Genesis 1:1 In the beginning.
The translated word in the Hebrew Bible is Bereshith (בְּרֵאשִׁית): “In beginning”.
V2 Darkness was over the face of the deep (this thick darkness is what we see in the night sky, it fills the cosmos), and the Spirit of GOD (YHWH) was hovering over the waters.
There is a distinct boundary established between where GOD ALMIGHTY DWELLS and this place called our planet/galaxy/universe our HOME.
araphel: Gloom, (as of a lowering sky)- gross, thick dark (cloud)
#6201 araph: droop drip down
Strong’s #3515: kabade: heavy, too heavy,
#3513:kabad; heavy laden glory also see kabode #3519
The Heavy weighty manifest presence of GOD, HIS GLORY descended upon the earth.
Exodus 19, 24, 33
For forty days and forty nights, Moche (Moses) did dialogue and fellowship, and intercede with ALMIGHTY GOD in radiant splendor. YHWH allowed Himself to pass by as Moses was Hidden in the Cleft of The Rock. We will ALWAYS find Refuge when we abide in The Rock!
He wears the darkness as a cloak, a garment to conceal HIS Radiant Splendor to those which may be destroyed by it before it can be revealed to them in due season.
Moses was instructed to inform All the people not to approach His Glory unless they die. Dying to self and the things of the carnal nature ALWAYS will perish in the presence of A Holy and Righteous GOD. However, we see Joshua ben (son of) Nun, was always near Moses, he too was upon the Mountain of GOD as it thundered and shook. Again, he was always near Moses as he was near The LORD GOD at The Tabernacle. Yet he did not perish but was commissioned by The Lord GOD Himself to be Moses’ successor. He chose God over life; he would rather know and experience for himself God’s glory then let it be translated by another means.
The Lord Jesus declared in Luke “if any man follow me he must deny himself and take up his cross. For whosoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life FOR ME and for the Gospel (of Jesus Christ) will Save IT.”
We know where the cross led Christ. Death to the flesh always comes before the revelation of His FIRE & His Glory.
King David The Worshipper sang this song when he was liberated from his enemies.
The earth trembled and quaked, SMOKE rose from his nostrils, a Consuming FIRE came from His mouth, burning coals blazed out of it. He parted the heavens (The cloak was peeled back to reveal) and came down, DARK clouds were under His feet. He made DARKNESS his canopy around Him. Out of the brightness of His presence clouds advanced (Thick Darkness), with hailstones and lightning. The LORD Thundered from heaven, The Voice of The MOST HIGH RESOUNDED!
We do not “see” with unveiled eyes, but rather they are veiled to protect us from that which we are not in this current state capable of withstanding. In examples such as Samson’s parents, or Gideon, and other instances of encounters with The Living and True GOD, these people ALL died at that moment to themselves and were changed forever. We do not see clearly now but someday we will see All things clearly and see HIM for who He really is.
…the sun will be DARKENED, and the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky and the heavenly boides will be SHAKEN. At that TIME men will SEE The Son of Man coming in the Clouds (Thick Darkness) and with GREAT POWER and GLORY.
Revelation 1:7 Behold! He is coming with the Clouds.
Rev. 1:12-17 (paraphrased)
I turned around to see The Voice that was speaking, when I saw Him I fell at His feet as though dead. His appearance was as a “son of man” dressed in a robe reaching to His feet and with a golden sash around His chest. His head and hair were white like wool, His eyes were like blazing Fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and His Voice was like the sound of rushing waters and out of His mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
Revelation 19: 11
I saw heaven Standing Open (The Cloak fully removed) and there before me was a White horse, whose RIDER IS CALLED Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes WAR. His eyes are like blazing FIRE, and on His head are many crowns. He has a Name written on Him that No one knows but He Himself. He is dressed in a Robe dipped in blood, and His Name is the WORD of GOD
He Dwells in The Thick Darkness . But ALL Light , Truth , and Glory EMMINATES from Him.
THE KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
The Spirit and the Bride say COME!