Summary: And thou shalt make a vail [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made:
The Message Sewn Into The Veil
Exod 26:31 And thou shalt make a vail [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made:
Matt 27:50-51 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
Hebr 10:19-20 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
What is the message in Cherubims embroidered in the veil that ripped when Christ died?
We saw so much in the Word of God about the Tabernacle, how it ties in with the Garden of Eden.
And how the whole plan of salvation is getting back into the Garden again.
The entire Bible is a revelation of God’s restoration of what God gave to man that man forfeited for something less concerning himself.
That is why everything in Genesis is found again in Revelation at the end.
In our texts tonight, notice that Cherubims were sewn into the veil, the barrier, that stood before the Holiest of Holies.
And we find that this veil ripped open when Jesus Christ died.
The barrier was removed.
And of course this lines up with access to the tree of Life as found in Genesis, once again.
Gene 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Ezek 10:18-20 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.
The veil, upon which the cherubims were embroidered, was on the east side of the Most Holy Place.
And here in Ezekiels vision of a temple, we see the cherubims at the east gate of the Lord’s House.
They were at the east of the Garden of Eden.
Ezek 11:1-2 Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of the LORD’S house, which looketh eastward: and behold at the door of the gate five and twenty men; among whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people. Then said he unto me, Son of man, these [are] the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:
So Ezekiel saw Cherubims at the east gate of the Lord’s House.
And then he was taken to the east gate and he was shown men that devise mischief in the city.
In other words, these men were ungodly men and such ungodliness caused the glory of God to leave the Temple.
The Cherubims were there at the east gate where these wicked men were, just as they were at the east of the Garden to protect the way of Life, when Adam was cast out.
They were always around the glory of God.
This morning we saw that the cherubims are the Church.
They are OF the mercy seat and IN the Mercy Seat.
The Mercy Seat is Christ.
The Greek word translated as Mercyseat is also translated as propitiation, and Christ is set forth to be a propitiation for our sins.
So Christ is the mercyseat for my sins.
The Church is IN CHRIST and OF CHRIST, as the cherubim were made OF the mercyseat and IN the mercyseat.
But here we see a veil with the pictures of cherubims sewn into it.
And Hebrews 10:22 said that the veil represents the flesh of Jesus Christ.
I was always wondering what reason cherubims were sewn into the veil of the holiest of holies.
Seek and ye shall find.
The veil is flesh.
When Jesus died on the cross, He opened the way up for us.
Recall that we also said today that THE WAY of the tree of life was being protected by the cherubims in the Garden.
And in Revelation 2 we find that God said those who overcome will eat of the fruit of the tree of life.
We therefore knew that the way to the Tree of Life was going to be accessible once again, by reading of it being protected in Genesis and by reading the idea of God granting people to eat of its fruit.