The Sea, The Square Footage of Heaven and the Passover
I was reading my chapter for the day and when I read Revelation 13:1 in the Amplified, I better understood why the Spirit of God, for the past week, kept highlighting the word SEA to me. Revelation 13:1 says,
[As] I stood on the sandy beach, I saw a beast coming up out of the sea with ten horns and seven heads. On his horns he had ten royal crowns (diadems) and blasphemous titles (names) on his heads.
When I read OUT OF THE SEA, the Holy Spirit quickened in my spirit that, ‘the sea is not the same as the earth’. For some reason, I thought that they were one-in-the-same but according to scripture, clearly, they are not. Revelation 5:13 says,
‘And I heard every created thing in heaven and on earth and under the earth [in Hades, the place of departed spirits] and on the sea and all that is in it crying out together, To Him Who is seated on the throne and to the Lamb be ascribed the blessing and the honor and the majesty (glory, splendor) and the power (might and dominion) forever and ever (through the eternities of the eternities)!’
How I totally missed that and Genesis 1:10 which says, ‘God called the dry land Earth, and the accumulated waters He called Seas…’ is totally beyond me. But there it was, in black and white, for both you and I to see that there is a clear distinction between the dry land of Earth and the accumulated waters of the Sea.
But again, today while reading Revelation 16:3 THE SEA just jumped off the page. It reads,
‘The second [angel] emptied his bowl INTO THE SEA, and it turned into blood like that of a corpse [thick, corrupt, ill-smelling, and disgusting], and every living thing that was in the sea perished.’
Notice the second [angel] emptied his bowl INTO THE SEA while the first [angel] mentioned in Revelation 16:2, went and emptied his bowl ON THE EARTH. Again, totally separate. One angel for earth, the other for the sea. But why is this important?