Chris K (6
"Re: Wade Balzer-[Revelation2217] Behold He comes in the FOG of Heaven.."
Wade and all the doves,
incredible and beautiful to behold. Reminiscent of an acrobat or
gymnast that has trained himself to do these unbelievable and amazing
feats of coordination and mental dexterity.
Scripture tells us in its most straight forward way what the cloud that
Christ arrives with is. Since scripture MUST interpret scripture, there
really is very little need for these intellectual acrobatics.
And I'll tell you why!
Simply because it subtracts from the simplicity (that Paul recommends) we have in Christ Jesus.
I'm not saying that any of it is inaccurate or untrue. Because the
absolute perfection of God' WORD and creation, weather numerically,
prophetically, cryptically, grammatically, historically or any
other"ally" is totally(there s another ally) integrated. Since His
creation came about by His WORD, what part of that incredible
tapestry(or mosaic, I like that word), could not be interrelated?
So, back to what is the cloud that Christ comes in? Another mystery that Paul was to have the honor of revealing to us.
Dude, lets keep it simple for those of us that are numerically
Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing "we also"
are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay
aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let
us run with patience the race that is set before us,
to understand how this "cloud" really relates to His soon return(other
than the fact that Hebrews 11 is a litany of saints submitting to and
awaiting His return), you must go back to where this "we also" is
pointing and to what it points.... Hebrews 10:37...
Heb 10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
...is essentially the introduction to the list or"cloud" of witnesses.
man, I'm all about understanding the"Treasures of Darkness" and living
behind "the veil", but, until His return we are to submit in simplicity
and humility, brokenness and tears, and , if you need to plumb the
immense depths of God' WORD and creation in order to validate its
veracity, you miss the point of simple faith.
That s what faith is, not needing to prove GOD or His WORD.
In my experience, He will do the proving for you. Nonetheless, keep
distracting yourself with those numbers and you'll probably find
yourself too busy to be of any real use or help to your brothers and
sisters in the Lord.
One little addendum to all this, is that
in Heb. 12:1 the whole point of getting to "see" the cloud in the first
place is so that Paul can make a recommendation on how to run this
race(with patience) against sin, deception and de-legitimization, and
that is "lay aside every weight" and that includes the desire to pile
drive through GOD' WORD and creation on an intellectual level. Christ'
yoke is easy, light not intellectually complex or confusing to the
body. It has to be that because most of us are pretty dang simple
And with all that said, I still think its incredibly
beautiful to witness the interwoven, inter-relatedness of God' perfect
WORD! Numerically and otherwise.
your brother, Chris K.