And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled (Exodus 19:16, KJV)
It is amazing how God reveals Himself through creation. Rom. 1:20 tells us that the Godhead is revealed in things that have been created. If you look at creation carefully, you will see God everywhere! However, the Lord has revealed to us that thunder, lightning, and the cloud are three of the many things He often associates with a revelation of Himself.
Thunder(the sound) and lightening ( the light) form a glorious manifestation of the self-revelation of God as the Word. The Word is heard and seen. When John saw the throne in Revelations 4, he heard thunder and saw flashes of lightning coming from the throne. This is a prophetic vision of what he heard and saw while God was seated on the throne and speaking! The scripture often tells us that God’s voice is like thunder.
The cloud has always had a heavenly feel attached to it. It represents that which is heavenly. His presence in the Old Testament was revealed to the people as a pillar of cloud. On the mountain of transfiguration, the cloud of His presence overshadowed the disciples. When Jesus ascended from the Mount of Olives, a cloud received Him. The cloud is a glorious symbol and manifestation of His presence. In Exo. 19:16 above, when God came upon mount Sinai, there was a thick cloud of His presence, and the people heard the pearls of thunder and saw flashes of light! God was present and speaking!
Did you realize that God’s Word is not only heard( sound) but is seen! ( Light)? Why is the Word of God called light? ( Think of the Word as God’s self-revelation)
APPLY THE WORD
If God opens your spiritual eyes, you will see yourself surrounded by a cloud, His presence! Also, you will see the light coming out of your mouth and hear thundering as you speak His Word! Start seeing from the realm of the spirit!
Thank the Lord for the wonderful gift of His presence and His Word to us.