We find in Ezekiel 11:22 that the “King of Tyre” is called a “cherub” and his home is located at the residence of Eden and the Mountian of God for it is said, “the king of Tyre is scornfully compared with one of these, and is assigned a residence in Eden and the mountain of God.”
As I mentioned in my previous article, Satan: Thou art the anointed royal cherub with Gnosis that covereth, Satan was a type of angel called a ‘cherub,” and he became a guardian of the Holy of Holies when he was “anointed as the cherub that covereth.” and a specific reference is made to Satan having been to a place known as the “Holy Mountain of God” and “walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.”
We also find that the King of Tyre is associated with Satan as he is described as the cherub in Eden mentioned in Ezekiel 28:13-14. This king is said by religious scholars to be identified with specifically Ithobaal III (Latin Ithobalus, Hebrew Ethbaal) (reigned 591–573 BCE) who according to the list of kings of Tyre of Josephus was reigning contemporary with Ezekiel at the time of the first fall of Jerusalem.
As I explained before, most Jewish writers and Christian Fathers conceived the cherubim as angels with special knowledge, understanding, and full of wisdom ie: Gnosis. We know that God had appointed them as guardians and protectors (Templars) as representatives of the Divine Wisdom of the Lord in the higher heavens.
If we are to look to the history provided to us on the Kings of Tyre, we will discover that they were instrumental in helping build one of Freemasonry’s most prized symbolic structures – Solomon’s Temple. It is said in Samuel 5:11, “And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also carpenters and masons who built David a house.”
Are Simon (Saint Peter), Satan, the Cherubim, the King of Tyre, Freemasons and the Catholic Church all connected with one another?
It is interesting that we know that Satan was, in fact, a real person and that he is also biblically associated with the order of angels known as the Cherubim and the King of Tyre. Masons are also associated with the Royal Gnostic we know of as Satan ie; Simon Magus (Saint Peter). Even more interesting is that in Ezekiel 28:12-19, the Fall of the King of Tyre who is driven from the Garden of Eden almost perfectly matches the description of the original fall of the First Gnostic, Simon Magus, AKA Satan.
The Fall of this Royal Masonic family can be plainly seen in Genesis iii. 24 by the cherubim placed before the garden of Eden, when Jehovah God “had driven out the man, He made to dwell on the east of Eden the cherubim, and the flame of a sword turning every way, to guard the way of the tree of life ”
It is clear that the “cherubim” signify a special race of beings or royal family/bloodline with “spiritual knowledge and wisdom ie: True Gnosis” in which they are anointed as “royal guards” with flaming swords who were placed before the garden of Eden which could not be approached except by good of love and charity; for this reason they are also said “to guard the way of the tree” which we can freely say today in the Masonic States of America were the “Guardians of Ancient Gnosticism.”
The Masonic Cherubim’s flaming swords “signifies the Word and truth combating against falsity and dispersing it, thus truth protecting” the way of “the tree of life” signifies True Gnosis from the Lord and the heavenly joy therefrom. From this, it is clear that the “two cherubim” represented guards of Mystical Christianity ie: Gnosis was not approached except by good of love and charity OR else!
In my article, King Hiram: The Masonic Chief Architect from Crete, I explain ancient historical and mythical connections with religion and masonry originating on the Holy Island of Crete. A place I have also identified as “Pergamos. Where Satan’s throne is.” – Revelation 2:12
The same island where one of Hiram’s First Masons: The Cunning Daedalus Invented the Masonic Working Tools. 33rd Degree Freemason, Albert Gallatin Mackey had said Daedalus executed the Cretan labyrinth, the reservoir near Megaris in Sicily, the Temple of Apollo at Capua, and the celebrated altar sculptured with lions on the Libyan coast.
Mackay also said he was the inventor of a number of the “Working Tools” used in the various degrees of Masonry such as the compasses and square, the plumb-line and the axe, most of the tools used in carpentry, and of glue and his nephew, Perdix, is the reputed inventor of the third Great Light in Masonry, the Compasses, which are dedicated to the Craft. (page 945)
As I have explained on numerous occasions, the Freemasons are the inheritors of the world’s Gnostic mysteries with their most prized symbols – the letter G signifying Gnosis, the Blazing Star (Pentagram), and Compasses and Square.
It is said in the Scripture of the Great Fall of the Masonic King Hiram of Tyre in Ezekiel 28:12-19;
“Mortal, raise a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus says the Lord GOD: You were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, carnelian, chrysolite, and moonstone, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald; and worked in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created, they were prepared.
With an anointed cherub as guardian, I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked among the stones of fire. You were blameless in your ways from the day that you were created, until iniquity was found in you. In the abundance of your trade, you were filled with violence, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God (Holy Mountain), and the guardian cherub (Satan) drove you out from among the stones of fire.
Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you. By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade, you profaned your sanctuaries. So I brought out fire from within you; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all who saw you. All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”
As I said before, Simon Magus, a man we know as the First Gnostic and also Satan was also called the “anointed cherub” and made a guardian of the Holy of Holies. We learn from Saint Irenaeus that Simon’s consort Helen is a converted slave and prostitute from the Phoenician city of Tyre.
Helen was considered the Lost Sheep with no Gnosis of her royal soul, forced to wander through the centuries from vessel to vessel (including that of Helen of Troy), until she ended up at the brothel in Tyre where Simon had discovered her.
The same Holy Island of Crete where Hiram is the Widow’s Son and his Sovereign Masons are world-renown.
Knowing she was the One, he purchased her from her master and she became his Gnostic disciple (student) during his travels and teachings.
it was said that their reunion (Union of Soul/Opposites/Duality Become One) represented the beginning of the redemption of the world, and was the model for the process of salvation ie: Gnosis to Simon’s followers – the True Gnostics being that of the exoteric Catholic Church and esoteric Freemasons.
Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. He is a father, husband, author, martial arts black belt, and an expert in Gnosticism, the occult, and esotericism.