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R3 Alliance Online Prayer, FIVE MOUNTAINS OF MEANING, November 15, 2017

R3 Alliance Online Prayer, FIVE MOUNTAINS OF MEANING, November 15, 2017

Exodus 20:18, 20 NASB

All the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and THE MOUNTAIN smoking; Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid.  FOR GOD HAS COME IN ORDER TO TEST YOU, and in order that the fear of Him may remain in you, so that you do not sin.

 

Introduction:

The Prophet Isaiah wrote “How beautiful UPON THE MOUNTAINS are the feet of them that bring good news…” (Is. 52:7).  Mountains, physical and spiritual, are raised throughout Scripture.  After a due diligence study to show ourselves approved to God we learn that these specific monuments represent significant meaning with practical applications.  We observe that, not only do the mountains represent some attributes of God Himself, but likewise stand as a reflection of things in us.  Abraham ascended Moriah to worship God by offering his one and only son, Isaac.  Not only was this a prophetic picture of John 3:16, Moriah represents the place of testing to pass through to possess something greater promised to Abraham.  The Hebrew children circled Mt. Sinai, a.k.a., Horeb for 40 years when the actual journey to the promise land was only 11 days away.  Sinai represented the character that was in the people and what must be circumcised not circled around before moving forward.  Then there’s Mt. Carmel, Mt. Zion, the Mount of Olives, and Golgotha and the Sermon on the Mount and others.  Today we press in to take hold of the mystery of the mountains and how we can rightly divide the word of truth displayed in their majesty.  We will unlock the secrets to be mined beneath their peaks and valleys.

Mountains in the Bible have different roles and meanings.  Some you ascend and stand on, some you speak to to remove, others you turn north to stop going around the same ascended thing year after year.  In the case of Sinai, God was revealing that they could, on the one hand, have Him as their own, yet they rejected His offer requesting that He speak to them through Moses because of their unbelief and rebellion.  On the other hand, they needed to have the mountain in them laid to waste, because to possess the Promised Land given them they would have to possess the land within them too.  This is because taking possession of the land would not be automatic nor easy, in that, there were enemy inhabitants and giants occupying the land.  If you don’t turn north away from the cyclical patterns of past failures and desolate the mountains in you, you’ll never be ready to face the giants in the Promised Land!

As we learn from nautical navigation the North Star is the truest ancient means of knowing where you are and how to get where you are going.  We understand that a compass uses North to confirm where you are going.  It is in our turning north in prayer and extracting from the Five Mountains of Meaning and their tests that we identify who we are, where we are, and lay waste to barriers, hindrances, and entanglements in our hearts! This is to fully take hold of that which has taken hold of us.  The mountains identify us before we identify them.  The hope and expectation we have is to be those of whom it is written: How beautiful UPON THE MOUNTAINS are the feet of them…”, who stand in victory on the mountains of meaning, living with hinds feet on high places, having an elevated perspective above the common man to scan yesterday and see a vision of tomorrow and understand.

Either we fall on these mountains and be broken or these mountains will fall on us and grind us to powder.  Only those who have their feet beautified standing upon the mountains can go out with joy and be led forth with peace and carry the Good News to the lost, lonely, and broken.

Today we pray into Five Mountains of Testing:

  1. Mount Moriah: The Test of FAITH and OBEDIENCE
  2. Mount Sinai: The Test of AWE and AUTHORITY
  3. Mount Zion: The Test of PURITY and PROMISE
  4. Mount Olivet: The Test of ADVERSITY and PERSECUTION
  5. Mount Golgotha: The Test of REDEMPTION and RENEWAL

 


  1. Mount Moriah: The Test of FAITH and OBEDIENCE                  

Genesis 22:2 NASB

 “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of MORIAH,

and offer him there as a burnt offering on ONE OF THE MOUNTAINS of which I will tell you.”

 

James 2:21-22 NASB

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected.

