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Wheels within wheels

December 27, 2011
wheels within wheels

wheels within wheels

Ezekiel saw wheels within wheels (Ezekiel 1:15-21):

As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces. 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. 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. Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around.

When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose.

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.

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.

Occasionally strange objects like wheels within wheels are seen in Iraq. They only appear within St George’s in Baghdad, at some other churches in Iraq and at Ezekiel’s Tomb in El Kifl, just north of Najaf.

It is not known what they are, they are very prolific. In photos they appear as blobs.

Canon Andrew White describes these strange wheels within wheels in his book Faith Under Fire:

Occasionally, we also see strange images appearing around the place that look like wheels within wheels. We have actually taken photos of these and some appear in this book [Faith Under Fire]. At times, these wheels (that can at times appear like blobs) are so prolific that it is difficult to take pictures because they are everywhere. I have tried many different cameras, but the results are always the same. We do not understand what the images are, but we regard them as a sign of the presence of the Spirit of God. We are in the same land that the Prophet Ezekiel was in when he saw something similar.

Angels also appear in St George’s.