The Four Living Beings

My Heart is for Israel

Revelation 4:6-11
The End Times

In my last post, we continued exploring Revelation 4.  In this post, we complete our journey in Revelation 4.

The Four Living Beings

Who or what are these living beings?  God identifies them as both living beings and symbolic entities with the use of “like a” and “as a.”  These beings are commonly understood to be cherubim [k’ruvimin Hebrew], actual beings of an angelic order.  They seem to be identical with those spoken of in Ezekiel 1 and 10, where Ezekiel says, “I knew they were cherubim.”

6 In front of the throne was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living beings covered with eyes in front and behind. 7 The first living being was like a lion, the second living being was like an ox, the third…

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