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The Sea Of Glass

What does the sea of glass represent? Revelation 4:6

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without number following the 'seven' seas coming forward of the Prophecy for the times of the nations since Adam, and Noah, and The Tower of Babel.

ie. 7026 until Noah + ~7000 + 2012 + 9 (a day concerning 9000 years where a Day is a Millennium, is concisely represented as 9 years as the culmination as The Apostle wrote us).

~16047/33 = 486.27272727272727272727272727273

490 - 486.27... = 3.7272727272727272727272727272727

Ministry of Messiah:

3 1/2 years plus 3 days plus 40 days plus 30 to Pentecost = 3 17/24 years or 44 1/2 months or 1335 days.


diffential is 18 (6+6+6) and 9 and 3 (9+3 = 12) = 30 age of Messiah entering ministry.

No one could count them.
---johannesque_Davisol on 4/26/11

"Sea represents unregenerated humanity. The Beast "comes up out of the sea!" "Everything in the sea died!"Rev.15:3 Hebrews 12:29 says "God is a consuming fire." Sea of glass is mingled with fire! Rev.15:2 The victorious over Satan stood upon this sea.Rev.4:6-9 Four creatures, full of eyes within and without, behind and ahead, observe this sea and represent all animals. They see man as a loving representative of God in Eden,and cruel, sinful humanity presently! They are blessed seeing those on top of the sea: manifest sons of God who is Love! They see God's righteousness in destroying with fire, the unrepentant! Receive Jesus Christ as the one you serve in restoring His Heavenly Kingdom to Earth!
---David on 4/24/11

I believe the lake of fire is our modern-day sun. In heaven we will not need the sun for the brilliance of the Lord will give us all the light we will need.
---mima on 3/11/11

I believe the sea of glass is what will become the lake of fire. Anything in the universe that does not measure up to God's holiness will go into the lake of fire. Those who are victorious over the beast are standing above the sea of glass which shows that they will not be cast into the lake of fire.
---Roger_Willey on 3/11/11

Sea of Glass: A sea that stood before God's throne in the Book of Revelation, symbolizing the Lord's holiness and purity. This sea is "like crystal" [Revelation 4:6]and it is also "mingled with fire" [Revelation 15:2]. These descriptions are similar to the language used in the Old Testament, when the Lord revealed Himself in ALL HIS GLORY to the people of Israel [Ex. 24:10]. And in the prophet Ezekiel's vision of God's throne [Ezek. 1:22-28] The message of the image is that the Lord is a God of HOLINESS who demands righteous living from His people.
---catherine on 5/6/10

The fictional urantia book can't give you a truthful answer, but the Bible can.
Rev 15:2.. it's the massive royal floor.
---micha9344 on 5/5/10

A sea can not only be a body of water like an ocean, a "sea" can also reference a basin full of water.
Glass is a clear material able to be poured, polished and shaped, made principally of sand. As God mentioned to Abraham, that his offspring would be as many as grains of sand, this "basin" of glass not only represents the offspring of Abraham as it speaks of their refinement by fire, but also suggests God's ability to observe them. Should the image be taken literally? You bet it should. God's imagery is the fullness of His perception, capable of transcending all language.
---Elaine on 5/5/10

Well, I've got the answer, but, I don't believe anyone is going to understand it. I don't. And if I don't understand it, no one else will. The "sea glass" is>>>Reminiscent of the laver in the Mosaic Tabernacle and the bronze Sea of the Solomonic, i c, yea I see alright, Temple. Holiness is now a fixed state....Now, much discussion has centered about the four living creatures [not beasts]. Some, connect with the four Gospels, others sees them as Cherubim, still, some, as divine government, Hallelujah. No matter----they are God's instruments for the carrying out of His JUDGMENT.
---catherine on 5/5/10

I think the original glass was very expensive, made by melting sand [about 1500C](what is now called silica, and extremely hard to mould because of the high temperature)

But it appears that John could reconize it for glass, like crystal

What the meaning is I don't know, though it might indicate that things that John know on earth to be of great value, like crystal, in heaven were produced by God's word
---peter3594 on 5/5/10

Did they have glass in biblical times?
---donna8679 on 4/15/10

Revelation 4:6
And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal:--.

Revelation 7:14-18

14And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. A--- These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

15Therefore are they before the throne of God,--17For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters:--

The Sea represent people before the throne,(the Church)of glass like Crystal represent:

Revelation 22:1
And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
---kathr4453 on 12/22/09

"What does the sea of glass represent?"

