Tuesday, September 6, 2011

This Could Be the Cloud He's Coming Back On

There is nothing I love better then watching clouds.  They fill me with a sense of anticipation and always make me start singing the song, This Could Be The Cloud He's Coming Back On.  Even though I expect Him every day I don't get discouraged when He gives us one more day to serve Him here on earth.  

Recently I got new lenses (artificial lenses) in my eyes and now when I turn my head a certain way there is sort of a twinkle that some say they can see when the light is just right.   It kind of makes me feel special when someone mentions it. 
Lately I have been dwelling on a few words used to describe the swiftness of our accent to heaven.  In the twinkling of an eye.   My mind wondered, why not in the blink of an eye, or in the closing of our eye, better yet why not a double blink? Sometime clarity comes as you dwell on something...God gives insight.      

This (change will be in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye (1Co_15:52), in the very instant, or not long after the raising up of those that sleep in Jesus. And those who are raised, and thus changed, shall meet together in the clouds, and there meet with their Lord, to congratulate him on his coming, to receive the crown of glory he will then bestow upon them, and to be assessors with him in judgment, approving and applauding the sentence he will then pass upon the prince of the power of the air, and all the wicked, who shall be doomed to destruction with the devil and his angels. ( Now this was exciting to see both phrases in the same commentary.)
  The insight the Lord impressed upon my soul is that if He were to give us more time then," the twinkling of an eye"  our flesh would rise up against the timing.  I could just hear my self...wait Lord there is just one more thing I need to do, it will only take three blinks of the eyes.  God so knows and love us down to the very twinkle in our eyes.  We are the twinkle in His eye, caught there for eternity and when He comes on those clouds His eye will twinkle and up we go. 

The doctor took out the lenses God place in my eyes recently because of cataracts.  The ones  He formed while I was developing inside my mother womb but from the very moment they were formed they were frail, bound to fail if I lived long enough.  It's not God's fault, He really does not make junk but Adam and Eve being casted out of the Garden brought frailness into being.  No longer was God working with perfection, sin had taken it's toll.  Until He send His Son, one not tainted by sin or frailness, one with a permanent twinkle in His eyes. 

From the beginning a twinkle was talked about:  Gen. 1:31
The time when this work was concluded: The evening and the morning were the sixth day; so that in six days God made the world. We are not to think but that God could have made the world in an instant. He said that, Let there be light, and there was light, could have said, “Let there be a world,” and there would have been a world, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, as at the resurrection, 1Co_15:52

Personally I am glad He saved the twinkling of an eye for the taking us home.  Clouds make me wonder is His eyes twinkling now...oh I hope soon they will..come quickly Lord Jesus.

1 comment:

  1. EAGERLY, EAGERLY awaiting that day, Betty! I will leave this disease, sin and age-ridden flesh without a backward glance. I love the idea expressed in your title...I've never heard that song, but it will change the way I look at clouds also. Will probably be bumping into a few lampposts as I walk looking upward!
    I'll see you THERE!
    Maranatha Lord Jesus!