The second group of Angels in the First Triad are the Cherubim (plural form of Cherub). They embody the wisdom of God. These Angels could be described as "Those who are filled with knowledge", or "Streams of Wisdom". The very name is either of akkadian or assyrian origin, with the meaning "Those who pray, or Those who mediate".
Through the energy of the Cherubim, all the other Angelic hierarchies receive knowledge and wisdom. In the Rabbi and occult stories, the first job of the Cherubim was depicted as directing the flow of the Merkabah - the God's holy chariot. Their second job is believed to be keeping the God's throne together.
While the Seraphim could be described as "Wise Love", a more appropriate description of the Cherubim could be "Loving Wisdom".
The Cherubim receive the subtle essence of knowledge from God directly. They represent the mystery of God's wisdom. They are powerful beings of light and glory with four faces: lion, man, eagle, and Angel*.
*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.
The energy of the Cherubim flows like transcendental Light that brings wisdom and understanding of things as they are. They oversee all happenings in the universe, and guard the Heaven's door. Ever since the original sin, they stand in front of the eastern gate of the Garden of Eden, guarding the path to the Tree of Eternal Life with their flaming swords.
As keepers of the all heavenly records, they also guard the Ark of the Covenant. It is written in the holy Jewish texts that the Ark of the Covenant should be decorated with two Cherubim made of gold. These Cherubim should face each other with wings spread out above the Ark, forming a shield and enabling God to speak from in between them.
In the temple of Solomon, the two golden Cherubim were placed in front of the Ark, rather than attached to it. Made out of gold-plated olive tree, they were 15 feet high and had a wingspan of 16 feet.
With their mighty streams of positive energy, the Cherubim are guardian of the light in the stars and galaxies. They guide and release beneficial energy wherever needed. The Cherubim can also be personal guardians as well as protectors of religious temples.
These powerful Angels have direct control at the highest level over the elements of fire, water, air, and earth. They are connected with the Yellow Ray of enlightenment. This ray vibrates with the most intense qualities of Divine Wisdom, Justice, Truth, and Mercy.
Excerpt from the e-book Angels by Olga Rezo.
Photo credit Lex McKee
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