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Dwellest Between the Cherubims

Who is the one that dwellest between the Cherubims? If you read the Bible constantly, you’ll certainly find this phrase said a few times. Who is this and what does it mean?

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In Psalm 80, the very first verse says

Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.

Give ear O Shepherd of Israel. Who is the Shepherd of Israel? St. John 10:11 says, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”

Who gave their life? Jesus! See how easy this is!

Psalm 80 verse 1 continues by saying, ‘you who leads Joseph (a tribe in Israel) like a flock. Basically, this verse is identifying who they are referring to, and all references point to Jesus the Christ. You that dwellest between the Cherubims … shine forth!

Essentially, they are saying Jesus Shine Forth!

Dwellest Between the Cherubims
Picture by Keith W. Criss of TradigitalWorks of a Cherubim Described in Ezekiel

We know Jesus is the Shepherd of Israel, JESUS leads the flock of Israel, and Jesus is the one that dwells between the cherubims.

This reference is used in Isaiah chapter 37

16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.

The reference is used in 2 Kings chapter 19:15

Every time we see the Holy One of Israel show up, He had these cherubims by His side. In Isaiah chapter 6 verse 1 and 2, in Ezekiel chapter 1 – even when God met Abraham before destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, the Lord came with two men with Him.

Where did this originate?

Dwellest Between the Cherubims

This began once sin was found in man. God prevented this tainted man from having free access to the Tree of Life by doing what … by placing Cherubims with flaming swords to keep the way of the Tree of Life!

See Genesis chapter 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.

Thankfully, once Jesus died on the cross and rose, He has given us that access back to Himself, the Tree of Life. Let us be gracious and hope in His mercy.

This is what dwellest between the Cherubims means!

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. YvonneYvonne

    Thats good thanks.
    Just one thing though in regards to your part about when God went Abraham. This bit of scripture has always intrigued me.
    I don’t believe they were cherubim/angels but rather angels maybe in the form of Father, Son & Holy Ghost.. because:
    -Abraham saw 3 men,
    -He bowed & acknowledged one as Lord,
    -he spoke of them & treated them as plural, but
    -he only bowed to & addressed as one.
    Also we are not to bow or esteem angels higher so Abraham wouldn’t have called them Lord.
    Maybe you can add or further explain what I’m believing..that is..I believe that time of visitation was a manifestation of 3 but One & only the Word & Spirit went to Sodom in form of angels.??

    • Hi Yvonne my dear sister, you are correct. They showed up all in the appearance of men. Angel sometimes means messenger, so it is important to know when the reference is an angel of celestial nature as in a cherub or an angel of terrestrial nature as in a human. You are an angel for me today, leaving this message. Thank you. Either way, we are not to bow to them, less they come in the name of the LORD. Abraham’s visitation was three but only the LORD was the ALMIGHTY Lord of Host. The other two were celestial angels on a mission to Sodom.

      You’re on point, my sister. Have a great day and thank you for stopping by. Stay close to the prophets.

      Elder Ishe

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