THE THRONE SCENE
See Chapter on "Casting Down Golden Crowns"
which identifies the 24 courses of the Priesthood in 1 Chronicles 24:1-6 as the
"twenty-four elders." It must be understood that the Prophet David made the new
arrangements concerning the temple services and priestly rotation as well as the Levitical
It is clearly stated in 1 Chronicles 28:19 that God made David
understand these changes—"All this, said David, the Lord made me understand in
writings by his hand upon me, even all the works of the pattern"
(read also 1 Chronicles 28:11-18).
Also in 2 Chronicles 29:25 it clearly states this arrangement was:
"According to the commandment of David, and of Gad the kings seer, and Nathan
the prophet: for so was the commandment of the Lord by his prophets."
The prophecies of the Old Testament, according to most scholars, were
divided into 22 books. This is illustrated by the candlestick which had 22 cups (3 on each
branch and 4 on the main stem—Exodus 25:33, 34) and just as there are 22 characters to
the Hebrew alphabet so there are 22 books of the Old Testament.
There are also 22 generations from Adam to Jacob. If we add the total
number of cups, knops and flowers we have a total of 66. Multiplying 22 by 3 gives 66—the
total books in the Bible.
When Jewish scholars saw that 22 books of the Old Testament and 27 books
of the New Testament made a perfect number of 49 they opted to change the Old Testament to
24 books changing the total to 51—an imperfect number.
Jesus divided the Scriptures into three parts in Luke 24:44: Moses
[law], prophets, and psalms. In Luke 1:8 we find Zechariah was serving as priest when his
course as one of the 24 was on duty as arranged by David.
Isaiah the 6th chapter parallels this verse. There each seraphim
had six wings.
were used to cover the face, which would picture the concealment of
Gods person from the world.
—Two wings were
used to cover the feet, which would picture the concealment
Gods operations among men.
—Two wings were
used to fly with, which would picture the carrying forth of
Gods plan of the ages.
The seraphim continually manifest his glory, the glory of the Lord God
Almighty who is from everlasting to everlasting.
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