Understanding the time periods of Revelation

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    Manolo Lopez New Member

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    If you haven't read the crazy thread 'Is Science Biblically Accurate' then I suggest you do so you can understand what I'm about to speak of next; which will help you understand the time periods of Revelation.
    I will be comparing Ezeikle's vision with John's same vision in Revelation and some of the scenery changes between the two.
    We will be focusing on the firmament/dome/vault/sea of glass mentioned in these verses.

    Ez 1:22
    Every bible gets this verse wrong except for The King James bible which is pretty much a word for word of the original Hebrew.
    The King James is not without its faults or agendas(trinity) but I'm going to use this version for this verse.

    Ez 1:22
    "And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above."

    Above Ezeikle's head is the firmament God created over the earth and it is like the color of a "terrible crystal". Many Bibles translate it as "the color of an awesome crystal". This is wrong. The original word in Hebrew means frightful as in- frightful to look at. I guess the translator couldn't fathom something so close to God being ugly and terrible.
    The color of an "awesome crystal" would be colorless. Just like an awesome diamond would be colorless.
    Ezekiel means its terrible. Its an ugly color. Probably the color of dark yellow pee because it represents the Earth and at that time the Earth, including God's priestly class of people, were polluted with violence.*

    In Revelation John has the same vision that Ezekiel had of this sea of glass below the throne of God along with the 4 living creatures.**
    This time the sea of glass was shinny and bright.

    Rev 4:6
    "Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back."

    John was taken to a specific time period in this vision. This time period was after Christ gave his life for mankind and we had forgiveness of sins and so the sea of glass or crystal below,before God's throne, representing Earth, was clear, shinny and bright.

    John later sees this same sea of glass again and it's still clear, because of forgiveness of sins, but mixed with fire. This is representing the time period of the refining fire of the Great Tribulation of God's wrath.

    In Rev 15:2 those who have been victorious are standing by this sea of glass mixed with fire. They are not in it.
    These are the few victorious ones from the 12 tribes equalling 144,000(not a literal number). They were victorious in the hour of test when the Beast was ruling and did not take the mark of the Beast and so they were sealed along with the 24 elders and protected from God's plagues in the Great Tribulation.

    Rev 15:2
    "And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. They held harps given them by God"

    "The great crowd" are the 12 tribes of Israel which 144,000 victorious ones were taken away from so as not to go through the fire. "This Great Crowd" have to go through the fire and be refined because they have taken the mark of the Beast in some way and are working against God and His Kingdom. Only after the 7 plagues are over will "this great crowd" be able to enter the Temple as well, as refined people made holy.

    Rev 15:8 "And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed."

    * Interesting scientific study about polluted crystals by Dr. Masaru Emoto.
    His experiment was taking water and blasting it with frequencies of a word and freezing it slowly at the same time.
    His findings were that when he blasted water with the frequency of the word 'Love' it froze and looked like clear crystal snowflakes. But when he blasted the frequency of the word 'Hate' and froze the water It looked like the color of a polluted crystal. The water was yellow and polluted looking.

    ** I didn't get into the 4 living creatures, who were also in Ezeikle's and John's vision but there are distinct differences due to different time periods of the visions, such as the eyes, feet, number of wings(2 wings of an eagle), and their location. Maybe you will have fun digging into this one. I will give you a hint that may help- Ezekiel was a priest/"24 elder".

    Thanks for reading
    Your Brother in Christ
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    Jinnvisible Experienced Member

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    If someone is putting herbs in your bath water check the menu.

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    Joshuastone7 Administrator Staff Member

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    Here you go brother, if you are interest in reading Revelation in chronological order.

    Ch 1 / Introduction
    Ch 12 / Overview
    Ch 13 / Overview

    Ch 4 / Before 1st Trumpet & 1st Bowl / Door Open
    Ch 11:1-6 / Overview
    Ch 8:2-6 / Trumpets Prepared
    Ch 15 / Before 1st Bowl / Temple Opened
    No one could enter until 7 plagues completed. “Those victorious over beast”

    Ch 8:7-13 / 8:1-21 / 7 Trumpets
    Ch 16:1-16 / 7 Bowls

    Ch 10 / Before 7th Trumpet / Open book-Scroll / Eat it / Ezekiel
    Ch 5 / Before 7th Trumpet / Lamb, Scroll, 7 Seals
    Ch 9 / Before 7th Trumpet / 5th & 6th Trumpets

    Ch 11:7-19 During 7th Trumpet / v19 Temple Opened
    Ch 6 / During the 7th Trumpet / Seals Opened
    Ch 14 1-5 / During 7th Trumpet name of Father in foreheads
    Ch 16:17-21 / 7th Bowl

    Ch 14 6-13 / 7 Days after Yom Kippur

    Ch 17 / Babylon
    Ch 18 / Babylon
    Ch 19 / Babylon

    Ch 7 / After 6th seal
    Ch 19:11 / Armageddon / Heaven Open
    Ch 14 / 14-20 Harvest/Armageddon

    Ch 8:1 / 7th Seal

    Ch 20 / New World
    Ch 21 / New Heaven Earth / Bride
    Ch 22 / Closing

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