Anf-01 ix.vi.xxi Pg 9 For no one was able, either in heaven or in earth, or under the earth, to open the book of the Father, or to behold Him, with the exception of the Lamb who was slain, and who redeemed us with His own blood, receiving power over all things from the same God who made all things by the Word, and adorned them by [His] Wisdom, when “the Word was made flesh;” that even as the Word of God had the sovereignty in the heavens, so also might He have the sovereignty in earth, inasmuch as [He was] a righteous man, “who did no sin, neither was there found guile in His mouth;”4070
Rev. iii. 7.
Anf-01 ix.iv.xii Pg 32 symbolizing His effectual working, His leadership, and royal power; the second [living creature] was like a calf, signifying [His] sacrificial and sacerdotal order; but “the third had, as it were, the face as of a man,”—an evident description of His advent as a human being; “the fourth was like a flying eagle,” pointing out the gift of the Spirit hovering with His wings over the Church. <index subject1="Gospels, the four" subject2="symbolized by the four living creatures" title="428" id="ix.iv.xii-p32.2"/>And therefore the Gospels are in accord with these things, among which Christ Jesus is seated. <index subject1="Gospels, the four" subject2="respective characteristics of" title="428" id="ix.iv.xii-p32.3"/>For that according to John relates His original, effectual, and glorious generation from the Father, thus declaring, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”3453
Rev. iv. 7.
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 3
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Re 1:11; 2:1