The Open Scroll - Heaven's Vehicles

Heaven's Vehicles

By Bob Schlenker  (Prints about 6 pages)

I was updating a study on how some Jewish believers will be transported to heaven in their temporal bodies recently (See the article ("For Two Years Now...") and thought the vehicles that will be used were so fascinating that I should make a separate presentation about them. There really are special vehicles that transport "spiritual" beings as well as flesh bodied people.  The Bible records testimonies of "sightings" of these vehicles. I call them heaven's vehicles, but they are given various names and there are numerous kinds of descriptions of them. If, after considering what I present in this study, you still doubt that the demonic "UFO" activity is real and that its latter day escalation is a vital feature of the antichrist deception, I doubt you will have understood the significance of knowing about heaven's vehicles. The vehicles utilized by the fallen angels have been a powerful witness to the world of the presence of beings with superior intellect and technology. Many of God's people have received such a powerful witness when heaven's vehicles were revealed to them, and the day is approaching when vehicles from heaven will play a vital role in affirming the testimony of Y'shua. Today, there is a need for God's elect to understand what the Bible has to say about UFO's, aliens, and where these fit into the Lord's plan for the conclusion of the age.

Have you ever read the book of Ezekiel? The first and tenth chapters give us views of a remarkable sort of wheeled flying conveyance with lots of eyes, over which is the throne of the God of Israel. The crew integral to the vessel's operation are four cherubim.
In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. 2 On the fifth of the month--it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin-- 3 the word of the LORD came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, by the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians. There the hand of the LORD was upon him. 4 I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north--an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal, 5 and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. In appearance their form was that of a man, 6 but each of them had four faces and four wings. 7 Their legs were straight; their feet were like those of a calf and gleamed like burnished bronze. 8 Under their wings on their four sides they had the hands of a man. All four of them had faces and wings, 9 and their wings touched one another. Each one went straight ahead; they did not turn as they moved. 10 Their faces looked like this: Each of the four had the face of a man, and on the right side each had the face of a lion, and on the left the face of an ox; each also had the face of an eagle. 11 Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out upward; each had two wings, one touching the wing of another creature on either side, and two wings covering its body. 12 Each one went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they went. 13 The appearance of the living creatures was like burning coals of fire or like torches. Fire moved back and forth among the creatures; it was bright, and lightning flashed out of it. 14 The creatures sped back and forth like flashes of lightning. 15 As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces. 16 This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like chrysolite, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel. 17 As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not turn about as the creatures went. 18 Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around. 19 When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose. 20 Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, and the wheels would rise along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 21 When the creatures moved, they also moved; when the creatures stood still, they also stood still; and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 22 Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was what looked like an expanse, sparkling like ice, and awesome. 23 Under the expanse their wings were stretched out one toward the other, and each had two wings covering its body. 24 When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings, like the roar of rushing waters, like the voice of the Almighty, like the tumult of an army. When they stood still, they lowered their wings. 25 Then there came a voice from above the expanse over their heads as they stood with lowered wings. 26 Above the expanse over their heads was what looked like a throne of sapphire, and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. 27 I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. 28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.  Ezekiel 1

I looked, and I saw the likeness of a throne of sapphire above the expanse that was over the heads of the cherubim. 2 The LORD said to the man clothed in linen, "Go in among the wheels beneath the cherubim. Fill your hands with burning coals from among the cherubim and scatter them over the city." And as I watched, he went in. 3 Now the cherubim were standing on the south side of the temple when the man went in, and a cloud filled the inner court. 4 Then the glory of the LORD rose from above the cherubim and moved to the threshold of the temple. The cloud filled the temple, and the court was full of the radiance of the glory of the LORD. 5 The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard as far away as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks. 6 When the LORD commanded the man in linen, "Take fire from among the wheels, from among the cherubim," the man went in and stood beside a wheel. 7 Then one of the cherubim reached out his hand to the fire that was among them. He took up some of it and put it into the hands of the man in linen, who took it and went out. 8 (Under the wings of the cherubim could be seen what looked like the hands of a man.) 9 I looked, and I saw beside the cherubim four wheels, one beside each of the cherubim; the wheels sparkled like chrysolite. 10 As for their appearance, the four of them looked alike; each was like a wheel intersecting a wheel. 11 As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the cherubim faced; the wheels did not turn about as the cherubim went. The cherubim went in whatever direction the head faced, without turning as they went. 12 Their entire bodies, including their backs, their hands and their wings, were completely full of eyes, as were their four wheels. 13 I heard the wheels being called "the whirling wheels." 14 Each of the cherubim had four faces: One face was that of a cherub, the second the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. 15 Then the cherubim rose upward. These were the living creatures I had seen by the Kebar River. 16 When the cherubim moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the cherubim spread their wings to rise from the ground, the wheels did not leave their side. 17 When the cherubim stood still, they also stood still; and when the cherubim rose, they rose with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in them. 18 Then the glory of the LORD departed from over the threshold of the temple and stopped above the cherubim. 19 While I watched, the cherubim spread their wings and rose from the ground, and as they went, the wheels went with them. They stopped at the entrance to the east gate of the Lord's house, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them. 20 These were the living creatures I had seen beneath the God of Israel by the Kebar River, and I realized that they were cherubim. 21 Each had four faces and four wings, and under their wings was what looked like the hands of a man. 22 Their faces had the same appearance as those I had seen by the Kebar River. Each one went straight ahead.  Ezekiel 10
Here's another description of the Lord's conveyance.
Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. 2 He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent 3 and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. 4 He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants. Psalms 104:1-4
The Lord's heavenly army has vehicles like chariots.
And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:17

