God Has Moved!

Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, the Year of Our Lord

Pastor Carolyn Sissom

We have passed over during this Passover week of April 8-16th. 2020

Where have we passed over to?

Our nation has been under great oppression and bondage by the beast system/one world order; dragon system/Satan operating in China; and mouth of the false prophet through fake news.

Since 2016, “We the People” have gone through the horrors of the Kavanaugh trial; the Mueller/Russian investigation; the impeachment; and now the Corona-virus plague.  Through these ordeals, we have watched the collapse of our Justice system inclusive of the F.B.I.  We have watched the collapse of our education system, economy, freedom of peaceful assembly, and freedom to worship God in our churches. 

We, the Church, have prayed coming into agreement with God’s justice, His Word, and His Kingdom purpose for the nations and our nation.  This includes His Church.  After hard fought battles won in prayer, we have wrought great victories as we warred along-side the Host of Heaven’s armies. 

We continue in prayer as we battle again against the beast, the dragon and the false prophet manifesting not only in the Corona-virus; but to agree with Psalm 2:8:

Psa. 2:8: Ask of Me, and I will give You (Jesus)
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.

God has moved to take his legal ownership of all things.  Just as He kept Israel during the hour of trial, He is and will keep His church in these hours of trial.  We are not in a hunker-down and just-survive-mode.  We are following the Commander of the Armies of Heaven as He conquers and destroys the evil powers and principalities who resist his Kingdom authority.

The Passover of 2020 is delivering God’s people into the dominion of the Kingdom.  We are delivered by the blood, water and Spirit.  We are free from all previous limitations of the world, the flesh, and the Devil.  As in the days of Moses, all the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Pro 13:22: - A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

When God moves, He moves “suddenly.”  This move of God has been a “suddenly.”

Exo 12:51 - And it came to pass, on that very same day, that the LORD brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt according to their armies.

King James reads the selfsame same day.  This was the 15th day of the 7th month, or as it became the 15th day of the first month.  Because this was a move of God from one age to another, in Exodus 12:2, the LORD changed the calendar.  He renamed the month of Abib to Nisan.

Exo 12:2 - This month (Nisan) shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.

Exo 13:4 - This day came ye out in the month Abib.

There are three truths which have my attention:

1.       The Lord moved “suddenly” and delivered Israel in one day.

2.      When God moved, He not only moved the nation, but declared a new year/age by giving the month a new name and declaring it a new year.

3.      The destroying angel passed through at midnight.  It was on the morning of that self-same day, the Lord moved for Israel.

Exo. 13:14:  It shall be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, what is this? that you shall say unto him, by strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage.

The strength of the hand of the Lord throughout scripture describes him moving in judgment against his enemies.

How shall we know to follow the LORD in this going forth?  To follow Jesus is to follow the cloud by day and the fire by night.  To follow Jesus is to follow a moving light.

Exo. 13:21-22:  And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night. He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day or the pillar of fire by night from before the people.

The Cloud is a type of the presence and glory of GOD; the LORD JESUS; the HOLY SPIRIT and the ministries of Eph. 4:11.

The Cloud of glory was a guide who went before Israel and directed the movement of the camp.

The Cloud was a protection and covering from the enemy:  Exo. 14:19-20: The Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them. So. it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus, it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night. (Vs. 24…In the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,

The Cloud was a shelter and refuge (shade by day) (Ps. 78:14).  It was a light and warmth by night (Ex. 13:21).   It was a provider of fellowship and communion (13:22)

The Cloud is a revelation of a personal God who spoke from the Cloud.  Numbers 11:35: The LORD came down in a cloud, and spoke to Moses.

The Cloud was the visible representation of God.  

Exodus 19:9 And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever.  And Moses told the words of the people unto the Lord.

The transfiguration (Mt. 17: 1-13) parallels Mt. Sinai:  In both accounts, there is a Mount, a Cloud, and a Voice that speaks in and from the Cloud.  Moses appeared on both mountains.

Exo 24:16-17: The glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.  And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

The Cloud is the visible representation of God.

