|Revelation Chapter 4
||NY Study Group
|1 After this I
looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice
which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said,
Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
6 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
10 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,
11 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.
|FIRST VOICE - OVERSELF
OPEN DOOR IN HEAVEN - The awakening.
HE THAT SAT - Overself.
JASPER, SARDINE STONE, EMERALD - Attributes of the Overself. like healing, etc.
RAINBOW - Aura of all those things combined.
FOUR AND TWENTY ELDERS - Twenty-four cranial nerves that lead to the five senses.
CROWNS - Positions of command, rulership.
LIGTHNINGS - THUNDERINGS - VOICES - Forces in action.
SEVEN LAMPS - Seven intelligences or mind-cells of the endocrine system.
SEA OF GLASS - Stilled emotions.
FOUR BEASTS - Desires of four lower centers: 1. Self-gratification; 2. Self-preservation; 3. Sustenance; 4. Propagation of the species.
FULL OF EYES BEFORE AND BEHIND - Aware of self.
1. John is speaking now and he tells us that this that at this point, a mental awakening occurs. The OVERSELF offers himself as a guide.
2. The OVERSELF shows himself in point of control of the entire body-mind. (The stones and colors symbolize attributes - like judgment, justice, mercy, etc.) Before the control point of the superconscious mind are the lesser control points of the five senses - the twenty four cranial nerves. Also the intelligences of the seven centers of the endocrine system are shown as lamps.
6. The sea of glass before the throne symbolizes the stilled emotions, the condition which will allow the OVERSELF to rule. The beasts full of eyes before and behind represent the four lower centers of awarenss of self. The attributes of these centers are: 1. Self-gratification - Thymus; 2. Self-preservation - Adrenals; 3. Sustenance - Lyden; 4. Propagation of the species - Gonads.
8. These are shown to be in a condition of complete harmony with the OVERSELF at which point the five senses relinquish their rulership over the body.