Saturday, November 12, 2011

What are Cherubim? Are Cherubs Angels?

Cherubim/cherubs are angelic beings involved in the worship and praise of God. The cherubim are first mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 3:24, “After He drove the man out, He placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.” Prior to his rebellion, Satan was a cherub (Ezekiel 28:12-15). The tabernacle and temple along with their articles contained many representations of cherubim (Exodus 25:17-22; 26:1, 31; 36:8; 1 Kings 6:23-35; 7:29-36; 8:6-7; 1 Chronicles 28:18; 2 Chronicles 3:7-14; 2 Chronicles 3:10-13; 5:7-8; Hebrews 9:5).

Chapters 1 and 10 of the book of Ezekiel describe the “four living creatures” (Ezekiel 1:5) as the same beings as the cherubim (Ezekiel 10). Each had four faces—that of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle (Ezekiel 1:10; also 10:14)—and each had four wings. In their appearance, the cherubim “had the likeness of a man” (Ezekiel 1:5). These cherubim used two of their wings for flying and the other two for covering their bodies (Ezekiel 1:6, 11, 23). Under their wings the cherubim appeared to have the form, or likeness, of a man's hand (Ezekiel 1:8; 10:7-8, 21).

The imagery of Revelation 4:6-9 also seems to be describing cherubim. The cherubim serve the purpose of magnifying the holiness and power of God. This is one of their main responsibilities throughout the Bible. In addition to singing God's praises, they also serve as a visible reminder of the majesty and glory of God and His abiding presence with His people.

4 comments:

  1. Where in the Bible does it say that Cherubim and Seraphims are angels? And do you believe that angels are sons of God like most? Hebrews chapter one clearly states that God never once called angels His sons. People believe that Seraphims and Cherubims are angels because of their wings. But if that was the only thing needed to be angels all birds would be angels too, right? Not saying that they are birds just don't believe that they are angels cause the Bible never said they were. Pterodactyls and bats have wings but nobody believes they are angels either. And do you know who the watchers (Daniel 4), the oracles (1 Peter 4:11), and the holy ones are(Daniel 4)? My family and I believe we have found the answer, I'd just like to know your thoughts on it.

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  2. My Brother I would love to hear your beliefs on this subject. I believe God has given me small revelations as of recently regarding the creation of the heavens and of Man. I have been spending fellowship time with the Lord a lot lately. I believe that perhaps they are not angels but divine and heavenly creatures God created to serve Him and protect the things deemed necessary to protect. I believe that that they are a combination of Heavenly animals. I believe they are able to speak in a tongue that is universal. Meaning they can communicate with the angels of heaven but are not of "human spirit". So they aren't what we think of as angels ie Michael or Gabrielle "Humanoid bodies with wings". But I do believe they serve as a purpose of showing great strength and act as watchmen for God. There are other things I would love to converse about. Please respond at your earliest convenience as I am very interested on your take.

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    1. I believe cherubic and seraphim are Angeles. They have to be holy or else God will not make them the guidance of Garden of Edens

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  3. @ Ransomed and jeremiah.... fuck both of you pricks and tell you brother to go and fuck himself ok

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