Under the Cloud: UFOs and the Holy Bible Part 1
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Authored By  :
Bill Kochman

Published On :
April 23, 1997

Last Updated :
January 3, 2009


My UFO Study, Unusual Clouds In The Bible, Flexibility In Our Understanding, Moses And Children Of Israel In The Wilderness, Pillar Of A Cloud, The Pillar Of Fire, Cloud Upon Mount Sinai, Cloudy Pillar And The Tabernacle, Cloud Upon The Mercy Seat, Voice Out Of The Fire, Lord Rides Upon A Cherub, Cloud In The Temple And Glory Of The Lord, Clouds Are God's Chariot, Lord Rides Upon A Swift Cloud, Lord Covers Himself With A Cloud, Ezekiel's Wheel, God On His Throne, Cherubims, Wheels Within Wheels, Chariot Of Fire - Close Encounter Of The Third Kind





"While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud . . . they feared as they entered into the cloud"
Matthew 17:5a, Luke 9:34b, KJV



A number of years ago, I undertook a study of New Age thought
and the UFO phenomenon. This study lasted for approximately
a two-year period. After concluding my study, I felt that it
would be a good idea to put into an easily-readable form,
many of the interesting verses which can be found throughout
the Authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible. Being a
Bible student of many years, I am familiar with many of the
out-of-this-world events which can be found within its holy
pages. With the aid of an electronic version of the Bible, I
was finally able to compile these verses during 1997, and
this current series is the result of my research. As the
following passages clearly demonstrate, there appears to be
a strong connection between clouds, the Lord's appearance,
and other Heavenly Phenomena.

As you read this intriguing information, the questions which
I would like to ask you to consider are these: Exactly what
were these 'clouds of Heaven'; and what role might they play
in our modern times and in our future? I hope to provide you
with some possible answers to these questions in the pages
that follow. Please bear in mind, however, that any comments
I may make are only speculation on my part. In all honesty,
I really don't know, nor fully comprehend, what the writers
of the Bible were referring to when they wrote the various
accounts of their experiences, because I was not there to
experience them firsthand.

While none of us were eyewitnesses of these amazing events,
one point which will become apparent to you, is that while
many verses in the Bible describe what are obviously normal
rain clouds, there are other odd passages, and many at that,
which describe something very special indeed, and with very
peculiar properties; and it is these odd verses that I think
many people, Christian and non-Christian alike, will find
most interesting. Of course, I realize that some Christians
may object to my implication that these verses may in some
way be related to the UFO phenomenon. If that be the case, I
offer you my apologies, with the knowledge that some people
will be offended, regardless of what the truth might be.

For those Christians who may criticize me for suggesting this
possible Bible-UFO connection, allow me to inform you that I
have known the Lord, and have studied His Word, for a large
part of the last thirty-two years. While I firmly believe
that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, I also believe
that as Christians, we do need to allow for a certain degree
of flexibility in our views, and in our understanding, and
consider other possibilities in some of its interpretation;
particularly when it comes to passages such as those which
are included in this series.

Before actually sharing this treasure chest of Scriptures
with you, I would like to take a moment to thank the people
at Project Gutenberg for their hard work and dedication in
converting the King James Bible to a downloadable electronic
format. Without them, this project would have taken me much
longer to complete, and probably would not have been nearly
as thorough as it is. Special thanks also go to Ken Hamel,
the creator of the Macintosh version of the excellent Bible
program, 'Online Bible'. It has truly been a blessing for
many Christians such as myself.

Having said that, let us begin now to examine some of the
interesting verses of which I have spoken. The following
verses are excerpts from the story of Moses leading the
children of Israel out of Egypt, through the wilderness and
across the Red Sea. All of these verses are extracted from
the Book of Exodus:

"And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a
cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of
fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:"
Exodus 13:21, KJV

"And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel,
removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud
went from before their face, and stood behind them: And it
came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of
Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave
light by night to these: so that the one came not near the
other all the night...And it came to pass, that in the
morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians
through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled
the host of the Egyptians, And took off their chariot
wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians
said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD
fighteth for them against the Egyptians."
Exodus 14:19-20, 24-25, KJV

"And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole
congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked
toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD
appeared in the cloud." Exodus 16:10, KJV

"And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a
thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with
thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of
the people unto the LORD...And it came to pass on the third
day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings,
and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the
trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in
the camp trembled." Exodus 19:9, 16, KJV.

