It came about as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the sons of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. Exodus 16:10.
The glory of the LORD rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; and on the seventh day He called to Moses from the midst of the cloud. Exodus 24:16.
When the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice accompanied by trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and when they praised the LORD saying, “He indeed is good for His lovingkindness is everlasting,” then the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God. 2 Chronicles 5:13-14.
Then the LORD will create over the whole area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy. Isaiah 4:5.
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground and were terrified. Matthew 17:5-6.
And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:9-11.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Those who persevere are blessed. Those who wait with hope and do not draw back when things seem contrary to My promises will see Me come. I will show up on the scene, a Mighty Warrior, El Gibbor (God Hero). Wait on Me, take courage, be stout hearted, and wait on Me with joyful expectation. That is true hope. “Rejoice all you who hope in the LORD!” sang David, but hope goes nowhere unless you know the One you are hoping in. And faith leads to knowing the One who is true.
Do not grow weary in well-doing, it has great reward. And guess who is your rewarder? Without faith it is impossible to please Me for to come to Me you must believe that I AM and that I reward those who seek Me. It may seem like I am delaying, but I am working on the result that will bring everyone into a saving relationship with Me. I want no one to perish but all to be saved, so I have patience, which means perseverance at what you are hoping for.
You can make this the best time of your life or you can make it the worst time of your life. I have prepared the banquet hall and brought you in by the death of My Son and My banner over you is love. Song of Songs 2:4. And this made the beloved bride sing to her Beloved, “In His shade I took great delight and sat down and His fruit was sweet to my taste.” Song of Songs 2:3. I have put My Words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of My hand, and My Words are sweeter than honey from the comb. You can abide there, living a fruitful life of good deeds, or you can stay in the outer court of the world and just survive like a withered unfruitful branch that dries up alone and is good for nothing but as fuel for the fire.
You can be living in the glory cloud. It filled the tabernacle and the temple under the Old Covenant but under the New Covenant, you who are in Christ, are My tabernacles and temples of the Holy Spirit. The Kingdom is within you.
The first time I showed My glory as a manifest presence to the Israelites I redeemed out of Egypt was in a cloud. The cloud protected them from the Egyptian army pursuing them and yet lit their way to deliverance. However, the first time I refer to it as the showing My glory is just before I rained down manna from Heaven, it announced the Bread of Heaven. “It came about as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the sons of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.” Exodus 16:10. And Aaron was telling them of the bread from heaven I would rain down in the morning and would do so for them until they actually entered the Promised Land, which was more than forty years later.
You can come under the canopy and walk in the glory or you can refuse to come the feast and stay trapped in the business and affairs of this world, but the world with its seductions is passing a way and all that is left to hang on to is the relationship you have had with Me. There is no creature hidden from My sight, but all things are open and laid bare to My eyes and it is to Me alone that you must render a final account. Hebrews 4:13. My servant Paul understood what was of priority, he wrote to the believers in Corinth by the Spirit, “Therefore, we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him, for we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:9-10.
Yes, the degree of your relationship with Me will determine the fruit and outcome of your life. Do not be like the servant who thought the master was delaying coming so he abused his fellow servants in selfish greed. But be like the one who kept up doing good with the authority the master had entrusted to him with until the master arrived. The master rewarded him and sat him down and the master waited on him like his servant. The other one had no inheritance with the master.
Your relationship with Me is the one thing necessary from which all else flows—from which flows all of life and eternity.
Keep your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith, which is your relationship with Me. For without faith it is impossible to please Me. I have created you in Christ Jesus for a life of good works, which is the beginning with Him as author, and for the journey He is the way, the truth and the life, and as far as the finish goes, Jesus Christ is the first fruits and after that those who are Christ’s at His coming. 1 Corinthians 15:23. I have sealed you in Him and commanded Him to lose nothing I have given Him but to raise you up on the Last Day. John 6:37-40. He is your forerunner and it is this hope you have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as your forerunner (author) having become as High Priest forever according to the order of Mechizedek. Hebrews 6:19-20.
Jesus is the beginning, all things that were made were made by and through My Word, and the end, He will return and set up His Kingdom on earth for the thousand-year reign. In the last book of the Bible, in the last chapter, Jesus proclaimed, “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. I am the the Alpha (aleph) and the Omega (tav), the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelation 22:12-13. Keep your eyes on Him, the author and the finisher of your faith.
Jesus is My Word. So keeping your eyes on Him means simply keeping your eyes on My Word, day and night, like I told Joshua before he entered the Promised Land to conquer the giants.
And this will make your life glorious.
