Revelation 4:7-11, 5:1-2 King James Version (KJV)
7 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.
8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
What the seven are saying:
Welcome back as we continue the seven verses series; in these seven verses, we are in the visions of John. He revealed what the angel, sent from Jesus the Messiah had received from the Father, of things to come.
In the previous seven verses, Revelation 4:1-6 offered us a look at the Throne in Heaven and a majestic look at the One who sat upon the Throne. The next seven continue the revelation. If you recall, there were twenty-four elders around the Throne.
Closer to the Throne than the twenty-four elders were the seven Spirits of the Almighty! And even closer than the seven Spirits were the four beasts. These seven verses (of this publishing) began to describe the four beasts. These four beasts were really the Cherub angels depicted in the book of Ezekiel.
Full of Eyes Like a Peacock
The first beast was like a lion, the second like a calf. The third had the face of or like a man, the last (fourth) beast was like a flying eagle. Each beast had six wings and they were full of eyes on them.
The more interesting thing about these beasts is that they did not rest, night or day; they spent their entire time and being in singing and/or meditation. They said over and over, “Holy, holy, holy, LORD Yahawah Elohim Almighty (KJV-LORD God Almighty), which was, and is, and is to come.”
The (four beasts) creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the One on the Throne (who lives forever and ever). As they do, the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the One on the Throne. They remove their crowns; they bow before the One who sits on the Throne and lives forever and ever (Jesus Christ).
Who Can Open the Book!
The twenty-four elders say, “You are worthy, O LORD Yahawah, to receive glory, honor, and power because You have created all things; they were created for Your pleasure.” This is congruence with other scriptures that the creation was brought forth by and for the Messiah’s good pleasure.
The chapter ended on that note (all things being created for the LORD’s good pleasure); the seven verses moved into chapter five of Revelation (just the first two verses). John continued to share what he was being shown; in the right hand of the One who sat on the Throne was a book.
A book that had writings within the inside and on the back it was sealed with seven seals. The next thing he heard was scary; a strong angel proclaimed with a very loud voice, “WHO IS WORTHY TO OPEN the BOOK and to LOOSE the SEALS?”
These are the seven verses, glory to the Almighty!
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