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FOUR living creatures
03-09-2010, 05:47 AM
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FOUR living creatures
Behold—“Four Living Creatures”!
“And in the midst of the throne and around the throne there are four living creatures that are full of eyes in front and behind.”—Revelation 4:6b.
And the first living creature is like a lion, and the second living creature is like a young bull, and the third living creature has a face like a man’s, and the fourth living creature is like a flying eagle.” (Revelation 4:7)




Why do these four living creatures look so different, one from another? These distinctive living creatures evidently highlight specific godly qualities.



First, there is the lion. A lion is used in the Bible as a symbol of courage, especially in the pursuit of justice and righteousness. (2 Samuel 17:10; Proverbs 28:1)

Thus, the lion well represents the godly quality of courageous justice. (Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 89:14)
The second living creature resembles a young bull. What quality does a bull bring to your mind? To the Israelites the bull was a valuable possession because of its power. (Proverbs 14:4; see also Job 39:9-11.) The young bull, then, represents power, dynamic energy as supplied by Jehovah.—Psalm 62:11; Isaiah 40:26.
The third living creature has a face like a man’s. This must represent godlike love, since on earth man alone was created in God’s image, with the superlative quality of love. (Genesis 1:26-28; Matthew 22:36-40; 1 John 4:8, 16)
Undoubtedly, the cherubs display this quality as they serve around Jehovah’s throne. What now of the fourth living creature?
This one is like a flying eagle in appearance. Jehovah himself calls attention to the eagle’s great vision: “Far into the distance its eyes keep looking.” (Job 39:29) Hence, the eagle well symbolizes farsighted wisdom. Jehovah is the Source of wisdom. His cherubs exercise divine wisdom as they obey his commands.—Proverbs 2:6; James 3:17.



yes the four great attributes of JEHOVAH are love, justice, wisdom and power
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03-09-2010, 06:33 AM
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RE: FOUR living creatures
The lion is a killer
The bull ruts continually given a chance
Man is in despair sine leaving the garden
The eagle eats anything dead or alive

So a new meaning just as valid: death, lust,despair and greed.

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03-10-2010, 03:50 AM
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RE: FOUR living creatures
lots of those things going on as well, no wonder the true God(Jehovah) with his power and love, is going to make sure justice is done and its only by his wisdom that it can be accomlished.
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03-10-2010, 04:14 AM
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RE: FOUR living creatures
so you agree "yes the four great attributes of JEHOVAH are death, lust,despair and greed."
You see, when you replace the brain that God gave you, with a book written by Frederick William Franz, you simply can't answer questions intelligibly. Why you made the mistake above.

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03-10-2010, 04:41 AM
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RE: FOUR living creatures
(03-10-2010 04:14 AM)kevlar Wrote:  so you agree "yes the four great attributes of JEHOVAH are death, lust,despair and greed."



its clear that those things are happening in the world, but its good to know that JEHOVAH IS FAR REMOVED FROM THOSE THINGS

he is into JUSTICE WISDOM POWER AND LOVE .
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03-10-2010, 04:45 AM
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RE: FOUR living creatures
You can't keep changing your mind may. You've agreed on death, lust,despair and greed. Don't now go back to your earlier statement. Try to be HONEST.

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03-10-2010, 06:48 AM
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RE: FOUR living creatures
John had taken excessive hashish the day he had his "apocalyptic vision".
He was old, and suffered from atrocious arthritis, plus his hard-hearing and half-blind condition.
In my humble opinion.
Revelation is the very worst book in the NT, saturated with VIOLENCE perpetrated no less by the so-called "God is love"!
God's Plan B, since Plan A had failed dismally.
Total incineration of the cosmos at the end!
Make new heavens and a new geocentric Earth, as it were!
What on earth was wrong with the heavens, for heaven's sake, so that Jehovah had to build new ones?!!!...
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Religion is preparing God's Plan B.

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03-10-2010, 12:40 PM (This post was last modified: 03-10-2010 12:44 PM by may.)
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RE: FOUR living creatures
(03-10-2010 06:48 AM)julio Wrote:  John had taken excessive hashish the day he had his "apocalyptic vision".
He was old, and suffered from atrocious arthritis, plus his hard-hearing and half-blind condition.
In my humble opinion.
Revelation is the very worst book in the NT, saturated with VIOLENCE perpetrated no less by the so-called "God is love"!
God's Plan B, since Plan A had failed dismally.
Total incineration of the cosmos at the end!
Make new heavens and a new geocentric Earth, as it were!
What on earth was wrong with the heavens, for heaven's sake, so that Jehovah had to build new ones?!!!...
...
Religion is preparing God's Plan B.



But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell.
2 peter 3;13


knowing just what the heaven are ,and knowing just what the earth is , works wonders to our understanding



HEAVENS (RULING POWER)
EARTH (EARTHLY SOCIETY OF PEOPLE)
“And as for the four living creatures, each one of them respectively has six wings; round about and underneath they are full of eyes. And they have no rest day and night as they say: ‘Holy, holy, holy is Jehovah God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is coming.’”
(Revelation 4:8)

This fullness of eyes suggests complete and farsighted vision.

The four living creatures exercise this unceasingly, as they have no need of sleep.

They imitate the One of whom it is written: “As regards Jehovah, his eyes are roving about through all the earth to show his strength in behalf of those whose heart is complete toward him.”
(2 Chronicles 16:9)
Having so great a number of eyes, the cherubs can see everywhere. Nothing escapes their attention. Thus they are well-equipped to serve God in his work of judging.
Of him it is said: “The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, keeping watch upon the bad ones and the good ones.” (Proverbs 15:3)
And with three pairs of wings—the number three being used in the Bible for emphasis—the cherubs can move with lightning swiftness to herald Jehovah’s judgments and execute them.
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03-10-2010, 12:45 PM
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RE: FOUR living creatures
HEAVENS (RULING POWER)
EARTH (EARTHLY SOCIETY OF PEOPLE)

chapter and verse please may

not made up stuff

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03-10-2010, 01:12 PM
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RE: FOUR living creatures
You missed the most important point in the "new heavens & new earth" conjunction:
It was a GEOCENTRIC universe, with the Earth its center!
Got it this time?
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Religion is a geocentric faith.

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