Good day to all, peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior
Isaiah 19: 1 See the Lord Rides on a Swift cloud….
Are you facing a cloud?
Throughout God’s word God uses the cloud to ride on, and to inter into our lives. Clouds are those hardships that God arranges to discipline us. If you were not sons and daughters of God then you would not have His clouds of hardships. Clouds are hardships He arranges for us to turn to Him, and rely only on Him. Do not be like the Egyptians, and some of the Israelites and rebel against Him and worship other Idols and gods of this world. Do not be like the Babylonians and gain the whole world, live by your own power and strength, and lose your very soul.
We have other witness in His clouds we learn by. We have Noah, and Abraham the Father of our faith. We have David, Daniel, Ruth, Ester, Rehab, and all the other children that were His. We have His First Holy Son Jesus the author and prefecture of our Faith that we can fix our eyes upon through any cloud we face. Through His gift of the Holy Spirit we receive from the Cross we can throw away all that hinders our race in life, and let the clouds shape and mold us into His image.
Hebrew 12:1 therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and prefecture of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
He brings clouds for us to give up something, or to relearn something that is keeping us from relying on Him. He brings us clouds for us to throw away everything that is hindering our reliance on Him. He brings us clouds so that His faith and perseverance can do its work in us.
James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trails of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
He brings us clouds so we can be molded and shaped until everything in life is below Him. His clouds are proof he is riding on them because through them he rains down his faith, hope, and love. If it was not for His clouds He rides on we would never see His rain, and the sunshine His glory brings!
Can you see Him riding on the clouds in your life? Is your heart melting, your other idols trembling before Him, and are you bowing down to Him so He can lift you up through it?