation 4:4-5 (CJB)

Most interpreters consider the Twenty-Four Elders represent all of God’s people glorified: the twelve Patriarchs of the tribes of Judah and the twelve Apostles, signifying the union of God’s people in the Tanakh and Brit Hadashah.  (Personally, this is what I accept as the proper interpretation.)  Others see the elders as heavenly counterparts of the…

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