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VARIATIONS IN HEAVEN II
We must know that there is variations in heaven even till now. Even in hell there are inequalities.
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. 
Isa 6:2  Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. 
The Lord is not sitting in the temple but on His throne and his train filled the temple. We see Seraphims in verse two. They have three pairs of wings for different functions. There are verses and descriptions of Cherubs also and they are close to the Mercy seat. But that is not all. In heaven there are different beings and titles and roles
Rev 4:1  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. 
Rev 4:2  And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. 
Rev 4:3  And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. 
Rev 4:4  And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. 
Rev 4:5  And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. 
Rev 4:6  And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. 
Rev 4:7  And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. 
Rev 4:8  And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. 
Rev 4:9  And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, 
Rev 4:10  The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast t heir crowns before the throne, saying, 
Rev 4:11  Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. 
The twenty four are ranked with the word ‘elders’ and they are also close to the throne. They have crowns. They off them and bow to God. There are four creatures with different characteristics.
In heaven there are those that fly and those that bow. Some have wings to cover their faces. Some do not need to cover their faces. It is all to the glory of God. It is all about The One Sitting upon the throne. It’s all about looking unto God and worshipping Him. It’s never about the different creatures and ranks. All exist for one reason –to fulfill the desire of the creator. Actually, some run errand and some stand before Him.
Dan 7:10  A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

We do know that min the spirit world there are arch angels, Seraphs, Cherubs, powers, principalities, dominions and all have different characteristics. And we do know that one that had the tendency to accuse others was banished from the place of glory and beauty.
Rev 12:10  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 

Accuser of Brethren
First, why would Satan be an accuser of brethren? The first reason is that he is a liar and a father of lie, from the beginning. The second reason is that it is possible that he is not always pleased with the characteristics of others. They did something he thought was improper and he accused them. He might be right that the brethren did wrong. After all, even in angels he found no perfection.
Job_4:18  Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly.
Psa_8:5  For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
So, if man is made (whether) a little lower (or not) than the angels how then would heaven be surprised that he demonstrate folly.

Accuser banished
Second, why was Satan cast down? He was cast down because no place was found for him, as an accuser of the brethren in heaven. If he is Lucifer then he’s cast down because he sought to overthrow his maker. To plan a coup there must be an attempt to besmirch a leader figure. In other words, the coup chief has to accuse the coup target. So, Satan even accused God and his followers agreed with his accusations –they’re convinced by Satan against God. The one who sees only errors in others exhibit three traits of Satan or Lucifer: he is a calumny proponent who has pride and who is jealousy. He’s not afraid to find fault in his Maker. He’s not afraid to challenge His God. His vaulting ambition caused him to see only faults in others.

Accusers and fault finders
It is not brethrenic to see only the faults of others. Fault finders are judgmental. And Jesus told such people to look into their eyes for logs of wood before picking dust in other people’s eyes. If you’re fault finder you’re filled with pride and the spirit of it. If you aren’t a finder but just a seer of faults, you’re plagued with the gift of pride and calumny. We do not mean that we should ignore errors. The fruit of every individual will prove him.

An accuser of a corrector
An accuser is or does one thing, a corrector is or does the opposite
The one who is an accuser is always right (in his own eyes).
An accuser never accuses only one person but people.
An accuser enjoys accusing others.
An accuser does not seek amendment but defamation of his target.
An accuser is not set against an error but against a person(s)
An accuser is not reacting to an error but reacting to a culture
An accuser does not see error once or twice but always.
An accuser is not a listener or a learner.
An accuser is not teachable but wants to teach.
An accuser’s language has no love but hate.

What are you?
What is your motive? What do you feel? What do you see and say? How do you see and say? What do you want? Why are you doing what you’re doing and how often? The fact that there are people who commend you for accusing others in the Christian fold does not make you right. No, commendations do not make your actions right. Commendation is just expression of delight and concord. Note that even Satan, killers, Homosexuals, porn stars, thieves, and other Evil agents have followers who can die for them. There are people who need a voice to lead them in error they already associate with. What are you? Just check yourself!


To cope
To cope with complexities in the church we must do everything possible to exhibit love and jettison hate; we must correct rather than accuse; we must uplift rather than denigrate; we must rebuild rather than destroy; we must shun accusation tendency and embrace correction tendency. We must deal with evil pride and jealousy. We must realize that even in heaven there are differences. And we must learn to let those with sings wings fly, those with crowns off them, those with trumpet blow them, those with drums beat them, those with voices sing and shout, those with seats sit, those without seat stand, those walking walk, those running run, those flying fly, those growing grow. That is what the church is all about –expressions of love and unity –correcting and taking correction. No one holds the key to absolute knowledge. No one is super righteous or right except Christ Jesus, the Holy Child of God. And it is from Him we receive grace upon grace. So, we can only boast in that we know Him and how do we know Him or love Him without loving the brother we see? It is unchristian for a Christ follower to malign another Christian in the face of Christ’s enemies.

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