The Real Meaning of the Clouds We Search For (Radio Program Transcript 4/25/12)
John 16:25 tells us: The hour is now coming when I shall no longer speak to you in parables, but will tell you about the Father in PLAIN WORDS; brothers and sisters that hour is now. So let me write the word and make it plain.
Many Christians are waiting right now for Jesus to appear on the CLOUDS, and they continue to look with their physical eyes for Jesus. 400 years ago, the Jews did the same thing. In Malachi 4:5- God had promised them that He would send Elijah back again (a return of Elijah) before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. They never did see Elijah return on the CLOUDS, as it said in Daniel 7:13. Yet Jesus told them in Matthew 11:14: if they were willing to receive and accept it, that John the Baptist himself was the Elijah who was to come. To translate this from the spiritual sense, (which Jesus was speaking, to the nature sense that we speak), Jesus was saying that Elijah was in the spirit world working with John the Baptist on earth to complete the same MISSION. What mission was that? It was the MISSION OF MAKING THE WAY STRAIGHT FOR OUR LORD JESUS, THE MESSIAH. God said, he that worship ME, must worship Me in spirit and in Truth. Why do we want to continue to look for God with our physical eyes, when we know that He is a SPIRIT? Micah 5:2- Jesus was born in the flesh on earth.
Let me show you God. Luke 1:17- The angle Gabriel, said to Zachariah the father of John; he shall go before Him ( Jesus) in the spirit and power of Elijah… in order to make ready for the Lord a people prepared. This, my brothers and sisters is God keeping His promise to the Jews. THAT IS HOW HE WORKS, AND THAT’S HIM. John himself, was the second return of Elijah; spiritually. The CLOUDS had a SPIRITUAL meaning, not a PHYSICAL one. Elijah was that spiritual CLOUD for John.
History is a mirror of the future, as well as a witness of the past. So 2000 years later, the Christians stand in this same position. They are waiting for the return of Jesus, on a PHYSICAL CLOUD. Revelation 1:7- Behold He cometh with the CLOUDS. Revelation 12:5- and she brought forth a male child, one who is destined to rule ALL NATIONS… Rev. Moon was born on earth, but Jesus in the spirit world is working with Him to complete the MISSION of brining heaven on earth. Jesus is that spiritual CLOUD. Rev. 2:7, Rev.19:12, Rev. 2:17, Matt. 24:27, Isaiah 41:2 and Isaiah 46:10-11. God HAS SENT us a NEW SHEPHERD, and we that follows Him are the CLOUDS of witness.. Hebrew 12:1- Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great CLOUD OF WITNESS (who have borne testimony to the TRUTH.. Let us ALL find True Parents while there is yet still time!!
—- written by Rev.Elma King 4/25/12