Moving with the Cloud of God’s Glory

We are not exempt from pain; but we are well taken care of by our Father in the midst of all. Many of us are making decisions base on a false sense of financial security or convenience. However, we are moving outside of God’s glory and then we wonder why we are not being protected from the heat of the day and the cold of the night. The amazing life and power of God’s people is that we can rise up above circumstances; we have access to peace in the middle of all hell breaking loose against us and we have access to joy when we should be devastated.


February 1

34Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. 35 Moses could not enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

36 In all the travels of the Israelites, whenever the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle, they would set out; 37 but if the cloud did not lift, they did not set out—until the day it lifted. 38 So the cloud of the LORD was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the Israelites during all their travels.” (Exodus 40:34-38) NIV

 

            As Christians, we must understand that we are on a journey; God is taking us from glory-to-glory, from revelation-to-revelation. God brought us out of our Egypt and we are all moving towards our promise land. What we must understand is that God’s journey is different from a natural journey of leaving a place to get to another. Even as the physical promise land represents an actual geographical place where we must all arrive in due time; there is a greater journey or growth that must take place in our hearts. There was a way of taking this trip from Egypt to the promise land in a matter of days; however it took forty years; why? Because there was much work to be done in their hearts; there was a greater lesson to be learned; a lesson that we must all learn today.

            In order for our journeys to be successful we must learn to move with God’s glory. The children of Israel saw the cloud of God’s glory. That glory protected them from the scorching heat of the day and from the agonizing cold of the night. This is significant because we, as God’s people, must understand that God will take care of his people in spite of who is in power, the condition of our economy, the unemployment statistics, the price of gas, etc.

            We are not exempt from pain; but we are well taken care of by our Father in the midst of all. Many of us are making decisions base on a false sense of financial security or convenience. However, we are moving outside of God’s glory and then we wonder why we are not being protected from the heat of the day and the cold of the night. The amazing life and power of God’s people is that we can rise up above circumstances; we have access to peace in the middle of all hell breaking loose against us and we have access to joy when we should be devastated. That is the power of God’s glory and when we suffer, we suffer with hope and may I add, with great purpose. Know for sure that you will enter the promise land; but only if you move with the cloud of His glory.

 

 

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

One thought on “Moving with the Cloud of God’s Glory”

  1. When we move with the cloud of God’s glory we prepare the way. By turning away from self-defeating idolatry of the golden calf, Israel realigned with God. But it is their active obedience that opened the future of their life with God. A life of holiness is not passive, Angel. It is an active obedience lived in the world that faithfully engages in God’s work for the sake of God’s mission to reach the world with healing, hope, reconciliation, and restoration. Call this a missional holiness.

    God responds to the faithful obedience of God’s people with his real presence in their midst. The presence of God transforms Israel from a group of ragtag refugees from oppressive Egypt to a sacramental vessel for the world to connect with the God who saved them. When we move with the cloud of God’s glory prepare the way to the Promised Land.

    The journey is ongoing and will never end until he comes or we are called home to heaven.

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