Verses 34-38 “34Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
35And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
36And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys:
37But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.
38For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.”
The shekinah glory cloud filled the tabernacle to prove that God was with His people. This glory of God had been with the Israelites since the day that they left Egypt. It was God, guiding them and giving them courage. It would be with them throughout their 40 years in the wilderness. However, God’s special presence and blessing is always linked to the obedience of God’s people. The disobedience of a church, or of an individual life, may cause the glory to depart (see I Sam.4:21-22). This same glory of God will fill the New Jerusalem when it is established on the New Earth, and the Lord Jesus will dwell with His people forever and forever ( see Rev.21: 10,11,22,23). Amen!