A fixed state of peace, calm, ease, and restful assurance in the presence of the Almighty. Those that stand upon this "sea of glass" embrace a mindset focused on the power and authority of the Father. Holding complete unwavering confidence in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus and the empowerment of His Christ. Thus unshaken by the trials of tribulation, victoriously overcoming the times and temptation of Satan's deception "by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony".
---joseph on 12/15/09

This is not sea shells ,this is about giving a purpose to the sea of glass.
The bible does not state a purpose of it.
Can you give one?No
Is it because your searches is isolated to only one source and all others are forbidden because clergy told you so?
---earl on 12/13/09

earl: What are you saying? Under what shell have you hidden the nut?
---Leon on 12/12/09

The sea of glass can mean several things.
1. Glass( calm, no wind or storm) as contrasted to the raging Johan 1
2. Crystal as contrasted to blood in the a judgment.
3. The sea symbolically represents people. The beast comes out of the sea...certainly does not mean the Lock Ness monster.
Matt 13, Casting a net into the sea(refers to people)

Sea of Glass could mean those redeemed and in the presence of God who abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Israel on the sea of Glass possibly a place of peace. Also pictures Israel's deliverance out of Egypt.

Shouldn't get to dogmatic about it.
---kathr4453 on 12/12/09

Leon ,
Seeking God for explanations has been accomplished.Revelation never recieves credibility in it's beginnings .But it does grow.
---earl on 12/11/09

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Rev 4:6
And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

Rev 15:2-3
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. 3, And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty, just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

This is about Israel and the remnant who have victory over teh anti-christ/beast.
---kathr4453 on 12/11/09

So? What does a bunch of Syrian Orthodoxs have to do with our beliefs. None the less makes it any true? I prefer to go to the one source for truth and not to different denominational beliefs. I go to the bible for answers.

---JoelV. on 12/11/09

Mark E, those were good answers. I read the same thing concerning the passages. The describtion is mentioned a few times in Scripture.
---MarkV. on 12/11/09

Cluny, It's obvious that you're not Syrian Orthodox (now called Syriac to distance itself from the political entity of Syria) They exclude the book of Revelation from their bible! Also 2nd Peter,Jude and 2nd and 3rd John!
---1st_cliff on 12/10/09

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Well, this passage talks about The Throne Room of Heaven, so "the sea of glass, like crystal..." would just be the extravagent flooring of the Lords throne area. It could also be symbolic of God looking (assuming it is transparent) down on us.
---JoelV. on 12/10/09

No symbolic meaning.

The sea of glass is just that, a floor made of glass (perhaps diamonds) as far as the eye can sea, completely borderless.

We see a very similar thing in Ezekiel

Eze 1:22 "Now over the heads of the living beings there was something like an expanse, like the awesome gleam of crystal, spread out over their heads".

Eze 1:26 "Now above the expanse that was over their heads there was something resembling a throne, like lapis lazuli in appearance, and on that which resembled a throne, high up, was a figure with the appearance of a man."
---Mark_Eaton on 12/10/09

Sea of Glass is again refered in 15:2 with the addition of "mingled with fire". This is no doubt a description not "of" something but the "appearance of something." Perhaps a description for a vast expanse for which common words were used to describe something previously never seen?
---larry on 12/10/09

Revelation 4:6 > this sea of glass is in Heaven's place of worship. And ones who have overcome the beast are seen "standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God" (see Revelation 15:1-4) . . . worshiping God. And the New Jerusalem which came down from Heaven was "like clear glass." (Revelation 21:18-21) The *city* of worship was . . . like glass > "on earth as it is in Heaven", I consider. Paul does say, "because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God." (Romans 8:21) You get glass by melting > "For our God is a consuming fire." (Hebrews 12:29) God can resurrectionally melt the whole earth into Heavenly glory.
---Bill_bila5659 on 12/10/09

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First of all it is not a literal sea, for Rev. 21:1 says there is no sea in heaven. What the sea represents is, but the crystal clear pavement that serves as the floor of God's throne stretches out like a great, glistening sea, compare to Exodus 24:10, "and they saw the God of Israel, And there was under His feet as it were a paved work of spphire stone, and it was like the very heavens in its clearity"
---MarkV. on 12/10/09

Several people here have expressed their views that Revelation is NOT symbolic or figurative, but literal.

Therefore, the real question should be whether this sea is a solid sheet of glass, or an aggregate of marbles?
---Cluny on 12/10/09

Trey: No deep explanation required here. The sea of glass represents (describes) a transparent, pure (pristine, unpolluted),"crystal clear" body of water.

Earl: Seek God for explanations (His revelations), not the false doctrines ( groundless philosophies) of unregenerated men.
---Leon on 12/10/09

The revelation gives no hint of explanation so opinions are open and free.
However there is only one source I have discovered thus far in the english language that gives a definition-The Urantia Book.
---earl on 12/10/09

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Be humble. The glass is low, as in humble. And it is a sea . . . flat and all at the same level . . . like we are all humbly equal in Jesus in God's love. It's the sea of love, and like gold > it is golden to be pure and lowly together as equals in God's Family love (o: And it is smooth . . . no words or knowledge to make it rougher where someone has words and knowledge that make that person seem greater than others > "Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies." (in 1 Corinthians 8:1)
---Bill_bila5659 on 12/9/09

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