See, the LORD is coming with fire, and his chariots are like a whirlwind; he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.  Isaiah 66:15

He lifts up a banner for the distant nations, he whistles for those at the ends of the earth. Here they come, swiftly and speedily! 27 Not one of them grows tired or stumbles, not one slumbers or sleeps; not a belt is loosened at the waist, not a sandal thong is broken. 28 Their arrows are sharp, all their bows are strung; their horses' hoofs seem like flint, their chariot wheels like a whirlwind. 29 Their roar is like that of the lion, they roar like young lions; they growl as they seize their prey and carry it off with no one to rescue. 30 In that day they will roar over it like the roaring of the sea. And if one looks at the land, he will see darkness and distress; even the light will be darkened by the clouds.  Isaiah 5:26-30
Have you ever heard the old spiritual song about the chariot coming to carry the believer home?
Swing low, sweet chariot, comin' for to carry me home. Swing low, sweet chariot, comin' for to carry me home.
Well I looked over Jordan and what did I see, coming for to carry me home? A band of angels a'comin' after me. Comin' for to carry me home. Swing low, sweet chariot, comin' for to carry me home.
A widely known experience of a popular evangelist involved such a chariot.
" Suddenly I felt a suction as if I was being pulled up out of the room. But I didn't look back to see myself leaving my physical body, as some people have described. I heard a sound, Whoosh! And I was pulled up out of the room! I gasped, "Aaah...." I don't know whether I was in my body or out of my body.

I did know I had left that room and I was zooming along at a phenomenal rate of speed, being carried in something like a cable car. It was a chariot without a horse, but not like one of those chariots we see in the movies -- I was completely closed in. I could see through the windows that the chariot was racing along, but I had no idea how it was being operated.

Then I looked up. There stood another being. I realized that it was the blond-headed angel who had visited me in the bedroom that night in Jonesville, Louisiana. I asked, "Where are we going?"

He smiled and said, "You have an appointment with the Lord God Jehovah."

I felt the chariot slowing down; then it came to a stop. When the door opened, I experienced the shock of my life: I was in heaven! "
"Heaven - Close Encounters of the God Kind" by Jesse Duplantis
(p. 69 An Appointment With God)

Chariots are involved in the following Bride theft scenarios. Elijah is a type of the Bride and Elisha, the 144k.
As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. 12 Elisha saw this and cried out, "My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!" And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his own clothes and tore them apart.  2 Kings 2:11-12

I went down to the grove of nut trees to look at the new growth in the valley, to see if the vines had budded or the pomegranates were in bloom. 12 Before I realized it, my desire set me among the royal chariots of my people. 13 Come back, come back, O Shulammite; come back, come back, that we may gaze on you! Why would you gaze on the Shulammite as on the dance of Mahanaim?  Song of Songs 6:11-13
In Genesis, there are several chapters where Egypt is a type of heaven. Joseph is a type of Y'shua. In a passage that pictures Y'shua being exalted to the right hand of the throne of God and given authority over heaven, we see him being made to ride in an "Egyptian chariot," a heavenly vehicle.
You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you." 41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt." 42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph's finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck. 43 He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command, and men shouted before him, "Make way !" Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.  Genesis 41:40-43
Is this not the vehicle Ezekiel saw? Joseph later uses the chariot to go meet his father Israel.
Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel. As soon as Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father and wept for a long time. Genesis 46:29
This family reunion takes place in a zone or compartment of heaven where certain of Israel will be protected during the Famine week. The means by which Israel is transported to Goshen is really interesting; by way of Egyptian carts. When I mentioned at the outset that heavenly vehicles were a powerful witness, this is one of the accounts that reveals just how powerful a witness they are and what a significant role they play in the last days.
Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Tell your brothers, 'Do this: Load your animals and return to the land of Canaan, 18 and bring your father and your families back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you can enjoy the fat of the land.' 19 "You are also directed to tell them, 'Do this: Take some carts from Egypt for your children and your wives, and get your father and come. 20 Never mind about your belongings, because the best of all Egypt will be yours.'" 21 So the sons of Israel did this. Joseph gave them carts, as Pharaoh had commanded, and he also gave them provisions for their journey. 22 To each of them he gave new clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels of silver and five sets of clothes. 23 And this is what he sent to his father: ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and other provisions for his journey. 24 Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, "Don't quarrel on the way!" 25 So they went up out of Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan. 26 They told him, "Joseph is still alive! In fact, he is ruler of all Egypt." Jacob was stunned; he did not believe them. 27 But when they told him everything Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the carts Joseph had sent to carry him back, the spirit of their father Jacob revived. 28 And Israel said, "I'm convinced! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die."  Genesis 45:17-28
This passage is a type of the commissioning of the 144k and their first mission. After meeting with Y'shua and the Bride (Benjamin) in "Joseph's house" in heaven, the 144k will be specially equipped for the rescue mission and sent back to the land of Canaan to retrieve their relatives and bring them to Goshen to be provided for during the remainder of the famine. Goshen means "drawing near," a place which is in Egypt (heaven) near to Y'shua, said to be the best of the land of Egypt where they can enjoy the fat of the land. This is no earthly place but a special place of sanctuary in the heavenly realm probably not unlike the garden of Eden. Did you make note of Jacob's words, that when his spirit revived, Israel said, "... I will go and see him before I die!" Therefore, we can infer that this is not a resurrection and that, remaining in their temporal bodies, the families of the 144k ride the Egyptian cart to Goshen.

