" Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was
covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they
never stop saying " Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty " who
was and is and is to come".
In the first 7 verses of Revelation chapter 4, Apostle John talks
about his vision as he is invited to look through the door that opens to
heaven. John sees a throne in which God is seated. He compares the
appearance of God to the precious stones Jasper and Ruby. He also sees a
rainbow that shines like emerald encircling the throne . There is a sea
of glass in front of the throne and around the throne were 24 other
thrones on which 24 elders were seated. He goes on to say that he saw
flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder that came from the
throne. There are four living creatures around the throne; they had faces
of a lion, an ox, a human and a flying eagle.
John looks he notices that the four creatures around the throne, each
of them have six wings, and is covered with eyes all around and within.
They were worshipping the Almighty and Powerful God, day and night. They
were exclaiming "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord Almighty who was and
is and is to come". The triple repetition of the Word Holy is
indicating the infinite holiness of God. God has many qualities as being
merciful, loving, caring, kind, holy, just to name a few but the most
important quality that the four living creatures ascribe is his Holiness.
In Isaiah chapter 6 we see that there were four living creatures called
the Seraphim who also calls out " Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God
Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory".
The holiness of God not only attributes to his sinlessness but
also to His power and authority He has over His creation. He is powerful,
He is Almighty and He is holy.
In Psalm 99 :1-9 we see a God, who is enthroned, who reigns and
exalts over all nations, and is considered holy. God is mighty, He loves
justice and equality, He is forgiving but He avenges wrong doings . The
Lord God is powerful and has all authority; He is different from
all other rulers, and therefore the world must worship Him. We read in
Revelation 4:8 that day and night the four living creatures are worshipping
God exclaiming His infinite holiness. They give honor glory and thanks to
the God Almighty who is seated on the throne. We can give glory and honor
to our creator the Lord Almighty by appreciating and exclaiming His
Holiness. God is worthy of our worship because He created us and all that
is around us. He sustains us and the world around us. Therefore we are
bound to worship the Almighty Lord.
Almighty Father in heaven, we thank You for creating us and sustaining
us and all around us in this world. We praise You and exalt You for You alone
are Holy and worthy of our Worship. Create in us a holy and pure heart so that
we may continue to worship You . Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
" There is none
Holy like the Lord; there is none besides you, there is no rock like our Lord.
( 1 Samuel 2:2 )