Walk Through the Casa del Rey Chapel

(House of the King)

Experience the Majestic Vision of Jesus Christ on His Throne

As you walk through the chapel Casa del Rey, or “House of the King,” you will see representations of John’s encounter found in Revelation 4. This sacred space offers a place of worship and a transformative experience, guiding visitors through a profound spiritual narrative inspired by the celestial visions of the book of Revelation.

Guiding You Through Casa del Rey

As you begin your walk through of this sacred space, you are invited to explore an environment that captures the essence of the heavenly throne described in Revelation 4. Through its architecture and art, this chapel seeks to transport visitors into a narrative of divine majesty and eternal glory as vividly depicted in the scripture.

The book of Revelation, a vision revealed to John, offers a compelling depiction of Jesus Christ within the heavenly throne room. John’s encounter vividly portrays Jesus Christ in His divine majesty and eternal glory. This chapel aims to portray this scene.

Casa Del Rey Stained Glass Showcase

Exploring the Divine Imagery

Adorned with incredible Dalle de Verre stained glass throughout, Casa Del Rey is unparalleled in beauty. Classic Spanish Colonial Architecture with a 200 person indoor seating capacity. Granbury artisan, Cody Stromberg crafted Casa del Rey’s stained glass pieces in nine months. The chapel’s theme is based on Revelation 4, Jesus’ Throne Room.

Jesus Standing Before His Throne

John’s vision begins with Jesus standing before the throne, surrounded by radiant colors – jasper, carnelian, and ruby, emitting light that transcends the splendor of earthly jewels. The brilliance emanating from behind His throne is likened to an emerald rainbow, a testament to His sovereignty and covenant.

Direct your gaze towards the rear of the chapel. The vivid ruby red center aims to symbolize Jesus as John described him. From this deep red core, a luminous emerald light radiates, casting brilliant beams that traverse across all the side windows.

“At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne.” – Revelation 4:2-3 NIV

The Reverence of the 24 Elders

Surrounding Jesus’ throne are 24 elders seated upon thrones encircling Him. As the living creatures extol praise, the elders, in an act of profound humility and reverence, lay down their crowns before Jesus, acknowledging His worthiness to receive glory, honor, and power. This symbolism of casting crowns signifies a surrendering of worldly honors and possessions in acknowledgment of Jesus’ supreme authority.

Notice the tiles adjacent to the previous set inscribed with “holy.” Within this arrangement, observe 24 distinct tiles portraying the 24 elders, depicted in a posture of deep reverence, their faces turned towards the ground in humble prostration before Jesus. Each elder lays their crown before Jesus’ feet as a sign of submission and homage. Moreover, amidst the elders, notice depictions of tongues of fire, symbolizing the presence of the Holy Spirit. Intriguingly, where two tiles align, the two tongues of fire converge, forming the outline of a dove, representing another manifestation of the Holy Spirit.

“Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive  glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will, they were created and have their  being.” Revelation 4:9-11 NIV

Humanity’s Place Before Jesus

The envisioned concept extends to the entirety of the floor being adorned with representations of crowns. Imagining individuals entering Jesus’ throne room, the symbolic gesture would be to lay down anything of value, metaphorical crowns, at His feet as an act of reverence and honor.

Elements within Casa del Rey that echo this symbolism:

  • The base of the windows artfully incorporates depictions resembling crowns.
  • Crowns are artistically placed atop the pews, adding to the symbolism throughout the seating area.
  • Hexagonal Saltillo tiles are meticulously arranged to create the impression of crowns, further emphasizing the overarching motif.

This notion encapsulates the essence of “casting crowns,” invoking a symbolic act of offering one’s utmost reverence and humility before the divine presence represented in the chapel’s depiction of Jesus’ throne room.

The Eternal Nature of Jesus

The proclamation of the eternal nature of Jesus resounds through the throne room, declaring Him as the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning, and the End. This eternal designation echoes Jesus’ assertion in Revelation 22:13 and the continuous adoration by the living creatures, reinforcing His timeless existence.

Gaze upon the striking Quatrefoil-shaped windows positioned at the chapel’s forefront. These windows encapsulate the symbolic representation of the Alpha and Omega, depicted in bold black hues, signifying the absence of anything beyond Jesus’ creation. Moreover, the Alpha and Omega symbols are intricately laced with the same rich ruby red shade that John vividly described while depicting Jesus in his visionary account.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelation 22:13 NIV 

“‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.” Revelation 4:8 NIV

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The Gospel Correlation

This vision echoes the themes John expounded in his Gospel. The pre-existence of Jesus as the Word, existing with God from the beginning, and being integral to the creation of all things, as elucidated in John 1:1-3, finds resonance in this celestial revelation.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:1-3 NIV

Walk With us

In The House of the King

The vision encapsulated in Revelation 4 is intended to paint a profound image of Jesus Christ’s majesty and eternal nature, prompting reverence and awe. It showcases His position as the central figure in the heavenly throne room, surrounded by heavenly beings whose continuous praise acknowledges His supremacy and eternal sovereignty.
The Casa del Rey Chapel at La Palmilla offers a spiritual journey set within its sacred walls. The design and artistry of the chapel convey a deep narrative of Jesus Christ’s majesty, inspiring awe and reverence in everyone who visits. Through this tour, we hope to have given you a glimpse into the eternal and divine as depicted in the visions of Revelation. This experience invites you to contemplate the eternal sovereignty of Jesus Christ, which is central to the celestial throne room and echoed throughout the chapel. Come walk with us through Casa del Rey and experience the divine majesty portrayed in every detail of this sacred space.