Revelation 4:5 ‘From the throne came flashes of lightening, rumblings and peals of thunder’.
This Old Testament style of description adds to the drama of the moment and speaks of the awesome power and glory of the presence of God.
Exodus 19:16 records: ‘On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled’.
We will see this description of flashes of lightening and thunder throughout the Book of Revelation.
Revelation 16:17 ‘The seventh angel poured out his bowl in the air and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying: “It is done”. Then there came flashes of lightening, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake.’
God’s omnipotent and ever-powerful presence saturates the chapters and pages of this magnificent book!
We should approach the Book of Revelation with a sense of awe and wonder…