[1] After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” [2] At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. [3] And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. 

John was LOOKING for Jesus
John SAW the door Jesus was opening
John HEARD Jesus when he spoke – “Come up here..”
Immediately John was in the Spirit in Heaven
John saw the Lord on His throne
Surrounding Jesus on the throne was a rainbow signifying God’s commitment to us and his grace and mercy.


We should follow this example.. Always look and listen for Jesus.  If we look and listen, we will see and hear Him as he directs us.  What does that really mean?  Stay in the Word, constantly pray, Praise Him and Worship Him every chance we get, and when we look for advice, look to biblically strong Christian friends.  We will all slip at times but as we stay grounded and try our best to live in the Lord’s will for us, we’ll experience His grace and mercy.


Lord thank you for loving us and for your promise of eternal life at your side.  Thank you for giving us the tools we need to understand your will for our lives on this earth.  Help us stay strong, filling our hearts and mind with your will, and help us to share this with others.