God is in the Cloud.

God speaks from the Cloud.

Just as the Cloud covered the Old Testament Tabernacle, the same Cloud of Glory overshadowed Mary (Lk. 1: 34-35).  Jesus is the beginning of the True Tabernacle and was conceived in the same Glory Cloud.  Jesus ascended in the self-same Glory Cloud.

The pillar speaks of strength.  Jesus Christ is the Word, and the light of the Word.  He is the fiery, bright cloud who led the Israelites through the wilderness.

Our God has moved and is moving on the earth with His strong right Hand.  He said he would reveal His glory to Pharaoh.  Through this season, I believe God will reveal His honor to all those who dishonor His Holiness. 

Exo 14:18:  Then the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gained honor for Myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.”

Pharaoh is a type of Satan, the god and prince of the world system.  We can compare this demonic power with the principle of the serpent, crocodile and leviathan of the dragon system.

The Bible speaks of ONE Cloud until Jesus’ Ascension.  Christ’s Second Coming is spoken of as plurality of Clouds (many clouds, a great company of clouds).   His glory, presence, nature and ministry are multiplied in His people. Each Son becomes a Cloud, a manifestation of God’s glory.  The cloud is also a fire, making each son a flame. 

I had a vision a few days after 9/11/01:   “I was in a pasture looking out the window.  I saw Jesus flying in the air in formation with clouds of Glory.  The clouds were in the shape of His body, but these were clouds.  I ran outside to meet Him.  Only a few people went with me.   I was caught up in the midst of the clouds.   The clouds gathered around me and they were saints who had gone onto glory.  I knew Jesus was in their midst.  I asked them, “Where is Jesus?”  I saw Him coming toward me.  At about six feet from me, the dream exploded into light. He then gave me names of people who would not make it if they did not repent of backsliding.”  (End of vision of the night)

1 Thess. 4:17:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so, shall we ever be with the Lord.

Rev. 1:7: - Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him.

Mark 9: 2-8:  And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, this is my beloved Son: hear him.

Matthew 26:64:  Jesus said unto him, you have said; nevertheless, I say unto you, “Hereafter shall you see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”

Jesus ascended in the same Cloud of Glory. (Acts 1:9) and two men said to them, ‘you men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into heaven?  This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen him go into heaven.”

Rev. 10:1: And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud; and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire.

Rev 11:12 - And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

Rev. 14: 14:  And I looked and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of Man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

God’s eternal purpose in Christ Jesus is to have a vast family of sons in the image of the Firstborn.  Exodus 13:2: Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever opens the womb among the children of Israel.  The crux of this is found in John 17 where the anointed prayer of Jesus is to share His Glory!

 God will dwell forever in His temple (sons) and upon his holy mountain, which is Zion.  (Heb. 12: 22-24)

God wants a many-membered true ministry, a multiple glory. 

1 Cor. 10: 1-11:  Brethren, I would not that you should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;  And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;  And did all eat the same spiritual meat; and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them; and that Rock was Christ, and many of them God was not well pleased; for they were overthrown in the wilderness.  Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.  Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, “the people say down to eat and drink and rose up to play.  Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.  Neither let us tempt Christ as some of them also tempted Him and were destroyed of serpents.  Neither murmur, as some of them also murmured and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for examples; and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

Even those who were baptized in the Cloud did not receive the promised blessing because of their sins. 

14: 1-3 – Israel was hopelessly surrounded and entangled in the wilderness, because the leading of the Cloud, shut them into a situation demanding a miracle.  

We stand before God in this time on the earth when it is His time that He is again moving sovereignly.  Let us all repent that we may go forward following the Cloud and pillar of fire as we move with the Lamb.  Let us continue to seek Christ and the Holy Spirit in the realm of miracles which is the supernatural. 

Carolyn Sissom, Pastor

Eastgate Ministries, Inc.

Quotes from KJV with text from P.P.T. by Kelly Varner

Comments are my own and the vision of the clouds of glory given to me in 1991; Teaching: The Pillar of Cloud and Fire 2/3/2008 by Carolyn Sissom

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