Psalm 104 introduction (verses 1-9)

Cherubic Chariots

Lets continue in Psa 104 with verse 3,

Psa 104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
4: Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

These verses pick up on the many symbols of Cheruvim and Yahweh’s throne,

Psa 18:10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of … spirit (or wind)

These are whole subjects in their own right. The Cheruvim are described for us at different stages in time in Ezk 1 & 10, Dan 10, Isa 6, Apoc 1 & 4, to name but a few. They are usually depicted as four beings, each with four animal faces, and a varying number of wings. Beside them wheels covered with eyes, and above them is the throne of the almighty.

In essence, the Cheruvim or chariot of Yahweh are agents that fulfil the will of the Father, 1 Sam 4:4 says, “Yahweh which inhabits the Cherubim”. Their role as “Cheruvim, a flaming sword which turned every way”, is revealed in Gen 3:24 as to, “preserve the way of the tree of the lives”. At times in history our Father has directed this Cherubic sword against the wicked of the land of Israel, to make sure a remnant of the body is preserved throughout the ages… as we shall see.

please come with me to Isa 5, where we see one of the few occurrence of this Hebrew word for “cloud”. It’s a word that means a thick covering cloud, a rain cloud… and in the hot climate of Israel, water quite literally means life to the inhabitants of the land.

Isa 5:5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the CLOUDS that they rain no rain upon it.
7 For the vineyard of Yahweh of Armies is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry

At this time, the apostasy of the Israelite Ecclesia had grown to the point where the leaven of the leaders was in danger of destroying the whole loaf. And Yahweh in his mercy, took away those apostate leaders who were oppressing the people, by the hand of the Assyrian and Babylonian armies. In their captivity he turned the heart of the people back to him again and set them in the land with just leaders. How often do we need the trials of life to bring us out of complacency!

Notice the clouds were to no more give rain, and find that rain represents the words of Yahweh in Deut 32:

Deut 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

So the rain bearing clouds about the Cherubic throne are a source of teaching and healing waters to those in the land. Who are these clouds then? We find the answer in 1 Thessalonians 4:

1Thess 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in clouds (clouds of people), to meet the Lord in the aerial (the political heavens): and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

That is us brethren and sisters, if we are found worthy. Fulfilling the promises to Abraham, that the dead shall be raised, his seed, those who do his works, shall be made “as the stars of the heavens” (Compare Gen 15:5 and Dan 12:2-3). What a privilege it would be made “kings and priests to our lord” in that age, teaching the people of the earth the ways of our Father (Apoc 1:6, 3:21, 5:10).