I Can’t Even

I honestly couldn’t think of a title for this because I’m really not yet sure where it’s going to go. What I do know is that I am supposed to show one of the ways He has given me to make connections through His written word to get to know Him for His purposes. Heeeeerrrrrre we go.

Hopefully you have read the post before this one. If not, no big. Click the link and you will be transported there: Ask to Seek to See the Sea.

We are working out some kinks in the rope of my timeline of life in this phase. As We are, He is showing me patterns of my existence. The more we (The Body of Christ) all are able to see and follow the patterns of The Holy One individually, the stronger The Body of Christ becomes. A head cannot function fully without a body. {Exodus 25; Isaiah 66:1-2; Zechariah 4:6-10; Ephesians 1:15-23}

Revelation 4:6 – Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back.

The journal entry in the previous writing has to do with this verse along with Revelation 8:1. I am still working this out even after all these years. Many, if not all, of my mentors already knew this because no one can give what they don’t already have themselves. Each and every one of my mentors (I pray they all know exactly who they are) have, are, and continue to guide me through coming to understand the patience required for our eternity in various ways as well as many other lessons. He will reveal things to me when He knows I am ready for each step because there have been a multitude of varieties of seeds planted in this “garden” named Alicia. {Jeremiah 10:23-24} I know the vision of the crystal city has to do with Revelation 4:6 because I remember the “glimpse”, referred to on the Home page, is a product of Us working out that vision along with everything else at the time of me receiving the idea of that song. Now, I realize just how much more there is to learn and always will be. I find joy in researching different things; always have. These seek and find puzzles between He and I are joyful for me. This is how He created me to be for “such a time as this” (reference to Esther 4).

Revelation 4:6 and other things I have been taught came to my mind recently which (as only He does) triggered more research and here we are.

Revelation definitions:
*A surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others

*The making known of something that was previously secret or unknown

*Used to emphasize the remarkable quality of someone or something

*The divine or supernatural disclosure to humans of something relating to human existence

*The last book of the New Testament, recounting a divine revelation of the future to St John

Origin:
Middle English (in the theological sense): from Old French, or from late Latin revelatio(n-), from revelare ‘lay bare’ (see reveal). Sense 1 dates from the mid 19th century.

We already know the revealing of Jesus Christ is what the book of Revelation is about because John tells us in the first part of the first sentence of the first verse of the first chapter.

Revelation 1:1 – The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John . . .

There are always patterns to seek and see (like the pattern of Joseph’s life including him revealing himself to his brothers). Let us start with the first thing John saw in this vision.

Revelation 1:12 – Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands . . .

The first thing recorded here that John saw was “the voice that spoke”. This is why God calls us to meditate on His Word.

Philippians 4:8-9 – Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

Whatever measurement of knowledge of the Holy One any of us possess {Proverbs 9:10} and have tested to be Truth {1 John 4:1-6} can be built upon without a complete rebuild because the foundation can only be Truth. {Matthew 7:24-29; Hebrews 12:25-29} We must always keep in mind that God does nothing because of who we are. He does things because of Who He is. {Acts 10:34-35; Romans 2:11-16; Luke 12:29-34} What we know leads us into what we come to understand (this includes both light and dark).

When I hear certain words it triggers other things that may come with that word or phrase. When I hear the word “voice”, I think of activism, thunder, singing, delivering messages, and many other things. We have all this technology to search even a single word in every way we can possibly think of. Research the word ‘voice’ in whatever manner you choose. What came for this specifically is:

John 10:27-28 – My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.

[The whole passage starting from verse 22 to verse 30 holds a multitude of pearls. {Matthew 7:6; Matthew 13:44-45}]

John first recognized (saw/it was revealed) the voice of the Lord. That triggered him to turn and because he turned he then saw the seven golden lamp stands. Now we are about to blast off. I don’t know exactly what will come of it but I AM expecting great things from our Lord.

In the Tabernacle of Moses the golden lamp stands are located on the right side of the tabernacle (when we look at pictures it is on our left side which means it is the right side-my interest in learning biology helps me because direction is not a strong point for me, yet). Since the gold lamp stands are on the right side of the Tabernacle and the Tabernacle is a picture of the Cross then we can seek what God says about the right hand in His written word. We can also choose many other things to seek out such as:

-Light/Dark
-Lamp
-Stand
-Gold
-What pattern God gave Moses for the lamp stands {Exodus 25}
-How the lamp stands were constructed
-Break down every component of the lamp stand and choose to research any and/or all
-Fire
-Comparison between the lamps in each version of God’s House on earth (where has, does, and will God dwell-wink)
-how whatever we choose to research functions in the natural to help gain deeper understanding of the spiritual function

Those are just some starting points that I am about to go back into myself. It is imperative that we know, understand, and remember the Word of God is alive. Anything that is alive goes through changes/transformations continuously as long as they are alive. This is my personal process that Holy Spirit has given me to share with you. Being stripped down to bare nothing is part of the process. Take another gander at Jesus before he was placed on the cross. Sobering and humbling ain’t it? I have a difficult time with true vulnerability even when Holy Spirit tells me to be. My obedience is out of my fear and love of/from Him. People get ready. It is in our alone time with Him that we can truly get to know Him as everything He is including our Defender and Protector.

Do not give up in the trenches of the battles of the war between freeing Love and gripping debilitating Fear. Keep moving even if it is only a crawl. He will always provide. We need only to ask and believe.

Do not believe any word that I have said. Instead get to know our Lord and make a choose whether to believe Him or not. In Revelation 1 John was given and heard his instructions before He turned to see the voice that spoke with him. This is because The Lord does all these things. He lives in each of us that believes and we in Him if we choose to believe. {Hebrews 11:6} Believe. We each were given a measure of faith by the Author and Finisher of our faith; the True and Faithful One. Seek out that secret place He has designed specifically for you. Selah.

(Mac selfie with ‘out of this world’ filter)

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