Let me emphasize what an important role the carts play in this scenario. First, Pharaoh (the heavenly Father) himself gives Joseph special instruction about taking the carts from Egypt for their transportation. Then, of course,  "Joseph gave them carts, as Pharaoh had commanded,"  When they arrived and gave Jacob the message about Joseph's status, Jacob was stunned and didn't believe them. Then, the rest of the testimony came into play. The report of everything Joseph had said to them was then given to Jacob AND HE SAW THE CARTS JOSEPH HAD SENT TO CARRY HIM BACK, then, the spirit of their father Jacob revived! What a powerful witness these "Egyptian carts" will be!

The removal of God's people from this earthly realm may not be after the manner of the simple disappearance of their bodies. There may be visible and audible phenomena associated with some of these departures, craft, angelic escorts, etc. I suspect that many will see the Lord's people depart and that the report will be accepted to be a UFO alien abduction, confirmed by the aliens themselves through various media. Marian visions will confirm it, the political leaders, psychics, religious leaders,  everyone will agree, almost. Except those who will repent.

Consider the following account from Revelation.
The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent's reach.  Revelation 12:14
With a knowledge of the characteristics of heaven's vehicles as seen by Ezekiel and others, this mode of conveyance described here as the two wings of a great eagle given to the woman that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert can be understood more clearly. For other reasons I won't get into here, the account of Revelation 12:14 and that of Jacob and his family being transported to Goshen are the same. This transport vehicle is an "Egyptian cart."

The Hebrew word used for "cart" is Strongs # 5699. 'agalah, ag-aw-law'; from the same as H5696; something revolving, i.e. a wheeled vehicle:--cart, chariot, wagon. The God of Israel's vehicle had whirring wheels as part of its structure. For years now, we have heard many a report about something revolving that comes from and disappears into the heavens. They used to be referred to as flying saucers, but they appear in such variegated forms now that we refer to them more commonly as UFO's, or, alien craft. If the Lord and his angels ride around in Egyptian carts, don't you think the Devil and his angels might do the same? Who do you think the aliens who ride around in UFOs are if not Satan's host? Do you think the increase in blatant demonic activity and the tie to alien activity is just some sideshow activity in Satan's three ring circus? It is a major part of the antichrist delusion that will deceive many. It is no coincidence that the aliens are making themselves familiar in very concrete ways today. Since 1947-48, when Israel was being birthed as a nation, reports of alien presence and activity have gone from being the subject of the scoffing of reasonable people and matters only fit for selling tabloids to the ignorant and gullible to being so commonly heard as to hardly raise an eyebrow.

We are in the time of the coming of the Son of Man. As it is written:
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.  Matthew 24:37
How was it in the days of Noah?
When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. 3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal ; his days will be a hundred and twenty years."  Genesis 6:1-3
The hundred and twenty years referred to the time remaining until the flood. A hundred and twenty Jubilee cycles have now concluded in the passage of 6000 years since creation. Events corresponding to the flood are nigh at hand. As many know who are awake and watching, the Lord is calling his Bride out from among his church, preparing a people without spot and wrinkle, holy and obedient, a people who know their Lord and his love. The selection of and taking of a Bride is one of the most important things going on today. The created beings known as the sons of God in Genesis 6:2 are the aliens who are among us today. I think the Bible's mention of their one interest, in taking brides from among the people of the earth should speak loudly to those of us who know the relationship between the genuine and the counterfeit. The taking of a Bride from the earth is the Lord's desire and intent. He who has ears to hear, let him hear. Stay awake, watch and pray. The Bridegroom cometh.