Chapter 4

2. Throne. The royal seat of authority and government.
3. Jasper and sardine. Divine glory visible to man. (Ch. 21:11.)
4. Twenty-four. Priestly completeness. The number of the courses of the priesthood in Israel. (1 Chron. 24:4.) Twice the administrative perfection in man.
Elders. Glorified saints as invested with wisdom and intelligence.
White raiment. Recognition of righteousness. (Ch. 6:11.)
Crowns of gold. Royal dignity.
5. Lightnings and thunderings and voices. Signs of judicial dealing. (Psa. 29:34.)
Seven lamps of fire. The consuming power of the Spirit of God in perfect development. (Heb. 12:2929For our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:29); ch. 1:4.)
6. Sea of glass. Solid purity, in contrast with the water of the laver. (Ex. 30:1721.)
Four beasts (living creatures). God’s attributes in judicial and governmental power on earth. Types of power, firmness, intelligence, and rapidity of execution.
8. Six wings. Supernatural swiftness. (Ezek. 1.)
Full of eyes. Perfect intelligence.