15 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels who had seven plagues, which are the last because in them the wrath of God is finished.2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who were victorious over the beast and his image and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of God.
The apostle John writes the same thing he wrote in Revelation 12, I saw a sign in heaven, which he saw two great signs, (Revelation 12:1-3). In this great vision, John can see those who are victorious, cause they did not worship the beast or live by his name. Many seem confused that the mark of the beast, 666, is about buying or selling, but it’s not. The word of God, says the mark of the beast is about worship, and in the last days, a Christian’s faith will be tested at very extreme measures and civil rights will only be given to those taking the mark, ( Revelation 13:3-18). Oddly John can see the victorious standing on a sea of glass mixed with fire. I remember from science class that glass is made when sand becomes very hot, and changes into a molten form, then rapidly cool down. Nature glass happens near volcanoes when the hot magma flows over sand and very rapidly the sand goes from normal to extremely hot, and as it cools, weak particles that were once sand, become one solid piece of glass. Between the times the sand is being formed into the glass, it is a molten state fore. Those who are crafty with glass, use their art skills to make the fiery-looking molten glass, look how the artist wants when he or she is done. Those who are standing on the sea of glass, that looks like fire are standing with others, who lived through the trials and tribulations of life, and all at the same time, they receive their reward. The children of God, don’t receive their rewards, at different times, but like the gospels, the first shall be last and the last first, (Matthew 20:16). The apostle Paul, we, those who serve the Lord, in the race of life, just like those who serve the beast. They accept the demonic symbol of his name and worship it to receive a perishable crown, it helps them buy and sells and have earthly civil rights and liberty. Those who stand on the fiery sea of glass fought the good fight, ran the hard race, didn’t chase after empty temporary treasures or pleasure that beast offers, cause they want and desire an imperishable crown, (1 Corinthians 9:24-27). In 2 Timothy chapter 4, the apostle is about to be executed for his crime of preaching the gospel of Jesus. An executioner will lower Paul’s neck on the chopping block, and with a swing of the sharp ax, he will cut Paul’s head, and what did Paul tell, the church before this happens.
2 Timothy 4:6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; 8 in the future there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me but also to all who have loved His appearing.
The apostle Paul wrote it himself, I fought the good fight, I ran the good race, and when I receive my crown of righteousness, it will be with all those were victorious, when the Lord comes to judge on Hia glories day. God bless you all, the Lord loves you and so do I, Samuel J Head.
Hebrews 11:36 36 and others experienced mocking and flogging, and further, chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented 38 (people of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts, on mountains, and sheltering in caves and holes in the ground. 39 And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 because God had provided something better for us so that apart from us they would not be made perfect. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let’s rid ourselves of every obstacle and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let’s run with endurance the race that is set before us,