Time on the Mountain with the Lord

Israel journeyed from Egypt to Mt. Sinai where God gave a vision of the tabernacle, His dwelling place. Likewise, we have a spiritual journey with many experiences of Christ to get to a high mountain to see New Jerusalem, God’s eternal dwelling place.

In preparation for such a vision, we need forgiveness by the redeeming blood of Christ and we also need to be one with Christ as our burnt offering, absolute for God’s interests. The people who enter into these steps (Exo. 24:3-8) are then ready to go up the mountain (Exo. 24:9-18).

New JerusalemExodus 24:15-16, 18 say, “And Moses went up to the top of the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. And the glory of Jehovah settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days; and on the seventh day He called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud and went up on the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.”

To receive a full vision, we need to be at the top of the mountain. This is far above our earthly cares and the worldly attractions. Spiritually, this does not mean that we ignore earthly needs but that they do not dominate us and we have times when we put them all aside to be with the Lord.

To receive a full vision, we also need to be in the glory of the Lord. This requires us to turn our heart to the Lord and to exercise our spirit (2 Cor. 3:16-18). By this we can “enter into the cloud of glory” which cuts off our view of everything else.

To receive a full vision, we moreover need much time with the Lord, as Moses had. How much time every day and when during the day are between us and the Lord. Let us give ourselves to have such time that we may see New Jerusalem.

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  1. Moses and the children of Israel had to go to Mount Sinai to be in the glory of the Lord. We, the New Testament believers are so blessed because we do not have to travel to any mountain to meet the glory of the Lord. We just have to turn our heart to the Spirit indwelling our spirit wherever we are and whenever we so wish. The more we exercise our spirit and remain in our mingled spirit the more the veils will be lifted and the more we will experience and enter into and enjoy the glory of God. Christ is the embodiment of God and He is the life- giving Spirit in our spirit.


  2. Edgar

     /  August 26, 2015



  3. Grace

     /  August 28, 2015

    Amen! and the cloud covered the mountain.. Amen LORD.


    • In recent days I have been wondering if one purpose of the cloud is to block our view of things below so that all we can see are the heavenly things on the mountain.


  4. Grace

     /  August 28, 2015

    WoW Amen our God is Awesome.. and also recently enjoying how we need to journey to remain on the high mountain for “the cloud covered the mountain”! we need the cloud, His Presence, where we can see &receiving His overshadowing us in these glorious days.


    • Thanks for the word “overshadowing” – a good reminder of the three disciples on the mountain who got into a cloud and were told to hear Jesus only.


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