Revelation 7:11-12 and the Angelic Choir

(11)  And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, (12) saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

                   As if the cry of praise from the great multitude of saints wasn’t fantastic enough, it is accompanied by “all” the angels. So, the innumerable multitude of the faithful is joined by the innumerable company of angels in worship to God. There praise to God is complete and well-structured in accordance with the reoccurring pattern of sevens in the book. They sevenfold praise is 1. Blessing, 2. Glory, 3. Wisdom, 4. Thanksgiving, 5. Honor, 6. Power, 7. Might. This sevenfold praise is bookended by “Amen.”

 

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