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Glassy Sea Crystal Shining- The Place of Trading in Heaven.
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John Saw a Great Vision While he was on Putmose.
Revelation 4:3-6 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
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.
The Verse 3 Says The One who is Sitting on the Throne, from Him.the light which is coming out are like the light of Precious Stones.John cannot saw him how and what kind of a Image or nature he had.He is like a Jasper Stone and precious Stones. Around him and his throne there were 24 Seats.on those Seats 24 Elders were sitting and they were clothed in white raiment, and on their heads there were Gold crowns.
There are Seven Lamps are Burning and these seven Lamps are Seven Spirits..These Seven Spirits are not Holy Spirits but they are Strong Angels of God , they are Self Nature, and they Stand before his Throne and serve him.And those 24 Elders Who has Crown of Gold on their heads... These Elders are not Angels but they are Humans.Why they are Humans? Because Crowns are given to those who have tasted the flavouring of Salvation and who have done labour for God, to those God has given the Crown of Gold.In addition, the Greek word translated here as “elders” is never used to refer to angels, only to men, particularly to men of a certain age who are mature and laboured for God . Their mode of dress would also indicate these are men. While angels do appear in white, white garments are more commonly found on believers, symbolizing Christ’s righteousness imputed to us at salvation.
The golden crowns worn by the elders also indicate these are men, not angels. Crowns are never promised to angels, nor are angels ever seen wearing them. The word translated “crown” here refers to the victor’s crown, worn by those who have successfully competed and won the victory, as Christ promised,Crowns represent authority. .
The Verse 6 talks about a Sea of Glass like a crystal.A big sea which is Shining like a Glass.
This Glassy sea is in the Middle in God's Court and it's like huge Crystal shining sea.
What is the Purpose for it ? and for what purpose it is used for?
The Verse Says that it is like Crystal,
It is a stone of the flint order, the most refined kind of quartz. The Greek word here used is
(Greek, krustallos),means also literally "ice." The ancients regarded the crystal as only pure water congealed into extreme hardness by great length of time.It is Transparent, in this verse It is used here manifestly in its popular sense to denote anything that is perfectly clear like ice. Ice is Transparent, it Signifies that the Throne of God is There and through thos Transparent Crystal Clear sea God Look to the earth and all his creation, That's why The word of God says in Proverbs 15:3,Proverbs 15:3 - The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
There more of this that God's eyes are always on us, isn't it wonderful to know that God is watching over us. And it's not just so that He can make a note of when we get things wrong but so He can protect us, and guide us through life's many twists and turns.
Knowing that God was watching over him gave Jacob great confidence and in the same way being aware that God's eye is on us should give us the confidence to extraordinary things in His name.
Going back again to Revelation,When we Read Further, we will find that whenever we Pray and Do fasting and Seek God, when you bring your burnt Offerings ,when you bring ypur Tithes then our prayers and our Fasting lands there on this Glassy Sea in heaven.
This Crystal Glassy sea is a Place of Trading , it's about spiritual trading floor for Spiritual realm.The concept of spiritual trading is not a new one. It has been happening in Heaven from the very beginning. Long before the earth was created, before lucifer was removed from Heaven, there was trading in Heaven.
To begin our journey by going to the place in Scripture where the idea of “trading” as a heavenly activity is first introduced in the book of Ezekiel 28:12-17.If we read it carefully ,then we will find the reason, Why God removed lucifer from the heavenly realms.
And we might conclude that the act of “trading” was the reason Why he was thrown out from Heaven.
"Thus says the Lord God: “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering: the sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created. You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones (Ezekiel 28:12-14).
Lucifer was not the Angel ,but He was a Cherub, Cherub means,Cherubim are spirit beings who are at God's service and endowed with tremendous power and knowledge. They are collectively called angels, the host of heaven.
lucifer was created by God as a picture of perfection and absolute beauty. He was in Eden, which we know is within the domain of Heaven. He was filled with wisdom, richly adorned with precious stones, and God had a ministry or occupation prepared for him from the day he was created.
There was no Iniquity found in him and he was perfect ,Ezekiel 28:15,Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
But What was the reason that he was thrown out from heaven? The answer is if we read in the next verse 16, By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
He wanted to be like God, and God was having none of it.His Intentions and desired to be like God can be seen in the Book of Isaiah 14:12-14, His repeated “I wills” show that he chose to defy God and declared himself to be ‘Most High’.
The Verse of Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
When he was in Heaven he used to do trading.. because lucifer wanted to be like God and as he traded with this twisted, sinful heart, he corrupted his wisdom and defiled the sanctuaries. Ezikiel 28:1-26 ,Says, by your wisdom and your understanding you have made wealth for yourself, and have gathered gold and silver into your treasuries; by your great wisdom in your trade you have increased your wealth, and your heart has become proud in your wealth.
