“And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those whom He desired, and they came to Him.”
When Jesus chose His twelve disciples, He first went up the mountain and then called them by name – each one.
You might think that your life is mundane and has no purpose; all it feels like you are doing is getting up in the morning to go to work, pick up kids, wash them, feed your family, and go to bed. Then all of a sudden it’s morning again and the same routine just repeats itself. Monday to Friday, the same routine, week in, week out. You work for month-end to month-end, just to pay the bills.
This routine might get you in a space where you feel like and start believing that you are a nobody!
Do NOT believe the lie of satan that says you are a nobody that is going to achieve nothing and means absolutely zero to anybody! When you are in Christ, you most definitely are a SOMEBODY!!!!
When you gave your life to Christ, you automatically became one of His disciples – and from atop the mountain of God, He is calling your name! This isn’t the CEO of the company that you work for calling you to congratulate you on a job well done; not the President of the country calling you to come and get some advice; not some king of some far of land prompting you to relocate, NO, this is Jesus, God Himself calling you on your first name to come to Him on top of the mountain!
You have been marked by Majesty, by the Creator of the entire universe, the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob, the great I AM… and He is calling you to reign with Him forever from atop the mountain!
I want you to also note that He is not calling you out of pity towards you, He’s not calling you because he feels sorry for you – He desires that you be with Him. He thinks of you as worthy enough to reign as king with Him over His creation for all eternity!
The road up to the mountain where Jesus is calling us to come, is not an easy road – Jesus Himself said on occasion
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter
by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” (Mathew 7:13-14)
Without the Holy Spirit you won’t be able to come up the mountain, for He will strengthen you when you need it; without the Word of God you will stumble, for the Word is a lamp unto thy feet! But know that you are more than capable to climb this mountain because of Christ that lives inside of you – because the Word teaches us “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Mathew 19:26)
King David also sought this road that leads up to the mountain of God, and this is what He found:
“A Psalm of David. O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on Your holy hill (Mountain)?
He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart;
who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the LORD; who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.
It is up in the mountain where you will learn about God and where His glory will fill every part of your being to the extend where even the most mundane of tasks becomes a glory filled event through which God will shine on you and through you and touch the people around you with the life giving light that shines from the face of the person who is in total adoration of the King that’s on top of the mountain!!
When Moses went up the mountain, he spent 40 days the first time and then another 40 days just soaking up the presence and the glory of God. We read that God gave Moses the ten commandments and showed him the tabernacle that must be built with all its artifacts, including the Ark of the Covenant with the mercy seat – (which we later learn in Scripture is all a reflection of Christ Jesus and God’s salvation plan for all mankind through Jesus, the Lamb of God), all while Moses was on top of the mountain.
When Moses came down from the mountain, his face was shining with the glory of God that they had to put a veil over his head! When you spent time with God, His glory will also shine through your eyes and in everything you do, whether important or mundane, will shine with the glory of the LORD!
This is where Christ is calling you and me to come; into the presence of the glory of the LORD – we will receive revelations which will bring meaning to our lives. Our destiny, to reign forever with Him, will be revealed to us on top of the mountain.
Join me then, as we embark to enter by the narrow gate and follow the footpath given us in Psalm 15 and let us be filled with the glory of the LORD when we enter into His Majestic presence on top of the mountain!
ABBA Father, thank You for calling my name! Who am I that You would know my name! I’m in absolute awe of You, my Lord and my God. You called me to come up to the mountain where You are because You desire to be with me, and now I will answer by walking the narrow road set out in Psalm 15 towards You on Your mountain , for I also desire to be with You. All I pray for is strength, courage and wisdom as I walk up this narrow road towards You. This I pray in the Name above all names, the only Name through which I’m saved – the Name of Jesus Christ, the risen Son of the only living God.