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Jehovah Rides upon a swift cloud !

Posted by appolus on February 17, 2011

 Where are we today?  Is the Bridegroom truly at the door? Does the day of our salvation draw nigh? So many Christians around the world just sense it in their spirit that the day of the Lord is fast approaching. And yet there seems to be just as many who have no conception of the times in which we live. Jesus told us that we should be able to discern the signs of the times.  The thought of judgment on a grand scale is so overwhelming that it takes the Holy Spirit to wake a people up. Now, when the day of the Lord occurs, it has always been overwhelming. It was overwhelming for humanity in the days of Noah when the rains began to fall from the sky. Right up until the day that Noah entered the ark, people went about their business, albeit everyone of them were wicked, but God had His remnant.

At the tower of Babel, at the height of man’s pride an arrogance, what shock and awe must have came upon the people as God scattered them and divided them by language. The residents of Sodom and Gomorrah, Pharaoh’s army following hard after the Israelites, the inhabitants of Jericho, all of these groups of people would have one thing in common, they would have been overwhelmed in their minds as judgment rained down from a God who rides on a swift cloud.

Now, the Day of the Lord, as taught in Scriptures is not and has never been a one time deal. There have been many “days of the Lord,” and of course there is a notable day of the Lord coming when He arrives again in glory, visibly, for all the world to see when “every knee shall bow , of those on heaven, and those of earth and those under the earth, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. The day of the Lord is a time when God comes down and enters into our time and space with a particular judgment for the wicked and salvation for the righteous. We see in Isa 19:1 that ‘behold, Jehovah rides on a swift cloud and comes into Egypt.” Now, how many of us know that when God visits a particular land for the purpose of judgment, that it will not go well for that land. You see, He sits upon the cloud, meaning, that our God is above all resistance. He will do what He has come to do, no one will resist Him. Now the Lord has come to Egypt on a cloud. What does this mean for Egypt? Well, God was going to deal with them directly. There would be no foreign invasion and then captivity, no God was going to prove something. The methods that God will employ are truly frightening.

In a combination of natural disasters and His sovereignty, which allows Him to effect the minds of men, God would bring Egypt down. As we see how and why God was judging Egypt, I want you to keep America in mind. I am going to suggest to you that God has arrived on a swift cloud and has come into America, even as we speak. Now , I know that this staggers the mind. Please pray that the Lord will give you eyes to see what is truly unfolding in our time and why.

First of all, let us consider the reasons that God has arrived. At this period of time the Jewish people have a strong alliance with Egypt. While on the one hand the professed a dependence upon God, in reality they were truly dependant upon Egypt for their continued protection against stronger forces than them. They depended upon Egypt’s strength and military might. Now we know that our God is a jealous God, He will have no other God’s before Him. Do you really believe that? Seriously brothers and sisters, do you truly believe that? If indeed that is so, then we see that God has come down to dismantle, piece by piece, one of the major sources of the Jewish people’s idolatry, Egypt. Keep in mind, and idol is something that we put our trust in above God. Can I suggest that God has come down to dismantle, piece by piece, the major source of the American Christian’s idolatry, the nation of America itself. If the Jewish people slept at ease in their beds because of their alliance with Egypt, does the American Christian really do anything different? Does their peace and security come from God or does it come from their military might? Does their peace and security come from God or does it come from their vast wealth? What group of people recently have been advocates for war and torture? And why has this been so? Fear of attack? Fear of destruction? Fear of death? Fear of terrorism? In the natural, who would have argued with the Jewish alliance with Egypt? Would today’s Christians have dealt with the situation any differently than the Jewish nation did? Would they not look at it pragmatically and say “well yes you can pray to God and trust Him, that’s all well and good, but lest be practical.” Using the exact same logic today, American Christians have an alliance with their institutions to protect them. Remember, God knows our hearts. He knows if we trust our political, financial, and military institutions over and above Him when it comes to maintaining our Christianity. And to further complicate the situation today, many Christians have co-mingled their Christianity with their nationalism, to them they are one and the same. Whether its our “Godly foundations,” our our founding Fathers or our laws or our constitution, these are all seen as guarantors of our continuing heritage. Rather than God being our guarantor, our protector, our defender, we see human institutions given that role, which is why so many fight so feverishly in the political realms to guarantee their “rights,” and their survival. Take these same people and transplant them back into the days of Isa 19 and we would see them argue with intensity that the alliance with Egypt is vital and that it must be maintained.
Of course, this truly is a sign a people who do not trust God at all, but only pay lip service. And so God begins to unravel the source behind the Jewish man’s security, so as to judge the source and to expose the claims of those who call themselves by His name.

