Jan 12 2008

Seraphims

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A teaching by Norene Nichols…
Deeper Truth Prophetess…
Now behind the veil

Isaiah’s description of the seraphims has always aroused awe, questions, and inspiration. As yet, none of us knows very much about this order of beings, for there is but one account given in the scriptures, but by comparing scripture with scripture, there are a few things that come to light. Therefore, first let us read what Isaiah has to say:

“In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory…Then flew one of the seraphims unto me having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs off the altar; and he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin is purged.” Isaiah 6: 1-7

The big questions is, “Who are these seraphims?” We have been satisfied in years past to simply say they are an angelic order of beings, but the time of knowledge is here, and our hearts long to understand more fully the mysteries of the scriptures. There is no other account of seraphims elsewhere, but it is still true that “in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” Then where else in scripture is there an allusion to them? In Ezekiel 28: 14,16 we are told that Lucifer, the covering cherub, “walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.” This is strange phraseology but so pregnant with meaning. The Hebrew word for STONE is EBEN which literally means a BUILDER of the family name. Thus, STONES of FIRE could just as easily and without despite, be rendered SONS of FIRE. It is easier then to understand the meaning of Lucifer walking up and down amid the SONS of FIRE!

Quite a number of years ago the Lord spoke a very strange word to me. . .BENESHAH. At the time I had no idea what it meant, but upon searching to see if I could find the Hebrew meaning, I discovered it came from BEN, meaning SON, and ESH, meaning FIRE. I then knew its meaning . . .SON of FIRE, but it was not until within recent days and months that a fuller meaning of it was realized. In studying into the meaning of the seraphims the Spirit of the Lord directed my attention to these STONES or SONS of FIRE, and the connection is understandable when we comprehend that the word SERAPHIMS means BURNERS, those SET ON FIRE. Who is it that is burning except for the sons of fire? And, these sons of fire are sons of GOD, for “our God is a consuming fire.” Thus the seraphims are the sons of fire…GENERATED sons of GOD…not CREATED sons. Lucifer was a son too, “the son of the morning,” but he was created according to Ezekiel 28: 13 and 15. CREATED sons can do what Lucifer did, but GENERATED sons or BORN sons, will have the nature of the Father and desire only to do His will. Therefore, these sons of fire are generated sons of God, brought forth before the foundations of the world as sons of fire among whom Lucifer, a created son, walked up and down.

Having established the fact of who the seraphims are, we need to next understand what their position is. Note, they are located above the throne. In Revelation 4 John gives a picture of the throne and describes two companies in relation to the throne. One company, the ELDERS (mature ones), is located ROUND ABOUT the throne, vs 4. As for the other company, the BEASTS, or more accurately the LIVING CREATURES, is located IN THE MIDST OF and ROUND ABOUT (inner circle) the throne. All of these are pictures of the sons of God, but each group has a different position and calling.

In studying the work of the ELDERS (mature) in Revelation they are shown as giving the light and understanding, but the LIVING CREATURES are the instigators of the movings of God. For instance, the living creatures give seven vials to the seven angels that the vials might fully be poured out. The fact that the elders are rulers in knowledge and the living creatures rulers in power shows the elders and living creatures are granted power and authority. Their relation to the throne indicates this also. In contrast, the seraphims, or sons of fire, are lifted above the throne and its attending power and privileges. They care not for any such power. They desire not to accomplish great things and do great wonders. Rulership to them is not something to be striven for. Do you wonder why you cannot be satisfied with power, or with knowledge, or with rulership? It is because you have been GENERATED out of God as a son of fire, and such does not appeal to your inner being.

To further explain this, consider the wings of the seraphims. Each one has six wings, and six is the number of man. The face is the identifying part of a person, and the seraphims cover their faces ~
cover their identity. Identity ( knowing who we are ) is wonderful, and how our heats thrill to know we are of Israel, that we are the sons of God, that we are generated out of God. But, above and beyond that, there is a company which is willing to hide their identity that God might fully be glorified. They care not to be known as “so and so,” they care not to be seen or recognized or praised. they only care for one thing…God’s character and purpose.

