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Lou's reply to rayww-hlyhlyhly rayww

Posted by Lou Pilder on February 29, 2008, at 20:08:05

In reply to Re: Lou's reply to rayww-yngthrt Lou Pilder, posted by rayww on February 29, 2008, at 12:56:30

> Is the sea of glass spoken of in Rev 4:6 referring to the earth in its eternal, celestial state?
>
> Are the four beasts spoken of in the same verse used by John the Revelator to describe heaven, paradise of God, happiness of man, beasts, creeping things, and fowls of the air: likening that which is spiritual to that which is temporal; and that which is temporal to that which is spiritual; the spirit of man in the likeness of his person, as also the spirit of the beast, and every other creature which God has created.

rayww,
You asked about the passage in The Revelation as in chapter 4, verse 6 and other aspects.
First, The word {beast} is not the best translation in the KJV here. The word in Greek is {zoon} which is just an animal, not always a wild ferocious one. There is a separate word for a wild animal that is ferocious, a beast, that is used in chapter 13 that came out of the sea, not {zoon}. This does make a difference because the symbolism is strikingly similar to the book called Isaiah, chapter 6, and in the book called Ezekial, chapter 1 start at verse 4.
I like the KIng James in verse 1 of chapter 4 where it writes, [...a door was opened in heaven...the first voice that I heard said...come up hither...]. A Jewish person could see that as in chapter 6 of Isaiah. There is much more to this.
Then the {sea} has been revealed to me to be a symbol to represent all of humanity. The sea here as in verse 6,[...And before the throne there was a sea of glass like into crystal...]. This sea is calm, like glass. This has been revealed to me to be the Spirit of God in the humanity that has peace. They are at the throne of God. This sea is different from the sea that the beast came out of due to the nature of those in the two seas that are different.
Lou

 

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