In Isa 19:1 we see that the “Idols of Egypt shall tremble at His presence. And the heart of Egypt shall melt in its midst.” Can I suggest that since 9/11 there has been an unleashing of fear in America. The people have had their foundations shaken, and they now suffer from unbridled insecurity. To be hit in the financial capitol and the political capitol was like being struck with arrows directly in the heart. It has left the people staggering and unable to find their footing. In Isa 19:2 we read “And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians and they shall fight each man against his brother and each against his neighbor, city against city, Kingdom against Kingdom. Jesus speaks this exact thing in relation to the end of times in Mat 24:7 “For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom.” The word kingdom is from the Greek “ethnos,” its where we get our word ethnic. IN the context of America under judgment we have already seen different groups turn against each other. The biggest categories seem to be Liberals and Republicans. The country is sharply divided right down the middle, and there is an intense hatred and mistrust from either side. God turned the Egyptians upon themselves and He has done the same in this country. In Egypt had 12 different regions, this would be the kingdom part of the scripture. They also turned on each other. In this country we will see States turning on each other and fighting with one another, at least in the political realm, some threatening to secede over issues such as drugs and abortion and gay marriage and illegal immigration and so on. This will be part and parcel of the national breakdown of leadership as they abdicate responsibility and lose wisdom.

So we can see that fear has struck the heart of the people of America, just like the Egyptians. We also see the rise of hatred and fear of one another. This is most clearly seen with people like Rush Limbaugh and Hannity and Ann Coulter spewing out hatred every day for any category of people who differ from them. This is part of the unraveling of American society, the very fabric of it being ripped apart and destroyed. These are some of the heroes of many of the professing Christians who look to these people as “future-tellers.”
In Isa 19:3 it states “And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst of it and I will destroy its wisdom and they shall seek to idols and to enchanters and to the mediums and to the future-tellers.” Can I suggest that we are far to modern here in the States to call our idols by those names. Yet so many professing Christians look to the media to hear what their future-tellers have to say and they have enriched these future-tellers, or pundits. Listen to what Matthew Henry has to say about these verses……..

III. The Egyptians shall be embroiled in endless dissensions and quarrels among themselves. There shall be no occasion to bring a foreign force upon them to destroy them; they shall destroy one another (Isa_19:2): I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians. As these divisions and animosities are their sin, God is not the author of them, they come from men’s lusts; but God, as a Judge, permits them for their punishment, and by their destroying differences corrects them for their sinful agreements. Instead of helping one another, and acting each in his place for the common good, they shall fight every one against his brother and neighbour, whom he ought to love as himself – city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.

IV. Their politics shall be all blasted, and turned into foolishness. When God will destroy the nation he will destroy the counsel thereof (Isa_19:3), by taking away wisdom from the statesmen (Job_12:20), or setting them one against another (as Hushai and Ahithophel), or by his providence breaking their measures even when they seemed well laid; so that the princes of Zoan are fools: they make fools of one another, every one betrays his own folly, and divine Providence makes fools of them all, Isa_19:11. Pharaoh had his wise counsellors. Egypt was famous for such. But their counsel has all become brutish; they have lost all their forecast; one would think they had become idiots.

 

You see, when God judges a nation in this fashion he robs their leaders of their wisdom. He brings about situations where the best counselors are at a complete loss as to how to move forward and solve their problems and their problems only mount up higher and higher. This is undoubtedly the situation America faces right now and since it is God that sits in judgement, there are no resolutions to their mounting problems and crisis. Just when they seem to get a handle on one problem and seek to breathe a little easier, quickly the next judgment comes. In Egypt we see that the Nile was dried up. This was the source of the wealth of than nation, God strikes at the very heart of their resources. Of course we saw recently an unprecedented financial collapse that threatened to swallow up the whole world. In order to solve their problems America spent a vast a mount of money, money that they did not have. This was a country already deeply in debt to foreign nations, now they have have plunged themselves, with complete abandon, into an ocean of debt in order to try and stabilize their world. This is only delaying the inevitable. At some point their enemies will turn on them and call in their debt. The great pride of this nation has been its wealth, its the very heart of the country, now we see all this slipping away just as the Egyptian saw their own wealth slip away as the Nile slowly dried up. America is drowning in an ocean of debt, started by the Republicans, carried on gleefully by the Democrats but initiated by God Himself as judgment. Moving forward these two groups will point the finger at each other as the problems of debt mount. When they are struck once again by terrorism, then this will be the catalyst that will tear the country apart. Each will blame the other with a ferocity not seen before. Isa 19:14 “Jehovah has mixed a perverse spirit in its midst; and they have caused Egypt to go astray in all its work, like a drunkard staggers in his vomit. ” When God mixes in a perverse spirit, woe to that place.

