Saturday, October 19, 2013

John Meets the Captain of the Spaceship

John inside a Spaceship

Two posts ago we looked at the fact that John heard a voice coming from an amplifying device and that the voice asked him to come into the spaceship.  Now we see John in the spaceship and the first thing he notices is the captain of the spaceship.

John is, at this point of the book of The Revelation, in the presence of an ET who is the Father of Jesus Christ.  John says, a throne was set in Heaven, and One sat upon the throne. And He who sat there looked like a jasper stone and a sardius. And a rainbow was around the throne, looking like an emerald. 4:2-3.  The description that John gives is of God and the portrayal is in reference to position and colour.

He says God, was sitting.  As far we know spirits do not, cannot, sit.  We might think of them as hovering.  However, according to John, God is sitting.  We need to quit thinking of Jehovah as being only an ethereal Being.

And He who sat there looked like a jasper stone and a sardius.  The dictionary says that jasper is a coloured quartz usually red or brown and that the sardine or sardonyx is a brownish-red variety of chalcedony.  

Isn't it possible to believe that the one sitting on the throne, as recorded, in The Apocalypse appeared, to John, to be wearing reddish brown clothing because he is bathed in a green light and surrounded by a red fiery flame? His throne was like flames of fire. Dan. 7:9. This combination of colours caused his garments to appear as reddish brown; green and red together appear to be brown.

Notice also that in the book of The Revelation Christ is mentioned separately from the one sitting on the throne.  And I saw a book on the right of Him sitting on the throne. Rev 5:1. John has just told us that the one on the throne is Jehovah and then he says, I looked, and lo, ... amidst the elders, a Lamb stood, as if it had been slain. Rev 5:6.  

A few verses later John tells us that here he is referring to Christ.  Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing. Rev. 5:12. 

Daniel and Ezekiel Again

In a prophetic vision in the Book of Daniel, Daniel was speaking of the physical appearance of Jehovah; he said, the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool. Dan. 7:9.  We cannot believe, as some Bible scholars tell us, that this refers to Christ, because separate reference is made to Christ, in Daniel 7:13.  One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven!  

Christ is arriving in a spaceship!  He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him.  Daniel sees Christ being ushered into the presence of His Father, the One whom Daniel had just seen.  There is nothing here to indicate that either of them, the Father or the Son, were not in physical form.

Much has been written about Ezekiel and his association with spaceships, and a few words from Ezekiel add weight to John's description.  And above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it. Also from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw, as it were, the color of amber with the appearance of fire all around within it; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw, as it were, the appearance of fire with brightness all around. Ezekiel 1:26-27. 

Obviously, Ezekiel, in his book, is describing the same scene as John did in The Revelation, only in reverse order.  If we read it carefully, we notice that Ezekiel said that in appearance Jehovah is like a man.

The church has taught us that since God is only spirit and always invisible, the one that John saw was Christ and not Jehovah.  They will insist on this theory even though in both Daniel and The Revelation the authors very plainly tells us otherwise. O! when is the church ever going to open its mind to what is actually written in the Bible?

Some Bible teachers insist that John was not describing Jehovah but rather the throne.  It takes some pretty fancy footwork to make that theory sound even half believable.  If we read it plainly, as it is written, not the way some wish it was written, we clearly see that he was writing about Jehovah.  The statement that John saw the Father, with his physical eyes, must stand without challenge, for in The Revelation 20:11, John writes, I saw a great white throne and (I saw) Him who sat on it. 

It seems that all Bible teachers believe that throughout the Bible it is Jehovah that sits on a "great white throne".  However, when the one that sits there is spoken of as having been seen, suddenly it is not Jehovah anymore, but rather Christ.  

Strange thing about theology, isn't it?

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