Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Revelation Chapter 15
Metaphysically Interpreting Revelation 15:1-8
15:1And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having seven plagues, which are the last, for in them is finished the wrath of God.
15:2And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire; and them that come off victorious from the beast, and from his image, and from the number of his name, standing by the sea of glass, having harps of God. 15:3And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,
Great and marvellous are thy works,
O Lord God, the Almighty;
righteous and true are thy ways,
thou King of the ages.
15:4Who shall not fear,
O Lord, and glorify thy name?
for thou only art holy;
for all the nations shall come
and worship before thee;
for thy righteous acts have been made manifest.
15:5And after these things I saw, and the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: 15:6and there came out from the temple the seven angels that had the seven plagues, arrayed with precious stone, pure and bright, and girt about their breasts with golden girdles. 15:7And one of the four living creatures gave unto the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. 15:8And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and none was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels should be finished.
September 21,1941: Rev, 15:2-4
How is universal Mind represented in this lesson? As a "sea of glass mingled with fire," resplendent in beauty and glory.
In what respect are the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb the same? Both are songs of praise. Moses sang: "Who is like thee, 0 Jehovah, among the Gods? Who Is like thee, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders?" Combined, the two songs render new praise and glory to God, the Holy One.
Why will all nations turn to the worship of the one God? Because they will learn to prove the truth of the divine law, beyond all question. "For thy righteous acts have been made manifest."
December 21, 1947: Rev, 15:2-4
What does the “sea of glass mingled with fire” represent? The clarity of Truth and its omnipresence. Those who have overcome self ("the beast") stand beside this sea (clear perception of Truth) and behold their possibilities of infinite perfection realized.
What is symbolized in the song of the victorious? The truth that eventually all men will come to recognize God as supreme: ruler and realize their oneness in Christ.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 10-23-2013