The time has come for the American church to rely upon God alone for their security. They must know hat their identity is in the Lord and in Him alone. The very country that they take so much pride in will one day soon turn on them. Yet for those who turn to the Lord with their whole hearts they will find great blessings and peace of mind . This does not mean that they will not be persecuted, without a doubt they will be, and by their own country, but they will be covered by a peace that surpasses all understanding. God is, even as we speak, working His judgment upon the land. The mighty shall be humbled, yet God’s people will be like a city set upon a hill. I wish I could say that judgment will turn the nation back to God but I fear it is not so. Judgment will only harden the hearts of those who resist God, their hatred for God’s people only increasing as a perverse spirit begins to blame God’s people for all the woes of society, much like the Nazis began to blame the Jewish people for all the woes of the German people.

God has begun to pass judgment on all those things that the American Christian holds dear and gleans security from. If the very constitution that so many Americans stand upon, if that is their trust, their security, then that too will be judged and removed. And the people cry “Never, blasphemy,” forgetting that God allowed the nation of Israel and Judah to be invaded and destroyed and the temple, so central to the Jewish identity, completely destroyed, not one stone left standing upon another. Yes, it staggers the American mind, yet nevertheless, God has come on a swift cloud and God has come to judge. Joe 2:1 Blow a ram’s horn in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain; let all the inhabitants of the land tremble. For the day of Jehovah comes, for it is near at hand;

So brothers and sisters, do likewise. Blow the trumpet. In Joel’s day they lost everything to a devastating plague of locusts. Not an ordinary plague, a devastating supernatural plague designed to call the people to repentance. In the last 10 years we have seen 9/11, a tsunami that was unknown in our times or our history books, Katrina and then a financial meltdown that took the world to the brink. Now, in Joel’s day they had just over 30 years before they were invaded and destroyed. They did not heed this warning from the prophet, they managed to get back on their feet again, just in time to be destroyed. Shall we ignore these devastating, world shattering warnings? Will we write them of as merely natural disasters? Or, will we recognize that God rides on a swift cloud and has come to judge the Land?

10 Responses to “Jehovah Rides upon a swift cloud !”

  1. Robert Taylor said

    This is a “Keeper” brother Frank. With your permission i am going to use it as a basis for my own message, and adapt it to events here in mexico. Powefrul word…..Robert

    • appolus said

      Hi brother, you can use anything you find on this site at any time. Be blessed in the name of our Lord Jesus…………..Frank

  2. Michael s Press said

    There is much eagerness to see US as the bride without spot or blemish He is coming for. I think of the scriptures that give us warning and the “if’s” in Romans, especially 8:17   “And if children, heirs also; on the one hand, heirs of God; on the other, joint heirs with Christ, “. . if indeed we suffer with Him that we may also be glorified with Him”. We as His body and His counterpart must be holy completion. Grace only covers us as we diligently seek Him. Grace allows us inadvertantly sin while we are attemting obedience while working out our sanctification. Holy Spirit searches hearts that are choosing to follw His leading. We will mess up in the process. The reality is our choice is still which tree are we eating of? The bride “I SEE” as unspotted from the world or wrinkled from the old man “wills” to eat only of the TREE of Matui-Tree. It takes time to over come the deception of the worlds ways grace covers those seeking KINGdom and righteousness (both Christ)
    With single eye focus on our KINGdom, being JesUS is being one that overcomes, as in message to church of Laodicea RE: sitting on throne of authority by coming out of our wilderness in power as JesUS did (Luke4).

