Original Entry Date 3/6/2021: I’ve had this in my heart for about a week now but today it came to fruition! It literally blew me away!
I’ve been reading the Gospel of Luke and I was reading the portion where the Pharisees were asking Jesus when the Kingdom of God was coming and by what sign. He then tells them that there will be no signs because they were literally missing the point that Jesus is the Kingdom and He is right there in their midst.
He then reveals to His disciples a critical point.
Luke 17:22-23 NKJV:
Then He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 And they will say to you, ‘Look here!’ or ‘Look there!’ Do not go after them or follow them.
Just like today, we yearn for His return GREATLY but we must wait in faith and not be led astray by the many that will claim to be Christ.
Jesus then discloses what His return will be like. Luke 17:24 NKJV: For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under heaven shines to the other part under heaven, so also the Son of Man will be in His day.
In other words, Jesus is saying NO ONE will “miss” His return because it will be as a great, flash of lightning that crosses from one end of Heaven to the other!
I could NOT stop myself from crying when I flipped to the vison of God in Ezekiel 1 and read verses 13-14.
Ezekiel 1:13-14 HCSB:
The form of the living creatures was like the appearance of burning coals of fire and torches. Fire was moving back and forth between the living creatures; it was bright, with lightning coming out of it. 14 The creatures were darting back and forth like flashes of lightning.
Here is a symbolization of how Christ will return in the very vision of God that Ezekiel saw! Just as the 4 Living Creatures dart back and forth like great flashes of Lightning so will the return of Jesus be!
Amen! OMG, God, You AMAZE ME! You touch my heart in a way that no one can! God placed Ezekiel’s vision of Him on my heart last October 2020. I asked Him to show me what all of it means…I remember reading it in October and crying, yearning so bad to see Him and to be in His presence instead of here (just as Jesus was telling the disciples in Luke 17:22 as stated above). All this makes me cry, I feel TRULY LOVED and my heart FULLY understood…and to feel it from the One who created it all is such an overwhelming feeling…with how much rejection I’ve endured…He knows, He is my Healer.
I feel like I knew the connection between Luke and Ezekiel perhaps in my subconscious I knew. What gave me the Light Bulb moment was when I was on a walk earlier this evening, I was listening to a song called “Turn on the Light” by Joann Mcfatter and the Light LITERALLY went on as she sings about Ezekiel’s vision of God:
There is another connection; Here are the 4 Living creatures with fire and lightning moving between them (or as the CEV reads for part of verse 13 “…I saw something like a flaming torch moving back and forth among them…” as they move to and fro like flashing lightning…and then we have Jesus who’s return will be as a tremendous flash of lightning across all of the heavens. He is coming to take rule over His Kingdom because He was the One set by God to guard the Tree of Life after the fall of man.
Genesis 3:24 NIV:
After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
Here Jesus is symbolized by the cherubim and the flaming, flashing sword guarding the tree of life. Jesus is the one we must all come to heart to heart with to take part in the tree of life.