Seraphim is the plural for Seraph. We know that the word Seraph or Seraphim means burning ones. Only one place in the Bible are they mentioned, that is in Isaiah 6. It is my personal belief that Seraphim are mentioned throughout the Bible, just not quoted as “Seraphim.”
“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.’ And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of Him who called out, while the temple was filling with smoke. Then I said, “Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.’ Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. He touched my mouth with it and said, ‘Behold, this has touched your lips,’ and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin is forgiven.” Isaiah 6:1-7 (NASB)
Here is where we see that Seraphim are mentioned. Now I want you to picture, the Bible says they are burning ones, so they appear as if a burning fire. I’ve heard some theologians say that when the burning bush spoke to Moses, it was a Seraphim. The Bible does not say that. Could it have been? NO! In God’s Word, angels never speak in the first person for God. Satan got kicked out of heaven for thinking he was God.
Seraphim have six wings. Two used to fly, two that cover their feet, and two that cover their face. (Isaiah 6:2) Why do they cover their face? Is it because they can’t see? No, it is because they are at the throne; they cannot look at the Father because of His glory; it is too magnificent. This may look like it disagrees with Matthew 18:10, where it says; “their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father.” The Greek word here for face means the presence of God. Remember, we find in Exodus where God is talking to Moses,
“You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!”Exodus 33:20 (NASB)
Angels are not men; they are below us.
When was the last time you went into a flower shop to buy an arrangement, and you saw an angel that had six wings? When was the last time you turned on a Hollywood movie, and John Travolta had six wings? You see, angels, like humans, look different. They don’t all look the same; they are not storm troopers, massed produced like Star Wars.
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