“and they saw the God of Israel. And there was under His feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and it was like the very heavens in its clarity.But on the nobles of the children of Israel He did not lay His hand. So they saw God, and they ate and drank.” Ex. 24:10,11 NKJV
When God destroyed the world by flood in the time of Noah, He also destroyed a part of the creation know as the firmament. Many believe that the firmament was what allowed men to live such long lives before the flood. It’s removal then became the shortening agent God used to fix the times of men at 120 years.
Those who believe the firmament was destroyed during the flood also believe that our ozone layer is what is left of that great barrier. It is that which turns our sky blue. Perhaps it is also that which the Israelite elders saw separating them and protecting them from God as they approached Him on Mt. Sinai.
They needed that sapphire barrier whatever it was because their bodies couldn’t withstand the brunt of glory. Even Moses was told he could not see the face of God and live. Yet Because of his life of faithfulness God allowed Moses to see “the goodness” pass before Him. That experience left him literally glowing for weeks.
We were singing a song in church this morning called “Shekinah Glory”. The song is a prayer asking for the fullness of God’s presence to come and reveal Himself. As I sang I pondered this verse. I kept asking myself, “What would really happen if the Shekinah glory suddenly showed up in church on Sunday morning? Would I glow? Or would I just turn into a pile of dust?”
I am reminded that there is a work God is doing in me to make me ready for that day when I shall see God as He really is! Oh God make me ready!
Let’s pray: God I am reminded that everything about me is too weak and feeble right now to ever measure up to your glory. I thank you that You are not going to leave me this way. God I open myself for more of Your preparatory work. Make me ready for the day I shall see you! In Jesus name A-men.