Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Glory of The Lord in Ezekiel and Revelation


 
I’m in awe of the description of the Glory of the Lord, the “aura” around Him, looks like.  Ezekiel 1 and Revelation 4 tell of two visions in which the same four headed creatures were at the throne, and what He that sits on the throne looks like.  Yet they are slightly different.
Ezekiel was written before Jesus was born, and Revelation after His birth, death, and resurrection. The difference, if you catch it, is enough to flood the heart of the child of God with joy!  I can tell you this.  I no longer will look at a red sky, or the green of the northern lights with the same thoughts.  Praise God for His undying love!


Ezekiel 1:26-28

And above the firmament [cloud] over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone [deep bluish purple, representing royalty]; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it.  Also from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw, as it were, the color of amber with the appearance of fire all around within it [golden yellow]; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw, as it were, the appearance of fire with brightness all around. Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day [covenant forgiveness Gen.9:8-16], so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.

Revelation 4:2:8

“Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper [RED] and a sardius stone [known as carnelian, BLOOD-RED in color] in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne[covenant forgiveness], in appearance like an emerald [green, symbolizes life]. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes [purity]; and they had crowns of gold on their heads. And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God [Wisdom, Understanding, Council, Might, Knowledge, and Fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2)].
Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal [diffuses light into many colors, like a rainbow]. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.  The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:

“HOLY HOLY HOLY LORD GOD ALMIGHT, WHO WAS AND IS TO COME!”

1 Peter 1:6-9 comes to mind:
In this you GREATLY REJOICE, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,  that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to PRAISE, HONOR, and GLORY at the revelation of Jesus Christ,  whom HAVING NOT SEEN, YOU LOVE. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with JOY INEXPRESSABLE and full of glory,  receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.”

Amen! Amen! Amen!

 

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