Under the Cloud: UFOs and the Holy Bible Part 3
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Bill Kochman

Published On :
April 23, 1997

Last Updated :
January 3, 2009


On The Right Hand Of Power, Will Jesus And God The Father
Come Together?, Vision Of God's Throne, Jesus The Slain Lamb
Before The Throne Of God The Father, Beast Wars Against The
Saints, Ancient Of Days Comes, Jesus Is Not God The Father,
Jesus' Ascension And Mysterious Cloud, Under The Cloud, Jesus
Led The Children Of Israel, Resurrection Of The Dead And The
Rapture, Mystery Of God, He Cometh With Clouds, Chariots Of
Fire, Two Sackcloth Witnesses, Jesus' Baptism, Voice From
Heaven, Harvest Of Saints, God's Fiery Wrath, Moses On Sinai




The more I read all of these intriguing verses, the more I
become convinced that we are not being told the whole story
concerning the Lord's Return. Why? Because I don't believe
that Jesus will be coming back alone. Yes, I know that He
will be accompanied by the holy Angels, but that is not what
I mean.

If Jesus is truly the central figure of the Endtime scenario
as all of these teachers and preachers tell us, why does He
tell us that He will be "sitting on the right hand of power"?
One would expect Jesus to be in the "Driver's Seat", yet He
isn't; so we must ask ourselves why not? Not only that, but
why is He sitting, or what might He be sitting in? When He
states that He will be sitting on the "right hand of power",
is it possible that He means exactly that? Do you understand
what I am saying here? If Jesus is sitting on the "right
hand of power" in some great "Celestial Spacecraft", who do
you think might be in the "Driver's Seat" of that vehicle?

Personally, as I believe I have mentioned in a few other
articles I have written, I am becoming convinced that Jesus
has already made it rather clear to us. When Jesus says that
He will be coming in the Glory of His Father, I suspect that
what He means by that, is that His Glory will be overshadowed
by, and He will in fact be bathed in the greater Glory of His
Father, who will be accompanying Him. In other words, Jesus
the Son, and God the Father, will be coming together, in
order to reclaim the Earth as a part of their Kingdom. If
you doubt my words, allow me to offer you some additional
support verses which may convince you of the same.

A moment ago I discussed the visions of the Prophet Daniel.
In those visions, as I stated already, I believe that the
One referred to as the Ancient of Days is God the Father. He
is the One who sits upon the Fiery Throne. It is not Jesus.
Jesus is the Son of man who comes to His Father's Throne. In
a similar fashion, in Ezekiel's visions, he also plainly
tells us in chapter ten that the One sitting upon the Fiery
Throne above the four Cherubims and the wheels within the
wheels, is the "God of Israel". Here again is the verse:

"This is the living creature that I saw under the God of
Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the
cherubims." Ezekiel 10:20, KJV

In the Book of Revelation, in the vision of the fourth
chapter, I believe that it is also God the Father who sits
upon the Fiery Throne. If you compare John's vision with the
vision of the Prophet Ezekiel, you will see that they both
saw the exact same thing 600-700 years apart. In Ezekiel's
vision we are told that there was a rainbow about the Fiery
Throne, and John sees the same exact thing. In Ezekiel's
vision there are four winged Cherubims which have the faces
of a man, of a lion, of an ox, and of an eagle. John also
describes seeing four winged Beasts, except the word "calf"
is used to describe one of the faces, instead of the word
"ox".

