Sermon Notes - Living Faith Outreach

Four Faces of the Living Creatures, Part 3
Ezekiel 1 and 10. Four-faced living creatures transporting the Throne of God.
Revelation 4. Four-faced living creatures around the Throne of God in Heaven
Representation of the four faces (Ez. 1:10; Rev. 4:7)
Man The connector between heaven and earth. The doorway for God’s wisdom.
Lion King, strength, power and ability to enforce Kingdom.
Creature of labor, carrying burdens, ploughing, standing in the gap.
Eagle Soars high, sweeps down to eliminate the enemy, powerful, renews with changing
All four representations in Ezekiel’s life. He became the conduit through which God poured His
wisdom, he declared and demonstrated the Word of God, he stood in the gap for his nation, and
soared with God as he saw and declared the future. He was renewed and changed with the seasons as
he was taken from Israel into captivity. In the midst of the change he continued to declare the
government of God.
Jesus life revealed how he stepped into each aspect and representation of the four faces:
written to Jews, showing Jesus as Lion, Kingdom and power.
written to Romans, showing Jesus as Ox, serving, ministering and standing in the
written to the Greeks, showing Jesus as Son of Man, his humanity, being the
connector for God’s wisdom to establish Kingdom.
written to Christians, showing Jesus soaring like an eagle into the deeper truths.
Unity of the Four-Faced Beings.
Ezekiel 1:9-21
They were connected (their wings touched) – unity.
Each went where the Spirit directed, backed up by others – harmony.
They were like fire, like flashes of lightning – quick and powerful – lion.
They were connected to the Spirit and the Throne – man
They were covered as they moved – Ox
They moved quickly – Eagle
The four faces are spiritual representations as to how the Sons and Daughters
of the Kingdom are equipped and able to move in the affairs of man and
nations to establish God’s Kingdom.
The four faces were revealed in Ezekiel (and other prophets), they were revealed in Jesus and are
revealed in us and through us as we acknowledge who we are in Christ Jesus. The four faces give us a
point of reference to step into. They give us an understanding of how to move in unity. Every aspect
(gift) is needed to establish the Kingdom. We all function together. There is unity, harmony,
protection, Kingdom release and manifestation.
Philemon 1:6 [And I pray] that the participation in and sharing of your faith may produce and
promote full recognition and appreciation and understanding and precise knowledge of every
good [thing] that is ours in [our identification with] Christ Jesus [and unto His glory].
Isaiah 40:31: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with
wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Luke 9:1: Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all
devils, and to cure diseases.
Matthew 10:1: And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against
unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Matthew 27:18-20: And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in
heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have
commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Matthew 5:42:
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Matthew 6:6: But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy
door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee
Ephesians 1:3: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all
spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Luke 17:20-21: And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come,
he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say,
Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
Ephesians 2:6-7: And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ
Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward
us through Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 3:9-11: And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the
beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that
now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold
wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: