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Here is a bit more information concerning the seraphim and cherubim.

 

The word "seraphim" is only used twice in the Bible (i.e. Is 6:2, 6). The word "seraphim" is the plural form of the noun "saraph" (i.e.שָׂרָף) which mean "snake\serpent." There is also the verb form of the root which means שׂרף "to burn." The seraphim are described as having six wings.

 

The cherubim are mentioned many times in the O.T. Ezekiel give a much fuller description of the cherubim. They have:

 

(1) four wings

(2) the soles of their feet were like the sole of a calf’s foot

(3) they had human hands

(4) they sparkled like burnished bronze

(5) each one has four faces (i.e. man, lion, ox and eagle)

(6) Ezekiel refers to them as living creatures

 

In the book of Revelation John refers to living creatures. John description of them are as follows:

 

(1) they are full of eyes

(2) they have six wings

(3) There are four living creatures each one with a different face

a. one has the face of a man

b. one has the face of an ox

c. one has the face of a lion

d. one has the face of eagle

 

 

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Here is a bit more information concerning the seraphim and cherubim.

 

The word "seraphim" is only used twice in the Bible (i.e. Is 6:2, 6). The word "seraphim" is the plural form of the noun "saraph" (i.e.שָׂרָף) which mean "snake\serpent." There is also the verb form of the root which means שׂרף"to burn." The seraphim are described as having six wings.

 

The cherubim are mentioned many times in the O.T. Ezekiel give a much fuller description of the cherubim. They have:

 

(1) four wings

(2) the soles of their feet were like the sole of a calf’s foot

(3) they had human hands

(4) they sparkled like burnished bronze

(5) each one has four faces (i.e. man, lion, ox and eagle)

(6) Ezekiel refers to them as living creatures

 

In the book of Revelation John refers to living creatures. John description of them are as follows:

 

(1) they are full of eyes

(2) they have six wings

(3) There are four living creatures each one with a different face

a. one has the face of a man

b. one has the face of an ox

c. one has the face of a lion

d. one has the face of eagle

 

 

 

Yeah, they are some kind of creature which serves God. Those are some of the descriptions I was referring to.

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Today God speaks in His WORD. I have has the Holy Spirit Direct speak to my soul three times. Each time I obeyed and each time His direction was perfectly proven and was true. Once his voice to my inner being or Soul proved to save our lives We were on our honeymoon, the cabin we rented on Big Bear.Lake in California, caught fire. We were asleep, the Holy Spirit told me to" get up it was not our time to die" I wole up to the cabin filled with smoke so thick we could not breathe. I carried my bride out the door and she wole up, we called for help and they took out the source of the smoke. This was on our third ningt of our honeymoon. We have always blessed the Lord for His close watchcare of us. Praise the Lord.

 

 

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I myself have never seen an angel, despite the fact I always ask God to show me what He wants me to see, in order to glorify and testify his name. But, I believe that some people actually can see angels, demons and visions that either can be from God or not. So, if someone can see any creature, including an angel or light spirit, you HAVE to test this spirit by asking him if he believes that Jesus is the Son of God and if he believes that Jesus came in flesh to save the world, according to the Bible ( I John 4:1-3), because a demon can appear as an angel of light to try to deceive us. Therefore, testing this creatures is the MOST important thing to do, no matter if this creature has wings or not.

 

"Beloved, do not believe every spirit [speaking through a self-proclaimed prophet]; instead test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets and teachers have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know andrecognize the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ has [actually] come in the flesh [as a man] is from God [God is its source]; 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus [acknowledging that He has come in the flesh, but would deny any of the Son’s true nature] is not of God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming, and is now already in the world." (I John 4: 1-3).

 

*Sorry if I commit any English mistakes, I am a Brazilian trying to share some good news and to learn with you using my English knowledge = ).

 

#Jesus is the only way. Keep up the good work until the day of the Lord!

 

May God bless you all!

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There is nothing wrong with your English. I had no trouble understanding this post. You brought up a point that is very important.

 

 

 

Thank you Theophilus, that is very encouraging to know that.

 

And I also guess that beyond my ability to speak English, the Word of God is perfect and soon will unite all the nations and cultures under the power of the one who is the Word!

 

May God bless you!

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The way younger people no longer read much but whats on the phone or TV I find English in very different form one part of the US to another. Recently my older son said "how are you doing" to a young boy living in Florida, he said "I am not gay". My son was confused and asked what's that got to do with what I asked? The boy said that what you ask to find out if a person is gay. All this was an example of how much language has changed in the US.

 

 

So English is no longer a simple language.

 

 

 

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Dear "Child' I do not want to discourage you, but angels do not have wings and no finger prints like ours. To be very respectful, but speaking the truth in love, this is not in line with Scripture. Holy Father God speaks to us by and through His Word the Bible. The Holy Spirit does influence us, and even can direct us. God can use many ways to direct us. But seeing angels is seriously not in line with Scripture

 

"5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.

 

6 The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. 7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists.

 

8 Then the angel said to him, “Put on your clothes and sandals.” And Peter did so. “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me,” the angel told him. 9 Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought he was seeing a vision. 10 They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him.

 

 

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This is a true story about seeing and hearing an angel whom I consider to be my "Guardian Angel.” It is written for the love of all angels.

 

Psalm 34:7. The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.

 

Shortly after Jesus had found me, I saw a spirit's profile with praying hands, before my eyes. At the time, I thought that it was the dead and that they had the right idea by praying. A few days later, I saw the same vision and thought the same thing...not knowing that it was an angel from God. Again, a few days goes by and I saw it, his whole spirit form, wings and all, with praying hands. And starting with his wings, he began being dressed in the purest of whites. I knew he was an angel before he flew away and was out of my sight. He has a beautiful slim figure and was created perfect for flight. When I had seen his hands closely the first two times, I had seen them so clearly that I could honestly say that he most likely has fingerprints just like ours. About a week goes by and I heard his beautiful voice calling out my name. His voice is much more beautiful than any human voice. It was obvious to me that this was a magnificent creature and above us humans here on earth. About a month later, after I had been persecuted by the dead, he stood by my bedside and put his head on mine, showing me that he loved me and cared. They truly are loving creatures.

 

John 20:12. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.

 

This song mentions angels calling a person out by their name;

 

Thank you, God, for all your beautiful angels. Amen.

 

Dear "Child' I do not want to discourage you, but angels do not have wings and no finger prints like ours. To be very respectful, but speaking the truth in love, this is not in line with Scripture. Holy Father God speaks to us by and through His Word the Bible. The Holy Spirit does influence us, and even can direct us. God can use many ways to direct us. But seeing angels is seriously not in line with Scripture.

 

 

I would ask you to ask yourself, are you reading and studding the Bible on a daily basis? Hows your prayer life? Are you involved in a church on a regular basis? If these answers are no you may well have been deceived by the devi, and the devil can come like an angel, or a roaring lion. I hope this is not offensive, but it is truth.

 

 

justme

I'm going to reserve judgment on this one. What I will say is this

Hebrews 13:2

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

 

In Christ

I just read a little further down.. Oh good grief. Gotta love it. My apologies just me

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Not to belabor the point but,

Genesis 32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

 

25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

 

26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

 

27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.

 

28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

 

If they looked anything like that he could have taken on several. I have wondered how he prevailed. Thanks for resolving this for me William.

 

 

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