Above in this video Dr. Chuck Missler shows what might be one of the most amazing appearances of the Cross of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament. The Cross appears hidden within the Book of Numbers Chapter 2, centuries before the punishment of the crucifixion was even invented!
How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
The verses below contain descriptions of the four beings around God’s throne which Dr. Chuck Missler mentions in the above video:
As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
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 before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
If you are wondering about the profiles for the Gospels that Chuck mentions, they may be interpreted as follows:
1) Matthew presents Jesus as the Messiah, the King and begins with Abraham’s genealogy and presents Jesus as the “Lion” of the Tribe of Judah.
2) Mark presents Jesus as a servant, the one who will bear the sins of the world. A servant’s genealogy is considered to have no importance and hence none is given by Mark. Therefore he describes Jesus in a way to the “Ox” of Ephraim.
3) Luke presents Jesus as the Son of Man, an Old Testament term for the Messiah found in Daniel 7:13-14, starts off with His genealogy through Adam and focuses on Jesus’ humanity. Likewise Jesus here is described in the form of the “Man” of Reuben.
4) Finally, John expresses Jesus as the Son of God, focuses on the miracles of Jesus and Jesus’ deity. John has no genealogy because God has no beginning. Hence, John’s gospel reveals Jesus as the “Eagle” of Dan.
Now, when we combine the Gospels we see that all of them describe Jesus from four different perspectives with Jesus at the very heart of the four Gospels, identical to the arrangement of the four beings around God’s throne in Heaven. I hope this message blessed you!