This work given is in full acknowledgement of GOD and directed by Holy Spirit. Any and all use of the facts of the dark side are not an avenue meant to give any credit to them. In fact, all work is directly attributed to GODs Plan and to give HIM all the glory. Amen
Let’s get to the nitty-gritty of what the whole Bible is about! It’s about GOD and the supernatural battle between the forces of good, ( GOD and HIS mighty angels) and of evil (Satan & his fallen angels and demons). The forces of nature are utilized within this all-encompassing battle, and also with the supernatural forces. This is the subject at hand.
When the Bible speaks of the tools that GOD uses, it becomes very clear that Satan takes these same tools and twists them to fit his battle plan too.
Mysteries exist within the very nature of GOD’s images of HIS majestic creatures, and to be able to express the fullness of their mysteries is impossible, not only for lack of intelligence (we are only mere humans), and the lack of time and space.
With that being said, I want to fully disclose the subject at hand to the reader and try my best to explain what my concept is. I’m only capable of doing so with help of the Holy Spirit.
_______MYSTERY OF THE INIQUITY_______
I came across this material and instantly the Holy Spirit told me, “This is IT!” “People must understand what the mystery of the iniquity is.
Mystery is pretty self-explanatory. It’s something we have yet to understand. And only with the Holy Spirit will mankind ever even come close to understanding the mystery of this battle and the sins within it.
Iniquity is sin. The initial sin was Lucifer. He thought he could rise above it all, and I believe this is where the concept of the Freemason’s Phoenix comes from. They believe Lucifer, and/or Satan after the fall will rise to become a god. This iniquity rightly stands above them all. I believe the next sin in line is the false doctrine of Satan’s lie to Eve, about mankind becoming gods.
The all-inclusive ‘mystery of the iniquity’ is the mysteries of this battle of sin which Satan wages against GOD. It includes the tools and methods Satan utilizes. Satan cannot create anything but chaos, so when we speak of these creatures/objects in this plan; it must become painfully obvious that he warps GOD’s creatures for his benefit.
So, this means they are organic! They are massive and the weaponry, immense. The structure is likened to a army! This accounts for both sides. Where do you think we get wars here on Earth? Satan and his mighty fallen angels brought it. When I say mighty, this is only reference to their strength.
We’ll begin with GOD’s Almighty forces first! Not only does HE deserve our utmost attention, but without this explanation, the rest won’t make sense.
Revelation 4: (KJV)
6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
Whether there was any difference in the forms as a whole, or whether the difference consisted chiefly or solely in the thee, cannot be certainly known. Each being is symbolical of some class or some quality of which it is representative.
Now, this is a theory, but why would these things which I bring forth be presented in such a fashion? I only write what the Holy Spirit leads me to see. The mysteries of Grace are beyond me. I know not them all.
“As the Ophanim/Galgalim move, so do the wheels of the Throne. This is because the spirit of the living creatures is in its wheels (Ophan). This is in harmony with these creatures being throne grippers/guardians/coverers; in other words, they are Cherubim. The Ophanim/Galgalim grip, guard, and protect the throne from above.” (1)
The Three Ranks of (Heavenly) Cherubim.
