Gino (30 Oct 2016)
"Is it possible that there is one throne, and the Father and the Son are seated in that throne?"


 
Is it possible that there is one throne, and the Father and the Son are seated in that throne?
 
Revelation 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of  the throne   of God and of the Lamb.
 
This is mentioning one throne, “the throne”.
This throne is called the throne “of God and of the Lamb”.
In this throne is the Father and the Son?
Is that why it is called the throne “of God and of the Lamb”?
Jesus said something about where he sits:
 
Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
 
It sounds like Jesus said that he is “set down with my Father in his throne”.
When I grew up, I was influenced by paintings showing two thrones.
The paintings had the Father on one throne and Jesus on the throne on the physical right hand side of the first throne.
I grew up thinking that seated at the right hand of the Father implied a complete secondary throne to the right.
Then after I was saved, I saw similar pictures in some gospel tracts that I passed out.
As long as I didn’t think about it, two thrones apparently explained it all perfectly to me.
 
But Jesus said that he was “set down with my Father in his throne”.
Then I noticed other places where it had only one throne:
 
Revelation 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
 
Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
 
Revelation 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
 
Revelation 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
 
Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
 
John 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
 
Revelation 22:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
 
It says, “he that sat upon the throne said”.
However in line 6, he is clearly Jesus, but in line 7, he is clearly the Father.
Jesus had previously identified himself as Alpha and Omega:
 
Revelation 1:11a Saying, I am Alpha and Omega
12a And I turned to see the voice that spake with me.
13a And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man,
 
Then again in:
 
Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
 
Also it was Jesus who previously offered the living water:
 
John 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
 
John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
 
If the Father and the Son, together, can be the temple (singular), then why is it so hard to think that the Father and the Son are on the same throne?
 
Revelation 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
 
Another reference to the throne  of God and of the Lamb:
 
Revelation 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the  throne   of God and of the Lamb  shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
 
A couple of other references to the one throne:
 
I Kings 22:19 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.
 
Isaiah 6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
 
So, is it possible that there is one throne, and the Father and the Son are seated in that throne?