Ezekiel and John both saw God the Father sitting upon His
Fiery Throne, and not Jesus. That is why in chapter five of
the Book of Revelation, we see Jesus, as the Lamb of God,
approaching the Throne of His Father, in order to open the
Seven-Sealed Book which His Father holds in His Hand. There
is no doubt here that Jesus is the Lamb who was slain, and
by Whose Blood we are all redeemed unto God, exactly as the
following verses state:

"And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a
book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven
seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud
voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the
seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither
under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look
thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to
open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one
of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of
the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open
the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I
beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four
beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it
had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are
the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And
he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that
sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the book, the
four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the
Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full
of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a
new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to
open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast
redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and
tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our
God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth."
Revelation 5:1-10, KJV

Looking at all of the previous evidence then, it only stands
to reason that when the "Celestial Fleet" visits the Earth
one of these days, in order to save God's children from the
wrath of the Beast, or "little horn" as he is referred to by
Daniel, it is God the Father, or the "Ancient of Days", who
will be in command of the Fleet, with Jesus His beloved Son
sitting right next to Him on the Right Hand of Power. Jesus
will indeed be coming, bathed in the Glory of His Father
with the Holy Angels, exactly as He stated in the Gospel of
Mark. This is why in that same chapter, only a few verses
later, where Daniel is describing how the kingdoms of the
Earth will be crushed when Christ returns, he also writes
the following:

"I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and
prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and
judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the
time came that the saints possessed the kingdom."
Daniel 7:21-22, KJV

So Daniel informs us that it is when the "Ancient of Days"
arrives at the end of this age, that the Beast, or Little
Horn, and the Ten Horns, will be defeated, and the Saints
will sit upon thrones and possess the kingdom. Again, this
is the very same thing which John describes for us in
Revelation chapter twenty, as we see here:

"And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was
given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were
beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God,
and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image,
neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in
their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a
thousand years." Revelation 20:4, KJV

Now, I realize that the idea of God the Father coming with
Jesus Christ at the end of this age in order to destroy the
evil upon this Earth, is not going to sit very well with
certain Christians. Do you know why? Quite simply, because
for a number of years now, a certain doctrine of devils has
been popularized within the Christian body. Whether or not
this has been limited to American Christendom, I really do
not know.

At any rate, according to this false doctrine, Jesus is God.
He is not just the Son of God, He is now God; and this is an
idea which I personally soundly reject. Being as I discuss
this in other articles, and will be discussing it even more
thoroughly, and more convincingly, in an upcoming series, I
will not be discussing it in depth here. Suffice it to say
that there is ample Scriptural evidence to support the fact
that Jesus Christ is not God; that is to say, He is not God
the Father; He is an entirely separate entity, the Son of
God; who to this day remains submissive to the Will of His
Father. In short, if we accept that Jesus is God as these
wayward people wish to believe, then there is no way that
God the Father and Jesus the Son can be coming together at
the end of this age, even though that is what the Scriptures
appear to be saying; at least to me.

Having said that, let us continue now with our look at these
unusual Celestial Events involving clouds found in the New
Testament. We have already discussed the amazing events
which occurred on the top of the Mount of Transfiguration.
Let us turn now to the Book of the Acts of the Apostles,
where we not only find Jesus returning to Heaven following
His Resurrection, but where we are also given a clear hint
of how He will return:

"And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he
was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went
up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which
also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into
heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into
heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go
into heaven." Acts 1:9-11, KJV

There are a number of interesting things to be said about
the previous verses. First of all, notice that we are told
that Jesus was taken up. This seems to be an indication that
the Lord's Ascension was not something which He did by His
own accord. The fact that He was taken, implies that there
was something or someone else involved in the act. In like
manner, I find the language "a cloud received him out of
their sight" a little unusual. Obviously, a normal cloud
cannot receive anything. Of course, it could have hid the
Lord from their view as it passed by, but the words used
here seem to indicate that this cloud, or whatever it was,
was anticipating Jesus' arrival, so that it could receive
Him.

Now, lest you begin to think that I am stretching the
intended meaning of the previous verses, please consider the
fact that the Greek word used there is "hupolambano", which
is pronounced hoop-ol-am-ban'-o. According to my Greek
lexicon, the primary meanings of this word are to take up in
order to raise, to bear on high, to take up and carry away,
to receive hospitably, to welcome. Now, if those meanings
don't convey the idea of some kind of "Celestial Craft"
arriving to welcome and carry away Jesus back to the bosom
of His Father, then I don't know what does. Normal clouds
simply do not do those kinds of things. You be the judge. I
rest my case.

