366. Standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, signifies hearing the Lord, and doing what He commands. By "standing before God," is signified to hear and do what He commands, as he who stands before a king. The same is also signified by "standing before God," in other parts of the Word; thus:
The angel said to Zacharias, I am Gabriel, that standeth before God (Luke 1:19).
There shall not be cut off a man standing before Me all the days (Jer. 35:19).
These are the two sons of oil standing before the Lord of the whole earth (Zech. 4:14).
He hath separated the tribe of Levi to stand before Jehovah (Deut. 10:8; and in other places).