 

General Direction:  Moriah means: the possession of something permanent. Moriah was the MOUNT where God tested Abraham.  God will test us for the most prized possessions we have, even those given to us by Him; where we learn to, like Elijah, hear God’s still small voice while surrounded by the adversity of winds, the distress of earthquakes, and fiery persecutions; where we will, like Solomon, offer God a loyal heart, willing mind, and fully obey Him in building a temple after His exact specifications.

 

Scriptures:

  • Now Solomon began to build the house of the Lordat Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. –2 Chron. 3:1 NKJV
  • 24 Then the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God with that which costs me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. –2 Sam. 24:24 NKJV
  • “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.—1 Chron. 28:9 NKJV
  • Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. –Heb. 11:1, 6 NIV
  • During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.So though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered –Heb. 5:7-8 NIV
  • 10 That is why I was angry with that generation; I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways.’ 11 So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ” 12 See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 14 We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end. 15 As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” –Heb. 3:10-15 NIV
  • Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. –1 Jn. 2:3-6 NKJV
  • 15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that isin the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. –1 Jn. 2:15-17 NKJV
  • 24 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. –1 Jn. 3:24 NKJV
  • By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? –1 Jn. 5:2-5 NKJV
  • 12 “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes which I command you today for your good? –Deut. 10:12-13 NKJV
  • 22 So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being” –1 Sam. 15:22-23 NKJV
  • 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. –Mt. 7:21 NKJV
  • 50 For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” –Mt. 12:50 NKJV
  • 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. –Jn. 4:34 NKJV
  • 17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.” 19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. –Jn. 5:17, 19
  • 31 But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here. –Jn. 14:31 NKJV
  • 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. –Jn. 15:10 NKJV
  • “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God: –Deut. 28:1-2 NKJV
  • 19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; 20 that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.” –Deut. 30:19-20 NKJV
  • 5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. –Ex. 19:5 NKJV
  • 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it,and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. –Jm. 1:25 NKJV
  • 24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: –Mt. 7:24 NKJV
  • 11 Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.  18 Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” –1 Kgs. 19:11-12, 18 NKJV

 

 

Prayer Points: Explanation RE: “Four Generations”: The Bible refers to visiting the iniquities of the fathers to the third and fourth generations; this means the generations of those that are most likely alive of any one point in time.  Grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren.  Our endeavor is to span four generations by praying for the older to finish well and the younger to carry the torch forward.

  • For this generation to understand God will eventually demand “our Isaac’s (that which He gave us that gives us joy), not because He is trying to take away something, but because He is offering us something greater and a more permanent possession.
  • For this generation to learn that God will test you to reveal what is in you and that He is testing NOT to see what you know but if you know what He has been teaching you.
  • For the Elijah Generation to learn to tune in Abba’s voice in the midst of winds of adversity, earthquakes of distress, and fiery storms and listen to the still small voice.
  • For this generation to have a mind of wisdom in building God’s temple today (i.e. our bodies as Christ’s church) and to have the heart of David for this generation to do whatever God asks and finish their purpose for being born at this time of prophetic history.
  • For this generation to master that “learned obedience is perfected love” and as sons and daughters we are being perfected as we learn to obey God’s voice and word.
  • For this generation to realize that faith and obedience will be required at every level of maturity and fruitfulness.
  • For this generation to cease from listening to false teachers, liberal prophets and professors, and ungodly politicians who are leading their minds astray and dividing them.
  • For this generation to understand the concept of “how beautiful are the mountains are the feet of them “ who learn to stand the tests that come and walk being leading the Spirit into a lost, lonely , broken world with Good News.
  • To be ambassadors of deliverance and freedom for those addicted to drugs and alcohol.

 

 

  1. Mount SINAI: The Test of AWE and AUTHORITY            

Deuteronomy 2:6 NLT

You have been wandering around THIS MOUNTAIN long enough; turn north.

 

Exodus 20:20 Amplified

God has come to prove you, so that the [REVERENTIAL] FEAR OF HIM may be before you, that you may not sin.

 

General Direction: Sinai/Horeb means “to lay waste or desolate; which came to be known as “the mountain of God; the mountain represented both God’s character of testing and the people’s character in fearing the Lord and obeying His command’s and voice; it is symbolized by circumcision of the heart and worshiping in awe and submission of God’s authority as a consuming fire.

