Verse 8 (God's WordTM)
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8Each of the four living creatures had six wings and were covered with eyes, inside and out. Without stopping day or night they were singing,
who was, who is, and who is coming."
Each of the four LIVING CREATURES
* had six WINGS andCompare this description with Isaiah's vision in Isaiah 6:1-3 .
* 2 wings covered the face - reverence before God.
* 2 wings covered the feet - all their goings are in humility
* 2 wings were for flying - created beings doing the Lord's commands in perfect obedience.
If the "King of Tyre" in Ezekiel 28:11-19 is Satan as many scholars believe, then we get a different picture of a created being who has fallen. Note the contribution that material things (verse 16) and beauty (verse 17) made to the ultimate downfall. The four LIVING CREATURES, while very powerful, are the opposite: reverent, humble, and obedient.
* were covered with EYES, inside and out. AndThese four creatures see all on behalf of the Lord. Zechariah records this differently in Zechariah chapters 3 and 4 BUT the eyes go throughout the earth anyway.
* Without stopping day or night they were singing,Technically, there is no night in heaven, so these living creatures give ceaseless honor. Furthermore, in Hebrew the repetition of a word adds emphasis. Double is rare, so three times is major emphasis!!!
GOD IS HOLY
His name is HOLY and awesome -- Psalm 111:7-10.
Nothing UNCLEAN can be in heaven -- Revelation 21:22-27. All must be HOLY.
Somehow, we have the perception (deception -
Revelation 12:9) that God will overlook some shortcoming
(uncleanness) BUT not so.
the testing will be done by fire on the temple of God, which we are and
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