More Visions of God

DSCF0336What is the strangest thing you have ever seen? A friend of mine told of seeing a full circle rainbow when she flew. What about you?

Ezekiel would have trouble picking one thing. We looked at a few of those in the previous post, “Visions of God”. Today we will finish with the visions he experienced in the opening chapter. It would be easy to wonder about the veracity of his account if it came from anywhere but God’s word. We will continue today’s post with-

Vision 3: The wheel within a wheel-God’s Spirit-ever present with us.

“The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.

When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went. As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful: and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.  

And when the living creatures went the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. Whithersoever the spirit was to go they went, thither was their spirit to go: and the wheels were lifted up over against them; for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.” Ezek. 1:16-21..

“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” Ps. 139:7.

“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon the.” Isa. 43:2.

“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you…

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God…The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” Romans 8:11,14,16.

Vision 4: The firmament, God’s dwelling place

“And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.” Ezek. 1:22.

My first thought reading this took me to God’s dwelling place and the visions of Paul and John.

“I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth.) such an one caught up to the third heaven…he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful  for a man to utter.” 2Cor. 12:2,4.

To John, the voice said,

“Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.” Rev. 4:1,2

And John’s vision introduces

Vision 5: The throne, God’s sovereignty.

“And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone…” Ezek. 1:26.

“The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.” Psalm 103:19.

“For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. God reigneth over the heathen:

God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.” Ps. 47:7,8.

Vision 6:  A man, the Lord’s Christ

“…and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.” Ezek. 1:26.

 “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD ARE BECOME THE KINGDOMS OF OUR LORD, AND OF HIS CHRIST; AND HE SHALL REIGN FOR EVER AND EVER.” Rev. 11:15.

Vision 7: A bow in the cloud, God’s glory, His faithfulness to His covenant.

“As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD…”Ezek. 1:28.

“And he that sat was to look upon like jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.” Rev. 4:3.

“I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.” Gen. 9:13.

When Ezekiel saw the visions of God the word says he fell upon his face, as did John, and the twenty-four elders of Revelation. What’s your reaction to the Presence of the Lord? What a wonder that He shares His glory with us and revealed Himself in so many ways. He may not be visible to us but still He has shown us who He is and that He desires to have an intimate relationship with us.

May we all continue to grow in His grace and knowledge-Know Him to make Him known.

15 thoughts on “More Visions of God

  1. Donna, I am in awe of God on a regular basis, for he does reveal himself to us in so many different ways. Amen! Sometimes all I can say is “Wow!” I know he is God. I know he is all powerful and all knowing and ever present. I know he is a miracle working God, too. But, it is one thing to know it intellectually, and it is another thing to experience it in one’s life and to see the many ways in which God reveals himself to us consistently, day by day. All the time I am watching how he coordinates things in my life all together in ways I would never have imagined. He is absolutely amazing!

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    1. I am well but my husband has had some issues with his heart and my mom who has dementia is requiring more time. Also my summer ministries of camp and mission trip are coming up soon. Thank you so much for asking. Last week I tried to post a new explaining some of this and got interrupted before I could finish when Tom my husband had an er trip. He’s doing well now. Thanks again for your concern and prayers.

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      1. Donna, sorry to hear of your trials and of your husband’s health concerns and of your mom’s dementia. Glad to hear your husband is improving. Just wanted to let you know you are being thought of and prayed for and that you are missed. Hope and pray all goes well with your summer missions.

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