Daily Tidbits 3/24 – The Cloud of Glory

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A “cloud of glory” – an optical phenomenon found in nature

 

Jesus is the Glory of God
Rev 1:15  And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
Rev 21:23  And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Eze 43:2  And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east. And His voice was like the voice of many waters. And the earth shone from His glory.
Eze 43:3  And the appearance of the vision which I saw was as the appearance which I saw when I came to destroy the city, and as the appearance that I saw by the river Chebar. And I fell on my face.
Eze 43:4  And the glory of Jehovah came into the house, the way of the gate facing eastward.
Eze 43:5  And the Spirit took me up and brought me into the inner court. And, behold, the glory of Jehovah filled the house!
Eze 43:6  And I heard one speaking to me from the house. And standing beside me was a Man.
Eze 43:7  And He said to me, Son of man, the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, there where I will dwell among the sons of Israel forever, even the house of Israel shall not defile My holy name any more, they nor their kings, by their fornication, nor by the corpses of their kings in their high places.

Jesus is the Presence of God
KJV
Psa 42:5  Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance {ישועת פנוה ‘yeshuot panahv’ – salvation of His face/presence}.

ישועת ‘yeshuot’ comes from ישועה ‘yeshuah,’ the source of the name Jesus.

Psa 42:5 (42:6) מה־תשׁתוחחי נפשׁי ותהמי עלי הוחילי לאלהים כי־עוד אודנו ישׁועות פניו׃

Jay P. Green Literal Version
Psa 42:5  O my soul, why are you cast down and moan within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet thank Him for the salvation of His presence.

Psa 44:3  For they did not inherit the land with their own sword; yea, their own arm did not save them. But it was Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your face, because You favored them.
Psa 44:4  You are He, my King, O God; command deliverances (ישועה ‘yeshuah’) for Jacob.

Isa 63:9  In all their affliction, He was not a foe; and the Angel of his Face saved them. In His love and in His pity He redeemed them. And He bore them up, and lifted them up all the days of old.

Heb 1:3  who being the shining splendor of His glory, and the express image of His essence, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, having made purification of our sins through Himself, He sat down on the right of the Majesty on high, Psa. 110:1

2Co 4:4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Col 1:12  giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit for a share of the inheritance of the saints in light,
Col 1:13  who delivered us out of the authority of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
Col 1:14  in whom we have redemption through His blood, the remission of sins;
Col 1:15  who is the image of the invisible God, the First-born of all creation.
Col 1:16  For all things were created in Him, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, the visible and the invisible; whether thrones, or lordships, or rulers, or authorities, all things have been created through Him and for Him.
Col 1:17  And He is before all things, and all things have subsisted in Him.
Col 1:18  And He is the Head of the body, the assembly, who is the Beginning, the First-born out of the dead, that He be preeminent in all things;
Col 1:19  because all the fullness was pleased to dwell in Him,
Col 1:20  and through Him making peace by the blood of His cross, to reconcile all things to Himself; through Him, whether the things on the earth, or the things in the heavens.

Joh 14:7  If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you do know Him, and have seen Him.
Joh 14:8  And Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.
Joh 14:9  Jesus said to him, Am I so long a time with you, and you have not known Me, Philip? The one seeing Me has seen the Father! And how do you say, Show us the Father?

Joh 12:39  Because of this they could not believe, because Isaiah said again,
Joh 12:40  “He has blinded their eyes” and “has hardened their heart,” “that they might not see with the eyes” and “understand with the heart,” “and be converted,” “and I should heal them.” Isa. 6:10
Joh 12:41  Isaiah said these things when he saw His glory, and spoke about Him.
Isa 6:1  In the year that King Uzziah died, then I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up. And His train filled the temple.
Isa 6:2  Above it stood the seraphs. Each one had six wings; with two he covered his face; and with two he covered his feet; and with two he flew.
Isa 6:3  And one cried to the other and said, Holy, holy, holy is Jehovah of Hosts; all the earth is full of His glory!
KJV footnote His glory is the fulnesse of the whole earth

