Cherubims of Glory
“So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life” – (Gen.3:24).
“And their whole body, and their backs and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had” – (Ezek.10:12).
“As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle” – (Ezek.1:10).
What I want you to see is the God of creation who has created a variety of living creatures both on earth and in heaven. God has created angels and one kind of angel (if we can call it that ) is the Cherubim. Cherubims are also called living creatures. God created His living creatures for His pleasure – “For thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” – (Rev.4:11). I see the cherubim as the highest order of God’s creation. They are called the ‘Cherubims of glory” in (Heb.9:5).
A very similar living creature is the seraphim – seen in (Is.6) and (Rev.4). They have six wings instead of four and only one face instead of four. But their faces were either a lion, a calf, a man or an eagle, the same as the cherubim. They surround the throne of God in heaven and sing Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty. They sing to the trinity of God – the Holy Father, the Holy Son, and the Holy Spirit.
The Cherubim are part human, part animal, and part bird and even part angel. They are a mingling of God’s species, both of heaven and of earth. Four faces on one living creature – faces of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle. They are a composite of God’s living creatures – a mixture of angel, man, animal, and bird – it even flies with wings like a bird. They are symbolic of all God’s creation that give honor and glory and praise to God. They are not just symbols, but real living creatures (beings). The lion stands for wild beasts and the ox stands for domesticated beasts and the eagle stands for birds and man who has dominion over them all.
Each cherubim has these four faces and four wings and feet like calves and man’s hands under their wings. And they also have wheels and I can’t wait to see them and talk with them. They are not spaceships, they are living creatures. God has created a multitude of different kinds of living creatures both in heaven and on earth – “But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another” – (I Cor.15:38-40). The cherubims that will be carved on the walls and doors of the millennial temple have two faces – faces of a man and a lion – (Ezk.41:18,19).
And God has created no monstrosities, they are not grotesque – just different. God’s creation is not disastrous but perfect in every way. These creatures do not suffer physically or emotionally or spiritually. They are not like the fictional mad scientist Dr. Moreau who experimented with animals and humans in attempting to create hybrids. But no longer is it considered fictional for scientists to create part-human, part animal creatures.
In Nov. 1998 an article said the President Clinton
was deeply troubled by the creation of part-human, part-cow embryonic stem
The one behind all this satanic business of being so proud as to be like the creator – is Satan himself. Satan is a fallen Cherubim that was named Lucifer. “Thou art the anointed cherub… - thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee” – (Ezk.28:14,15). In (Is.14) we see his sin of pride in wanting to be like God and he tempts man the same way. So we must not be surprised that man is trying to create Cherubim, as Satan himself is a fallen cherub.
But in (Gen.3:22) we see the good cherubims keeping the way of the tree of life with flaming swords. Immortality will not be achieved by sinful man eating of the tree of knowledge. For His Cherubim guard the way of the tree of life and eternal life comes only to those who find forgiveness and remission of sin by getting saved by God’s beloved son, the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the only way to eternal life and God’s cherubim will bar the way to all the unsaved. “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” – (Jn.14:6). “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that beleieveth not the son shall not see life: but the wrath of God abideth on him” – (Jn.3:36). You must read Genesis to learn the truth about the God of the genes – amen.
With the ‘wheels’ of God’s Cherubim certainly we can see the knowledge of wheels and travel in these end times. “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased” – (Dan.12:4). It’s called the wheels of knowledge and progress - automobiles and airplanes and trains and even setting our wheels upon the moon. Yes – knowledge has been increased greatly in the last two centuries and some of it is evil – like H-Bombs. That’s what the wheels and wings of the cherubim signify – the knowledge to fly thru space trying to get around the cross and get back to the Father the wrong way. “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe” – (I Cor.1:21).
During the 20th century man gorged himself on the tree of knowledge and now comes the possibility of the human beast. We are speeding toward the end, the great tribulation and the end of the world at Armageddon. Soon will come two beasts (Rev.13) – Two humans with hearts like a beast. One is the political beast and the second is the religious beast called the false prophet who convinces the world to worship the first beast and receive the mark of the beast in their forehead or right hand. Not hybrid-human beasts, but a human being so bloodthirsty and evil that God calls them beasts.
The real beast was not Dr. Moreau’s pitiful creatures, but Dr. Moreau himself. The one with the scientific knowledge to do this evil thing and today we have many Dr. Moreau’s ready to do just that. Man can be accustomed to do great evil once he does it – it become easier each time. All you need to do is read about the beast Hitler and his death camps and Dr. Mengele. In the book ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ Edward Preadick, a guest shipwrecked on the island, goes through a strange metamorphism during the story. He is at first horrified by Dr. Moreau’s grotesque human beasts, but eventually becomes the leader of the poor creatures in Dr. Moreau’s place.
The anointed fallen cherub, Satan, will empower the antichrist – beast to work Satan’s evil worldwide, especially against the saints of God. Human bodies will be readily available for all kinds of evil experiments by the Dr. Mengele’s that abound today. Those who refused to get the mark of the beast or worship the Beast (the saints) will be beheaded – (Rev.2):4). They will be unwilling donors of body parts that the wicked will gladly harvest to live a little longer before they go to hell.
It is written in (Ex.25:18-20). “And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends
of the mercy seat. And make one Cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on
the other end: even on the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two
ends thereof. And the Cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high,
covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to
another; toward the mercy seat shall the
faces of the cherubims be.” They symbolize the cherubim surrounding the
throne in heaven who are keeping the way to the tree of life. Once a year on
the Day of Atonement, the high priest entered into the most holy place and sprinkled
the blood of the sacrifice upon the ark for atonement of sins for the people of
The cherubim are full of eyes, watching the mercy seat. When a person repents of sin and believes on Christ, he obtains forgiveness of sins. Then he receives eternal life and the Cherubim allow him to partake of the tree of life. He has chosen God’s one and only way to conquer death and have everlasting life. “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way” – (Heb.10:19, 20).
Are you saved and washed in the blood of God’s lamb, his dear Son? Don’t spurn God’s love and mercy and grace in Christ. Turn to Christ today. “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him, Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” – (I Jn.5:9,10). Repent of your sins and by faith believe on Christ in your heart and find remission of sins and eternal life.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-
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