The purpose of the bible symbols list is to make people aware of how
the scriptures can be understood spiritually. Every thing God created is an
outward picture of an inward truth. We want to give clear cut examples from
the bible itself that you, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, can begin to comprehend the
deep things of God. For an example let's look at water and how God applies it to the
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your
ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not
thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may
give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto
me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the
thing whereto I sent it.
In these verses God is telling us that He does not think the way we
do. His thoughts are as different from ours as the heavens are higher than the
earth. In the symbols list you will see how the heavens, earth, and sea are levels
of understanding. Heaven is God's understanding, the earth is what we have devised
for ourselves, and the sea is what we have been told from the world. Remember
Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe
to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you,
having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
In this verse we are told that those who dwell in God's understanding
should rejoice but woe to those who are walking according to their own
understanding (the earth) or what they have been told from the world (the sea).
Water is the understanding God sends from heaven. The sea is the understanding from
the world. No one can live on sea water. We must drink the pure water that flows
from the throne of God if we are to have life.