a. The Hebrew word SARAPH, plural SERAPHIM, denotes a FIERY SERPENT/DRAGON (from a root meaning “to burn”). In the context of angelic beings, it is used synonymously in the Hebrew Scriptures with the word NACHASH, denoting GLORIOUS/SHINING SERPENT/DRAGON (from an assumed root meaning “to be bright”). The proofs of this claim (pointed out to me by REW) can be found more-or-less in [CB Appendix 19]: saraph is used of flying winged serpents in Is. 6:1-7, and so may nachash is its usage; Moses used the two words interchangably in Num. 21:8 (saraph) and Num. 21:9 (nachash), both describing the same serpent of brass; and Satan is a Nachash in Gen. 3:1, and a comparison of Is. 6:1-7 (the Seraphim hover over the Throne) with Ezek. 28:14,16 (he covers the Throne) establishes that Satan is an angelic Saraph. Much more on Satan below. Incidentally, the phrase “beasts of the field” in Gen. 3:1 is literally “living creatures of the field”: it is a consequence of the descriptions of the various ranks of Cherubim that the basic kinds of land creatures were modeled after these angelic ranks; the Seraphim are the models for the reptilian and amphibian orders, especially including the great dinosaurs; and man was modeled after the Son Himself as the Logos or Ancient of Days; and so with biology, as with ceremonial religion, the earthly is patterned after the heavenly (Ex. 25:40, Heb. 8:5 9:23). We also note: Satan appeared not in the Garden as a snake, but in his full Saraphic glory; see [CB Appendix 19] for full discussion.
b. Basic details about the Seraphim from Is. 6:1-7:
Location: ABOVE/OVER the Throne, a canopy over the Head of the Son. This indicates that the Seraphim have the highest position of all cherubic and angelic ranks. Also see C.2.
Description: Each Saraph has ONE FACE and SIX WINGS with the appearance of FIERY DRAGONS/SERPENTS. They have mobility (see also c. below). The number of Seraphim is unspecified.
Work: Guard/overwatch the purity of doctrine for Israel and her Gentiles, act as priests in this regard. They lead in the praise of God and sing “Holy, Holy, Holy is the LORD of hosts; His glory is the fulness of the whole earth.”
Speech: Speak to men.
c. Justification for viewing the Seraphim as a rank of Cherubim.
i. Satan is a Nachash (Gen. 3:1) who hovers over the Throne (Ezek. 28:14,16), and so is a Saraph (see a. above), and yet is called a Cherub (Ezek. 28:14,16). Indeed, Satan is above all appointed as the covering Cherub, for the Hebrew calls him “THE ANOINTED CHERUB (KERUB) WHO COVERS”, indicating Satan is the CHIEF SARAPH, chief over those charged with guarding/gripping the truth (see “Work” above): this should humble us and cause us to fear. Also note how the context of Ezek. 28:14,16 connects Satan with both “brilliance” (v. 17, cf nachash) and “fire” (vv. 14,16, c saraph), as does also II Cor. 11:14 (“angel of light” = “glorious angel”). Note that “mountain” in Ezek. 28:14,16 is really a mistranslation: literally, Satan was set in/on the holy height of God, i.e. he was set to hover over the Throne in Heaven. Also, Satan is mobile (Ezek. 28:14), as are the Seraphim; see also Is. 14:13-4. Finally, note Satan was wiser than any living creature of the field, and presumably, than any of their heavenly models (= various cherubic ranks); i.e. Satan was the wisest of all created beings, and such wisdom could only be in keeping with his position as the Chief Saraph in charge of overseeing the keeping of revealed truth.
ii. The Seraphim, in their covering the Throne overhead and guarding the truth, fit perfectly the notion of GRiPPers or KeRuBim.
2. ZO 2. ZOA.
a. The Greek word ZOON, plural ZOA, means LIVING ONE; it is the root of our words “zoo”, “zoology”, etc. The name emphasizes that the Zoa, together with the Seraphim and the Ophanim, are models in some way of the basic orders of land creatures (see 1.a. above).
b. Concerning the basic details about the Zoa, we have from Rev. 4:1-9 5:1- 6:1, etc:
Location: AROUND and AT THE VERY SIDES of the Throne, a covering immediately around the Son; the Greek indicates that the Zoa form the actual sides of the Throne: see [Vincent] on Rev. 4:6; and note the hendiadys of 5:6 — “midst of the Throne and of the Zoa” = “midst of the truly Zoa-Throne. This seems confirmed by Daniel 7:9 (the Heavenly Throne is made of fire, which fire is associated with the Seraphim and Ophanim (1. above and 3. below), and so then with the Zoa). If we view the Ophanim (3. below) as forming the base of the Throne, then the question of whether the Throne itself is created or uncreated is settled — it is created (besides which, how can a Throne outside God’s essence be uncreated?). This also indicates the Zoa rank below the Seraphim and so occupy the middle rank of Cherubim and the second-highest angelic rank overall. Also see C(2) below.
