Close Encounters of the Bible Kind Part 6

Face to Face 
(Continued)

Joshua 
A Captain Of Yhovah’s Army
5:13
  And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?  14   And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face  to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
            Joshua is confronted by a high ranking member of the Army of Yhovah hovering over him.  

Judges
Gideon Sees an Angel  Face to Face
 6:22 And when Gideon perceived that he was an angel of the LORD, Gideon said, Alas, O LORD God! for because I have seen an angel of the LORD face to face.

An Angel Appears
13:3 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.

Manoah and His Wife Saw God
13:22. And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.

1 Chronicles
Hovering Angel
21:16
  And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the Lord stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders of Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.
            An angel is floating in the sky.

2 Chronicles 
All Jerusalem Before the Lord
20:18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping the LORD.

Ezekiel 
Ezekiel Sees God1: 26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. 27. And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. 28. As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.10:2 And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub, and fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight.
The Lord Pleads with Ezekiel
20:35
And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. 36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD.

A Copper Being
40:3
  And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the\gate.
            Ezekiel encounters a man who appeared as copper colored metal.

A Man Appears
43:6  
And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me.
            A being appears beside Ezekiel.

Daniel
Appearance Of A Man
8:15  And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.
            A being that looked like a man appears before Daniel.

A Golden Being
10:5  Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:  6 His body also was like the Beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
            A being dressed in linen and gold appears.  Girded = dressed. 

Jonah 
Jonah in the Presence of the Lord
1:3 
But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.

Matthew  

Angelic Desert Rescue 
4:11 
 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
            The angels tend to Jesus. But, where did they come from?  See  Luke 22:43

A Glaring White Angel Descends 
28:2  
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.  3  His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:    4  And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
            A great, shining angel, dressed in pure white clothing, descends from the sky. 

Luke

Angel And Bright Lights
2:8   And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.   9  And,   lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the  Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  10  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger
            An angel of Yhovah came over shepherds in the field and the area around them became brightly illuminated.

The Transfiguration And Bright Lights
9:28   And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into  a mountain to pray.  29  And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.  30  And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:  31  Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.32  But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.  33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.  
            The transfiguration is the account of an aerial visitation to Jesus by two beings that discuss the coming crucifixion.

Acts

A Man In Radiant Clothing
10:30  And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,
            A man in radiant clothing suddenly appears. 

Revelation 

Jesus As An Elohiym
1:13
  And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 
            John is seeing Jesus in his true appearance.  There seems to be no reason why John is allowed to see him while such a look would have killed Moses.  The Holy Spirit, which John received at Pentecost, must provide immunity that a normal human does not possess.

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