In building the temple of God which he overlaid with gold, King Solomon had Cherubims made ten cubits high with wings five cubits outstretched to either side. These he also covered with gold. Obiously those representations of Cherubims in the holy temple were of great importance to the all wise king.
Ezekiel the Prophet wrote of seeing Cherubims alive and described them in Chapter ten of his prophecies. He tells us they have two faces. (Ezekiel 24:18) "AND THE SOUND OF THE CHERUBIMS WINGS WAS HEARD EVEN TO THE OUTER COURT, (OF THE TEMPLE) AS THE VOICE OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD WHEN HE SPEAKS.
"AND IT CAME TO PASS, THAT WHEN HE (GOD) 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.
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.
AND THERE APPEARED IN THE CHERUBIMS THE FORM OF A MAN'S HAND UNDER THEIR WINGS.
AMAZING ISN'T IT!!!
Ezekiel went on to say:
"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.
AND AS FOR THEIR APPEARANCES, THEY FOUR HAD ONE LIKENESS, AS IF A WHEEL HAD BEEN IN THE MIDST OF A WHEEL.
WHEN THEY WENT, THEY WENT UPON THEIR FOUR SIDES; THEY TURNED NOT AS THEY WENT, BUT TO THE PLACE WHERE THE HEAD LOOKED THEY FOLLOWED IT; THEY TURNED NOT AS THEY WENT.
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."
"AS FOR THE WHEELS, IT WAS CRIED UNTO THEM IN MY HEARING, "O WHEEL.
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 WAS THE FACE OF A LION, AND THE FOURTH THE
FACE OF AN EAGLE.
AND THE CHERUBIMS WERE LIFTED UP. THIS IS THE LIVING CREAURE THAT I SAW BY THE RIVER OF CHEBAR.
"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. 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.
THEN THE GLORY OF THE LORD DEPARTED FROM OFF THE THRESHOLD OF THE HOUSE, AND STOOD OVER THE CHERUBIMS. 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 EVERYONE 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." Ezekiel 10:5/19
Now, even though you were not privaleged to see what the holy prophets saw and what King Solomon most likely saw; you are privaleged to see it by faith; and to know more of the greatness of God Almighty and the peculiarities of the supernatural phenomenon surrounding Him. Holy Cherubims traveling with God, going into the holy temple while believing non-Jews are restricted to the Court of the Gentiles. Multiple faces. Living wheels. Full of eyes. Their wings making a sound similar to the voice of the LORD when he speaks. This is awesome.
"SING UNTO GOD YOU KINGDOMS OF THE EARTH; O SING PRAISES UNTO THE LORD; SELAH: TO HIM THAT RIDES UPON THE HEAVENS OF HEAVENS WHICH WERE OF OLD; LO, HE DOES SEND OUT HIS VOICE, AND THAT A MIGHTY VOICE. ASCRIBE STRENGTH UNTO GOD: HIS EXCELLENCY IS OVER ISRAEL, AND HIS STRENGTH IS IN THE CLOUDS." (Pslam 68:32/33)
GOD SETS HIS GLORY ABOVE THE HEAVENS: (Psalm 108:1 & 148:13) And though America sent
the Hubble telescope into outer space to photograph the heavens, it cannot photograph God's
glory above the heavens.