Then with two more wings they cover their feet. The feet speak of moving about and going various places, but these seraphims cover up their tracks not wanting anyone to know where they have been nor where they are going. Does this not fit beautifully with the scripture about those who are born of God being like the wind, “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh nor whither it goeth.?” These seraphims depict this in truth and reality.

Lastly, with two of their wings they fly. All six wings have the ability of moving them about in the spiritual realms, by they are more interested in covering face and feet than in great spiritual experiences of mounting upwards into celestial realms. Rather they reserve two wings with which to fly, and this flight is always spirit directed and with a specific purpose.

The message of the seraphims is “HOLY,HOLY,HOLY, is the Lord of hosts.” Their whole theme is the character of God which is holiness. And, they can only be so interested because they cry out that “the whole earth is full of His glory,” which indeed speaks of the purpose of God wherein “the knowledge of the glory of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.” They are not disturbed by momentary misunderstanding of God’s plan, but having risen above power and authority, they see the over all purpose of God is bringing all things back into Himself. They see the whole earth full of His glory wherein all of creation is loosed from the thralldom of sin and unrighteousness.

Let us again contrast the ones in the midst of the throne, those around the throne, and those above the throne. The MATURE ones are around the throne, mature in knowledge and understanding, and thus mature in God. Those in the midst of the throne speak of LIFE, for they are LIVING CREATURES who are instigators of God’s movings in the earth. How wonderful to be mature in knowledge! How wonderful to be filled with LIFE! But there is something better. Above the throne are the BURNERS which sing of His holiness, and they represent PURITY in God!

When Isaiah saw the throne and HIM who sat thereon with the seraphims above it, he cried out because of his uncleanness. Isaiah is the most major of the major prophets, but he realized something more was necessary in his life. So it was that a seraphim with a living coal came and touched his lips and cleansed him. The only ministry the serapnims have is that of cleansing, not condemnation, but cleansing. They did not condemn the prophet, rather there was applied the fire for cleansing followed by the declaration that his iniquity was taken away. This ministry of cleansing and remitting sins is for the sons of fire, who have been born in fire, born through it, and born out of it. Only such purified ones can purify others.

Such are the seraphims, the sons of fire, for they have risen above power and authority and dwell in light…even the light of God’s character and purpose!

7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Seraphims”

  1. Katherine Dardenon 11 Feb 2009 at 4:19 pm

    amen…what joyous words…my heart leaps with joy

  2. Margaret Nwokedion 15 Mar 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I thank God for this exposition on the Seraphims. My heart rejoice that the father is raising our understanding and bringing to light that which has been a mystery in time past. May this understanding cause us to hasten our step and occupy our position in Hjm-even as Sons of Fire that we are – generated (not created) out of the Father’s being.

  3. Mike Walshon 11 Apr 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Wonderfull teaching thank you so much, this along with Eby’s #88 in Candlesticks show’s me the FATHER is allowing me insight to things truly DEEP. I am so thankfull. Bless You

  4. SolitaryRideron 11 Apr 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Hi Mike ~ This article is a “must read” prior to the Bride papers. I shall try to get those mailed out to you this week. You are almost my neighbor! I also send out a daily inspiration…usually a Scripture verse but sometimes a writing or however the Lord leads. Please let me know if you wish to receive these.

    Blessings,

    diana

  5. Margo Burnetton 22 Apr 2009 at 7:04 am

    Please send me a copy of your writings in the Bride Company. I am so excited , as we were just touching on this in my home Bible study yesterday. Much Love in our risen Lord and King, Margo burnett

  6. SolitaryRideron 22 Apr 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Hi Margo ~ Please email me your address so that I can get these off to you as soon as possible. My printer needs work, but I am hoping to get that taken care of today. God bless you…diana

  7. Juliette Britton 04 Jan 2013 at 5:58 pm

    My whole bodt shook as I read it..what is going on?

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