I used to think that being in heaven—just sitting around singing hymns—wouldn’t exactly excite me. Then I thought about the elders in Revelation 4. All they did was sit on thrones in the presence of God.
I still haven’t arrived at the point that I can fully accept it. But I have come to see that the direct, personal revelation of God is the highest that He has to offer. To be permanently in the presence of God—there is nothing beyond that. I don’t think I have arrived, but I am much nearer being fully satisfied with nothing but the presence of God.
Let me remind you that God is a self-revealing God. He is a Creator who loves to reveal Himself. The highest reward God has to offer you is the revelation of Himself. So, back to these twenty-four victorious overcomers with golden wreaths on their heads who are in the presence of God. Every time they have a vision of the holiness of God, they end up on their faces.
Well, brothers and sisters, if it’s good enough for the elders and the seraphim, it should be good enough for you and me.