The Treasures of Snow

“Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? Have you seen the treasures of the hail? (Job 38:22).

In the great discourse of God to Job “out of the whirlwind” (Job 38:1), we hear things that astound, amaze and befuddle us in the majesty, splendor and utter greatness of our God. These are treasures of untold value and among these are “the treasures of snow”.

The splendor of snow-capped mountains which provide the water of life to the earth and every living thing therein is a creation of Elohim. The wisdom, ingenuity, and creative genius of God, our Creator, is beyond the human capacity and is reserved to the Majesty on High.

Treasures (Heb): Owtsar: To store, Depository as an armory, cellar, garner, storehouse

As the snow-packed mountains are a continuous depository and provide a continuous supply of fresh water to the earth, so the goodness of God is a storehouse and depository of blessing, refreshing, sustenance, and provision from the life-giving Spirit.

The Treasures of Snow provide us with symbolic language in the Scriptures representing cleanliness (cf. Job 9:30); purity (cf. Psalm 51:7); refreshing (cf. Proverbs 25:13); forgiveness and cleansing (cf. Isaiah 1:18); faithfulness (cf. Jeremiah 18:14); and holiness (cf. Daniel 7:9). What treasures of precious things are represented in these passages and speak to us of the salvation given in the Gospel of Christ.

“The Prophet Isaiah gives us a wonderful description of the cycle of life of seedtime and harvest and the provision for our daily bread: “For as rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not thither, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater” (Isaiah 55:10). The treasures of snow produce and provide at the hand of our Maker the staff of life.

The treasure of faithfulness the snow brings to mankind that never fails to provide its life-giving streams, and the unchangeable nature of snow in its season is a reminder and clear representation of the faithful and unchangeable nature of our God (cf. Malachi 3:6). As the Prophet Jeremiah so eloquently stated, “His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22b-23).

And as the Apostle also said, “For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).

As for holiness, this treasure shows forth in Daniel’s description of the Ancient of Days: “I beheld until the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of Days did sit, whose garment was white as snow and the hair of His head like the pure wool; His throne was like the fiery flame, and His wheels as burning fire” (Daniel 7:9). We behold Him again on the Mount of Transfiguration recorded in the Gospel of Mark: “And His raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow, so as no fuller on earth can whiten them” (Mark 9:3).

Finally, in the Revelation of Christ, the Apostle John tells of his vision: “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. His head and hairs were white like wool, as white as snow, and HIs eyes were as a flame of fire” (Revelation 1:13-14).

Oh, what a depository we have been given by the Spirit of God and have entered the treasures of snow. But, alas, we have only glimpsed dimly the inexhaustible and eternal treasures known only to God that await us in the age to come.

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Antioch Christian Ministries Inc is an Apostolic, Prophetic, Evangelistic and Teaching ministry providing support for the edification of the Body of Christ worldwide. We provide Pastoral prayer, counsel and comfort to those seeking the Lord and coming to Him in their need. We rely on the Holy Spirit for wisdom and guidance in all our words and deeds done in His mighty Name.
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