Lucifer’s heart had become filled with vio- lence and iniquity. Lucifer was banished from God’s house. He lost his place of prominence in God’s government and lost his place in Heaven.
He was Doing Business ,as it says Merchandise, Where he was trading? He was trading on that same Glassy Sea ,on Which all our Fasting, Prayers Offerings , sacrifices reached.
As it is written in "Romans 12:1,give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable.". Where these Sacrifices reaches ,it reaches to thd same Glassy sea.
Jesus Christ sacrificed his Body and his Spirit in his Father's Hands.Where this Offerings Goes? Hebrews 10:14, For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.
Jesus has sacrificed all three his Flesh ,His Spirit and Life.
Whenever we give our Tithes to his Anointed Servants ,those Offerings reached to the Glassy sea.
Whenever you go to Supermarket to buy things what you do ,You pay for the things you've purchesed...means You are trading You are paying and in return you are getting those things you required. ...This is called Trading...Lucifer was exactly doing the same things ,he was Merchandising with Spiritual realms and when he started doing corruption in those Spiritual realms ,God thrown h out of the Heaven.
Now also what is Going in front of God now, is the same kind of Trading is going on.The Trading of Spiritual realms, And what we are doing we are doing trading of Spiritual realms by Trading in the form of Our Prayers , Sacrifices, Fastings, when we fast we offer everything in his feets and in return he Sent forth his Blessings on us.
Do you know why sometimes we get the answers of our prayers but sometimes we don't get, Some People do sorcery against us sometime it is successful but sometimes not, though Sometimes our lives are going According to God.We are Living a Righteous life, Doing prayer and also living a holy life ,Preaching Gospel and also sowing the Seed of money in God's Ministries also, Then why we face troubles ,Why we are Sufferings and diseses and finding that why our prayers are not heard ,what is there which is creating hindrance in getting the answers of our prayers..Why People are having diseses and experience shame in their lives.That shame comes about from repeatedly being told, not that we did something bad, but that we are something bad.
According to Bible we get sick and have diseases because of the flawed nature of our rebellious first human parents which has been passed on to us. Hence, despite all efforts to eliminate human maladies, we still get sick.
Secondly we get Genetics diseses because of the Curses and Sins which were from our Forefathers passed onto us...Bible says in Exodus 34:7 says that God "visits the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children's children to the third and fourth generation."
In This Merchandise everything is included.
The First Church was born and formed on the of Pentecost , The Believers Sold everything which they owned ,they sold it off and put the money as an Offerings in the feets of Apostles.
Where that Money Gone , it was landed on the same Glassy sea….The First Church didn't have any kind of Shortage The History tells us and according to Bible the Church of Rome was flourishing and it Became the richest church in the world at that time...But what was the reason that they were prosecuted,the Congregation was getting richer day by day and had a Good amount of Share in business. They have Properties and wealth.
This was a reason the Romans Government Started procecuting them.The belivers kept everything of their earnings their businesses in the feet of the Lord .Why People Jealous with us , Because when they see that we are getting richer and have all kind of wealth..Their Wealth was hitting like a thorn in Romans eyes, they thought they are wealthy and might be possible that one day they revolt against Rome and capture them ,this turned them to Start Procecution against belivers the Church of Rome.
Satan always try to create Jealousy against the people of God , his intentions from the beginning always to create hindrance in spreading the God's words.
1 Corinthians 4:1,Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
Apostle Paul writes that all the People of Church or Congregation count us as the ministers of God, The Servants of God and second thing he says, to count them the Stewards of the Mysteries of God, In Greek the Original word is " οἰκονομία ( oikonomía)", Which means to manage the household administration ,The Economics derived from this Word oikonomía.
Most people, including many Christians, are unfamiliar with the application of the word economy in relation to God. Economy is the anglicized form of the Greek word oikonomia, which occurs throughout the New Testament (1 Timothy 1:4; Ephesians 1:10; 3:2; 3:9; 1 Corinthians 9:17; Colossians 1:25).
More generally, an economy is a plan to carry out a certain purpose.And God is like an immensely wealthy householder who desires to dispense His unsearchable riches (Ephesians 3:8) to all of His people, the members of His household. However, to accomplish this enormous task He needs a plan, an arrangement, an economy.
Here Apostle Paul saying as a servant of God and his plans to carry out his divine purpose he chosen them as to Steward him for arrangements for his house hold to accomplish enormous task. He says that people should count them as the Stewards of God's mystries of Wealth ,Healing,blessings and all the Secrets of Heavenly kingdom which is hidden, to whom God has given all these mysteries knowledge?.
