The last book in the Bible, Revelation, does exactly what it’s name says – it reveals. What does it reveal? Us! Who we really are.
For 3 years, each week from April 2007 till April 2010 I revealed some of the hidden meaning of this book. This is what I discovered in Chapter 4.
“After this I looked, and lo, in heaven an open door! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up hither, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I was in the Spirit, and lo, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne!” Rev 4:1-2
“These opening words of chapter four are almost intimidating. They expand John’s vision from chapter one. He hears that voice again that he first heard in Revelation 1:10. It speaks within him like a trumpet. This is how we experience the spiritual faculty of Inspiration. An inner voice trumpets within our being saying, “Come up hither, and I will show you what must take place after this.”
The word ‘after’ in Greek is meta and it doesn’t mean ‘after this’; it is pointing to what is happening ‘behind’ the outer physical manifestations that we encounter with our senses. Rudolf Steiner talks about the visual world as a tapestry behind which is a great work. What this verse is really saying is this: Ascend in consciousness! Then you will see what is happening behind the scenes.
As soon as we ascend in consciousness then immediately we experience our spiritual being and gain the use of its facilities. The physical world becomes transparent and we see what is going on spiritually. It could be compared to being backstage at the puppet theatre.
The first thing we see is the throne on which is ‘the sitting one’. This is an image of great authority. Could this be us when we rule in our own kingdom? Are we the sitting one? The lack of motion indicated by sitting indicates that we rule over our desires. They are stilled, we are in control. Now our desires will be fulfilled in a timely and appropriate way rather than demanding to be fulfilled the minute they rise up within us.” The Soul’s Secret by Kristina Kaine
Painting: Revelation by Walfrido Garcia
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