The cherubims we read about in Exodus 25 are staring at the mercy seat, waiting for the blood sacrifice to be made to cover sin.
The people would be spared judgement and punishment as the high priest interceded on their behalf.
This happened again and again under the old covenant.
Compare this picture to that which we see in John 20 v 12.
Mary saw two angels in white in the empty tomb, both sitting down.
One was where the head of Jesus had been, the other at His feet, but Jesus was not there.
The place where Jesus had lain in the tomb is a picture of the mercy seat that required a blood sacrifice.
He is our blood sacrifice that not just covered our sin but took them away completely.
The angles Mary saw were not like the cherubims; they were not looking down waiting for a blood sacrifice to occur.
They were looking up and out as the sacrifice had taken place, once for all forever (Hebrews 10 v 12).
They were looking up and out in encouragement and help.
There was now no need for any more blood sacrifices, the work had been done.
We can now come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and fin grace in the time of need (Hebrews 4 v 16).
Jesus longs to have relationship with us and His death on the cross has made this possible; His finished work and shed blood has removed the barrier of sin once and for all.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ, thank you that the blood offering has been made and thank you that through this I could be saved”.
Exodus 25 v 20…..And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another, toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be
(Thank you to my sister Zan for writing this DIG)