Come to Jesus on a Mountain

Israel’s journey to Mt. Sinai depicts our Christian journey to a spiritual mountain. After some time at Mt. Sinai, Israel received the vision of the tabernacle, God’s dwelling place. At our mountain we see the vision of New Jerusalem, God’s eternal dwelling place.

New JerusalemThe Lord Jesus presented the reality of the kingdom of the heavens on a mountain (Matt. 5–7). Three disciples saw His transfiguration, “the Son of Man coming in His kingdom” on a mountain (Matt. 16:28-17:13). This brief time was a foreshadowing of the millennial kingdom which leads into the eternal kingdom of New Jerusalem.

The Lord’s words concerning the course of this age and His coming again were spoken on a mountain (Matt. 24:3). His sending of the disciples to proclaim the gospel to all the nations was also accomplished on a mountain (Matt. 28:16). Then they saw His ascension from the mount of Olives (Acts 1:9-12).

These events present the need for being on a mountain for key spiritual experiences, including the vision of New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:9-10). How do we get there? We pray and our prayer brings us to the Lord. As long as we are with Him, when He is on the mountain, we will be there too. (And when He is beside the sea to gospelize, we will be there with Him.) Our need is to come to Him. “His disciples came to Him” (Matt. 5:1).

Lord, draw me daily. Stir me to come to You all the time so that I may receive Your speaking. Lord, make me a Mary, one who sits are Your feet and listens to Your word (Luke 10:39). Lord, draw me until You can show New Jerusalem to me.

Andrea’s post about the heavenly vision.

Photo courtesy of pdphoto.org.

 

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  1. Edgar

     /  September 4, 2015

    Amen! Draw us Lord always to be with You!

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