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Seraphim, The Divine Mates Of God

Isaiah sees,

In the year of King Uzziah’s death, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.  And one called out to another and said,

“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory.”

Isaiah 6:3

There are many classes of beings in God’s heavenly temple. Angels, Cherubim, and Seraphim to name a few.  We hear a lot about Angels, less about Cherubim, and Seraphim are only mentioned once in the scriptures. Seraphim means “The Burning Ones” or “fiery Ones”.

In heaven, we experience things that can’t be fully described in earthly terms. The best a prophet can do is use words that approximate, capturing as closely as possible, what they see.  When you look into a roaring fire, you feel heat, energy, light, and power. Likewise, when you look at Seraphim, what immediately comes to mind is fierce activity like a dancing flame burning with passion, radiance, and power. They are like a crown of stars, shining brightly, around the head of our Almighty.

Intimacy, familiarity, trust as Seraphim

Seraphim are with God in His heavenly temple. Continually moving about as they minister to Him, they are near the face of God, implying intimacy, familiarity, and trust. They recognize God’s true nature of holiness and cannot cease to mention it as they behold His face.

The thing about Seraphim is that they hear and see what God sees. When our Father speaks they are the first to hear the word of God.  Of all the beings in heaven, they have the most intimate of relationships with our Lord.

While the Angels are the “Sons of the Morning”, the thing about Seraphim is that they are with God and not of this creation. These are beings of unknown antiquity, unfathomable in our earthly context. What Isaiah describes is but a shadow of who and what they truly are.

Moreover, Isaiah’s visions show us that there is a whole host of beings that God has created down throughout the eons of eternity. There is a place, far beyond this plane of this existence, where beings dwell with God in perfection.

Seraphim enjoy revelation by proximity

Isaiah, perhaps the most revelatory of all Old Testament prophets, is the only human ever to see Seraphim.  This privilege was simply a function of being brought close to God in a way no human being, save Jesus Christ, has ever been allowed to be.

Revelation is dependent on proximity to God. This is why Isaiah’s prophecies are the clearest among the Old Testament oracles.  Revelation is light. God said, “let there be light” and thus all light, even physical light, originates with Him.  This is why, when God could not bear to look upon the death of His only begotten Son, the world went dark.

The further away you are from God, the more darkness you experience.  The closer you are to God, the more light you have.  Hell, is the total absence of God and that is why it is termed “outer darkness.”  This was typified by a darkness which fell upon Egypt that could be physically felt.

The thing about Seraphim

In truth, the thing about Seraphim is that they are the equivalent of God’s other wives from special creations that are separate from ours. This is why you see so many examples of multiple wives in the Old Testament. We, mankind, are in the process of becoming God’s wife, destined to join the ranks of His holy unions.

However, Satan desires to kill God’s love just like she tried to kill Eve.  Fallen Luci (fer) wants to drag God’s future wife to the hell that God created for her judgment.  In this way, because of jealousy, the Devil wants to hurt God for eternity.

Jesus died for us

However, Jesus paid the price for God’s bride (mankind) on the cross, redeeming us from sin. When Christ completed God’s work on earth and gave up the ghost, he sealed Satan’s fate. Now, the apple of God’s eye chooses to believe on Jesus and have her sins washed white as snow.

As we approach our time of intimacy as the Bride of Christ, we experience more and more of the heavenly court. God wishes to reveal Himself and His family to us.  As our Bridegroom takes us into His inner chamber we know God as we are known.  As we do, we will realize, just like the queen of Sheba exclaimed, “The half has not been told!”

Song of Solomon by Martin Smith