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Revelation 4:6b-11

In these verses John continues his description of the throne room of God from his vision. Please keep in mind that this is not to be understood literally; John is not giving us a play-by-play of the sights, sounds and action in heaven, he is telling us of the character, glory and majesty of God.

To begin with, John sees four rather strange creatures.  John’s description combines imagery found in Isaiah 6 which includes four six-winged creatures he calls seraphim that call out “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory” (6:3b), with Ezekiel 1 in which Ezekiel sees “four living creatures” (called “cherubim” in chapter 10) each of which has four faces of a man, lion, ox and eagle. John’s description also includes their being covered with eyes, signifying that they never sleep, but praise God continually forever.

The first living creature was like…

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