The Symbol of Clouds in

Scripture

What Do Clouds Symbolize In Scripture?

Date: 

2019

Author:  

Pamela Austen

Clouds symbolize God's power to hide the truth that only faith can attain. 

 

  • Proverbs 25:2 says: "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter. . . "  Clouds and Spiritual Concealment.

Jesus was taken up into the clouds; we see him now through faith.  Clouds also symbolize God sending blindness so that he can build our faith in him. 

 

  • Jesus said to Thomas in John 20:29, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."  Clouds and Faith.

A city that is being judged is said in Scripture to be under a cloud. 

God causes blindness and confusion so that they cannot find their way out of the danger and save themselves. But it is by faith that some of us know that God is behind the calamity due to pervasive sin. 

  • For instance, in Isaiah 19, it begins, "See, the Lord rides on a swift cloud," but it continues to describe Egypt's confusion and blindness, as brother fights against brother, and neighbor against neighbor, and they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead, the mediums and the spiritists.  Then God says, "How can you say to Pharaoh, 'I am one of the wise men, a disciple of the ancient kings?' Where are your wise men now?" And, "The Lord has poured into them a spirit of dizziness; they made Egypt stagger in all that she does, as a drunk staggers in his vomit."  Clouds and Judgment

Rain comes down from clouds, and though rain is the symbol of blessings from God, the clouds, for a short time, hide the light of the sun, moon, and stars. 

 

  • By faith, we know that light is still behind the clouds, and we know by faith that God is behind the blessing.  Clouds and Blessing. 

So clouds symbolize God sending blindness that only faith can see through.

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Published by Pamela Ayn Austen

Entirely Jesus Editor and Writer Pamela Austen has been writing compiling and publishing Christian books for Entirely Jesus since 2010.  She is a Protestant, born-again Christian, having given her life to Jesus in August of 1987, and she's been diligently studying Scripture every day since then.  Pamela lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, and she is active daily in writing articles and building books that take the Gospel to the world, so that all who believe in Jesus may be saved.   

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