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 balance 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 Voices / Thunders / Lightning:
- … “And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices, and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.” (Rev. 4:5). (Emphasis added).
- … “And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.” (Rev. 8:5). (Emphasis added).
- … “And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.” (Rv. 11:19). (Emphasis added).
- … “And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.” (Rev. 16:18). (Emphasis added).
Commentary: These references are all to God’s glory, power, authority, and accompany divinely appointed activities in heaven and on earth. The voices, thunderings and lightnings do not cause damage on the earth or inflict punishment on man. There are two instances mentioning an earthquake and hail, which are natural and do cause extreme damage to the earth and mankind. When God moves, acts, commands or otherwise rules his creation, they are accompanied by voices, thunderings and lightnings. They are announcements that get attention, both in heaven and on earth, signaling that “I AM” has decreed something of extreme importance. Voices, thunderings and lightnings can instill both fear and trembling, or awe and wonder, depending on your spiritual point of view and status before God. Notice that voices, lightnings and thunderings occur in a sequence of three (3), denoting God’s intensity and emphasis. The order of the sequence does not matter, the meaning does not change. Notice also that there are four (4) verses containing the grouping of the three (3) words, voices, thunderings and lightnings; (4×3=12), twelve (12) denotes God’s divinely constituted organization that applies to either in heaven or on earth