Series: Angels, Cherubims, Seraphims
Dec 11, 2016 - Angels are mentioned at least 108 times in the Old Testament and 165 times in the New Testament. Some confusion about angels, cherubim and seraphim. Apparently the main difference is their appearance: cherubim have four faces and four wings, while seraphim have six wings and do angels even have wings? Angels make proclamations, are guardians also punish sin as with the Assyrian army:
In 2 Kings 19:35-37 an angel of the Lord went
forth and annihilated the Assyrian army.
Seraphim are in the Bible in Isaiah 6:1-4: "In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke." and Isaiah 6:2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
Cherubim (plural) - We first hear of them in the Garden of Eden: Genesis 3:24 "God drove out the man; placing 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."
They appear in 50+ verses most as art and sculpture.
In Ezekiel 10:4 - They had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, the second face was the face of a man, the third the face of a lion and the fourth the face of an eagle.
On the Ark of the Covenant: Exodus 25:20, 37:9; 1 Kings 8:7
"Cherubims 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."
It doesn't say how many faces or the number of wings.
Titus 2:13; 1Thessalonians 5:17; Matthew 6:7
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2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
Isaiah 26:3; Philippines 4:6
7-8-21-21, Israel has only 8000 square miles of land - the Muslims have 5 million. Yet, they also want the Jews land. Of all the nations of the world, the Lord chose the descendants of Jacob [Jews], not Ishmael [Muslims], to be His covenant people - the descendants of Abraham and wife Sarah. (Genesis 17:19-21; Malachi 1:1–5).
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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