Saturday, November 19, 2011

Where does God live?

Where does God live? Go through these verses to find out...

Psalm 43:3 Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.

Joel 2:1 Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill.Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming.

Joel 3:17  “Then you will know that I, the Lord your God, dwell in Zion, my holy hill. Jerusalem will be holy; never again will foreigners invade her. (Please bare in mind that the original Jerusalem was not the Jerusalem we know today but most likely in Saudi.)

Psalm 3:4 To the LORD I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill. Selah

Micah 4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.

Isaiah 2:2 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD'S house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow into it. 3 Many people shall come and say, 'Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths.' For out of Zion shall go forth the law.

Psalm 46:4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.

Psalm 68: Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.
2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. 5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. 15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan. 16 Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the Lord will dwell in it for ever. 17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place. 26 Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel. 29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.

Exodus 13:21 By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.

Exodus 16:10 While Aaron was speaking to the whole Israelite community, they looked toward the desert, and there was the glory of the LORD appearing in the cloud. (Glory being lava).
Exodus 18:5 And Jethro, Moses' father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:

Exodus 19:16 On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled.

Exodus 19:18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

Exodus 19:20 And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.

Exodus 20:21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.

Exodus 24:16 And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

Exodus 24:17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

The ancients believed gods resided in tall mountains and made the fire and brimstone shows happen. The eruptions were anthropomorphised, so the text says god had white hair to represent smoke, his lips were like a devouring fire to represent the lava, smoke came out of his nostrils, rivers of fire came from before him, noises were due to him being wrathful and vengeful. Lava was the 'glory of god', angels were smoking or steaming vents.

Many ancient clans who camped at the base of tall mountains believed, in time, a god would choose it as his dwelling place. To come across an erupting volcano would have been an awesome experience for them as they believed it was because a god was in residence. That would have encouraged them to camp at the base of it and ritually slaughter animals to appease it, as did the ancient Hebrews.

'His abode', 'Holy Hill', etc were in Jerusalem but not the Jerusalem we know today, so there were two Jerusalems. Where was this original Jerusalem and the volcanic home of Yahweh? Where are there are volcanoes not far from Egypt.....NW Saudi Arabia?
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  1. Exodus 18:5 is missing the final words.

  2. Exodus 34:32 is missing the final part.

  3. Thanks for letting me know Mike. I think there must be a bug on my blog as bits keep going missing, fonts keep changing and text moves about. Very odd. Thanks again :)