The Book of Ezekiel

                 Chapter 10

The Cherubim

     Chapter 9 concluded with the destruction of those that defiled His Temple and the marking and saving of His Election. And we have the same thing today. We don’t draw images on walls or form images of idolatry as back then, but the defiling of His House continues today with false teachings of the rapture theory and such.

     And if people would just do a little research on their own, they would find out that the rapture theory didn’t come into vogue until the mid-1830’s, brought about by a sickly woman named Margaret MacDonald, in Scotland.

     And it’s all been documented and recorded beyond question. And regardless of what the proponents of this so-called theory say, there is absolutely no Scripture that can be found to document its validity. Absolutely none.

     And if it were a part of the original Manuscripts, why did it take the church almost 2000 years to find it and bring it forth? The reason is that it was never there in the first place.

     The book of Revelation scares the fire out of some people, and this theory, which says that the saints will be taken off this earth before all the carnage begins, provides a safe escape route for the believers and the human emotion of the fear of being hurt has been taken care of.

     They’re not going to be here, so they’re safe. That is the essence of it all. Safety.

     But if they would read the Scriptures, they would find out that Father will protect them throughout every second of that time. As He protected the three Hebrew children in that fiery furnace, but rather than trusting in their Creator, they will cling to this lie, until death do they depart. It’s really sad that some peoples’ faith is so thin, so flimsy.

     And if they happen to be here when the false messiah does come down from heaven, they will pretty much be scared to death when they find out that they have believed in a lie and ARE going to be here for it all. That’s when they will pray for mountains to fall on them to cover up their shame at being deceived.

     Ref: Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

     Ref: Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? KJV

     My prayer is that the Holy Spirit will be able to touch some of those hearts and give them the knowledge and the comfort that comes with knowing the truth. But you have to open that Book and read and study it before the Holy Spirit has something to work with. The Spirit is not just going to fill your head with knowledge and truth without a lot of work on your part.

     I think that there are many people today, in this year of 2018, that have a feeling that something big is fixin’ to happen. With tens of thousands of people gathering together in one place, to listen to one man, regardless of which man that is, that they have to be looking for something more in their lives.

     And they listen to a man that stands up there and tells them how much better THEY can be, instead of telling them to humble themselves before Almighty God and THEN seek His blessings to make their lives better. Not the other way around.

     You don’t have to give your money or buy another man’s book to find out about our Father, HE already gave us THE book, the only book that mankind ever needs. You don’t have to go to some religious circus, getting all hyped-up, music blaring, hands raised up in the air, swaying back and forth as though deep in some religious trance, TV cameras turned on and recording, to find Jesus.

     HE’s not going to compete, up on some stage, with a human being, to get you to open up your heart to Him. Because when the music stops and all the money has been donated and the books have been sold and people are filing out to go to their cars and go home, the “religious high” that you’ve been on is already dissipating and by the time you get back home, every problem you had BEFORE is waiting right there for you when you get back.

     Now what do you do? Wait for the next circus to be scheduled? Or do you get in a quiet place and pick up that book that says Holy Bible on the front of it and begin to read for yourself. The moment that you do that, I think that you will feel a sense of quietness within you, even for just a moment. Keep reading and studying, keep that feeling alive within you.

     There are idols in our churches today, but they don’t look like what you might think.

     Alright, Father’s vehicle becomes the subject in this 10th chapter….

     Ezekiel 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.

     In the sky above these cherubims, Ezekiel could see Father’s Throne, just like he could back in chapter 1 of this book. The sapphire stone, the yellow color, taking the place of the colour of amber, amber being bronze or polished spectrum metal, as in chapter 1.

     Ezekiel 10:2 And he spake unto the man clothed with linen,

     This same man from chapter 9…

     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.

     Coals of fire representing the wrath of our Father, His judgment about to be passed on to those in Jerusalem.

     Ezekiel 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.

     What is this house? Then, it was the Temple, today it is the churches.

     And the cloud filled the inner court. Remember the cloud back in the book of Numbers?

     Ref: Numbers 9:19 And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the Lord, and journeyed not.

     Ref: Numbers 9:20 And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the Lord they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of the Lord they journeyed.

     Ref: Numbers 9:21 And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.

     Ref: Numbers 9:22 Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed. KJV

     That cloud represented the presence of our Father. By day, they could follow the cloud, and by night, the cloud had lightning in it, the pillar of fire, making it easier to be seen, as they wandered in the wilderness. When the cloud disappeared, so did any communication with our Father.

