COMING ON THE CLOUDS
Daniel has a vision
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Around 535 BC, the Hebrew prophet Daniel had a vision that portrayed “one like the Son of Man” who (in the vision) “came upon the clouds of heaven” and was presented to the Ancient of days, where he was given “dominion, glory and a kingdom”:
Daniel 7:13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came upon the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14 And there was given to him dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom is one that shall not be destroyed.
As I have shown earlier, the “clouds of heaven” are probably spaceships. When I received the original vision in 1982, I saw spaceships as being a major element of the evacuation. After that, I was directed to go to certain places and become more acquainted with the ships and their presence in my life. They were not something that I “just happened to see.”
After that, whenever I saw ships, they always appeared at significant times — times that held meaning for me (and for those I was with, when that happened). Through those “shows of presence,” they seemed to silently communicate, “Remember this. We are always with you.” I think that the reason I experienced these “shows of presence” was probably to help me to accept the ships as being real and to trust what I have been told and shown.
Approximately 600 years after Daniel had his vision, the Bible again describes the Son of man as coming on the clouds:
Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the suffering of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light and the stars will fall from the sky and the powers of the universe will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky; and all the generations of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a large trumpet, and they shall gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the heaven to the other.
Lamsa’s translation refers to the “suffering of those days”; the Hosts have described it in the Message “The Time of Sorrows.” Where Lamsa uses “suffering,” the underlying Greek word is thlipsis.
Word studies for thlípsis tell us that it is properly understood as pressure, especially internal pressure that causes someone to feel confined (restricted, “without options”), as when feeling there is “no way of escape” (“hemmed in”). (source: thediscoverybible.com).
Compare that feeling of “no way of escape” with what I wrote in describing my original vision:
“I saw what looked like a man holding his child and struggling up a steep slope, trying to escape, but sliding back down each time. There was no escape. All was confusion, greyness... ”
Matthew 24:29 goes on to tell us that immediately after the suffering of those days, there will be some cataclysmic events, and then (verse 30) “the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky; and all the generations of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.”
Verse 31 tells us that the Son of man will “send his angels with a large trumpet, and they shall gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the heaven to the other.”
Compare that with what I wrote in 1982:
“In the midst of the confusion, with all the people [dressed] in grey running about, here and there people clothed in white robes began appearing. This was happening all over the world. … Order began taking form out of the chaos; the ones in white began to form columns, like waveforms — herding, gathering the ones in grey, calming them into steadily moving groups, herding them into an orderly procession, climbing up into the openings of vast hovering vehicles. It was a massive, world-wide exodus... a tremendous undertaking... .”
Mark 13:24-27 says something similar, but with some differences that are significant to us:
“… he will send his angels, and gather his chosen ones from the four winds,
from the utmost part of the earth to the utmost part of heaven. — Mark 13:27
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Mark 13:26 Then they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds, with a great army and with glory. 27 Then he will send his angels, and gather his chosen ones from the four winds, from the utmost part of the earth to the utmost part of heaven.
I emphasized the part about “a great army” because the word “Hosts” (as used in the phrase, the Hosts of Heaven”) comes from the Hebrew צְבָאוֹת֒ (plural, meaning “armies,” which I pronounce and spell as Sabayoth). The root word for Sabayoth is צָבָא, (Saba) which means army. The Hosts of Heaven are the “great army” that Mark refers to.
Luke 21:25-26 goes into more detail about what will precede what Mark describes:
Luke 21:25 And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars; and on earth distress of the nations, and confusion because of the roaring of the sea. 26 And upheaval that takes life out of men, because of fear of what is to come on earth; and the powers of the universe will be shaken.
For me this is a very powerful description of what lies just ahead, and it confirms some of the other things I saw in the 1982 vision.
"The wind began blowing very hard,
whipping up foam and huge waves on the oceans."
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I wrote “The wind began blowing very hard, whipping up foam and huge waves on the oceans” and “I saw people running, frightened, screaming.” Those fit with Luke’s references to “the roaring of the sea” and the “upheaval that takes life out of men, because of fear of what is to come on earth.” (The “distress of nations” is already evident, but will probably increase with time.)
I also saw a volcano erupt, a crevasse open in the ground, trees being blown over. Large cities toppled over, tall buildings just giving way. The sky behind was red from the burning — everything was burning.
I also saw a volcano erupt, a crevasse open in the ground…
trees being blown over.
(image © Lois A Powell, source boston.com)
Large cities toppled, large buildings just giving way.
The sky behind was red from the burning — everything was burning.
When I received the vision in 1982, while I couldn’t doubt what I had experienced, I did have MANY doubts about my having been given correct information — then and over the years since then. Writing this article has caused me to re-examine everything I have been told and shown over time, and all of the pieces connect and support one another in a way that I cannot either ignore or deny, so I leave it to time to “tell the truth of all things.”
There is one more piece to discuss regarding “the Son of man coming on (or in) the clouds.” That is the subject of ascension — ours and his. The only place in the Bible that describes Y’shua’s ascension is in the book of Acts:
An artist's depiction of the usual interpretation of Acts 1:9
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Acts 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, he ascended while they were looking at him; a cloud received him and he was hidden from their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold two men stood by them in white robes; 11 And they said to them, Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus who has ascended from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as you have seen him ascend into heaven.
Y’shua (Jesus) physically and visibly ascended and “a cloud received him.” He will return in the same way — in a “cloud” that is really a spaceship. However, it’s the army of “angels” (the Hosts) that will do the gathering up of those who are being taken “to heaven.”
While the first and second waves may ascend through a shift in frequency before the evacuation takes place, the culmination of the Earth-based portion of Operation Terra will result in the physical gathering up of 6-7 million people (third wave and special forces) and then they will be taken aboard our ships.
This will be a physical evacuation onto physical ships that are usually invisible except when they choose to make themselves visible. They can also appear as clouds and when they do, they will be just like those described in the Bible.
All of this was foretold thousands of years ago, and now it is time for it to actually happen. Fortunately, because of the time dilation, the “Time of Sorrows” will be relatively short — months, rather than the “7 years of Tribulation” that some people expect to go through. It will still be intense for those going through it.
I offer some closing thoughts on the last page of this article, hopefully tying all of this together in a helpful and meaningful way.
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