"And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."
The book of Revelation is the only book in the bible, which literarily promises the reader that he or she will be blessed from reading the prophecy therein (Revelation 1:3). Nonetheless, Revelation is a book some Christians rarely read let alone understand. And the excuses often given for not reading it is that, it is full of scary characters or strange symbolisms. The fact is, fear is not our potion, for God has not given us the spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7).
The book of Revelation is about the pre-genesis to revelation spiritual trip John had in, which he was, revealed the past, present and the future events that are to come in God's spiritual events timeline. In the first three Chapters of Revelation, Christ revealed to John His assessment of the spiritual performance of the 7 Churches in Asia in form of the letters to the Churches. Following this segment of John's revelation experience, he then became in open vision revelation of the majestic throne of the Almighty God. As detailed in Revelation 4:7, in the midst of the throne were 4 characters: The eagle, the lion, the calf and one with a face as a man. In addition, were also the creature that has all eyes and the six characters referred to as four beasts, which has six wings.
The Bible from Genesis to Revelation is indeed all about Jesus. And the 4 beast in the midst of the throne are actually representative of the holy nature and Deity character of Christ who as the inly begotten Son of God is the only one by, which we can acquire sonship dominion status. The lion is representative of Christ's earthly dominion as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The eagle is representative of His heavenly dominion as our heavenly last Adam. The calf is representative of Christ as the Lamb who was slain for the remissions of our sins. Christ as the Lamb of God was slain for the remission of our sins to enable us become sons of God through Him as the only begotten Son of God, following our repentance from sins and acceptance of Him as LORD and Saviour. The calf is also representative of the gentle, meek and humble character of Christ, that we are meant to have as partakers of His sonship and holy sovereign authority . of God even though we are in Christ in all realms and dominion God's lion and eagle offspring seeds. The man of course is representative of Christ as the new Adam who as the only true begotten Son of God is the only one we can acquire Godly sonship dominion from.
The 6 wings is not a stand alone figure instead it is 6x4=24, which is the number of the elders before the throne of God. The 24 elders in the book of revelation are representative of those who through Christ's atonement blood have become redeemed and transformed to be adopted priests and kings sons of God through Christ. The two in 24 is symbolic of the number of agreement and four is the number of open door. Twenty four therefore as a number, is also highlighting the fact that, we have open door to heaven through Christ as the blood of covenant and only door to entering God's eternal life kingdom through our new birth in Him. The adopted sons of God through Christ, which is representative by the 24 elders have unrestricted access to appear before God's majestic throne. And just as we see the 24 elders lay down their crowns in worship before the throne, which of course has Christ in the midst of it as God in the flesh, so are the redeem in Christ meant to worship Christ as King of kings in spirit and truth and in complete total surrender to His dominion Will and Sovereign authority of life.
The all eyes creature is representative of God’s Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnipresence character and nature. The lighting coming from the midst of the throne is representative of God’s power, judgement and authority, which those that are His adopted sons in Christ are a partaker of both on earth and, in heaven for eternity.
All these will of course sound like mumbo jumbo to those who are without revelation of Christ's Kingship dominion and All-in all authority. This of course is just the beginning of revelations. Christ as the King of kings revealed from Genesis to Revelation is God's Word of authority revealed in the flesh. And it is only through His Sonship dominion that we can become adopted sons if God, partake in His authority, overcome all evil and inherit His everlasting kingdom of eternal rest, joy and peace. Christ is able to open the spiritual blind eyes of anyone and afford revelation understanding of who He is, was and ever shall be. As Alpha and Omega King of kings of revelation, He awaits you today if you are yet to surrender all to Him. He awaits you to take you on a revelation journey as you surrender all to Him as the Alpha and Omega. Answer Christ's call today if you are yet to so you can step out of darkness into Him as marvellous light. And begin to operate in His sonship dominion and live your every day life in His presence full of His daily revelations of life and truth
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together."
~ Romans 8:14-17
Pastor Olabisi was a mother, Senior Pastor, Evangelist, Prophet,Teacher, Psalmist, Author, Writer, Publisher and a Housing Practitioner.
She set up Encouraged by God as a means of encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christians everywhere.
Lived and died in Christ, 06 October 2016, aged 49 years old.