Important Reference: The exegetical verse-by-verse commentary of (mainly) Ezek 1 & 10, (-as well as Spirit of Prophecy statements), which underlie the conclusions and applications posted here are presented in detail in this supporting post.
|The Four Living Creatures|
In that webpage (see its “My Summary” second half) a very ‘logical-Biblical’ solution is given for arriving at the same identifications in Jewish/Talmudic tradition. It can be succinctly summarized as follows: A Lion is Biblically clearly identified with Judah (Gen 49:9; Rev 5:5), and an Ox is also clearly identified with Ephraim (e.g. Hos 10:11; Jer 31:18). These two locations are identified as the “right” and the “left” respectively in Ezek 1:10, which from his relative/standing perspective can be said to be his “East” and “West” respectively; and these are matched up with the cardinal locations in Num 2:3, 18. Then the Man position can also be logically assumed as being in the South = Reuben (Num 2:10), and by process of elimination, Dan was in the North and thus the Eagle (Num 2:25).
-The Lion identified with the Eastern standard of Judah was to be the camp of leadership (Gen 49:9-10), and understandably in whatever manifestation that this was to be as time advanced (e.g., monarchial, political)
|Bible's Four Faces Orders|
|OT Israel Order|
The Historical Church Application and Order (=Four Living Creatures & 4 Horsemen (Rev 6)
|Remnant Church Order|
What is interesting here is that this “Remnant Church” spiritual order of these, as detailed above, meaning-rich Four Living Creatures, is that it is identical to the (accepted) chronological order in which the Gospel accounts were written, thus the way in which Jesus Christ was gradually revealed to the wider world. This widely-accepted Gospel account namely is as: Mark-Matthew-Luke-John, thus a Eagle-Lion-Man-Ox/Cherub order. The spiritual meaning that can be seen from this is that:
 In fact in Ezek 10:15 all of the Four Living Creatures are said to be Cherub (=Ezek 1:3, 5ff). Thus, as more fully explained in this related statement involving “Seraphim,” these Living Creatures may in non-symbolic reality be 4 Cherub Angels, which, as explained here, are from the 7 Mighty Angels of God.
 More precisely at 4:36 P.M. Indeed I was able to see the precise time it started because I had just awakened from sleep and after immediately glancing at my clock and seeing the time, was about to swing out of bed when, as customary, this vision started. When it ended, I once again looked at the time and saw that 9 minutes had passed, with the Sabbath having ended about mid-way at ca. 4:40 P.M. Interestingly enough, as I then sat up and immediately set out to fully (i.e., vs. “summarily” Dan 7:1) write the vision down in a special notebook I kept for these revelations, the ensuing hand written recording, including symbol unpacking, studying out in the Bible and SOP, took a full hour. P.S. For more detail on this vision see its discussion in more details here.