bro Logici see where the confusion is coming from, i'm looking at this discussion in terms of what John saw hence my stance about the literal nature of the book of the Revelation. John saw the lamb on the hill of Zion so that's why i said what i said about what i thought it meant. i'd not really thought about what that meant in the physical but what you shared about Christ standing on the covenant He made makes sense to me. sorry about the confusion there bro!
Then you should be expecting a literal beast to rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
My point is to know when to take things as symbols and to take as literal. Moreover, pray to reciev the understanding, and it will make sense.
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.