Four-fold Reference to Being in the Spirit:

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 to Being in the Spirit:

  1. … “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet.” (Rev. 1:10). (Emphasis added).
  2. … “And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.” (Rev. 4:2). (Emphasis added).
  3. … “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.” (Rev. 17:3). (Emphasis added).
  4. … “ And he carried me away in the spririt to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.” (Rev. 21:10 ). (Emphasis added).

Commentary: The Apostle John mentions four times that the Holy Spirit carries him or transports him through space and time to witness something important concerning the activities, events and judgements during the Tribulation period. One of God’s manifest attributes is that he exists both inside and outside of space and time. He is not contained by either of these things which he created. The work of the Holy Spirit to transport John is consistent with God’s methods of interaction with men. Notice the four significant events associated with John being in the Spirit; 1. The Day of the Lord, 2. God’s throne room in heaven, 3. Witnessing Babylon and Mystery Religion Babylon, 4. Witnessing the new, holy Jerusalem coming down out of heaven. God is showing John, through his Holy Spirit, Christ’s triumphant victory over his enemies, one evil city, one holy city and a glimpse of God ruling on his throne. These four visions are so important, that God specifically uses his Holy Spirit to enable John to transform space and time in order to witness these things first hand, and through his consciousness. God does not use an angel or any other means to communicating with and showing John the importance of these things. God did this directly, through himself, as the Holy Spirit.

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