In his first Epistle to the brethren at Corinth, the Apostle
Paul reminds them of how Moses and the children of Israel
were all "under the cloud". It is from these verses that I
derived the title for this series. Once again, these verses
beg the question "Exactly what was this mysterious cloud
which followed the Israelites wherever they went, which
settled upon the Tabernacle, and which even protected them
from the Egyptians?":

"Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant,
how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all
passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in
the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual
meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they
drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that
Rock was Christ." 1 Corinthians 10:1-4, KJV

If you read those verses carefully, you will see that Paul
answers our question for us by telling us plainly that it
was Jesus Christ. Long before He ever appeared in the flesh
in the New Testament, the Lord was back there leading the
children of Israel. If we are told in the Book of Genesis
that the Lord walked in the Garden of Eden in the cool of
the day, why could He not also have been there watching over
the children of Israel from a "Celestial Craft" hovering
over them? Did we not read earlier in part one that the Lord
descended from above in a cloudy pillar in order to talk
face to face with Moses? And did we not read that the Lord
peered out of the pillar of fire in order to spy on the
Egyptians? Interesting indeed!

Now we come to some verses of Scripture which are well-known
to many Christians, because they deal with the long-awaited
Rapture of the living and the dead Christians at the time of
Christ's Return. In Paul's first Epistle to the brethren at
Thessalonica, we find the following inspiring lines:

"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a
shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump
of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we
which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with
them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so
shall we ever be with the Lord."
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, KJV

So, just as we read earlier that Jesus was received by a
cloud at the time of His Ascension almost 2,000 years ago,
on that blessed Day of the Lord, we too shall arise, in
order to meet the Lord in the air, in the clouds, and so
shall we ever be with the Lord. But exactly what are those
clouds? That is the question.

As I point out in some of my other articles, such as in the
series "The Great Tribulation And The Rapture", it is this
awe-inspiring Endtime event, known to millions of Christians
throughout the world as the Resurrection of the Dead, and
the Rapture of the Saints, which will occur at the sound of
the Seventh Trump, which constitutes what the Bible refers
to as the Mystery of God. When Christ returns for His dear
children, this Mystery shall be completed, as we see here:

"Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but
we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an
eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the
dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be
changed." 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, KJV

"But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he
shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished,
as he hath declared to his servants the prophets."
Revelation 10:7, KJV

The Book of Revelation begins by telling us that these things
shall indeed occur when Jesus return for His children, and
that every eye shall see Him:

"Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him,
and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the
earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen."
Revelation 1:7, KJV

And once again, there are those unmistakable clouds. But
notice how that verse is worded. It doesn't say that He is
coming in the clouds, as if to suggest that He will appear
in the clouds of the sky, (although this will be true as
well); it says that He is coming "with clouds". Why is that
significant? Because it is very suggestive of the idea that
Jesus may be bringing these clouds with Him. If that is the
case, then can we assume that these clouds are accompanying
Jesus for a very specific purpose? If so, could it be, as I
suggest in "Chariots Of Fire: A Voluntary Voyage To Heaven?",
that these clouds are in reality "Celestial Craft" which
will be used to beam us out of this place, and carry us off
to the Father's Kingdom, so that, as Paul wrote, "So shall
we ever be with the Lord"? Interesting indeed!

I hope that by now, you are beginning to realize that there
is strong evidence to suggest that we are not just dealing
with regular cloud formations in all of the cases I've cited.
While it may be true that the Hebrew and Greek words used in
the text may normally mean literal clouds, I for one honestly
question whether this was the original intent of the authors
in every single place where we find this word. As I told you
earlier, what else could they possibly have compared these
craft to? They came from the sky; they were luminous; they
rotated; they were very fast; so the writers of the Bible
called them bright, fast-moving clouds which spun like a
whirlwind for lack of a better way to describe them. These
craft were simply something which was totally beyond their
comprehension, and there was nothing on Earth at that time
with which they could compare them; thus it may be for this
reason that we find these cryptic descriptions in the Bible.

