THE GLORY OF YAHWEH
Bertrand L. Comparet
You have probably heard or read my material on science in
the Bible, however these lessons did not exhaust the subject. Now I want to
cover some of the electrical science found in the Bible, a number of
incidents have been ridiculed by people who don't understand it. Those who have
accepted these incidents on faith have merely thought of them as some of
Yahweh's mysterious magic. The great God, who originated all scientific
principles, uses His own handiwork according to His own laws.
In Exodus 3:1-12 we read that Moses saw a bush
which was covered with fire, but it wasn't consumed. Yahweh spoke to Moses out
of the flames. People, who like to think they are wise, have ridiculed this idea
of fire, which didn't burn the bush. For many centuries, most of the sailors,
who served on the old tall masted sailing ships, saw such fire when thunder
storms were overhead, they called it St. Elmo's fire. When these flames flared
on the tips of the masts, lightning never struck the ship. It was an electrical
discharge, by which the terrific electrical charge, which the storm had built up
in the ship, was released before it could attract the terrible thunderbolt. The
same great streamers of electrical flame are sometimes seen at the wing tips of
airplanes, when they fly near thunderclouds.
We would naturally expect the presence of Yahweh, who is
the creator and source of all energy, to be manifested in a tremendous charge of
electrical energy, the purest form of energy. Since Yahweh was
standing in the bush, naturally the electrical flames streamed out from His
presence. Yahweh warned Moses not to come close and told him to take off his
By removing the insulation of his shoes, Moses was thus
grounded, so he took on the same electrical potential as the ground on which he
stood. Thus, he was no longer a target for a lightning bolt from the electrical
charge surrounding the bush. This made it safe for Moses to remain and talk with
Yahweh. Call it a miracle if you will, but it was done by natural means.
When Yahweh stood on the crest of Mt. Sinai to give Moses
the law, we read in Exodus chapters 19 & 24, "There were
thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount. * * And the sight of
the glory of Yahweh was like devouring fire on the top of the mount."
Experienced mountain climbers have often been on some peak when a thundercloud
came overhead. The electrical charge on the mountain became so great that the
rocks would hiss and crackle with the discharge of current. The climbers have to
hastily go down to lower levels, lest they be hit by lightning. This, but on a
proportionately greater scale, was what the presence of Yahweh produced on the
crest of Mt. Sinai with lightning and St. Elmo's fire all over the crest.
Exodus 40:34-35 & I Kings 8:10-11 tells
when Moses dedicated the tabernacle in the wilderness during the exodus, and
when Solomon dedicated the first temple in Jerusalem, we read that the glory of
Yahweh filled the tabernacle and the temple so that the priests dared not enter
it. This is the field of unimaginably great electrical energy, which surrounds
the presence of Yahweh.
It is recorded in Revelation 4:2-5 that when the
apostle John was permitted to see Yahweh upon His throne in heaven, he saw that
lightning and thunder came out of the throne. Obviously, this awful electrical
field can be terribly destructive to those who incur Yahweh's wrath. Psalm
50:3 says, "There shall go before Him a consuming fire, and a mighty
tempest shall be stirred round about Him." A tempest is not just a
wind or rainstorm, but an electrical storm.
Leviticus 10:1-2 tells how Nadab and Abihu, son of
Aaron, presumptuously came into the presence of Yahweh in the tabernacle to
offer incense, contrary to Yahweh's commandments. Consequently there went out
fire from Yahweh and devoured them, and they died. In II Samuel chapter 6
we read that when King David ordered the ark of Yahweh brought from the village
of Gibeah to Jerusalem, the ark was put on a cart drawn by oxen. When a rough
place in the road rocked the cart, Uzzah (one of the drivers) put his hand on
the ark to steady it and was struck dead at once. Obviously this was a clear
sign of electrocution. But how did it happen? The Bible gives us a clear and
Those of you, who have built your own radio or hi-fi
sets, know it=s
a device, which can store up a heavy charge of electricity; it is called a
condenser or capacitor. Basically, it is a three-layer sandwich; the two outside
layers are sheets of metal foil, which conducts electricity. The center layer is
some insulating substance such as paper, which will not conduct electricity.
About 150 years ago, at the university of Layden, Germany, scientists discovered
that if you took a glass jar, like the Mason jars your mother used to can fruit,
and lined it with tin foil about half way up the inside and the outside, a heavy
charge of electricity could be stored in it. If you hooked up a battery to three
or four of these Layden jars, they could give you a shock that would knock you
In both the tabernacle in the wilderness and the temple
in Jerusalem, there was an innermost chamber, the holy of holies, in which the
sacred furniture was placed. The priests didn't dare go into this room. Only the
high priest was allowed to enter and even then, he was allowed to go into the
holy of holies only once a year, on the Day of Atonement.
The sacred furniture consisted of
The Ark of the
Covenant. This was a chest about three feet nine inches long, two feet three
inches wide, and two feet three inches deep. On top of this was the golden mercy
A low table, three feet long by 18 inches wide.
The altar for incense.
The golden candlestick.
The two statues of
cherubim angels standing so that their outstretched wings formed a canopy over
the mercy seat. All of these, except the golden candlestick, were made of wood;
all of them were covered with a layer of pure gold, inside and outside.
The Ark of the Covenant, the table and the altar for
incense were each a huge condenser, a layer of dry wood insulation
between two layers of gold. The details are given in Exodus chapters 25-30.
When even a little Layden jar can be charged by a small and weak generator, with
enough electricity to give a nasty shock, consider how powerful a charge would
be accumulated in these huge condensers in the tabernacle or temple, when
charged by the terrific electrical field, which surrounds the presence of
They could discharge a deadly lightning flash at one who
intruded against Yahweh's express commands. The tabernacle had walls made of
gold covered wooden boards. These were mounted in silver sockets, which grounded
them and constantly drained off any electrical charge, which might accumulate in
them. Thus it was made safe for the priest to work in the tabernacle, as long as
they kept out of the holy of holies.
The priests were forbidden to wear garments of any
material except linen, no wool or silk. As nomadic shepherds, the Israelites had
plenty of wool. However, they weren't in any place long enough, during the forty
years of the exodus, to raise flax for linen, so they had to buy linen from
other nations. Animal fibers, such as wool and silk, generate static
electricity. Have you ever walked around on a wool carpet some cold, dry
morning, then reached out to grasp a metal doorknob and received a shock?
If the priests wore wool, they were soon charged with
static electricity, they would become natural targets for the lightning from the
furniture of the tabernacle or temple. However, linen doesn't generate
electricity, so the priests were safe as long as they wore linen. Exodus
chapter 28 gives the rules for the garments the priests wore.
We see that Yahweh who created all things, and made the
laws, which govern them, can use everything He created to carry out all of His
purposes. Yes, He did many miracles. These miracles we cannot duplicate with our
modern science, because we don't have control over the most powerful forces of
nature as He does. There are things we cannot even understand, because our most
modern science still doesn't know enough about how these forces operate.
Many have scoffed at these miracles, because they were
too ignorant to understand how Yahweh can work within His own laws. We are just
coming to realize that nobody is as scientific as Yahweh, our God and Father.