And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon The Throne, and unto The Lamb.
The Throne!? The Throne of God is the reigning centre of God in the Abrahamic religions: primarily Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The Throne is said by various holy books to reside beyond the Seventh Heaven and is called Araboth in Judaism, and al-‘Arsh in Islam.
They Throne is characterized by peace and submission; God rests upon them. Thrones are depicted as great wheels containing many eyes, and reside in the area of the cosmos where material form begins to take shape.
In The Word, John states that in front of The Throne there appears to be “a sea of glass, clear as crystal”, and that The Throne is surrounded by a lion, an ox, a man, and a flying eagle; each with six wings and covered with eyes, who constantly cry “Holy, holy, holy is The Lord God All Mighty, Who was, and is, and is to come” Amen.
The great multitude from all nations that stood before God’s Throne, which John saw, cried out to ascribe salvation to God and to the Lamb of God. There has not been, nor ever will be, a human being of any nation or language or people group saved but by the blood of Jesus Christ. He alone, and the Father who sent Him, gain the glory for salvation, along with the Holy Spirit who applies that salvation to men’s hearts.
And we pray:
May we be among that great multitude, Lord, who will cry out eternal praises to You for the great salvation You have wrought. Let us look forward to that day, and yet, not wait till then to begin to praise You. Take away the stain of pride and self-praise, and let us joyfully give all the glory to You alone in The name of Jesus, Amen.