Come to the Mountain

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads - Revelation 14:1

   In my studies of the book of Revelation, I noticed that the 144,000 were on a mountain with Jesus in an apparent position of safety and protection during the worst part of the tribulation, “The Hour” as described in chapter fourteen. We know that the Philadelphian remnant is the only spiritual condition out of the seven churches that is promised to be kept from “The Hour” – Revelation 3: 10. I felt the Lord prompting me to focus on the significance of the mountain.

     Jesus often went alone into a mountain to pray. Moses communed with God on a mountain. The heights of the mountain represent a place of intimate communion with God; a place where He “hides” His remnant. It is a place of spiritual protection and safety.

     Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger - Zephaniah 2; 3.

     Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. Isaiah 26:20

     When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden - Proverbs 28:12.

     They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones - Psalm 83:3.

     The "hidden ones" in this verse in the Hebrew means to hide, treasure, treasure up. It denotes a meaning of hiding to oneself something of great value. God's hidden ones are His treasure.

     I believe as we begin to enter the dark tunnel of the future that promises days of intensified persecution, there is a place where we can experience the comfort and protection of knowing God more intimately – if we want to.

     Come to the mountain, children, and hide yourself in the Lord. Some of us are already there – some of us need to come running.

Copyright 2010 by H. D. Shively

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