     And out in that wilderness at night, except for the moon and the stars, there was no light at all. There were no big cities emitting light for miles around and into outer space. When it was dark out there, it was DARK out there. And that cloud, with the fire in it, probably gave some a tremendous amount of comfort. I know that it would have for me.

     Ezekiel 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.

     Our Father left His Throne and went and stood over the entrance to the Temple and by doing so, the entire Temple was filled with His glory.

     Can you imagine being one of the people that witnessed all of this? Happening right before their eyes. And you may wonder, after seeing all of this, how they could leave our Father and go back and worship hand-made idols, made of wood and stone.

     Well, it’s not all that difficult to imagine, human nature being what it is. Our Lord could be physically walking among us today and within a few weeks, we would have dissected His presence and taken no more note of it than we would the new cars coming out of Detroit each year.

     We would probably deride Him for not healing this man or that woman or not going to this city or that city. We would have taken His very presence and defiled it with human jealousy and ridicule.

     And when He performed some miracle, something that no man on earth could accomplish, we would probably say something like….

     “Well, heck, we can do that today ourselves. We’re pretty intelligent today. We don’t need Him showing us up.”

     After all, the last time that He walked among us, we nailed Him to a wood cross and killed Him. How much more would we do to Him today?

     Would those coals of fire hurt us? Not if you love Him and study His Letter that He wrote to us. No, those coals would only hurt those that despised Him, that ridiculed Him, that hated Him. Those that loved the pleasures that these earthly bodies could experience, being so spiritually short-sighted that we could not even imagine the pleasure that we would experience by being close to Him in our spiritual bodies.

     I hope that I do enough in this life that I am able to enter the Millennial Temple and sit next to Him and feel the love emanating from His Holy Spirit. Many will not because they are too wrapped up in Satan’s world to give even a thought to that happening.

     How sad is that. There will not be a lot of competition for finding an empty chair by which we can sit next to Him.

     Ezekiel 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.

     The sound of these vehicles before making flight.

     I’m going to go off on another tangent here. I wonder how many people have read stories about or seen the videos of these so-called UFO’s, that have been frequently reported on in the last five years or so?

     Just today there was video released by the military, recorded by a couple of FA-18 fighter jet pilots in the Navy, as they tracked an unknown vehicle as it flew above the surface of the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast of this country, recorded back in 2015.

     A local TV meteorologist thought that it was a meteorite. How ignorant can a person of science be? This vehicle flew for many miles just above the surface of the ocean, how can a meteorite do that? It has no power of its own.

     It only moves because of gravity. It is gravity that brings it down towards this earth, as it enters our atmosphere, and it will soon crash onto this planet. It has no engine, no wings, no form of propulsion.

     If it flies along the surface of the ocean, it does so under its own power. No, it’s not a meteorite. And it’s not a UFO. Father knows EXACTLY what these vehicles are doing and what they are for. Have you ever read Zechariah, chapter 1?

     Ref: Zechariah 1:8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.

     Ref: Zechariah 1:9 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.

     Ref: Zechariah 1:10 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the Lord hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

     Ref: Zechariah 1:11 And they answered the angel of the Lord that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest. KJV

     One other thing about this UFO….as fast as it was flying, it had no heat signature, which means that what ever was powering that thing, it was not an engine that is made by mankind. It didn’t burn jet fuel, kerosene or gasoline. It was powered by something other than an engine made by man.

     Back to Zechariah…

     These four angels were sent by our Father to scout out the earth, to see if it were time for the Lord’s return. And they won’t really walk to and fro through the earth. They will use a vehicle similar to the one that’s written about in chapters 1 and 10, here in Ezekiel.

     They’re not spooks, they’re not Casper the friendly ghost, they’re angels sent by God Himself and it’s figurative in a way because Father knows EXACTLY when the time is right for the Lord to return to us and end this dispensation of time.

     These vehicles were reported way back in the time of the Romans, for heaven’s sake. They are angelic, they are sent by the Father. And the reason that the government is now releasing as many videos of these incidents is that they can no longer cover it all up.

     These vehicles have been seen around the world, by normal people with smartphones, that can capture video any time they see something.

     And it’s not some sinister plot by the government and it’s not space aliens from some distant galaxy, come to see if they can kill all of us and take over the planet. If you can believe some wacked-out story like that, why can’t you believe that these vehicles are sent by our Father? It’s plainly written of in two chapters of Ezekiel!

     To me, it’s just another of many signs that this dispensation that we’re living in will soon come to a close. How soon? Maybe sooner than you think.

     Ezekiel 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.