Description: There are four Zoa. Each Zoon has ONE FACE and SIX WINGS.
One Zoon has the face like a LION, a model for “predators”. One Zoon has the face like a CALF, a model for “herd” animals. One Zoon has the face of an ANTHROPOID, a model for primates. One Zoon has the face of a flying EAGLE, a model for flying creatures.
Note there is no N. T. Greek word for ape or primate, and the Hebrew Scriptures only have a word for (tailed) monkeys which is incorrectly translated in its two occurrences as apes. When first seen, gorillas were referred to as men. The Zoa are not stated to have any mobility apart from the Throne: this is to expected if the Zoa are the very sides of the Throne. Each Zoon is FULL OF EYES ALL OVER AND WITHIN: this is consistent with the “immobility” since they cannot turn.
Work: Overwatch the prophetic events regarding Israel’s future kingdom and the revelation of such prophecy. They lead in the praise of God, and sing “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord the God, the Almighty, the was-ing One, the is-ing One, and the coming One.”
Speech: Speak to men.
c. Justification for viewing the Zoa as a rank of the Cherubim.
i. Zoa is the term used in the LXX to translate the Hebrew word “living creature” used in Ezekiel 1,10 to describe the Ophanim, and if the latter be termed Cherubim, as Ezekiel does, then it seems appropriate to so term the former. Indeed, if the LXX and John use the same term, why are not the Zoa and the Ophanim the same rank of angelic beings? This is because their respective descriptions cannot be possibly be reconciled (see 3. below). John, knowing the LXX, used the same term to emphasize both the association of these two ranks together as Cherubim and their being a pattern of life on earth.
ii. The Zoa fit perfectly the definition of THRONE-GRIPPER for KeRUB: if a creature is literally part of the Throne, then he is unavoidably a gripper and guardian of the Throne and hence a KeRUB!! This may be a stronger argument than i..
iii. When comparing the descriptions of the Seraphim (1. above) and the Ophanim (3. below) with that of the Zoa, it is clear that the Zoa are INTERMEDIATE BETWEEN THE OTHER TWO RANKS in many, many characteristics. Hence all should be termed Cherubim or none; but the Scriptures term the Seraphim (indirectly) Cherubim and term the Ophanim (directly) Cherubim. So striking is the intermediacy of the Zoa between the Seraphim and the Ophanim, that some liberal would probably make a case for the Zoa being the missing link in the ancient panorama of angelic or Cherubic evolution!
To sum up, although Cherubim is a Hebrew term, and the Zoa are described only in the N. T., the application of the term Cherubim to the Zoa is unavoidable. A further note: the apostle John describes an angelic rank nowhere described in the O.T., but part of a coherent class of ranks (Cherubim) discussed in the O. T.; and hence John’s Apocalypse is a continuation of the Hebrew Scriptures (as is every jod and tittle of the Apocalypse book) and not part of the Mystery concerning the Body of Christ!
a. The Hebrew word OPHAN, plural OPHANIM, means WHEEL/SPHERE. It is synonymous, in the context of angelic ranks, with the Hebrew word GALGAL, plural GALGALIM, which means WHEEL. Both terms are used by Ezekiel of this rank of Cherubim in his famous passages (Ezek. 1,10), the latter seldom (the only occurrences in the context of angelic ranks are Ps. 77:18(19), Ezek. 10:2,6,13, Dan. 7:9). The reasons for calling these creatures WHEELS or OPHANIM (vis-avis other terms Ezekiel uses in their description) are: the text emphasizes the eyes of each of these creatures which are in his wheel (Ezek. 1:18 cf 10:), the spirit of each of these creatures is in his wheel (Ezek. 1:20-1), and the Heavenly Court addresses each of them as GALGAL/WHEEL (Ezek. 10:13); and thus, the creature’s being, life, and sense of self is in his wheel; so he is a wheel whose “faces” are simply appendages like his arms, legs, and wings.
