Listener Q + A
- Glory with the Ark?
In listening to your message "God in a box?" you mention that God's
glory is still present above the mercy seat while the Philistines have the
Ark, and while it resides in the tent. I am curious to know the biblical
reference for this information. My understanding has been that his glory was
only present while in the tabernacle. I would be most grateful for
references and clarification.
with the Ark
Thanks for your excellent question. Here is
a verse that comes to mind which addresses your question. This verse
was uttered on word of the tragedy of the Ark being taken by the
The glory has departed(H1540) from Israel; for the ark of God is
taken. 1Sam 4:22
Notice the word here translated as "departed." This word has a much
greater depth of meaning in Hebrew, as the Strong's definition
H1540 - gaw-law' - A primitive root; to denude (especially in a
disgraceful sense); by implication to exile (captives being usually
stripped); figuratively to reveal..
Use of this word means that the "glory" of YHWH was literally and
disgracefully made naked and revealed - exposed in exile to the
Gentiles, while no longer being "clothed" by the Tabernacle in
Israel. This indicates that the Glory associated with the Ark went
with the Ark, wheresoever the Ark went - even when taken into the
custody of the uncircumcised pagans, and later, when finally
"clothed" again by the Tent of David.
I would add that this is a prophetic picture of the Glory of Messiah
deposited by Him among the remnant of Israel, within the Tent of
David, in the first century. In course of time, through
persecutions, deceptions and usurpations this Glory was taken from
the remnant of Israel into exile among the Gentiles centered in
Rome. Even when surrounded by their paganism the Glory of Messiah
continued shining through these many centuries down to our day. Now,
according to the prophets, this Glory is to be restored to the
remnant of Israel, in the Tent of David, in these final days.
Amazingly, this restoration of the Glory to its rightful place will
pave the way for the final harvest from among both Israel and the
Gentiles. (Acts 15:13-18)
- Revelation 12:14?
Though I am not a Jew I see in
the scripture God has not forsaken His people and will revive them again in
Him. Since I've been listening to your podcast, I have been impressed with
Eliyahu's straight forward interpretation of the scripture. Your latest
programs on the end times, especially the one on the sixth seal, has
compelled me to send you a note. I too have had that dream you described
your Jewish friend having. This is the one about the stars glowing in the
sky unusually bright and the meteors falling from heaven. In my dream I saw
the meteors fall on trees a distance away setting the trees on fire just as
your friend did. Next they started to fall closer and closer to where I was.
I was in city setting and next to buildings that were about 4 to 5 stories
high (I didn't recognize where they might be). There were several of these
in a row (definitely a city setting). When the meteors fell, all who were
around started to panic and run. It was very similar to what your friend
described. I dream a lot, and don't put much faith in dreams, so at the time
(probably last year) I didn't think anything of it. Also your podcast about
the sixth seal was a blessing. I meditated on this passage and have come to
the same conclusion about the "planet" interrupting the light from the sun.
Excellent point about the moon and sun affected at the same time in the
My question that I have about the end times is where is God
planning on hiding the Jews that flee when the antichrist surrounds
Jerusalem with his armies as prophesied in Revelation 12:14
the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could
fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and
times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent." ...
Thanks also for sharing your dream. As your comments suggest, we
can't put too much stock in every dream. Most of them are just a
natural product of our subconscious mind and are influenced by most
anything, including that sandwich we ate before bed. Yet, the
Scriptures make clear that YHWH can and does speak to His servants
through dreams as He chooses to do so. We have many examples of this
in Scripture with three of the most notable being Joseph son of
Jacob and Rachel, the Prophet Daniel, and Joseph the Tsadeek.
Scripture also foretells Divine dreams and visions on a much wider
scale during the last days, which are indeed happening in this
generation. (Joel 2:28+29, Acts 2:17+18)
Your dream is very interesting, in that it is much like the one you
mention that we have broadcast regarding impending meteor strikes.
While we don't expect anything like the magnitude of the 6th and 7th
seal events for a while, it does seem there will be a ramping up of
smaller impacts from space pointing forward to the larger impact
events of Revelation. Others are having very similar meteor impact
dreams to your own. I believe that these dreams are pointing toward
real events that will occur in the relatively near future. These are
part of the "signs in the sky" Messiah told us to watch for.
Thanks for your questions regarding a place of safety for the
remnant of Israel during the Tribulation. This will come in two
major moves. The first will be the Second Exodus in which the
remnant of Israel, under the leadership of the 144,000 bondslaves,
will return to the Land to dwell "upon the mountains of Israel."
This is the "escape" of Luke 21:36. This will occur prior to the
outbreak of the Great Tribulation and will serve to protect the
remnant from the fearsome events of the 6 and 7th seal, while also
providing YHWH an instrument through which He will make His Name
known as in days of old