You determine the degree of glory you live in, for in Jesus, I have opened the way and invited you into the Holy of Holies to know Me and My goodness, power and presence in your life each moment of the day and night. Yet even now there are people who do not come into the glory even though it is available. There are four places in which you can choose to walk and live and many of you are spending various degrees of time in all of them, but this should not be, you have to stop straddling the fence and speaking blessing and cursing out of your mouth. I will liken it to the plan of the tabernacle I have Moses that mirrors the heavenly realities.
You can be in the camp completely outside the tabernacle and never enter. These are those who refuse to receive Jesus as their Lord and to come to Me. They stay in the camp of the devil and his angels and do his will and share his judgment. They become just like the evil master they serve and cause much havoc to others and destroy the world and themselves in the long run. They do not communicate with Me other than to blaspheme, chide, mock and blame Me for everything that goes wrong.
Then there are those that receive Jesus but only enter the outer court to bring the Lamb to the bronze altar as their sin offering, burnt offering, grain offering, guilt offering, and peace offering. But they stay in the outer court in worldly affairs and doubt My power to do anything wonderful or contrary to what they see and feel in the world. Next there are those that wash themselves in the sanctifying water of the Word and are baptized into Christ and enter into the church, the inner court. But many have no communication directly with Me. They recite prayers by rote and really do not expect Me to speak to them. Some are even very religious and sincere but they do all the talking at Me and never seek My input, and are often judgmental of sinners and those who do not recite long prayers and make sacrifices of the same kind they do (often that I never thought of or even dreamed of because I do not want you harming your bodies thinking you are pleasing Me, because you are not).
Then there are those who follow their great High Priest as their forerunner and enter the Holy of Holies, the innermost sanctuary, and have fellowship with Me and take care of Kingdom business with Me and for Me, following the lead of My Holy Spirit and abiding in My Word, being sanctified and consecrated by My Word. I reveal Myself to you, as I did to Samuel, by My Word. Satan has not part in them.
Some of you are in and out of the Holy of Holies, pulled out by distractions, lusts, anger, disappointments, and the like, but if you want you can stay there even when you are very busy at your work, errands, or involvements in the world, for now it is not a separate place but is accessed within you. In the cloud of glory. Moses spent 40 days and 40 nights in that cloud on Sinai, and Peter, James and John entered it for a brief moment on the Mountain of the Transfiguration and never wanted to leave, but now you access it and download it onto your own personal computer, so to speak, that is within your heart, for deep within your innermost being (your spirit, which no eye can see but Mine), you are connected by My Spirit with the password of Jesus, to enter at any time in any place into the very Holy of Holies as a virtual reality.
The cloud of glory went from outside to inside.
You can still refuse to enter, for you can stay at the foot of the mountain and let Moses go into the cloud alone, you can stay outside the Promised Land and wander in the wilderness with the unbelievers, you can stay outside the banquet hall going after various pursuits, and you can choose where you sit and spend your day, even when I have seated you in the spirit in heavenly places with Jesus. Many prisoners had been exiled to Patmos and other places, but only John connected and entered the glory cloud on that deserted island. And what an amazing experience he had! You are still trying to understand all he saw, but each decade it becomes clearer until now you can see what it is showing you will happen soon.
I want you all in the Holy of Holies with Me. Jesus prayed for you to have this, “The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” John 17:22-24. And He keeps up the invitation as the author and finisher of your faith, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” Revelation 3:20-21.
It is really simple if you are wondering how to live in the glory cloud continually: Abide in My Word and let it abide in you. Let My Word be the compass of your life. It is a light to your path and a lamp to your feet. Do not turn to the right or the left, keep your feet from the evil way of the drunkard, the scoffer, the complainer, the one filled with bitterness, anger and hatred, the depressed, the coward, and whatever else is contrary to My Word. You would be wise to avoid these things.
You all went astray like lost sheep, but I laid upon Jesus the guilt of you all, and He now, as your good Shepherd who gave His life for the sheep, leads you home to Me to abide in the glory cloud. Blessed is the one focused on Jesus, you shall never go astray. You have confidence now to enter the Most Holy Place by the Blood of Jesus, Hebrews 10:14, 19.
I love you. You enter and abide in the glory cloud the same way you overcome the devil, by the Blood of Jesus and the Word of your testimony. My Word in your mouth. It always comes back to the Spirit, the water, and the Blood. But that is from the heavenly view. The way you enter the Holy of Holies is as in the tabernacle of old, the Blood of the Lamb (offerings on the Bronze Altar), the Water of the Word (the laver at the door of the inner court), and the Spirit I have poured into your heart (where I speak from the Mercy Seat in the Holy of Holies). Moses never wanted to leave the glory cloud and neither did Peter, James and John long ago on that High Mountain of transfiguration, but the good news is now you never have to leave it. You who are in Christ are My tabernacle and the Spirit dwells in you and is on you. And in My temple, everything says, “Glory!” Psalm 29:9.