Allness or Foursquareness in God’s
Symmetry and Balance (4)
Foursquareness (fourfold in symmetry) is a term not commonly used in the English language. Digging into the term’s meaning and implications, one will find unique attributes to God’s creation, order and purpose of all things. A perfect, geometrical square is equal in its length, height, and depth. It’s design is very specific and on purpose. It is not designed in a random, odd, haphazard or unequal way. Symmetry has balance, structure and is of intelligent design and purpose. The object or subject being referenced to is made with forethought and not afterthought. It exists not by accident, but by plan. A perfect square is symmetrical enough that it will stand on its own and not fall over, or fail. It is so balanced in design that it is equal and perfect, no matter from which angle or perspective you look at it. This is a somewhat long definition or description of foursquarenss, but I believe it represents an honest attempt to describe the intelligence behind God’s purpose of having something represented by ‘four’. Foursquareness is also a doubling of something (2×2). Or, two squared (for those with a mathematical point of view). A double of a double. Uniformity and reinforcement of strength is implied, another equal measure of purpose and intent, and a double representation of something for added significance or importance. I believe, this long definition, can be truthfully and accurately applied to anything referenced in the Bible as having a fourfold attribute from God’s creation.
Four (4) or foursquarness of balancy and symmetry can also represents a doubling of a double or (2×2=4). Two (2) signifies God’s solid confirmation of a matter, doubling this suggest an added or extra measure of equal weight. Is there any place in Revelation that suggests this definition of doubling of a double is true? Revelation 18:6 states, “Reward her (Babylon) even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled to her double.” Notice that this description represents three (3) doubles of two (2). (3×2=6). Six (6) is the number of evil. Since she is the great whore and extremely evil, she will be repaid six (6) times the wrath.
Four-fold Reference to Angels Controlling the Elements:
- … “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that they wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.” (Rev. 7:1). (Emphasis added).
- … “And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and hew cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea. Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, not the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” (Rev. 7:2-3). (Emphasis added).
- … “And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire: and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.” (Rev. 14:18). (Emphasis added).
- … “And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou has judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.“ (Rev. 16:5-6). (Emphasis added).
Commentary: Some angels are given power, authority and control over winds or the weather, fire, sea, freshwater. Interestingly in continuing with the divine nature of four (4), notice that there are four (4) angels controlling the wind/air, one angel at each corner of the earth. Later in this book, in the section of twenty-fours, I have identified 24 roles that angels exhibit during the Tribulation (and Great Tribulation). The specific roles that various angels have, is often overlooked or glanced over when considering the larger element or subject of a chapter. However, when considering angelic roles (as a whole) throughout the book of Revelation, an additional layer of truth and insight becomes known regarding God’s administration of his creation and in his dealings with mankind.
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