From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those that will hear and see.
. Numbers 2. Amplified. The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, The Israelites shall encamp, each by his own (tribal) standard or banner with the ensign (Strongs OT #226. owth. appearing. a signal. lit. or fig. as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc. mark, miracle, (en)sign, token.) of his father’s house, opposite the Tent of Meeting and facing it on every side.
. this was the position, the formation of the tribes of Israel AROUND the Tabernacle.
. East side: Judah. the ensign of the LION. Issachar and Zebulon with him.
. South side: Reuben. the ensign of the MAN. Simeon and Gad with him.
. the Tabernacle in the midst.
. West side: Ephraim. the ensign of the OX. Manasseh and Benjamin with him.
. North side. Dan. the ensign of the EAGLE. Asher and Naphtali with him.
. there was an appearing, an appearance, a seeing, a signal, a flag, an omen, evidence, of the Lion. the Man. the OX. the Eagle. in Israel, over each respective group of tribes, on the sides of, and with, the Tabernacle in the midst.
. Numbers 1. the Levites were positioned on the East, South, West, North, IN BETWEEN THE TRIBES AND THE TABERNACLE. v. 50. but appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the Testimony, and over all it’s vessels and furnishings and all things that belong to it. They shall carry the tabernacle (when journeying) and all it’s furnishings, and they shall MINISTER TO IT and ENCAMP AROUND IT. when the tabernacle is to go forward, the Levites shall take it down, and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up…but the Levites shall encamp AROUND the tabernacle of the Testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the Israelites; and the Levites shall keep charge of the tabernacle of the Testimony.
. here we have it again. Ezekiel. Revelation. Numbers. three witnesses so far of the four living creatures. the four faces. the Lion. the Ox. the Man. the Eagle. what is the Lord telling us? What is His living Word telling us? When we eat this living Word, when this living Word becomes flesh in us, when we become the living epistle, what will those that read us see?