“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”
A Glorious Cloud To Return
As we will see in chapter six, “HOW,” Exodus 19:16 typi-
fies the Revelation of God (Christ) on Mount Zion. This cloud
represents the believers of Christ who are in His tabernacle, the
New Jerusalem, and which cloud will cover all of Israel during
the Millennium, beginning on the morning of the third day.
Let’s examine the passages that show this.
The glory of the Lord that covered the mountain at Sinai
looked to the Israelites to be a fire (Exod. 24:18). This is the
same cloud by day and pillar of fire by night that led and pro-
tected the people of Israel (Exod. 13:21; Neh. 9:12). God
commanded a sanctuary to be made so that He could have a
place to dwell (tabernacle) among the Israelites (Exod. 25:8).
Until then, the glorious cloud by day and fire by night was His
In the future, God will once again dwell in a glorious tab-
ernacle. Jerusalem will be a peaceful abode, a tent that will not
be moved (Isa. 33:20). The Lord tells us that in that day (the
Millennial Day, after the fiery judgement of the Tribulation) the
survivors will be recorded among the living (Isa. 4:2-4). He will
again employ a protective, sheltering cloud, as He did during
the wilderness wanderings.
“Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and
over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a
glow of flaming fire by night; over all the glory will be a canopy.