It seems that quite often when the Holy Scriptures discuss
transporting someone to or from the sky, or Heaven if you
prefer, they include the mention of these strange clouds and
whirlwinds; as if they are an integral part of the Lord's
Celestial Transportation System. In fact, guess what? After
the Two Sackcloth Witnesses of Revelation chapter eleven
have laid dead in the streets of Jerusalem for three days,
while the entire world mocks their death, do you know how
they ascend to Heaven? You guessed it. We are told that a
"cloud" comes and picks them up, as we see here:

"And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them,
Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud;
and their enemies beheld them." Revelation 11:12, KJV

Just like Jesus, after being dead for three days, they were
anxious to return to the Father. Perhaps they said "Beam us
up Lord; we're ready to go!" Doesn't this scenario sound
familiar to you? At the time of Jesus' water baptism, the
sky opened up and there was a Voice from Heaven, as we see
by the following verses:

"And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of
the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he
saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting
upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
Matthew 3:16-17, KJV

"And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from
Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. And
straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens
opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:"
Mark 1:9-10, KJV

"Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass,
that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was
opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like
a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said,
Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased."
Luke 3:21-22, KJV

When we are told that this Voice came from Heaven, exactly
what does this mean? Are the writers simply trying to convey
the thought that it originated from above? Or could it mean
that this Voice actually originated from some specific point
in the sky? If we stretch our imagination a bit, taking into
consideration the things we have already discussed, could it
possibly mean that this great Voice was projected from some
"Celestial Craft" which hovered somewhere overhead, possibly
concealed by the physical clouds?

Well obviously, I don't know the answer to this question;
but, what we do know, is that on the top of the Mount of
Transfiguration, there was also a Voice, as well as a bright
cloud into which the Disciples entered. At the time of Jesus'
Ascension in the Book of Acts, a cloud received Him out of
their sight. Here again with the Lord's two Prophets, there
is a Voice, and a cloud arrives to carry them off to Heaven.
And let us not forget that the Lord came down in a pillar of
a cloud to speak with Moses in the Tabernacle. All of this
amazingly clear evidence throughout the entire Bible is so
overwhelming! For me personally, it is quite difficult to
dismiss these things as just regular cloud formations. What
about you?

Let us continue our citation of verses found in the Book of
Revelation, with three more found in the fourteenth chapter,
which deal with what we can refer to as the Lord's "Harvest
of the Saints". While the mention of a cloud in the following
Scriptures may be more symbolic than literal in nature, it
seemed only appropriate that I include them here. Of course,
there is a possibility that these verses may be cryptically
referring to the arrival of the "Celestial Craft" at the time
of the Rapture of the Saints:

"And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud
one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a
golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another
angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to
him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap:
for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of
the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in
his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped."
Revelation 14:14-16, KJV

As you may already be aware, the Gospels likewise speak very
clearly of this very same Harvest, as well as of the fiery
destruction of the wicked, on a number of occasions. Please
consider the following verses:

"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he
that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am
not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy
Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will
throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the
garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable
fire." Matthew 3:11-12, KJV

"Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom
of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his
field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares
among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was
sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares
also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto
him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from
whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath
done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that
we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye
gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of
harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first
the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather
the wheat into my barn." Matthew 13:24-30, KJV

"He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good
seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good
seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the
children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the
devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers
are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and
burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall
gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them
which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of
fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then
shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of
their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear."
Matthew 13:37-43, KJV

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the
sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and
the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the
heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of
the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of
the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in
the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he
shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and
they shall gather together his elect from the four winds,
from one end of heaven to the other." Matthew 24:29-31, KJV

"And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds
with great power and glory. And then shall he send his
angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four
winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost
part of heaven." Mark 13:26-27, KJV

"John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you
with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of
whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you
with the Holy Ghost and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand,
and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the
wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire
unquenchable." Luke 3:16-17, KJV

