A Throne Set in Heaven
For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of YHVH, As the waters cover the seabed.
A THRONE SET IN HEAVEN.
1. After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, "Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this." 2. Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. 3. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. 4. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads. 5. And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. 6. Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. 7. The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. 8. The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!"
The four ‘living creatures’ are clearly constellations (stars / ‘full of eyes around and within’), so from this description can we determine the location of The Throne? I do believe so.
The first was like a lion (Leo), the second like a calf (Taurus), the third like a man (Aquarius), and the fourth like a flying eagle (Lyra).
Now, what constellation lies within these? Break out your planetsphere.
The Milky Way
The History of Creation
1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3. Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 4. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. 6. Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." 7. Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. 8. And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.
The upper waters are the Milky Way.
9 "I watched till thrones were put in place, And the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, Its wheels a burning fire; 10 A fiery stream issued And came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, And the books were opened.
A fiery stream issued And came forth from before Him. See: ‘Star forming region’ in Cygnus. http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap020829.html
“It appears that the Milky Way is called the River Dinur, mentioned in Daniel 7:10…” SEFER YETZIRAH, Aryeh Kaplan pg. 236
Light (Let there be Light) Alef-Vav-Reish, Genesis 1:3
Which brings us to the constellation Cygnus!
Stars in Cygnus
Alpha Cygni, Deneb (20h41m +45°17') has a magnitude of 1.3 and is a blue-white supergiant class A2 star. It is about 1600 light years distant. If Deneb was as close to us as the nearest star, Proxima Centauri (4.4 light years) Deneb would be as bright as the full moon in our sky! Deneb's luminosity is over 70,000 times greater than the Sun and is estimated to be 25 times more massive. Deneb has a transit date of August 2nd.
Beta Cygni, Albireo (19h28m.7 +27°51') has a magnitude of 3.1 and is a yellow class K3 star about 410 light years distant. Albireo is said to be one of the most beautiful double stars in the sky. The companion is 5.5 magnitude blue class B8 star.
Gamma Cygni, Sadr (20h22m +40°15') has a magnitude of 2.2 and is a white supergiant class F8 star. It is about 800 light years distant. Sadr is a binary system, the companion has a magnitude of 5.1 and is a blue-white star. Sadr has a transit date of September 12
Sadr, in Hebrew phonetics - Samech-Dalet-Reish,
The Witness of the Stars
20. Cygnus (the Swan)
This constellation repeats, emphasises, and affirms this glorious truth. It has to do with the Great Blesser and His speedy return, as is testified by all the ancient names connected with it.
In the Denderah Zodiac it is named Tes-ark, which means this from afar. It is a most brilliant and gorgeous asterism of 81 stars; one of the 1st or 2nd, six of the 3rd, twelve of the 4th magnitude, etc. It contains variable stars, five double stars, and one quadruple. The star marekd "61 Cygni" is known as one of the most wonderful in the whole heavens. It consists of two stars which revolve about each other, and yet have a progressive motion common to each!
This mighty bird is not falling dead, like Aquila, but it is flying swiftly in mid-heaven. It is coming to the earth, for it is not so much a bird of the air, but a bird peculiarly belonging to both the earth and the waters.
Its brightest star a (between the body and the tail), is called Deneb (like another in CAPRICORNUS), and means the judge. It is also called Adige, flying swiftly, and thus at once it is connected with Him who cometh to judge the earth in righteousness.
The star b (in the beak) is named Al Bireo (Arabic), flying quickly.
The star g (in the body) is called Sadr (Hebrew), who returns as in a circle.
The two stars in the tail, now marked in the maps as p I and p II, are named Azel, who goes and returns quickly; and Fafage, gloriously shining forth.
Here’s an excellent map of Cygnus and its location in the Milky Way.
Massive Star Forming Region DR21 in Infrared
His throne was a fiery flame, Its wheels a burning fire; A fiery stream issued And came forth from before Him. Daniel 7.
1. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."
3. Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. 4. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge;
… under His wings…
How many times have you read that?
Interesting facts re: Cygnus
61 Cygni was the first star system (other than the Sun) to have its distance to Earth successfully calculated by Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1784-1846) using trigonometric parallax and the diameter of the Earth's orbit around the Sun in 1838. Smaller and dimmer than Sol, the stars are barely visible with the naked eye.
So is Cygnus the location of Yohannan’s ‘Throne set in Heaven?’ I do believe so. And this was not something I decided to study, to find the location. It simply became apparent from other things I have observed.
And this is by no means a comprehensive study, because they don’t end. They just ftp to another one. We will never exhaust the Torah, but it’s fun trying!