Notice: The wheels have eyes.
“These Angelic Princes are often also called “Ofanim, Wheels of Galgallin.” It is said that they were the actual wheels of the Lord’s Heavenly Chariot (Merkabah). “The four wheels had rims and they had spokes, and their rims were full of eyes round about.” They are also frequently referred to as “many-eyed ones.”
Rosemary Gulley (1996: p. 37) states that:
The ‘thrones’; also known as ‘ophanim’ (offanim) and ‘galgallin’, are creatures that function as the actual chariots of God driven by the cherubs. They are characterized by peace and submission; God rests upon them. Thrones are depicted as great wheels containing many eyes, and reside in the area of the cosmos where material form begins to take shape. They chant glorias to God and remain forever in his presence. They mete out divine justice and maintain the cosmic harmony of all universal laws.”
From a recent article, I came to realize, most likely right along with the readers that the books of Enoch are esoteric and written by demons! With this in mind, please read the statement again…”The Angelic Princes…”
Do you get a sense of demons! Duplicating GOD’s work! Jewish mysticism plays a huge part here. It runs parallel with GOD’s work, and in doing so, confuses the Believer! This is Satan’s intent!! Thus, the UFO’s are living-creatures!
b. Concerning the basic details about the Ophanim, we have from Ezek. 1 10 (both of the entire chapters), Daniel 7:9, and Ps 77:18(19):
Location: UNDER THE THRONE IN HEAVEN (Ezek. 1:26) and UNDER GOD HIMSELF (Ezek. 10:20, Dan. 7:9). Thus the Ophanim constitute the very seat, base, and foundation of the Throne in Heaven, and the Throne in its entirety is made up of the Zoa and Ophanim, with the Seraphim hovering above; see C(2) below. It follows that the Ophanim are ranked below the Zoa, comprising the bottom rank of the Cherubim, and so are the third-highest rank of angelic beings.
Description: There are FOUR Ophanim, and each is essentially a WHEEL/SPHERE, full of concentric circles/spheres and full of eyes on the rim. Each Ophan is the COLOR OF BERYL (Ezek. 1:16) for the wheels are of BURNING FIRE (Ezek. 10:2,6-7, Dan. 7:9). Attached to each Ophan is a creaturely body which has:
Notice: Red Beryl is a perfect example of the UFO’s color. Amber is utilized in many descriptions in the Bible as a part of GOD’s object of travel…the exact same goes for Satan’s dark army.
FOUR FACES, one each of LION, CALF, ANTHROPOID (Hebrew has only a word apparently meaning “tailed monkey” (see [Unger, Animal Kingdom])), and EAGLE; FOUR WINGS with hands underneath; EYES all over.
Notice: Eyes are transformed into an object of the occult by Satan. When looking at a UFO in the days of Noah, the people must have described it as having many eyes (windows).
The Ophanim, like the Zoa, have NO MOBILITY APART FROM THE THRONE (agreeing with their being part of the Throne) this seems to be why eyes are all over (since they “cannot turn their wheel or heads”).
Work: Help make up the Throne and support it; overwatch the revelation of Scriptures to Israel’s kingdom; possess the faculties of the prophets of Israel’s kingdom (see Ezek. 1:20-1 2:2 in this order, in context; cf I John 4:1-3 and see Greek text; note demonic possession is the counterpart to demonic possession), and hand out scrolls (Ezek. 2:9-10, cf 10:1-8). Recall Israel’s Scriptures came through angels (and hence Ezekiel and John are of Israel—see also Rev. 1:1 and Matt. 19:28), and Body Scriptures came apart from angels (I Cor. 6:3, II Cor. 12:1-4; Gal. 1:11-2, Eph. 1:20-1 2:6 3:10, Tit. 1:2-3, etc, cf principle of Heb. 7:7; and so Ezekiel and John are NOT of the Body of Christ).
