Monday 10th February, 2014
For thus saith the high and lofty One
that inhabiteth eternity, whose name
is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy
place, with him also that is of a
contrite and humble spirit, to revive
the spirit of the humble, and to
revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Isaiah 57:15
28:1-30:17; Psalm 35
Read: 1 Kings 18:17-19
17 And it came to pass, when Ahab
saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him,
Art thou he that troubleth Israel?
18 And he answered, I have not
troubled Israel; but thou, and thy
father’s house, in that ye have
forsaken the commandments of the
LORD, and thou hast followed
19 Now therefore send, and gather to
me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and
the prophets of Baal four hundred
and fifty, and the prophets of the
groves four hundred, which eat at
Jezebel’s table.
Though mountains are usually
regarded as symbols of problems,
obstacles and obstructions to
progress, they can also be a place for
great achievements. Elijah set the
stage for an explosive encounter with
top agents of the devil on Mount
Carmel. He brought down revival and
God was glorified on this mountain.
A mountain can have good or positive
uses. In Exodus 17:10-13, Moses
demonstrated that a mountain can be
a suitable place to direct battles. As
you get on the mountain with God,
every battle of life confronting you
shall be crushed just as the
Amalekites were routed and crushed
before Israel while Moses was on the
mountain. The mountain top is a
place of loneliness, because when
you really want to be intimate with
God, it can only be you and God
alone. The glory that accompanies
being with God however makes it
worth the price. With glory from the
mountain top, your next contact with
men in troubling situations is bound
to deliver a solution. The episode
described in Matthew 14:22-32
clearly reveals that Jesus Christ was
able to bring respite to the disciples’
nasty experience of being tossed
about by a terrible storm on the Sea
of Galilee after spending some time
with His father on the mountain.
The most important thing about the
mountain top is that it is a place of
answered prayers. Miracles happen
there, as well as incredible things
that would build the faith of
unbelievers and bring down revival
among the people of God. The
unrepentant enemies of God meet
their waterloo on the mountain, just
like it happened in the case of Elijah
(1 Kings 18:36-40). It should be
realised however, that before these
wonderful experiences can occur,
there must be preparation in terms
of separation, and a decision to serve
God and Him alone is a necessity.
Getting to the mountain top is by
divine selection; Jesus took only three
out of twelve disciples along with
Him to the Mount of Transfiguration
(Matthew 17:1-2). Jesus led the three
of them, thus showing that God
would lead anyone up there who is
meek, humble, gentle and peaceful
(Psalm 25:9, Isaiah 57:15). Note also
that He led them; He did not carry
them, meaning that such individuals
must be willing to pay the price,
because climbing requires effort. As
you desire the mountain top
experience, may the grace to pay the
price be given to you in Jesus’ Name.
Finally, remember that you must
have clean hands and a pure heart to
access the mountain top of God
(Psalm 24:3-4). There is no room for
fraudulent and dishonest
imaginations at the mountain top.
Prayer Point:
Pray that God will grant you the
essential qualities required for
mountain top experiences.

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