"And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the
mount. And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and
the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called
unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud...And Moses went
into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount:
and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights."
Exodus 24:15-16, 18, KJV

"And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle,
the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the
tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses. And all the
people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door:
and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his
tent door. And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a
man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the
camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man,
departed not out of the tabernacle." Exodus 33:9-11, KJV

"And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him
there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD."
Exodus 34:5, KJV

"Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the
glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not
able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the
cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the
tabernacle. And when the cloud was taken up from over the
tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their
journeys: But if the cloud were not taken up, then they
journeyed not till the day that it was taken up. For the
cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire
was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel,
throughout all their journeys." Exodus 40:34-38, KJV

Turning to the Book of Leviticus, we find the following
interesting verses:

"And the LORD spake unto Moses after the death of the two
sons of Aaron, when they offered before the LORD, and died;
And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother,
that he come not at all times into the holy place within the
vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he
die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy
seat." Leviticus 16:1-2, KJV

In the Book of Numbers, we also find these verses:

"And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud
covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony:
and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the
appearance of fire, until the morning. So it was alway: the
cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by
night. And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle,
then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the
place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel
pitched their tents. At the commandment of the LORD the
children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the
LORD they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the
tabernacle they rested in their tents. And when the cloud
tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the
children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and
journeyed not. And so it was, when the cloud was a few days
upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the
LORD they abode in their tents, and according to the
commandment of the LORD they journeyed. And so it was, when
the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the
cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed:
whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken
up, they journeyed. Or whether it were two days, or a month,
or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle,
remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their
tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they
journeyed." Numbers 9:15-22, KJV

"And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second
month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from
off the tabernacle of the testimony. And the children of
Israel took their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai;
and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran...And the
cloud of the LORD was upon them by day, when they went out
of the camp. And it came to pass, when the ark set forward,
that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be
scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee. And
when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, unto the many
thousands of Israel." Numbers 10:11-12, 34-36, KJV

"And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and
the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire
of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in
the uttermost parts of the camp. And the people cried unto
Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was
quenched. And he called the name of the place Taberah:
because the fire of the LORD burnt among them...And the LORD
came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the
spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy
elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested
upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease."
Numbers 11:1-3, 25, KJV

"And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and
stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and
Miriam: and they both came forth...And the cloud departed
from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous,
white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold,
she was leprous." Numbers 12:5, 10, KJV

"And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for
they have heard that thou LORD art among this people, that
thou LORD art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth
over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a
pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night."
Numbers 14:14, KJV

"And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered
against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the
tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the cloud
covered it, and the glory of the LORD appeared."
Numbers 16:42, KJV

This amazing tale of Moses and the children of Israel
continues in the Book of Deuteronomy, where we also
find evidence of some rather unworldly happenings:

"Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God, Who
went in the way before you, to search you out a place to
pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to shew you by what
way ye should go, and in a cloud by day."
Deuteronomy 1:32-33, KJV

"And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the
mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with
darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. And the LORD spake
unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of
the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice."
Deuteronomy 4:11-12, KJV

"And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a
cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of
the tabernacle." Deuteronomy 31:15, KJV

Leaving Moses and the wandering children of Israel behind,
let us move up hundreds of years in Israelite history to the
time of King David. In one of his songs of praise, which we
find in both 2 Samuel chapter twenty-two, as well as in
Psalm 18, David wrote the following verses:

"Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of
heaven moved and shook, because he was wroth. There went up
a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth
devoured: coals were kindled by it. He bowed the heavens
also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet. And he
rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the
wings of the wind. And he made darkness pavilions round
about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
Through the brightness before him were coals of fire
kindled. The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High
uttered his voice. And he sent out arrows, and scattered
them; lightning, and discomfited them. And the channels of
the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were
discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the
breath of his nostrils." 2 Samuel 22:8-16, KJV

In 1 Kings chapter eight, we read of this amazing event
occurring within Solomon's temple at the time when the Ark
of the Covenant was transferred from the Tabernacle, to the
Holy of Holies within the newly-built temple:

"And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the
holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, So
that the priests could not stand to minister because of the
cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the
LORD." 1 Kings 8:10-11, KJV