    4 WARNINGS 1“Pursue peace with all men, and sanctification, without which no one will see(KNOW) the Lord” (Heb 12:14, Heb 5:9) 2 And having been perfected, You became to all those who obey You the source of eternal salvation,(requires listening for construction instruction) 3 Matt 10:22 And you will be hated by all because of My name = AUTHORITY,and CHARACTER. But he who has endured to the end, this one shall be saved.Matthew 24:13. 4. John 3:36 He who *believes, (OBEYS, TRUSTS) into the Son has eternal life; but he who *disobeys the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides upon him. There is a listening and obeying to do in the world outside the walls of religion which is our calling! “The greater works than what Jesus did” are not evident to the world as it should be. Most of His church is still divided in denominationalism. What I see before His return is the rise of His remnant that will demonstrate the sanctified reality of Christ in us (work completed, holy as He is holy)We must see each other as He see’s us to be one body. We should see the gospel beeing moved though the marketplace. our neighbourhoods by Holy Spirit fire contageous from a remnant now being called. I Had a picture in a recent prayer meeting of ashes over a fire gone out (outside on the ground) and a “Wind” came along and blew off the sahes and rekindled a fire from the rmnant of coals. There are many such piles of ash that Holy Spirit is blowing on right now that have choice to press in and seek ones concecration for KINGdom purposes. Fires are for change, burning the dross. We are in a season of awakening that we need to be sure of our understanding of grace and How it crosses our understanding of suffering to be glorified in the consecration process. Do we really see the face of JesUS in every person of His corporate body? We as His bride should certainly see the equality of Jesus’ life manifested in mortal flesh. Deception is at an alltime high to keep us from recognizing who we truely are as son’s of authority required to walk in to become the Bride spotless unwrinkled.
    GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND GRACE BE MULTIPLIED THROUGH US ALL IN SERVING JESUS IN EACH OTHER AND THE REST OF HUMANITY

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  4. W.E. Smith said

    Thank you my brother Frank for reminding us all of the utter urgency of the hour. We must, as end-time believers, remember that all that has been sown by the enemy, all that has defined the testimony of Jesus Christ for 2,000 years, all that is falsehood and tare, will be uprooted just prior to the gathering of His true wheat in His barn. This is just as much a part of the harvest (gathering unto the Lord to judgment, both to loss and reward)

    Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. “But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away. “But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also. “The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ “And he said to them, ‘An enemy has done this!’ The slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?’ “But he said, ‘No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them. ‘Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.”’” (Matt 13)

    The tares (and bad fish) are clearly represented in the many, those false professors of Christ (“Lord, Lord…”) who will suffer ultimate loss (“throw them in the furnace of fire” v42) at the end of the age harvest that is most imminent.

    My sense in the spirit is that this particular harvest-time separation is soon to be upon us, and that immediately after that is the gathering (rapture) of the ripened wheat (first the fruit fruits, then later the main harvest group)will be taken.

    The dread of summer is ripening His remnant and once they are ready to be harvest, the sickle will be raised.

    • appolus said

      HI brother Wayne, I personally believe that the harvest time seperation has already begun and has being going on for quite some time………..brother Frank

      • Michael s Press said

        I pray daily for Lord to remove the influence of the tares. I have a sense the tares are the deception of a “spirit of religion” that has stunted growth of our body.Focused on generational cureses, which day is the sabbath, do this ,don’t do that etc.
        We just do not get it that all things have become new and old things have passed away. So much focus is given to the old that we are blinded to our new KINGdom actuality. With the keys and authority from obedience to possess the land.

  5. Michael s Press said

    Regarding your comments on the “if” I just last week wrote on the warning for the body. QUALIFICATIONS EARNED?

