Derek Prince shows the way to victorious intimacy with God and explains how you can enter into the very presence of God to receive the spiritual, physical, and emotional blessings of true worship.
Extract from the book:
Some time ago, I said to Ruth, “We do not read Revelation often enough. It is a hard book to understand, but that does not mean that we should not read it.” So we read it through once, but we did not get anything out of it. We read it through a second time— but again, nothing. I said, “Never mind; it is the Word of God; we will read it.” The third time, something clicked. After that, whenever Ruth would ask what we should read, she knew what I would say—Revelation 4 and 5.
Revelation 4 is about the throne room of heaven; this is the place from which the universe is run. Within this throne room there is one supremely characteristic activity: worship.
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” Whenever the living creatures give glory, honour and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives forever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne. (Revelation 4:8–10 NIV)
That is the pattern of worship in heaven; they fall down before the One who sits on the throne. I remember singing an old hymn in church: “All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall; bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him . . . Lord of all.” I remember looking at church-goers standing stiffly in their pews and singing, “Let angels prostrate fall.” Most would say, “Well, that may be fine for angels, but do not ask me to do anything so undignified!” But that is how it is done in heaven. I know I am perfectly content to worship the way they worship there.
In Revelation, we have a scene of the One who sits on the throne with a scroll, which is the unfolding disclosure of the book of Revelation. The centre of the universe is the throne and it extends in ever widening circles to the utmost bounds of the universe. Everyone and everything, doing only one thing: worshipping. And who is at the centre? The Lamb. What a glorious day that will be. Amen.