LIVING CREATURE > Here clearly John is describing what is familiar to him , something he sees on a daily basis , yet this creature is so different.
I would first like to say , that when we begin to read of this amazing imagery that is described almost non-stop from now on to the end of The Book Of Revelations ,WE NEED NOT BE AFRAID , as believers we will not suffer the wrath of God that is to come . I want you all to pray and ask God for knowledge and wisdom and understanding as we begin to read some really intense reading .
This Glorious Book finishes up the Holy Bible with the end of the story . God is and was and is to come , He will return for His children, and this last book explains what will happen in those last days . We as Christians , know Jesus , God’s only Son , as our Savior and Lord and we anxiously await His coming for us.
In the meantime , we share our faith , so that no one will be lost and that all may spend eternity with our Lord .It is a big job in a lost world , we need not keep our light under a basket , we must shine the light of the gospel to all each and every day .
In the Old Testament , In the Book of Ezekiel , we are first introduced to these living spirits when Ezekiel has a vision on the River Chebar.
It is a good cross-reference to this verse we are reading today.
3 the word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the River Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was upon him there.