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  • Robert Shumate on Revelation 4
    Who are the 24 elders
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Revelation 4
    Hi Robert.

    There's two popular views, One is they're the 12 Apostles and the sons of Jacob.

    The other view is they represent The Church/ Redeemed.

    Because of what's mentioned in Revelation 5:8-10.

    Revelation 1:6.

    and 1 Peter 2:5-9.

    Revelation 5:8-10. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

    And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood OUT OF EVERY KINDRED, AND TONGUE, AND PEOPLE, AND NATION;

    And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

    What's interesting is what's mentioned in Revelation 5:6. in conjuction with Revelation 2:1.

    Seems to be a change of location In Revelation Ch 2 and 3 Jesus is in the midst of the Church on Earth, by the time we get to Revelation 4:1. The scene is in heaven!! And Jesus is in the midst of the Church in Revelation 5:6.

    Revelation 5:6. And I beheld, and, lo,-

    -" IN THE MIDST OF THE THRONE AND OF THE FOUR BEASTS, AND IN THE MIDST OF THE ELDERS, STOOD A LAMB"

    as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

    If this is the Church they're in Heaven it seems to suggest a pre trib Rapture.

    God bless.
  • GiGi - in Reply on Revelation 4
    Hi.

    Perhaps they are the twelve sons of Jacob and the twelve apostles?


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