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 reprents 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 anyplace in Revelation that suggests this defintion 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 for the Seven (7) Church(s) to Repent:
- … “Remember thererfore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto the quickly and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” (Rev. 2:5). (Emphasis added).
- … “Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.” (Rev. 2:16). (Emphasis added).
- … “Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, exept they repent of their deeds.” (Rev. 2:22). (Emphasis added).
- … “Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.” (Rev. 3:3). (Emphasis added).
Commentary: These are the only references, in all of Revelation, for the Church and/or it’s members, to repent. These four exhortations by Christ come at the very beginning of Revelation in chapters two and three, when he is addressing the seven churches in Asia-Minor. These exhortations are made by Christ when he sees the sin being committed by these churches. No where else in Revelation is there a command by Christ, to repent. There are several verses indicating that men do not repent of their sins, however, the context of those verses do not include any exhortation to repent. The urging by Christ, for the Church to repent does NOT occur later in Revelation, since the Church is no longer on the earth. Put another checkmark on the logical list of reasons (mathematical axioms) for a pre-tribulation rapture. All four commands
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