     What are these wheels? They are the wheel within a wheel from chapter 1. Circular disks. They looked not where they went because they could go in any direction that they wanted instantly. One Navy pilot remarked that they were so mobile and fast that they could almost draw a square in the sky.

     Human beings are not meant to sustain changes in direction that quickly, at those speeds. G-forces like that would kill a human being.

     These coals coming from the altar of our Father, aboard that vehicle.

     Ezekiel 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.

     These coals didn’t burn, just like the burning bush did not consume the bush or the fire in the furnace that didn’t burn those three Hebrew children.

     Ezekiel 10:8 And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand under their wings.

     Ezekiel 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.

      Four individual vehicles.

     Ezekiel 10:10 And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.

     All four of these vehicles looked exactly alike.

     Ezekiel 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.

     They went upon their four sides. The wheel on a chariot always rolled on its edge. If you were to take that wheel off and lay it on the ground, you could say that it was lying on its side. This is the position by which these four vehicles moved. All four of them looked like they were moving on their sides instead of being straight up and down, like a wheel normally would be.

     The place whither the head looked they followed it. When the entities inside looked in a particular direction, that’s the direction the vehicle went. It had no neck with reigns so that the rider could pull to one side or the other, to make the animal turn in that direction.

     Remember what the FA-18 Navy pilots said above…it could change directions on a dime, almost able to draw a square in the sky.

     Ezekiel 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.

     Even the wheels that they four had. This indicates that there was a 5th vehicle, a mother ship? The vehicle on which the Throne was carried. There were windows all around this 5th vehicle, just as it was on the other four.

     Ezekiel 10:13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel.

     Wheel_ OT:1534 galgal (gal-gal'); by reduplication from OT:1556; a wheel; by analogy, a whirlwind; also dust (as whirled): KJV - heaven, rolling thing, wheel.

     A cry came forth as a command to move. They were getting ready to depart.

     Ezekiel 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.

 

     These four faces symbolically represent the Tribes as they encamped at night. These were the four compass points of four of the Tribes.

     Ezekiel 10:15 And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar.

     Not the same place but the same vehicles. And they were preparing to leave.

     Ezekiel 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.

     The vehicles, the windows and the entities within them, all went at the same time.

     Ezekiel 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.

     They all moved in unison.

     Ezekiel 10:18 Then the glory of the Lord departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims.

     Father’s presence left the Temple and went back to the main vehicle.

     Ezekiel 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.

     Those standing on the ground at the east gate saw these vehicles pass overhead.

     Ezekiel 10:20 This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the cherubims.

     Four vehicles under the one that our Father was on.

     Ezekiel 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.

     Did they look like we do?

     Ezekiel 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. KJV

     After being with Ezekiel throughout these first ten chapters, our Father is about to depart on one of these vehicles. Is this still hard for you to believe? These vehicles? Then, where is your faith?

     I have researched this exhaustively, reading commentators as far back as the early 1800’s and not one has picked up on the fact that these were transportation devices used by Father, including His Throne and altar. Apparently, wherever He goes, so do these as well.

     What was the purpose for Father giving us this information? Many, many times in the past He has used His prophets to give warnings to both Israel and Judah but only here in Ezekiel were these vehicles brought forth so clearly.

     We found in Revelation that He sends spiritual entities throughout this physical world to see how everything is doing. Does He really not know what we’re all up to? Of course He does. But it’s to let us know that no matter what, He is in control and events will happen according to His divine Plan.

     The difference between the dimension that we live in and the dimension that the spiritual world lives in, is as different as night and day. Only rarely does He allow a short glimpse into that realm and it’s tantalizing when He does so.

     I truly believe that we are so very, very close to the end and reading of these vehicles here in this book and the valid and true reports of vehicles being seen around the world for the past few years is no coincidence.

     Father is almost slapping us in the face with these facts and it’s time to stop playing around with religion and get serious about studying and understanding His Word. Some things we will never fully understand until we transcend into our spiritual bodies and fully emerge into that other dimension.

     Of course, the condition of our soul is paramount and if you have lived, or are living, a life that is pleasing to Him, then there is no need to worry about where you’re going to end up, and finding out the truth about the many things that we don’t understand while in these bodies, is just icing on the cake.

     We are currently in the 5th trump, seal, and vial. Satan will come in his role as Antichrist, in the 6th trump, seal, and vial. And I cannot wait for that to come.

     Keep your eye on the news coming out of the Middle East, especially Israel and Jerusalem. There are many websites out there that will keep you abreast of what’s happening over there…jpost.com is one of them and a good one.

    

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