Ezek 1:10 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.
Rev 4:7 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.
THE FACE OF THE LION: THE SEED OF DAVID
In Matthew, Jesus, the Babe of Bethlehem, is the Lion of Judah, the Seed of David, the Heir to the throne of Creation at His birth, the King of Kings. He is the Lion of Judah; He is Shiloh. He will destroyall of Midian: strife between man and His heavenly Father; strife between man and his fellow kind. Because we are Christ’s, so are we in Him of such noble birth. We are the Kings He is King of. In such position we pledge ourselves never to abuse but always to indiscriminately use the scepter our authority in Him to establish in the earth the righteousness, peace and joy of His Kingdom, beginning in our own lives, our Jerusalem, then unto all Judea, on unto Samaria and even unto the uttermost part of the earth, spending and being spent to bring glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men, till all creation’s cry is quieted and its hunger is satisfied in the glorious liberty of the sons of God, that yet future day when the Lion of Judah, the Seed of David, devours all strife and destroys its result, the last enemy, death itself
THE FACE OF THE OX: THE SEED OF ABRAHAM
In Mark, Jesus, the Babe of Bethlehem, is the Ox of the field and of the threshing floor, the Seed of Abraham, the Servant of God and of man: directly the opposite of Matthew’s King. However, because of that very difference, He is heir of the world. And now, as He is, so are we in this world, for if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise of: Gen 15:1b Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
THE FACE OF THE MAN: THE SEED OF THE WOMAN
In Luke, Jesus, the Babe of Bethlehem, has the face of a man for He is in truth the Son of Man, the Seed of the woman that was destined from her transgression to bruise the head of the serpent. The woman, the mother of all living, is all about generationally “seeding” the earth till the promised Seed is born, caught up to God and His throne and returns in the victory of His corporate body over the serpent and all his works. Adam was a pure seed of unique kind, at once the Son of God by breath (spirit) and the Son of Man by dust (flesh). He was to produce seed “after his singular kind” that the earth be “replenished” with his kind. Adam knew his wife and she brought forth, however, because of her transgression and interaction with the serpent, the seed, the offspring, which Eve brought forth was divided: she gave birth to twins; Cain, a tiller of the ground and Abel, a keeper of sheep. Cain would be given to the deeds of his body in obedience to the serpent, but Abel would be given to the deeds of his body in obedience to God. After Cain slew Abel, God gave another seed through the woman in the likeness and image of Adam and she called his name Seth (appointed). So began a generational war between the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman that continued till Bethlehem’s Babe, the woman’s Promised Seed, was born to Mary, the flesh and blood descendent of David, Abraham and Eve, whom God would use to provide a flesh body for Emmanuel, who is Jesus, His own Seed along with His chosen three Seeds of earthly origin: This is the Babe of Bethlehem, at once the Son of God and the Son of man, the One with whom He will replenish the earth, He is the Last Adam.
THE FACE OF THE EAGLE: THE SEED OF GOD
In John, Jesus, the Babe of Bethlehem has the face of the Eagle for He is in truth the Son of God, the Seed of the Holy Almighty God Himself. He is of the heavens and has the heavenly perspective of the Eagle in all things earthly. This Seed of God is the embodiment of the Word of God by Whom all creation came into being and is yet being sustained, given of God through the Holy Ghost and the overshadowing power of the Highest to join in one flesh with the Seed of David, the Seed of Abraham and the Seed of the Woman. He is the long awaited One. He is Emmanuel: God is with us and is become one with us, born as one of us, even being in all points tempted like as one of us, suffering as one of us, even in the death of the cross, yet without sin, dead and buried as one of us, yet rising again that He might bring many sons unto glory, that many sons might be one with Himself.