The first coordinate is in each set of 4 is time, so it’s actually (t, x, y, z). In the example you posted, t is the number of seconds after the specified epoch that the waypoint exists.
You can also use cartographicRadians or cartographicDegrees, but they would still be specified as (t, lon, lat, alt).
If you want to draw a route that is not time-dynamic (i.e. just a static line) you can use the
polyline CZML object instead; which has a list of x/y/z positions without time.