The Sea of Glass

Message: 72429
From: Ernest Moyer
Subject: The Sea of Glass
Date: Fri, Jul 1, 2005, 5:11 AM
Topic: Study
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In my work with Seraphic Transports, I assembled evidence to show that certain individuals were selected for visits with our Creator. They included the ancient prophet Isaiah, the author of the ancient Book of Enoch, Hatcinondon, a Seneca Indian chief, and Betty Andreasson. Refer to my previous posts.

 

Part of the descriptions of those individuals included references to a "glass" or "crystal," and the appearance of a "fiery" atmosphere when reporting their departure from the Seraphic Transports on the heavenly world.
 

Following are pertinent quotes from The Urantia Papers:

 

Page 521
 

Transports arrive on the crystal field, the so-called sea of glass. Around this area are the receiving stations for the various orders of beings who traverse space by seraphic transport. Near the polar crystal receiving station for student visitors you may ascend the pearly observatory and view the immense relief map of the entire headquarters planet.

 

 

Page 487  
 

The Edentia sea of glass is one enormous circular crystal about one hundred miles in circumference and about thirty miles in depth. This magnificent crystal serves as the receiving field for all transport seraphim and other beings arriving from points outside the sphere; such a sea of glass greatly facilitates the landing of transport seraphim.

 

 

Page 539  
 

John the Revelator saw a vision of the arrival of a class of advancing mortals from the seventh mansion world to their first heaven, the glories of Jerusem. He recorded: "And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire; and those who had gained the victory over the beast that was originally in them and over the image that persisted through the mansion worlds and finally over the last mark and trace, standing on the sea of glass, having the harps of God, and singing the song of deliverance from mortal fear and death." (Perfected space communication is to be had on all these worlds; and your anywhere reception of such communications is made possible by carrying the "harp of God," a morontia contrivance compensating for the inability to directly adjust the immature morontia sensory mechanism to the reception of space communications.)

 

 

The quote from John is in Rev 15:2:  
 

"And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands."

 

 

Now consider Enoch's report:  
 

Behold, in the vision clouds invited me and a mist summoned me, and the course of the stars and the lightnings sped and hastened me, and the winds in the vision caused me to fly, and lifted me upward, and bore me into heaven. 

And I went in till I drew nigh to a wall which is built of crystals and surrounded by tongues of fire, and it began to affright me. And I went into the tongues of fire and drew nigh to a large house which was built of crystals; and the walls of the house were like a tessellated floor made of crystals, and its groundwork was of crystal. It ceiling was like the path of the stars and the lightnings, and between them were fiery cherubim, and the heaven was clear as water. A flaming fire surrounded the walls, and its portals blazed with fire. And I entered into that house, and it was hot as fire and cold as ice. There were no delights of life therein. Fear covered me, and trembling got hold of me.

 

 

Note the parallels with John's description.
 

John said, a sea of glass mingled with fire. Enoch said, a wall which is built of crystals and surrounded by tongues of fire.
 

Prior to my study around 1997, I could not, for the life of me, figure out what Enoch was talking about. I assumed he was describing the residence of Michael, except he then went on to describe a second "house."
 

I now know. It was the Sea of Glass. The receiving area for Seraphic Transports.
 

In addition, Enoch probably was describing the receiving stations for the various orders of beings who traverse space by seraphic transport. In this case, that station reserved for human mortals. I can understand why it was so frightening.
 

Now consider Betty Andreasson's report.

 

Betty described what apparently was departure from the transport, although she was unaware that it was so. She and her escorts, two of them as with Hatcinondon, enter a tunnel. This could have been a hallway in the transport but the description suggests a structure outside the transport. 
 

1. "And we are coming to some kind of glass -- mirror, or glass." 

2. "And they are going through it! We are going through it - - through that mirror."  

3. "I'm in a place where it's all red. The atmosphere is all red, vibrating red... And their suits look red. Only their head things look blackish-red." Later, in debriefing, Betty was asked if the redness was an effect from the horizon. This she denied, saying the atmosphere was red all over.

Enoch stated that he drew up to a wall of crystal. He then went into tongues of fire, and became greatly afraid.

 

A vibrating red atmosphere may have appeared to him as tongues of fire.

 

We have accounts and reports that support one another. These include The Urantia Papers, John's Revelation, Enoch, and Betty Andreasson.
 

I emphasize:
 

Without The Urantia Papers we would not know what they were talking about! Now we know.
 

I now want to include part of a letter David Morningstar wrote to the Urantia Foundation. I have removed other material but you can get the entire letter at:

 

http://www.world-destiny.org/marsh.html

 

Although I made several attempts to contact David Morningstar back in 1999, and did so, he confused the exchange. His former contact information is no longer valid. You will find a summary of this confused history at:

 

http://www.world-destiny.org/mornlet.html

 

 

To Urantia Foundation

June 17, 1993

On August 25, 1987, at 11:00 PM Arizona Time, I was reclining on my sofa in my remote desert  ranch in central Arizona. This time is exact, as I had observed a digital clock on my television just  prior to the following occurrence.

I was not asleep. I was in a relaxed state. I had just turned off my television. I began to hear what  sounded like male voices emanating from behind the wall near my sofa. It sounded much like a  news program was playing in the adjacent room. I could not understand the words due to their  muffled quality, but I could distinguish the essence of male tonal inflections. I called out to my wife  in the back of the house thinking that she was awake and listening to our other TV too loud. In that  instant, I fully realized that she was asleep, the TV was not on, and I had no idea what I was hearing.