The above event is also described for us in the Second Book
of Chronicles, chapter five, as we see here:

"And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the
holy place: (for all the priests that were present were
sanctified, and did not then wait by course: Also the
Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of
Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren,
being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries
and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them
an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:) It
came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as
one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking
the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the
trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised
the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for
ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the
house of the LORD; So that the priests could not stand to
minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD
had filled the house of God." 2 Chronicles 5:11-14, KJV

Hundreds of years later, following the return of the
children of Israel to Jerusalem from their seventy years of
captivity in Babylon, we find Ezra the scribe and his
companions reading from the Book of the Law, and reminding
the Israelites of God's great acts in times past. During
that time of great praise and fellowship with the Lord, he
said in part:

"Moreover thou leddest them in the day by a cloudy pillar;
and in the night by a pillar of fire, to give them light in
the way wherein they should go...Yea, when they had made
them a molten calf, and said, This is thy God that brought
thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations;
Yet thou in thy manifold mercies forsookest them not in the
wilderness: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them
by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire
by night, to shew them light, and the way wherein they
should go." Nehemiah 9:12, 18-19, KJV

Turning our attention to the Book of Psalms, we discover yet
further mention of the unusual clouds which were associated
with the Lord during Biblical times:

"In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the
night with a light of fire." Psalms 78:14, KJV

"Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and
judgment are the habitation of his throne. A fire goeth
before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. His
lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and
trembled. The hills melted like wax at the presence of the
LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth."
Psalms 97:2-5, KJV

"He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his
testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them."
Psalms 99:7, KJV

"Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who
maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of
the wind:" Psalms 104:3, KJV

"He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in
the night." Psalms 105:39, KJV

As we have already seen, in his eighteenth Psalm, King David
tells us that the Lord "rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and
he was seen upon the wings of the wind". David repeats this
same description of the Lord in Psalm 104, except this time,
the King specifically uses the Hebrew word for chariot; that
is, r@kuwb, or rek-oob', and says "who maketh the clouds his
chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind." Following
this thought, in the Book of Isaiah, the Prophet tells us
that the Lord rides upon a "swift cloud", and that He will
come "with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind", as
we see here:

"The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift
cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt
shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall
melt in the midst of it." Isaiah 19:1, KJV

"Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to
their windows?" Isaiah 60:8, KJV

"For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his
chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury,
and his rebuke with flames of fire." Isaiah 66:15, KJV

Earlier, we saw how the Lord spoke to the children of Israel
out of a cloud, and how He observed their doings from within
the pillar of the cloud. As we have just seen, King David
also wrote that "clouds and darkness are round" the Lord,
and that "He spread a cloud for a covering." Approximately
one hundred and fifty years after Isaiah's time, the young
Prophet Jeremiah likewise described how the Lord covers
Himself with a cloud, as we see here:

"Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer
should not pass through." Lamentations 3:44, KJV

Now we come to one of the most well-known, awe-inspiring
events of the entire Bible; one which is familiar to, and
which has been pondered by, even many secular people: the
visions of the Prophet Ezekiel, commonly referred to as
"Ezekiel's Wheel". While some of the Bible's authors may
have observed the Lord from a distance, it seems that the
Prophet Ezekiel was given a front row seat; what we might
describe as a "close encounter of the third kind". Here is
a description of this amazing event as it is recorded in
the first chapter of the Prophet's writings:

"Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth
month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the
captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were
opened, and I saw visions of God. In the fifth day of the
month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's
captivity, The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel
the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by
the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon
him. And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the
north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a
brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the
colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire. Also out of
the midst thereof came the likeness of four living
creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the
likeness of a man. And every one had four faces, and every
one had four wings. And their feet were straight feet; and
the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot:
and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass. And
they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four
sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. Their
wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they
went; they went every one straight forward. As for the
likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man,
and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had
the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the
face of an eagle. Thus were their faces: and their wings
were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined
one to another, and two covered their bodies. And they went
every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go,
they went; and they turned not when they went. As for the
likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like
burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it
went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire
was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. And
the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a
flash of lightning. Now as I beheld the living creatures,
behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures,
with his four faces. The appearance of the wheels and their
work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had
one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it
were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. When they went, they
went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they
went. As for their rings, they were so high that they were
dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them
four. And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by
them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the
earth, the wheels were lifted up. Whithersoever the spirit
was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and
the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit
of the living creature was in the wheels. When those went,
these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when
those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted
up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature
was in the wheels. And the likeness of the firmament upon
the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the
terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.
And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one
toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this
side, and every one had two, which covered on that side,
their bodies. And when they went, I heard the noise of their
wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the
Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when
they stood, they let down their wings. And there was a voice
from the firmament that was over their heads, when they
stood, and had let down their wings. And above the firmament
that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as
the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of
the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above
upon it. And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance
of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his
loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even
downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it
had brightness round about. As the appearance of the bow
that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the
appearance of the brightness round about. This was the
appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And
when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of
one that spake. And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon
thy feet, and I will speak unto thee." Ezekiel 1:1-2:1, KJV

