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2. 2nd Heaven (Second Kingdom); Holy Spiritual Kingdom of God, Heaven of Heavens, Paradise. Where God sits on His moveable Throne; has His original Temple on the Heavenly Mount Zion., help with Godís plan to save us.
God created His original Temple on the Heavenly Mount Zion in the 2nd Heaven; so all the angelic beings could worship Him. God would later have Moses copy tabernacle on earth (Ex 25:40), then have Solomon build His earthly Temple in Jerusalem.
*They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: "See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain." Heb 8:5 NIV+
After Jesus died on the cross, His human spiritual being entered the Holy Place of our Godís Temple in the 2nd Heaven as atonement for the faithful/believersí sins; which now made them perfectly holy. All the faithful spiritual beings waiting in Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom behind Jesus spiritual being as the first human spiritual beings after Jesus to come into the 2nd Heaven. Now all believersí spiritual beings come directly to the 2nd Heaven when we physically die on earth. See C. 15-17
*But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. Heb 9:11-12 NASB+
When Jesus appeared to John in Revelation, He told John to write: (a.) the things he had seen; when Jesus appeared to him.
(b.)Then the things John would see which are, which had already happened. And finally (c.) and finally the things John would see which must take place, after the things John had seen which have already happened.
*Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this. Rev 1:19 NKJV+
*After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things." Rev 4:1 NASB+
Then Johnís spiritual being was taken into the 2nd Heaven; and he saw One, God the Father sitting on His Throne in the 2nd Heaven.
*Immediately I was in [Or in spirit] the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne. Rev 4:2 NASB+
Around Godís Throne John saw 24 thrones, with 24 elders sitting on them in white garments, wearing golden crowns. The 24 elders were angelic beings, who would be copied on earth managing Godís Tabernacle.
*Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads. Rev 4:4 ESV+
We know they were angelic beings for John would later see Jesus in Rev chap 5 when He had ascended into Heaven after He had died to atone for our sins, received a glorified body and ascended into Heaven to sit at the right hand of God. From where He would have His Father send out the Holy Spirit Jesus promised to send to His apostles so on Pentecost the Spirit could be sent out over the earth.
*which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, Eph 1:20 NKJV+
*And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Rev 5:6 NKJV+
The elders had to be angelic beings for no human spiritual being could come into the 2nd Heaven until Jesus died on the cross to make the faithful/believers spiritual beings holy. The spiritual beings of the faithful, who died before Christís death, went to Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom, see 3b below.
*No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. Jn 3:13 ESV+
*Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. Heb 9:15 ESV+
The angelic beings for over 4,000 years would be the only ones beside God in His 2nd Heaven; until Jesus died on the cross and His human spiritual being came into His Fatherís Temple there to forgive the faithful/believers sins, and the faithful believers spiritual beings came into the 2nd Heaven.
Since the 24 elders were sitting on thrones in white garments with golden crowns on their heads, they had special authority under the Father; for they would throw down their crowns before the Father who sits on His Throne, and worship Him. They are the 24 member jury in Godís court in the 1st Heaven, see 3a. below. †
*the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: Rev 4:10 NKJV+
Only Jesus, when He ascends into the 2nd Heaven in His glorified spiritual body after His resurrection and He becomes our Advocate in Godís court, and the 24 elders will wear golden crowns (Greek stephanos 4735 Strongís); which are weaved crowns of life which are covered with gold to show their authority. Faith/believers will wear a weaved crown of life, showing we have defeated satan and the world by the atoning grace of Jesus.†
World rulers wear gold crowns which are called diadems (Greek diadema 1238 Strongís; NASB+, ESV+ only). In Revelation satan will give his diadems to the beast/antichrist/man of sin, until Jesus comes in power to defeat them and wears the diadem crowns over all nations, see G 34. 7 Seals 4 paragraph.
The angelic beings in Godís 2nd Heaven also help Him implement His plan of salvation for us. The verses below show what happens around Godís Throne in the 2nd Heaven.
*And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. 1Ki 22:19- 21 KJV† Also see Gen 11:7, Isa 6:1-8, Jer 23:18, Mt 18:10 in NIV+ or KJV+
Godís Throne is in the 2nd Heaven and the earth is His footstool; from His Throne our Heavenly Father is sovereign and rules over His 3rd Heaven, His entire creation of the universe and everything in it.
*The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all. Ps 103:19 NASB+†
*"But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great king. Matt 5:34-35 NASB+
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