In Revelation 4, the Apostle John recorded his vision of the throne room of God. If nothing else, from this vision one can look ahead and know that a day is coming when all will be right with the world and the one who accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will experience the unhindered presence of God the Father. As John was caught up in the Spirit, he described the throne room of God as a place of vivid wonder; a place characterized by colors only describable with the names of the finest jewels, by the sights and sounds of lightning and thunder, and by the unceasing praise of God Almighty. Imagine for a moment the holiness and awe-inspiring sight before John's eyes. He was transported into the dwelling place of God which has existed for forever past and will exist for forever future. He experienced the joy of seeing heaven as it actually is—the dwelling place of God. Human words do not begin to touch the holiness, the awe, and the wonder of a place free from sin and its consequences. However, John's experience does offer hope and peace to us today.
James Christopher Powell has served as assistant minister in Northwest Florida for ten years.
He studies at The Baptist College of Florida where he is working on a Master's degree in Christians Studies.
He married his wife Jennifer in March 2014.