MF Blume
February 13, 2000 pm

Gene 3:24  So he drove out the man; and he placed 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.

Exod 26:31  And thou shalt make a vail [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made:

Ezek 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.

Ezek 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.

Ezek 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.

Reve 4:6-7  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. 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.

Before I say anything else, let me say that the entire Bible points to one grand point.

So when we read of points plainly made, or symbols, as in the scriptures we read, the point is still the same.

There is really nothing fanciful about the Bible's symbols.

The point that caught my mind in this series of scriptures we read was that the cherubims were covered completely with "eyes." He wants us to stop and take notice so He can then show us something. Moses saw a strange sight, and turned to look at the bush that was on fire, but not being burned up. Last week we spoke of the seven-sealed book in the right hand of God in Revelation 5:1. The eyes of the Cherubims were seemingly "fitted" to see the contents of the sealed book.
Reve 4:6  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.

Reve 5:1  And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

Their eyes were before and behind, to enable them to read within and on the backside. Throughout the Bible, "eyes" speak of "understanding."
Ephe 1:18  The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Paul wrote about his understanding in the "mystery" of the Gospel.
Colo 1:25-27  Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God; [Even] the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
The sealed book is this mystery. There is nothing like seeing "the light." There are those who struggle to live right before God. Paul had eyes to see. Paul was struck blind as he went about to persecute the Church of God.
Acts 9:9  And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.
What does three days represent in the Bible?

It took three days from Jesus' death until His resurrection occurred.

We may have thought we could see, but we were actually blind before salvation.
Acts 9:17-18  And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, [even] Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
Paul was baptized into Jesus' death. Since Paul spoke of EYES OF UNDERSTANDING, it is the MIND that is BLINDED. The serpent from Eden blinded the minds of mankind with his lies. Jesus sent Ananias for the distinct purpose of having Paul's eyes receive sight. Preachers are sent by God to help you see the light. Jesus referred to Pharisees having eyes to see that could not see. When we see we will want everyone to see.
Acts 9:18-20  And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.
When we see, we want everyone else to see. The Cherubim had eyes all over them. In Ezekiel 1:26, the Cherubims stood beneath the throne of Christ (It is Christ on the throne if you compare Ezek. 1:26 with Rev. 1:13-15). We are the PRIESTS today.

And the cherubims with eyes all over them represent the saints of God to whom the mystery has been made manifest.

What did Paul say happened to him?
2Cor 4:6  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
The veil came off his heart, when it turned to the Lord, and the light of the knowledge of GLORY shone into his newly-unveiled heart.


When Jesus died, the veil in the temple, which had cherubims with eyes all over them embroidered on it, ripped from top to bottom (Matthew 27:51).

The veil was the ENTRANCE into the Holiest place, where the glory of God, the Ark, dwelt. I can see God's glory. The very beasts with EYES all over them, directed John to COME AND SEE, himself. Praise God!

Let me close by saying, that you must die, be buried and resurrect again with Jesus after hearing about that Gospel.

Acts 2:23-24  Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

Acts 2:32  This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

What do you do?

Some say this passage only refers to the Jews who literally crucified the Lord in Israel 2,00o years ago.

Repent and die with Christ.
Be baptized and experience burial with Christ.
Receive the Holy Ghost and resurrect with Christ!