Larry Reinhart's oil painting, RTK.
RTK      32 x 52      Oil on canvas     Original available

RTK

To understand all my symbolism in the painting, you need to read Revelation's chapters 10 through 12.  As I read these three chapters I was reminded that John was seeing this as a "vision." It was a vision of something taking place in the future.  I began to wonder how much of the future he saw?  Did he understand the things he saw? How much of what he saw made no sense to him?  

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For example, in modern times if we need a temple measured we could call on the services of a professional land surveyor.  The title of the painting gives reference to Real Time Kinematics (RTK) which is a mathematical process used by surveyors that incorporates ground GPS devices and a group of GPS satellites in orbit.  The surveyors on the ground doing the measuring would be carrying a staff.  Is this what John was seeing?  How confusing it must have been, or did God give him a bit of the "all knowing" to help him understand?  I find this absolutely interesting to think about.

 

These GPS satellites have been referred to as the all-seeing eyes in the sky. It was in my research of these satellites that I realized they are very similar to the dragon described in chapter 12.  Cool huh?

 

References to land surveyors can also be found in the books of Zachariah and Job. 

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