As I also mention in my lengthy series "The Great Tribulation
And The Rapture", the Apostles Peter and Paul likewise make
mention of the sudden fiery destruction of the wicked in the
Day of the Lord, as we see here:

"For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden
destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with
child; and they shall not escape." 1 Thessalonians 5:3, KJV

"And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall
consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with
the brightness of his coming:" 2 Thessalonians 2:8, KJV

"But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same
word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day
of judgment and perdition of ungodly men...But the day of
the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the
heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements
shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works
that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all
these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons
ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God,
wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and
the elements shall melt with fervent heat?"
2 Peter 3:7. 10-12, KJV

Towards the very end of the Book of Revelation, we also find
the following verse which indicates the swift destruction of
the wicked by Celestial Fire:

"And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be
loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the
nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and
Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom
is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth
of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about,
and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of
heaven, and devoured them." Revelation 20:7-9, KJV

Having read the previous verses, consider now the following
verse found in the Book of Zechariah. It sounds very similar
to the swift, fiery destruction of the wicked we have just
read about, even as the wicked stand upon their very feet:

"And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite
all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their
flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,
and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their
tongue shall consume away in their mouth."
Zechariah 14:12, KJV

Returning our attention to the Apocalypse, or the Book of
Revelation, after describing the Harvest of the Saints, the
Apostle John proceeds to describe a second Angel who comes
out of the Temple of God with a sickle in his hand. This
second Angel is then commanded by a third Angel, who also
comes out of the Temple, to unleash the Wrath of God upon
the inhabitants who remain upon the Earth, as we see here:

"And another angel came out of the temple which is in
heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel
came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and
cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle,
saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters
of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And
the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered
the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress
of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without
the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the
horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred
furlongs." Revelation 14:17-20, KJV

It is interesting to note here that while we have mention of
three Angels in these two sets of verses from the fourteenth
chapter of the Apocalypse, there is only one person sitting
upon a cloud. Furthermore, he's the only one who is described
as wearing a crown. It is easy to conclude then, that these
verses may very well be describing the Rapture, when Jesus
shall come in, or with, the clouds of Heaven, in order to
harvest, or carry away His children, just as this event is
described in all of the previous verses we have examined.

With those last verses, we have now gone through the entire
Bible, and picked out some of the Scriptures which seem more
relevant to this topic. As I am sure you realize, there are
many other verses in God's Holy Word which speak of clouds;
however, in most cases, they are easily understood to be
referring to actual physical clouds which produce rain or
snow. In fact, I will concur that some of the Scriptures I
have included in this series may also be understood in that
context. Furthermore, others could easily be understood to
be referring to volcanic clouds, such as in the example of
Moses on the summit of Mount Horeb, or Sinai. The Scriptures
indeed make it sound like a volcanic eruption occurred at
the time the Lord descended, in order to meet with Moses:

"And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that
there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon
the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so
that all the people that was in the camp trembled. And Moses
brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God;
and they stood at the nether part of the mount. And mount
Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended
upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke
of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when
the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and
louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. And
the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the
mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount;
and Moses went up." Exodus 19:16-20, KJV

Do you realize what an act of faith that was on Moses' part?
When a volcano is in the middle of a powerful eruption, the
last thing that most people would want to do, is to climb to
its summit, but that is exactly what the Lord told Moses to
do; and as frightened as Moses was, he obeyed the Lord. Let
us not forget that the Bible tells us that Moses was the
meekest man upon the Earth, and the Apostle Paul also tells
us that Moses did fear and quake as he went up the mountain;
so it was nothing like what we see in Hollywood movies such
as the 1950's epic "The Ten Commandments".

"(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which
were upon the face of the earth.)" Numbers 12:3, KJV

"And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I
exceedingly fear and quake:)" Hebrews 12:21, KJV

As we continue this series in part four, we will turn our
attention to such topics as the Shekinah Glory, the alleged
Philadelphia Experiment, a great cloud of witnesses, a close
unseen world, the meaning of the word "harpazo", the secrets
of the Seven Thunders, and more. I trust that you will join
me.

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