Gen 9:12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.
For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
APPLE: ***“pupil” (of the eye)
And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
*** definitions per STRONG’S CONCORDANCE
The “Apple” of the Father’s eye is Christ. The everlasting covenant is with Christ. There is no other everlasting covenant. Christ in you is what the SYMBOLS of Gen. 9:12, and Rev. 4:3 and 10:1 are symbolizing. The SUBSTANCE of the symbols is realized when Christ is seen in the individual. The “clouds of heaven” are not water vapor. The Cloud that overshadowed the mount of transfiguration was not water vapor. Jesus, being glorified, was not received up into water vapor. The throne that Christ in you gives bold access to, is not a chair floating around in water vapor. SYMBOLS must, at some time, be seen through to the substance of their message. Christ is come in a people, and will be fully revealed in a people. Water vapor has nothing to do with it.
Mount Hermon is the headwaters of what you may study in the geography of the land that the Lord moved Abram to, then made clear to Abram, was not the true inheritance. Abraham saw Christ’s day and rejoiced for a reason. The geography of the figurative land of promise is rich in SYMBOLIC meaning, but is no more the land of promise than a cloud of vapor is the kingdom of God. HERMON means “Sanctuary”. Hermon is a snow (water) covered mountain with many peaks…a sanctuary of sanctuaries, a holy of holies, a house of many houses. It is called a mountain of mountains in some languages. It is written, “The mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the tops of the mountains”. Psalm 133 will teach you a tremendous lesson concerning what is in you, if so be the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead, dwell in you. By the anointing, we each hold directly and expressly to the head. By the anointing, the warp and weave of the linen garment symbolizing priest and clergy craft is bypassed. By the anointing (not by might nor strength) do we each have fellowship with the Father and the Son, which is our fellowship. “He that hath the doctrine of Christ, hath both the Father and the Son”.
All the fullness of the Godhead dwells in Christ bodily. By one Spirit are we made into one body. This is SYMBOLIZED by the rainbow in the clouds. This is what John saw and signified with a throne, jasper and sardine stone, a rainbow,an emerald, etc.
To say He was received up into a cloud, is to say He was received up into the Father. To say He cometh with clouds, is to say He was successful in bringing many sons unto glory, and it will be revealed. When once the individual comprehends that the Christ is filled with ALL the fullness of God, he or she ceases to search further for a temple. He or she has passed from a seeker to a finder, and thereafter walks in what they have found. He or she is no more a child, tossed to and fro. The failure to see something does not make it null. Jesus, while still in a body like yours, was asked by a disciple, “Show us the Father”. Jesus said, “Have I been with you all this time and you have not known me?” What is in Him, by faith, is also in you.
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
You were reconciled by His death, but you are saved by His very life in you.