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Cherubim Of The LORD

One of the greatest ironies of Bible History (and still even today) is that the very people who are regarded, and regard themselves, to be the "chosen people" of the LORD are those who have repeatedly rejected Him when He appeared to them. It happened at the time of Christ's crucifixion (see the Fact Finder question below to understand why their spiritual blindness was necessary), but it also happened over and over through the "Old" Testament. For example, from the time of the Exodus (notice "that Rock was Christ" and "Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted"):

"10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer." (1 Corinthians 10:1-10 KJV)

"The glory of the LORD went up from the cherub"

Jesus Christ was frequently accused of being a "sinner" (see Did Jesus Break The Law?) by those then in charge of the Temple, but it was the Christ who established The Law and The Temple (see 'Before Abraham Was, I AM'). It was Christ "between the cherubim" (see Christ's Mercy Seat) in this example from Ezekiel.

Christ Leading The Israelites

"10:1 Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a Sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne. 10:2 And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub, and fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight.

10:3 Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court [see The Clouds of Heaven and He That Sat On The Cloud]. 10:4 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD'S glory. 10:5 And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.

10:6 And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed with Linen, saying, Take fire from between the wheels, from between the cherubims; then he went in, and stood beside the wheels. 10:7 And one cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubims unto the fire that was between the cherubims, and took thereof, and put it into the hands of him that was clothed with linen: who took it, and went out. 10:8 And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand under their wings.

10:9 And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone. 10:10 And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel. 10:11 When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went. 10:12 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. 10:13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel [see The Whirling Wheels]. 10:14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

10:15 And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar. 10:16 And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them: and when the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them. 10:17 When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up, these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit of the living creature was in them.

10:18 Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims. 10:19 And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD'S house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.

10:20 This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel [see 'The God Of The Old Testament'] by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the cherubims. 10:21 Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings. 10:22 And the likeness of their faces was the same faces which I saw by the river of Chebar, their appearances and themselves: they went every one straight forward." (Ezekiel 10:1-22 KJV)

Fact Finder: When will the spiritual blindness be removed from the people of Judah as a whole (and the world as a whole at that same time)?
See Why Can't 'The Chosen People' See?; also David, Future King Of Israel and A Brainwashed World


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