Q. I was wondering what is the meaning of Ezekiel 1: 4-21. Quite mind boggling. I know some of the words mean something else, like in Revelation but it is not getting any clearer to me, so I turn to you as always for the truth & clarification.
A. This is one of those things that’s almost impossible to explain in a few words. Ezekiel 1:4-21 is one of four views the Bible offers of the throne of God. It’s repeated in Ezekiel 10. The others are in Isaiah 6:1-4, Daniel 7:9-10, and Rev. 4. Each one of these is just one person’s view, so none of the four is complete by itself. You have to read them all and look for both the similarities and the differences. Read all these accounts literally, as they’re not meant to be symbolic or allegorical. It’s an astonishing sight, unlike anything we’ve ever seen on Earth, and is worth spending some time on.