    WARNINGS RE: DECEPTIONS IN UNDERSTANDING OUR SALVATION
    There is major deception to keep Christians in a comfortable attitude about their salvation. The greatest deception of the enemy is to keep us from seeking His KINGdom and righteousness that takes us off our need to build up our treasures on earth. You should search context of these conditions for yourself before dismissing their truth
    John 17:1 These things Jesus spoke, and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son that the Son may glorify You; 17:2 Even as You have given Him authority over all flesh to give eternal life to all whom You have given Him. 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God(see also 1stJohn 5:20), and Him whom You have sent, Jesus Christ.
    1st John 2:3 And in this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. (Commandments mostly references the spoken word = Rehma words see John 16:12-15)
    Knowing is an abiding in intimacy as we see in many scriptures (See 1John 2:27 as pure source of all understanding in abiding). We first must have intimacy with the fullness of Christ in us before we can recognize the fullness of His body. When we see the fullness of Christ in us then we have eyes to see as Christ see’s. Christ see’s His fullness “it is finished and whole, complete and perfect in His manifested multiplied presence duplicated in His flesh on earth (His body). Nothing of flesh gets into the presence of God. By grace He sees our souls/spirit as born again but we must work out our sanctification. If obedience and hearing from God are hard words for you stop right now and delete.
    2ndCorinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of God and not out of us. 4:8 We are pressed on every side but not constricted; unable to find a way out but not utterly without a way out; 4:9 Persecuted but not abandoned; cast down but not destroyed; 4:10 Always bearing about in the body the putting to death of Jesus that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 4:11 For we who are alive are always being delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. Fullness of CHRIST abiding in us and we in Him “no longer we that live but Christ that lives in us” IF WE CHOOSE SURRENDER . He duplicates Himself through our obedience to die to the worlds influence, eating forbidden fruit of the wrong tree, knowing good and evil. WE should pay no attention to evil as it does not exist in the kingdom we are from (truth = paradigm shift). As we choose seeking the above paragraph become our reality and we see as Adam and Eve who knew nothing of unforgivenss, hate greed gossip etc when they were told to multiply, subdue, have dominion. Christ now rebirth’s us into same state if we maintain our seeking listening hearing obeying. Unto overcoming “to him who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit say to the church. To him who overcomes will be given 8 + rewards
    1stJohn 2:24 As for you, that which you heard from the beginning, let it abide in you. If that which you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. (love commandments 1 and 2). More than once it is written. “If you want to be My disciple..follow Me” = abiding leading of His Holy Spirit “John 16:12-15 in what to say/declare”
    Romans 8:. . . 8:13 For if you live according to the flesh, you must die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the practices of the body, you will live. 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. (listening to hear so we can be led…rehma word) 8:17 And if children, heirs also; on the one hand, heirs of God; on the other, joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him that we may also be glorified with Him.
    1stJohn 3:9 Everyone who has been begotten of GodSEED does not practice sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been begotten of God. 2:5 But whoever keeps His word, truly in this one the love of God has been perfected. In this we know that we are in Him. 2:6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk even as He walked. 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and are not practicing the truth; 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from every sin. 1:8 If we say that we do not have sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    4 WARNINGS 1“Pursue peace with all men, and sanctification, without which no one will see(KNOW) the Lord” (Heb 12:14, Heb 5:9, 7:28) 2 And having been perfected, You became to all those who obey You the source of eternal salvation, 3 Matt 10:22 And you will be ahated by all because of My nameAUTHORITY,CHARACTER. But he who has endured to the end, this one shall be saved.Matthew 24:13. 4. John 3:36 He who *believes, (OBEYS, TRUSTS) into the Son has eternal life; but he who *disobeys the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides upon him.
    Revelation 19:7 Let us rejoice and exult, and let us give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. 19:8 And it was given to her that she should be clothed in fine linen, bright and 1clean; for the fine linen is the righteousnessesACTIONS of the saints. 19:9 And he said to me, Write, Blessed are they who are called to the marriage dinner of the Lamb. And he said to me, These are the true words of God. (Many are called but few are chosen)
    Matthew 22:8 Then he said to his slaves, The wedding feast is ready, but those who have been called were not worthy. The Christians are the one’s called out of the world, choosing to be chosen, a “new KINGdom life” not of this world. A resurrection life “through Christ”5 specific mentions divine life/light in us we are warned do not let the light in you be darkness. The light is what draws all me unto Him
    Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined by fire that you may be rich, and white garments that you may be clothed and that the shame of your nakedness may not be manifested, and eyesalve to anoint your eyes that you may see. Adam/Eve nakedness manifested when they disobeyed 3:19 As many as I love I reprove and discipline; be zealous therefore and repent. 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, then I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me. Dining reference the two way conversation in intimacy 3:21 He who overcomes, to him I will give to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat with My Father on His throne. Throne references authority Heavens throne and earth throne Isaiah 9:6,7. Obedience to die to self is our mandate to manifest His authority over earth over evil authority. 3:22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To be part of lord’s body means we as His counterpart hear what Holy Spirit is saying as everything coheres by the spoken words of His power. Christ spotless and unwrinkled is coming for His body that has made herself ready! Spotless and unwrinkled. A free will choice in the garden of provision or in the world. To have both is luke warm Christianity that is spewed out “Church of Laodecia” Rev 3

  6. Anonymous said

    Thanks for sharing the Word. I have a Video on You Tube call Jehovah Rides. It’s a song I wrote relaitng to Revelations 19. You can see it, just google ” Jehovah Rides You Tube Video “. Keep warning the world to Repent and turn to God through His Son King Jesus. In God’s Love Stuart / Big Dog Phil.4:13

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