Revelation 04:06a

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Revelation 4:6a

 

 

6 And [kai] before [enopion] the throne [thronos] there was a sea [thalassa] of glass [hualinos] like [homoios] unto crystal: [krustallos] and [kai] in [en] the midst [mesos] of the throne, [thronos] and [kai] round about [kuklo] the throne, [thronos] were four [tessares] beasts [zoon] full [gemo] of eyes [ophthalmos] before [emprosthen] and [kai] behind. [opisthen]    KJV-Interlinear

 

 

6 and before the throne there
was, as it were, a sea of glass like crystal; and in the center and around the
throne, four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind.    NASB

 

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Thus far we have seen the steadfastness of heaven
and the power and ultimate authority of God.

 

Johns vision continues in that concept with what
appears to be a sea, stretching throughout the vast expanse of heaven, so as to
fill it all.

 

In the scriptures, the sea has many
references. To list them all would take
a book. However, the sea is generally used
to symbolize the nations of man, and the stormy seas, mans rebellious ways in
sin. But even as the seas storm and wash out of their boundaries, they always
settle back into the boundaries that God has established for them.

 

Man can rebel, but man has limitations placed on
him and beyond those limitations, he cannot go. The stormy seas are mans restlessness
and rebellion against truth and God.
They are mans attempt to decide his own destiny, however, mans chosen
destiny is destruction, while Gods chosen destiny for man is far better.

 

In heaven John saw a sea of glsss,
like crystal. And, John saw this sea,
before the throne, or as it were, the sea was due to the throne, it did not
exist because of its own volition. It
existed only because God caused it to exist.

 

God is truth.
God is perfect righteousness and perfect justice.  God is omniscient and possesses foreknowledge
of all that will ever be. God is
sovereign and therefore can control and cause perfect peace and happiness.

 

On earth, mans volition and will, causes only
stormy times for everyone. Man cannot
see into the future, nor can man seem to learn from the past.  Arrogance and self interest seem to blind
humanity in that regard.

 

Life in this world is difficult, disruptive,
pressure filled and generally burdensome.

 

Life in heaven is a vast expanse of perfect peace, perfect
clarity, with no counter attitudes (no lies), with no counter politics (selfish
interests), with no deceit (ulterior motives), with no inordinate ambitions
(arrogance).

 

Life on this earth is filled with mans sin nature
and as such, many opinions, many agendas, many flaws.  And when flawed man is in
charge, then trouble is not far behind.
Therefore the need for controls, checks and balances, and such, over
mans corrupt nature. Without these
boundaries, then humanity becomes tyrannical, chaotic, and abusive.

 

In heaven, all sin and all evil and all things that
run counter to truth, do not exist, and that
is the picture of heaven, a vast sea of calm, clarity, with nothing hidden, because
there is but one opinion, which is truth. But truth is supported by several principles,
and for that, we will have to wait for tomorrows study.

 

 

 

End of study

 

 

 




 

Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

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Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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