Suddenly, I experienced a displacement of some type. Not what others have described as an "out of body experience" but a true bodily displacement. I remained fully awake but I was no longer in  my living room. To describe what I was experiencing is difficult, due to the lack of English language references to adequately describe the events as they occurred but the following is my  best attempt.

Imagine a very large thick book, much like a large telephone directory. If you were to rifle the  pages from page one to the last page you would experience a brief view of each page as it passed before your vision. My experience was much like that in quality, but I was not flipping pages of a  book. Rather, I was "flashing" through what appeared to be thousands of real life "movies". In each  case, I was both a participant within each "movie" and I was an observer from outside the scenes  viewed.

Each scene viewed/experienced was as real as if I were standing in front of you physically now and conversing with you. I smelled smells, saw colors, heard sounds, saw sights that are not normal to our reality here on Earth. I cannot describe much of what I experienced as there are no language referents for me to describe what happened. (How can I describe colors that do not exist  in our current reality?)

Subjectively I felt as if I had been "gone" for at least three months. But upon the end of the experience, my digital clock indicated that I was "gone" less than one minute. I cannot remember now all of the experiences I encountered, but I do vividly remember two, . . . the  last two . . . events. I was asked to remember them, because I would be sharing the experiences in  my future with people who needed to know. The entity/person who told me this was quite remarkable.

The second to last scene (if I may call it such), I experienced was as follows:

Imagine yourself standing on an emerald green grassy hillside overlooking a tranquil cobalt blue sea. You can look out to the horizon and see the horizon is apparently many times larger than the horizon on Earth. The smooth plain before you is not water. It is instead, a deep cobalt blue glassy, crystal material of some kind. There are multitudes of "beings" of all shapes, sizes and dress standing upon the surface of this crystal plain. Many are human, many are humanoid, some are not  human in form at all.

You look up to the sky and observe a beautiful star-filled night sky, but the stars are not in familiar patterns. You look at your hands and realize it is a sunny day, but when you look up you see a beautiful night sky.

The "beings" on the crystal plane before you are mostly conversing with each other, but a majority of them are looking up to the night sky and observing what I can only describe as "holograms" of  enormous proportion. The holograms are depicting events on Earth, today.

I remember standing there on the hillside with my jaw hanging loose and saying out loud, "Wow!" I  further remember a more impressive event-feeling-happening . . . While the scene before me was  awesome, I was completely overwhelmed by the "emotional" experience. A presence. On my  immediate left, just out of sight of my peripheral vision was a bright golden white light. Within this  light was a being. I could not bear to look directly at this being, but I could feel with every fiber of  my existence an overwhelming emotion of what I can only describe as "Unconditional Love . . . and great Authority & Power". To this day I still break out in tears at the remembrance of this feeling.  (People who have described near death experiences relate similar descriptions as I understand their descriptions.)

This Entity/Person spoke to me telepathically. No voice, just a communication direct to my mind.  He said I was on a world far from my own at the center of a Universe. He told me it was a great communication center and a place where he called "home". He told me his name was "Michael"  and that he was what is called a "creator son". He told me other things I will not relate in this letter  but once I understood . . . or more importantly had a "knowing" that he was who he was, I was  transported to a final "place".

This experience is most remarkable.

Although David's sensation was an absence from home for months he was only away one minute. I have tried to describe such phenomena in other reports. Experienced time can be expanded and contracted from ordinary human time.

This visionary experience is similar to that reported by John in his Revelation. One could be seemingly transported to other worlds and other scenes without actually leaving this world. Both John and David Morningstar had similar experiences.

Betty Andreasson described actually being on board a seraphic transport and traveling through space. Enoch said he was lifted into the sky and traveled through space. But David Morningstar did not leave his couch. We can safely assume that John on the Island of Patmos also did not leave this world.

The Apostle Paul reported similar "visionary" experiences, without space travel. Speaking of himself he said:

2 Cor 12:2-5: I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven - whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. And I know that this man was caught up into Paradise - whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows - and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter.

 

David Morningstar knew that his experience would be important to others. He felt impelled to write to the Urantia Foundation. The rest of us were not so privileged; we are forced to make judgments about his experience -- how it would affect our dedication to the service of brothers and sisters.
 

This is important for us. It shows how much we depend upon faith in our dedication. We are not being forced to an action through a personal experience, but through a judgment of what this experience of another person means.

 

All of Revelation works under that principle. We do not have proof. We must decide for ourselves.

 

Note that David Morningstar reports a "cobalt blue" for the Sea of Glass that he observed. His vantage point was from the exterior. Enoch and Betty Andreasson both report a wall of glass through which they move, with a fiery appearance that frightens them. Their vantage point was interior to the Sea of Glass. They probably were observing energy manifestations from the Great Crystal.

 

How fortunate we are to put all this information into a comprehensive picture. We now have further understanding of Revelation, opened by study and comparison. Visits With God, Celestial Banquets, the several reports on Transport Seraphim -- all add to new and spectacular understanding of Revelation.

 

This material is part of an unfolding awareness of our destiny role.

 

Ernest