To us who Serve the God by revealing those hidden secrets and mystries of his kingdom, and Wealth both Spiritual and Material.
Oikonomía means Money and how to use that money to trade and be wealthy. God has given us the authority...This all is connected to the Priestly Stewardship and ministry.
Money ,Wealth ,Healing and Blessings all are connected to the word that he has made us the Ministers ,incharge of Christ's household.
Why the Blessings of God is not open on Believers , Why in this world they get blames because they offer the big Sacrifice on Satan's Table..As God has a Glassy Sea the same Kind of Sea is there With Satan, what kind of things take place there? That sea also is the place of trading, Trading of Sacrifice of animals, Yellow and red kind of things they offer there and offer all kind of sorcery to get things they desire, against people…
If you have noticed on the Crossings of Roads, people do some kind of sorcery that there problems can shift to the ones who cross that thing..in India it is a practice to offer Sacrifice Shifting owns curses to another one.
So many people get caught in the muddle of false beliefs, blind faith and superstitious practices to boost their career, for money and for peace in their homes.
“Irrational thinking propels people to opt for such practices for quick results...This is how people offer their Sacrifices in Satan's or Devil's Sea. This is Trading.
You can understand by this ,That whenever a Road is to be build ,The Government take out a Tender and ask people to Submit their Quotation rates..In that Government see who is giving the best rates and takes out the draw and in that draw give the road building tender to the one who submitted the quotation with best rates...In this world the Tender for making the road or any kind of Government related project given to those who submit low rates, not high..
But in ths Kingdom of God ,in the Heaven it is Just opposite ,The Highest bidder gets the answer…
If you have ever been to any Auction , What happens in Auction?
In the Auction Participants bid openly against one another, with each subsequent bid required to be higher than the previous bid.
In Heaven God is looking for the highest bid.
The documental proof of this we will find in the OT book of 2 King 3:4- 27, We See That King of Moab attacked on Israelites.And when They saw that ,they went to Prophet Elisha and He prayed to God, 2 Kings 3:18 And this is but a light thing in the sight of the LORD: he will deliver the Moabites also into your hand.
But What Happend ?,2 Kings 3:26-27 And when the king of Moab saw that the battle was too sore for him, he took with him seven hundred men that drew swords, to break through even unto the king of Edom: but they could not.
Then he took his eldest son that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burnt offering upon the wall. And there was great indignation against Israel: and they departed from him, and returned to their own land.
The King of Moab sacrificed his Eldest Son, He tried to win the Battle but couldn't win, he done a strange thing ,His Son who is the future king and who is the heir of his kingdom ,he took him and sacrificed him... Because of this there was a outbreak on Israel ,They lost the War and returned back to their land…
He Offered the Highest Sacrifice on Devil's sea ,he offered his Son ,his Kingdom...When this kind of a highest Sacrifice given there,the Israelites lost the war. Why because highest bid is considered there , why the people of God suffer inspite of walking in his ways,
Why on the people of God ,People of Devil victorious?, they are doing all kind wicked things and Offering highest sacrifices, these wicked people are offering more sacrifices to the Devil, that's why you see the Wicked is reigning in this world and righteous are suffering, because they are sacrificing and offering all kind of burnt Offerings to Devil.
Which type of Sacrifice we have to offer, the one is that We have to offer our bodies.
Do you know why the Christians run, because they do sin through their bodies,their lives are not holy,they don't walk According to the word of God. In their Souls they have wicked thoughts,lustful thinking, jealousy, fighting , fornication, addiction is reigning overpowering the Righteousness...The Word of God says in 2 Corinthians 10:5, We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
These thoughts are those Palace of wickedness which we demolish , demolish every wicked,lustful, pretension which is against the Knowledge of God.
So we need to offer and present our bodies as a living Sacrifice before God and every argument and every pretension we must bring down and demolish which is overpowering and controlling our soul and mind.To be a living sacrifice means that we constantly offer ourselves to the Lord. Because we still live in resurrection, when we offer ourselves to the Lord continually, the Lord can use us continually. We need to offer as a living sacrifice for God by not being conformed to this world. The world is defined for us as the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.
All that the world has to offer can be reduced to these three things. The lust of the flesh includes everything that appeals to our desires for food, drink, sex, and anything else that satisfies physical needs. Lust of the eyes mostly involves materialism, coveting whatever we see that we don’t have and envying those who have what we want.
The pride of life is defined by any ambition for that which puffs us up and puts us on the throne of our own lives.
Today we need to Bid the highest bid to offer ourselves as a living Sacrifice before God by demolishing those vulgar ,evil thoughts and every pretension which are against God's will and put them in the captivity of Christ.
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