Monday, August 4, 2014

Back In the Clouds

I've been reading some Scripture on clouds. The following verses really caught my attention, since my blog name is "Christ in the Clouds". 

The Lord in a Cloud:
Can you imagine seeing the Lord in a cloud today? What a sight that would be! The Israelites of the Old Testament and Christians of the New Testament did just that!
The LORD said to Moses, "I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear me speaking with you and will always put their trust in you. (Ex. 19:19)

Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him(Moses) and proclaimed his name, the LORD. (Exodus 34:5)

So the cloud of the LORD was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the Israelites during all their travels. (Ex.40:38)

He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. (Psalm 104:3)
 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. (Acts 1:9)

While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!" (Matt. 17:5)

The Lord's AMAZING power and beauty are also seen in the clouds today...

"He wraps up the waters in His clouds, And the cloud does not burst under them."  (Job 26:8)

HD Rain Ot Ocean (wds) Wallpaper

"The clouds poured out water; The skies gave forth a sound; Your arrows flashed here and there." (Psalms 77:17)

I was there when he set the heavens in place,
    when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
when he established the clouds
and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
(Proverbs 8:28)

Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?" Job 37:16

"Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds."(Psalm 365)

"Look at the heavens and see; And behold the clouds--they are higher than you.(Job 35:5)
The golden hour at 10,000 feet is so much more spectacular. Experience the light up in the air with this beautiful photograph-turned-wallpaper.

The New Testament also reveals that Christ will come "on the clouds"

"Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven." (Matt 26:64)

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.(Rev. 1:7)

"And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory." (Matt. 24:30)

 And then, finally - for "those who remain"

....the dead in Christ will rise first. 
Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord." (1 Thes. 4:16-17)


I am always in awe, when I look upward, into the sky. God is a mighty God!! His glory and beauty is always on display, when I look at the many different clouds that are formed by Him, I wonder if He still, at times, resides in the clouds!!

Continuing to share His many blessing and gifts in my life at "Multitudes on Mondays", as I  Dare to Share.
1,748 - Having my co-worker/boss return to work, after taking a 2 week vacation. It was so wonderful, having her back at the office!
1,749 - Spending an afternoon with my good friend, antique shopping.
1,750 - Watching the sunset on the lake with my hubby.

1,751 - Having a date night with my hubby (movie and dinner).
1,752 - Seeing a family of swans swim by our boat.

1,753 - Eating dinner, Al fresco, on a warm summer evening.
1,754 - Oh, lovely, long, lingering summer days...

1,755 - Watching an old photo video of my son, growing up, through the years. Bittersweet thoughts and memories.
 To see part of the video, go HERE
1,756 - The awesome and intriguing sights and beauty of the clouds, when I look up into the sky.
1,757 - Getting to talk to my never seems like enough time, so I cherish and soak up every opportunity!


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  2. I loved your study of clouds and that one day Jesus will "RETURN" in a cloud. In the mean time there is a cloud of witnesses watching us as we remain faithful. Thank you for sharing your lovely post with us here at “Tell Me a Story.” At:

    1. So true, Hazel! My "brief" Biblical references to clouds were just a taste of all the references expressed with clouds in the Word! Thanks again for hosting and for stopping in here! Blessings to you!

  3. And I am truly a cloud addict. Every day, every moment I'm looking, seeking, grabbing my camera. And I rejoice b/c I'll be going through the clouds to get to heaven. AND maybe birds will be flying with me, since I'm also a bird addict. You shared beautifully. Thank you so much!

    1. Sweet thought....flying with the birds, through the clouds, heavenbound!! I have about a million cloud pictures, too! Thanks for stopping by!!

  4. Really love these thoughts regarding clouds....we've had them here for a couple of days, providing some rain & relief from hot & dry weather. After your post, I see that they are a truly lovely part of God's creation! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

    1. Ohhhh...another great thing about clouds...they provide relief from the heat and dry weather! Seems like there are endless ways to look at clouds...literally and figuratively! :)

  5. I love to watch the clouds, too. It is amazing how unique each one can be...truly beautiful sculptures of God's!

    Blessings, Joan


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