Sunday, July 14, 2013


July 15, 2013
Revelation 4:8  "Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings."

In the last book of the Bible, there are many unique scenes describing Heaven, the Lord, and what happens in the Lord's presence.  One particular scene depicts four beasts, also sometimes called angels.  These angels have six wings and their bodies are COVERED with eyes.  It says that these four angels encircle the throne day and night, non-stop.  Why in the world would these four creatures need so many eyes, even under their wings?  It does not say what they use those eyes for but we can make an educated guess.  The four beasts have faces, so the eyes on the front of their heads would give them sight as to what direction they are flying.  The multiple eyes are not for alerting them of possible air traffic control problems.

If you look elsewhere in the Lord's creation, there is another creature with many eyes: a spider.  I'm not comparing angels to spiders, however we do understand why spiders have so many eyes.  They use different eyes for different levels of clarity and distance.  Certain eyes are used for alerting itself to things in its presence, no matter where it is located.  It is difficult to surprise a spider or keep something from its view.  Some eyes have greater magnification so it can see amazing, almost infinite detail.  My guess is these creatures encircling the throne use their many eyes to study the Lord, to fixate upon His countenance, on His majesty.  They encircle the throne, keeping all available eyes on the Lord, viewing the details of His infinite glory with great clarity and magnification.  The reason I suggest this is due to their audible response after viewing His majesty.

These four creatures cry out, "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."  In the Bible, when a word or phrase is repeated three times to describe something (like Holy, Holy, Holy), it is calling it the very essence of that thing, the embodiment of it.  The angels with many eyes fixated on the Lord cry aloud day and night, after gazing upon the Lord, that He is the embodiment of Holiness, the Almighty who existed before the world began, the one who is Almighty in this current age, and the one who will be Almighty in days ahead.  The angels can see all these things with their eyes.  They are focused on Him, studying every facet and angle, discovering the truth of the Lord's character and being.  They come to a simple yet complex understanding of the Lord.

My question to you is what have you discovered after gazing upon Him?  What do your eyes tell you about Him?  What do you have to say about the Lord and His character and His being?  Are you studying Him with great intensity or are your only two eyes focused upon yourself?  If you did study the Lord in earnest detail, what would you discover?  Would you come to the same conclusion as these four creatures, that the Lord is the embodiment of Holiness and that He is Almighty even during this present time in your life?  Sadly, you and I don't view the Lord like this.  We see Him as a Santa Claus, we see Him as a distant magician, we see Him as an elusive myth.  We never have discovered what those angels discover about Him every day, that He is so much more than we are willing to see.  It's time to open your eyes and truly discover the Lord.

Don't take my word for it; look it up:  Is 40:12-14 & 18-31, Rev 4:6-11, Rev 5:11-14

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