Isa 6:4  And the doorposts shook from the voice of the one who cried; and the house was filled with smoke.
Isa 6:5  Then I said, Woe is me! For I am cut off; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live amongst a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of Hosts.
The Holy Spirit made Luke associate the Glory of God with the Salvation of God.
Luk 3:3  And he came into the neighborhood of the Jordan proclaiming a baptism of repentance for remission of sins,
Luk 3:4  as it has been written in the scroll of the Words of Isaiah the prophet, saying: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.
Luk 3:5  Every valley shall be filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked places shall be made into straight, and the rough into smooth ways;”
Luk 3:6  “and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” Isaiah 40:3-5
Isa 40:5  And the glory of Jehovah shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of Jehovah has spoken.

His Glory = the Cloud
Eze 10:4  Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD’S glory.

The Cloud “spoke” to Moses
Exo 33:9  And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses.

God descended in the cloud, and then stood to speak with Moses.
Exo 34:5  And Jehovah came down in the cloud. And he placed himself there with Him, and he called on the name of Jehovah.

Cloud=glory=Angel of the LORD
Exo 14:19  And the Angel of God withdrew, the One going before the camp of Israel. And He went behind them. And the pillar of cloud withdrew from before them, and it stood behind them.
Exo 14:20  And it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel. And it was cloudy and dark. And it lit up the night; and this one did not come near to that one all night.

Wisdom=cloud
Wis 10:17  Rendered to the righteous a reward of their labours, guided them in a marvellous way, and was unto them for a cover by day, and a light of stars in the night season;

Isaiah saw His Glory
Joh 12:41  These things spake Isaiah, when he saw his glory, and spoke of him.
Isa 6:1  In the year that King Uzziah died, then I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up. And His train filled the temple.
Isa 6:2  Above it stood the seraphs. Each one had six wings; with two he covered his face; and with two he covered his feet; and with two he flew.
Isa 6:3  And one cried to the other and said, Holy, holy, holy is Jehovah of Hosts; all the earth is full of His glory!
Isa 6:4  And the doorposts shook from the voice of the one who cried; and the house was filled with smoke.
Isa 6:5  Then I said, Woe is me! For I am cut off; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live amongst a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of Hosts.

The cloud=the Angel of the LORD?

Aramaic Targum on Numbers 9:22-23
By the mouth of the Word of the Lord the children of Israel went forward, and by the Word of the Lord they rested. All the days that the Cloud of Glory abode upon the Tabernacle, (so long) did they abide.

And if the Cloud tarried over the Tabernacle many days the children of Israel observed the watch of the Word of the Lord, and did not proceed. If for the time of a number of days, suppose the seven days of the week, the Cloud of Glory was upon the Tabernacle, by the mouth of the Word of the Lord they rested, and by the mouth of the Word of the Lord they went forward. Or, if the Cloud of Glory (rested only) from evening until morning, and was uplifted in the morning, then went they onward; whether by day or by night, when the Cloud was lifted up they went forward; whether it was two days, or a month, or a year complete, while the Cloud of Glory made stay over the Tabernacle, abiding on it, the children of Israel abode, and journeyed not, and at the time of its uplifting they went forward. By the mouth of the Word of the Lord they encamped, and by it they journeyed; they kept the observance of the Word of the Lord, by the mouth of the Word of the Lord through Mosheh.”

Exo 14:19  And the Angel of God withdrew, the One going before the camp of Israel. And He went behind them. And the pillar of cloud withdrew from before them, and it stood behind them.
Exo 14:20  And it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel. And it was cloudy and dark. And it lit up the night; and this one did not come near to that one all night.
Exo 14:24  And it happened in the morning watch: Jehovah looked on the camp of the Egyptians in the pillar of fire and cloud. And He confused the camp of the Egyptians.
Exo 13:21  And Jehovah was going before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them in the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give light to them, to go by day and by night.

Zec 2:5  And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, and I will be for glory in her midst, declares Jehovah.
Psa 34:7  The Angel of Jehovah camps around those who fear Him, and He sets them free.
Deu 1:30  Jehovah your God who goes before you shall fight for you, according to all that He did for you in Egypt before your eyes;
Deu 1:31  and in the wilderness, where you have seen how Jehovah your God has borne you as a man bears his son, in all the way which you have gone until you have come to this place.

