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  1. The Detail Of Numbers September 24, 2010

  2. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. Revelation 4:6,7

  3. Sighting 6 – The Four Beasts • “Four beasts...”: Zoa, living creatures (our word for “zoo”) vs. therion: a wild animal, wild ferocious beast • Used to denote beings that are not human and yet not really animals of the usual kind . . . Of the four peculiar beings at God’s throne, whose description Rev. 4:6-9 reminds us of the zōa in Eze. 1:5ff, the cherubim

  4. Numbers 2 Ezekiel 1, 10 Isaiah 6 The Four Gospels The FourFacesBefore the Throne of God

  5. Ezekiel 1:4-6 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire. Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

  6. Ezekiel 10:14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

  7. The Four Beasts • Ezekiel’s vision in chapter 1 is similar (Cherubim) • They attend the throne • They are winged • Aspects of their character represent a lion, an ox (or calf), a man, and an eagle • But there are also significant differences: • Ezekiel’s creatures had four wings whereas these have six • Ezekiel’s creatures each had all four faces of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle whereas these each have one of the characteristics • No mention is made of Ezekiel’s creatures themselves having eyes—although the wheels they attend are full of eyes. These creatures themselves are full of eyes

  8. Isaiah 6:1-3 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also YWH sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is YHWH of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

  9. The Four Beasts • Isaiah’s vision in chapter 6 is similar (Seraphim) • Had 6 wings…closer to what we see here • There are the highest order of angelic beings • Impossible to fully describe • Stood with swords of fire outside the garden • Forms sculpted out of solid gold stretching over the ark of the covenant • Pictured with golden thread in the veil separating the Holy of Holies • Engraved into the wall of Solomon’s temple

  10. The Four Beasts • These are exalted, angelic creations of God • Lucifer once held the highest position among them allIsaiah 14 • They are distinguished from other angels • They are involved with announcing the judgments of the tribulation (will call forth the four horsemen – chapter 6:1, 3, 5, 7)

  11. The Four Faces • What do they represent? • Animate creation? • Lion == wild creatures • Ox == domestic animals • Man == the pinnacle of God’s creation • Eagle == creatures of the air • God’s attributes? • Nobility and majesty of the lion • Servant strength of the ox • Reason and will of mankind • Soaring swiftness of the eagle

  12. The Design of the Gospels Matthew Mark Luke John Presents as: Messiah Servant Son of Man Son of God Genealogy: Abraham -- Adam Eternal (Legal) (Blood line) (Preexistence) What Jesus Said Did Felt Was To the: Jew Roman Greek Church 1st Miracle: Leper cleansed Demon Demon Water to (Jew = sin) expelled expelled Wine Ends with Resurrection Ascension Promise of Promise of Spirit: Return: Acts Revelation Camp Side: East West South North Ensign: Judah Ephraim Reuben Dan Face:Lion Ox Man Eagle

  13. The Camp of IsraelNumbers 2 • Every Detail by Design? • What might be hidden behind the details of the Camp of Israel? “The volume of the Book is written of Me”Psalm 40:7; Hebrews 10:7

  14. Judah 74,600 Issachar 54,400 Zebullun 57,400 Reuben 46,500 Simeon 59,300 Gad 45,650 Ephraim 40,500 Manasseh 32,200 Benjamin 35,400 Dan 62,700 Asher 41,500 Naphtali 53,400 The Camp of IsraelNumbers 2

  15. Judah 74,600 Issachar 54,400 Zebullun 57,400 186,400 Reuben 46,500 Simeon 59,300 Gad 45,650 151,450 Ephraim 40,500 Manasseh 32,200 Benjamin 35,400108,100 Dan 62,700 Asher 41,500 Naphtali 53,400 157,600 The Camp of IsraelNumbers 2

  16. Rabbinical Precision • The Camp of Judah: Eastof Levites • The Camp of Reuben: Southof Levites • Strict obedience denies area Southeast • Thus, only cardinal directionsordained • Only widthof Levite’s camp allowed • Length proportionalto population

  17. N Levites Gershonites 7,500 Merarites 6,200 Kohathites 8,600 Moses & Priests 22,300 W E S

  18. Levites Gershonites 7,500 Merarites 6,200 Kohathites 8,600 Moses & Priests 22,300 ? Man Reuben Judah SE Lion

  19. 108,100 Levites Gershonites 7,500 Merarites 6,200 Kohathites 8,600 Moses & Priests 22,300 SW NW Ox Ephraim 151,450 Dan Eagle Man Reuben 157,600 Judah SE NE Lion 186,400

  20. 108,100 151,450 157,600 186,400

  21. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. Revelation 4:6,7

  22. Ox Man Eagle Lion

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