A. The plural, compound Chaldee word ‘IRIN-QADESHIN means WATCHERS/HOLY-[ONES] or HOLY WATCHERS. Strictly speaking, these two words never occur together in the Hebrew (Chaldee) Scriptures. But as we shall see, it is Biblically proper to do so.
The word ‘IR, plural ‘IRIN, meaning WATCHER, comes from a root often meaning “coursing together, city, fortified place or city, tower of the city watchman or watchtower, etc” and occurs only in Dan. 4:13(10),17(14),23(20), twice in the singular, once in the plural. And the adjective QADESH, plural QADESHIN, occurs only in Dan.4:8(5),13(10),17(14),18(15),23(20) 5:11 7:18,21,22(twice),25(27). So the pertinent passages for considering this compound name are Dan. 4:13(10),17(14),23(20).
Notice: This makes total sense when one looks into the research of the Freemason’s. They utilize the watchtowers. Twisting it to fit their work and evil darkness.
Proposition: It is Biblically proper to use the compound name ‘IRIN-QADESHIN of this angelic rank.
First Proof: The phrase in Dan. 4:13(10),23(20), “a Watcher and a Holy [One] came down / coming down” would clearly been understood as a hendiadys by the original audience (since the two words are connected by the waw-consecutive, they are of the same case and number, and the verbs are singular implying that one thing is in view): the original audience would interpret the second noun as a superlative adjective of the first noun (see [EWB, Figures of Speech …], i.e. the TRULY HOLY WATCHER.
Second Proof: The construction in Dan. 4:17(14) is a parallelism:
“The matter by the decree of the Watchers”
“The command by the word of the Holy [Ones]”
Hence: matter = command, decree = word, and Watchers = Holy [Ones], so the Watchers are holy, i.e. are Holy Watchers. (2)
Although this next reference is esoteric in nature, I think it’s relevant in content to this subject:
“Now in the world the Sephiroth are represented by:
“(1) RAShITh HGLGLIM, Rashith Ha-Galgalim, the commencement of whirling motions, the primum mobile. (3)
(1) The Sacred and the Profane By Steve Barney pp. 103
(3) The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East Vol 4. pp. 154
We must understand that there are things we witness that are not what they seem, and others are just what they seem, and so much more.
Although theories have flown around the internet almost as fast as these “UFO’s” can fly, one must understand their purpose and divine nature. Now, don’t get your undies in a bunch….just because they are right before your eyes, doesn’t make them all UFO’S….of the metal kind! And just because their organic in their origins doesn’t mean they are of the “GOOD” side.
The outstanding reality here is that GOD has a plan for all of this and Satan loves to duplicate that plan, to a “T”. Meaning? These craft that are organic were first utilized by GOD, or should I say…GOD uses them but Satan manipulates these same structures for his plan and eventually his own demise. These bio-engineered craft were conceived eons ago because they are LIVING BEINGS.
On this subject we must understand these are living creatures but the structures utilized by Satan are more of the CRITTER kind. You know, like that pesky fly, kind!
Then, we must also understand that if they’re not of the divine nature then there are also two kinds…the kind made by Satan and his minions which are here to deceive; and then there are the kind made by humans!
We have so many kinds of critters that reside on this Earth that are on the evil side…such as fairies, elves, and even big foot! These creatures remain elusive because if they were seen on a regular basis, I think that man would finally conclude that they are evil.
We know for a FACT that Satan uses GOD’s technology to expand, produce, and execute his plan. Now, if these are organic in nature and actually the beings themselves, we may never know while in this dimension but the very nature of Satan’s work is devious and mostly instigated in the dark. GOD does not work like this.
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