So far, we have discussed the first two types of celestial beings we will meet in Heaven one day, which are the Angels and Cherubim. There is one more type of celestial being that we will meet in Heaven, and that is the Seraphim!
The Seraphim are first referenced in the Bible in Isaiah chapter 6. In this chapter, the Isaiah describes these celestial beings in this way;“Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” (Isaiah 6:2-8).
We see from this passage that the Seraphim love us and want us to have forgiveness of our sins. They represent the light of God.
Over the course of the last few articles, we have seen that all three of the celestial beings that reside in Heaven were created by God. All are similar in that they are created by God, and that their wisdom and knowledge is greater than ours. This is because they are spiritual beings that live in the spiritual realm and do not have finite, earthly bodies and minds like we have.
They differ in their appearance, as well as in the jobs that they have been given to do by God. Angels act as messengers to the faithful, the cherubim act as guardians, and the seraphim work to praise and proclaim the Word of God.
Angels, cherubim, and seraphims, are all wonderous and amazing creations of God to think about, and their true essence, appearance, and purpose is above our ability to understand while we are still in our earthly bodies. That is why it is truly exciting to think about how one day, if we continue to live a faithful Christian life unto death, that we will be blessed to see all of the holy angels, cherubims, and seraphims, and know fully the impact they have made upon our lives here on earth and in eternity!
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