1.) Waters in the New Testament explain to John on the Island of Patmos. Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. (Sea of People)
THINK: Where do you see multitudes of people, nations, languages, crowded together with their different cultures and beliefs? Where the whore sits or (false church) As opposed to the earth where few people live, like the country.
2.) Mountain: Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the
north: (Kingdoms good or bad)
3.)Fire, Ablaze: Like a fire that destroys or ablaze like an eagerness and passion to explain.
4.) 1/3: Rev 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
Rev 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. (The devil deceived 1/3 part of the stars or angels in heaven)
5.) Blood: Exo 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are:
and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. (Saved by the blood of the Lamb in the Old Testament and Saved by the Blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ our Savior)
6.) Sea Creature: “I will make you fishers of men.” (men not sea creatures)
7.) Ships, shipwrecks: 1Ti 1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put
away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
Now find the words that are symbols or numbers:
Rev 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
Rev 8:9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
Throw something like a great mountain burning with fire into a sea of humanity and part of the sea became blood, (death or saved by the blood of the Lamb) and part of the sea creatures died, (not fish, not crabs, not sharks but real human beings died) When you ship out on the sea of life, do not be discouraged when everything you own, falls into the sea. Jesus will rescue you!
On September 11, 2001, something like a mountain on fire, was thrown into a huge sea of humanity, part of the sea of people had been covered by the blood of the Lamb, part of the sea creatures died, not fish but people Jesus loved, when disaster strikes and all is lost, do not make
shipwreck of our faith. The devil knew how to make Job miserable, but that was not the doings of Jesus, or the Father, or the Holy Spirit.
Can you see the riddle?
Some will and some won’t.
Seven children were taught seven symbols and they all drew a picture of a city, hit by a mountain (kingdom on fire), where part were covered by the blood of the lamb, part of the sea creatures died, (not fish, real people) and some made shipwreck of their faith?