Rashi commentary:

“as a man carries his son: As I explained regarding [the verses]:“And the angel of God who went before the camp of the Israelites traveled and went behind, etc.” (Exod. 14:19-20). This may be compared to one who is traveling on a road, with his son in front of him. If bandits come to kidnap [the son, he removes him from in front of him and places him behind him].           כאשר ישא איש את בנו: כמו שפירשתי אצל (שמות יד, יט) ויסע מלאך האלהים ההולך לפני מחנה ישראל וגו’. משל למהלך בדרך ובנו לפניו באו לסטים לשבותו וכו’: “

Rashi interprets this as the Angel of the LORD, the Targum interprets this as the cloud of Glory
“And I said to you, Be not broken down, nor be afraid of them: the Word of the Lord your God who goeth before you will Himself fight for you, according to all that He did for you in Mizraim before your eyes. And in the desert, where thou sawest burning serpents full of deadly venom, the Lord thy God bare thee with the glorious clouds of His Shekinah, as a man carrieth his child, all the way that you went, until you have come to this place.”

Jesus led Israel out of Egypt
Deu 32:12  Jehovah alone led him, and there was no strange god with him.
Psa 80:1  To the chief musician. A Testimony. Concerning the Lilies. A Psalm of Asaph. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, You leading Joseph like a flock; shine forth, You dwelling between the cherubs.
Deu 1:31  and in the wilderness, where you have seen how Jehovah your God has borne you as a man bears his son, in all the way which you have gone until you have come to this place.
Neh 9:12  And You led them in the day by a cloudy pillar, and in the night by a pillar of fire, to give them light in the way in which they should go.
Psa 78:14  And He led them by a cloud in the day, and all the night with a light of fire.
Psa 78:51  And he struck all the first-born in Egypt, the firstfruits of strength in the tents of Ham;
Psa 78:52  and He led His people forth like sheep; and He led them like a flock in the wilderness.
Psa 78:53  And he led them on safely, and they did not fear; but the sea flooded over their enemies.
Psa 78:54  He brought them to the border of His holy place; this mountain that His right hand had gained.
Psa 99:1  Jehovah reigns; let the peoples tremble; He sits between the cherubs; let the earth quake.
Isa 63:9  In all their affliction, He was not a foe; and the Angel of his Face saved them. In His love and in His pity He redeemed them. And He bore them up, and lifted them up all the days of old.

Aramaic Targum Deuternomy 32:9-12
And when the holy people fell to the lot of the Lord of all the world, Michael opened his lips and said: Let the good portion of the Name of the Lord’s Word be with Him. Gabriel opened his lips with thanksgivings, and said, Let the house of Jakob be the lot of His inheritance. [JER. Because the Lord’s portion are His people, and the house of Jakob the lot of His inheritance.] He found them dwelling in the wilderness, in the solitude, the place of howling demons and thorns, the place of thirsting; He overspread them with His seven glorious clouds; He taught them His law; He kept them as the Shekinah keepeth the apple of His eye. [Jer. He found them wandering in a desert land, in the solitude of a howling wilderness; He threw over them clouds of glory; His Shekinah taught them the Ten Words, watched over them, and kept them as the apple of His eye.] As an eagle stirreth up and careth for his nest, and hovereth over his young, so did His Shekinah stir up the tents of Israel, and the shadow of His Shekinah overspread them; and as an eagle outstretcheth his wings over his young ones, beareth them and carrieth them upon his wings, so bare He them and carried them, and made them dwell upon the strong places of the land of Israel. [JER. As an eagle stirreth up his nest, and carefully spreadeth out his wings, and taketh and beareth them with the strength of his wings.] The Word of the Lord made them to dwell in His land, nor suffered any among them to be the followers of strange worship. [JER. The Lord alone caused them to dwell, and none were among them who served with strange worship.] He made them to dwell in the strong places of the land of Israel,”

 

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