Chapter 4 Verse 8 (NIV)
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8Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."
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.
* was covered with EYES all around, even under his wings.These 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.
* Day and night they never stop saying: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
some shortcoming (uncleanness) BUT not so. Remember the testing will be
done by fire on the temple of God, which we are and is HOLY (1
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