Even though I have read the previous description a number of
times, each time that I read it again, it just really leaves
me breathless, and filled with awe. If ever there was a clear
description of what we today refer to as a UFO encounter with
some kind of beings who are not of this world, surely this is
it. It requires very little imagination to picture a luminous
rotating flying disc, enveloped in amber light, approaching
speedily from the north. Is it possible that the fire which
infolded itself was the result of friction created when this
"Celestial Craft" entered the Earth's atmosphere? What about
the "eyes" Ezekiel saw within the huge rings? Is it possible
that in reality they were brilliant landing lights around
the craft's periphery, similar to the colored lights which
are often reported on the circumference of many UFOs today?

I am reminded of some modern vehicles where the headlights
can be hidden out of sight with the mere press of a button.
Imagine for a moment if such a "Celestial Craft" were to
approach the Prophet, and then conceal its landing lights
after it had stationed itself upon the Earth. It would
indeed give the appearance of brilliant eyes opening and
closing, would it not? In fact, we have all seen cartoons
where the artist will take an automobile, and change the
headlights and grill into eyes and a mouth.

After describing this unworldly craft, Ezekiel then proceeds
to tell us about the four unusual beings who seem to take
their orders from none other than the Son of God, or perhaps
even from God the Father Himself. In the tenth chapter, the
Prophet provides us with a further description of these four
amazing creatures, which the Bible refers to as "cherubims",
from the Hebrew k@ruwb, or ker-oob'. Please observe that
this Hebrew word is very similar to the Hebrew word for
chariot; that is, r@kuwb, or rek-oob', which we looked at
earlier. So it seems that what the Prophet is describing
here, are the four charioteers, who formed a part of God's
"Celestial Chariot"; that is, His "Chariot of Fire", which
was somehow composed of wheels within wheels:

"Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above
the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it
were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of
a throne. And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and
said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub, and
fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the
cherubims, and scatter them over the city. And he went in in
my sight. Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the
house, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner
court. Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub,
and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was
filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the
brightness of the LORD'S glory. And the sound of the
cherubims' wings was heard even to the outer court, as the
voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh. And it came to
pass, that when he had 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. 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 whither 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 the
face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. And the
cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature 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 every one 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. This is the living creature that I saw
under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew
that they were the cherubims. Every one had four faces
apiece, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the
hands of a man was under their wings. And the likeness of
their faces was the same faces which I saw by the river of
Chebar, their appearances and themselves: they went every
one straight forward." Ezekiel 10:1-22, KJV

Regardless of how many times I read the previous verses, I
will be honest and tell you that I simply cannot make sense
of it all. I cannot even picture it all in my mind. It is
simply too profound for my understanding. I think we would
have to have seen it for ourselves to even begin to fully
understand what Ezekiel saw on those occasions. Whatever he
saw, similar to the Prophet Daniel and others who had like
experiences, it must have frightened him terribly, and we
are told that he fell upon his face. The only thing we can
derive from these verses with any degree of certainty, is
that God definitely seems to possess some very advanced form
of transportation, and that whatever it is, it is manned by
some very unusual creatures indeed.

As we continue this series in part two, we will continue our
exploration of the Old Testament scriptures by taking a look
at some of the amazing writings of the Prophet Daniel, as
well as the unworldly events surrounding the lives of two of
the Lord's mighty Prophets, Elijah and Elisha. We will then
turn our attention to some interesting verses which are also
found in the New Testament, such as the story of the amazing
events which occurred one day on the summit of the Mount of
Transfiguration. I trust that you will join me.

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