 

Scriptures:

  • 19 Your wickedness will punish you;your backsliding will rebuke you. Consider then and realize how evil and bitter it is for you when you forsake the Lord your God and have no awe of me,” declares the Lord, the Lord –Jer. 2:19 NIV
  • 18 Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. 19 Then they said to Moses, “You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.” 20 And Moses said to the people, “Do not fear; for God has come to test you, and that His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin.” 21 So the people stood afar off, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was. –Ex. 20:18-21 NKJV
  • 16 Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.—Ex. 19:16 NKJV
  • 4 And he received the gold from their hand, and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a molded calf. Then they said, “This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!” 6 Then they rose early on the next day, offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 7 And the Lord said to Moses, “Go, get down! For your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves.  9 And the Lord said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and indeed it is a stiff-necked people!  25 Now when Moses saw that the people were unrestrained (for Aaron had not restrained them, to their shame among their enemies), 26 then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, “Whoever is on the Lord’s side—come to me!” And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him. –Ex. 32:4, 6-7, 9, 25-26 NKJV
  • 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,29 for our “God is a consuming fire.” –Heb. 12:28-29 NIV
  • 2 It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb by way of Mount Seir to Kadesh Barnea. 3 Now it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spoke to the children of Israel according to all that the Lord had given him as commandments to them…6 “The Lord our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying: ‘You have dwelt long enough at this mountain. 8 See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which the Lord swore to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—to give to them and their descendants after them.’  10 The Lord your God has multiplied you, and here you are today, as the stars of heaven in multitude. 11 May the Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times more numerous than you are, and bless you as He has promised you!  21 Look, the Lord your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as the Lord God of your fathers has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged.’—Deut. 1:2-3, 6, 8, 10-11, 21 NKJV
  • 25 In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. –Jdg. 21:25 NKJV
  • 10 For forty years I was grieved with that generation,and said, ‘It is a people who go astray in their hearts, And they do not know My ways.’ 11 So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’” –Ps. 95:10-11 NKJV
  • “At the END OF FORTY DAYS they returned exploring the land.” –Num. 13:25-31 NKJV
  • 30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” 32 And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. 33 There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” –Num. 13:30-33 NKJV
  • 6 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people who were men of war, who came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they did not obey the voice of the Lord—to whom the Lord swore that He would not show them the land which the Lordhad sworn to their fathers that He would give us, “a land flowing with milk and honey.” 7 Then Joshua circumcised their sons whom He raised up in their place; for they were uncircumcised, because they had not been circumcised on the way. –Josh. 5:6-7 NKJV
  • They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way; They found no city to dwell in. –Ps. 107:4 NKJV
  • 12 Then they believed His words; They sang His praise. 13 They soon forgot His works; They did not wait for His counsel, 14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, And tested God in the desert. 15 And He gave them their request, But sent leanness into their soul. –Ps. 106:12-15 NKJV
  • 6 So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts.
    7 ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’” – Zech. 4:6-7 NKJV
  • 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.  25 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. –Mk. 11:23-25 NKJV
  • 26 and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.” –Ex. 15:26 NKJV

Prayer Points: Explanation RE: “Four Generations”: The Bible refers to visiting the iniquities of the fathers to the third and fourth generations; this means the generations of those that are most likely alive of any one point in time.  Grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren.  Our endeavor is to span four generations by praying for the older to finish well and the younger to carry the torch forward.

  • For all four generations of this moment in history to grasp the meaning of the mountains placed before us –that they represent where our character needs to be refined and proven; that as Sinai means “to lay waste or desolate” God is seeking to remove the mountains inside of us that keep us from the Land of Promise.
  • For today’s generation to comprehend that God will bring us to Sinai to test us to examine whether we have genuine awe and reverence of who He is and that we have developed a holy hatred of sin and that which grieves the Holy Spirit.
  • For today’s generation to understand the symbolism of circumcision around the mountain and that God was searching for a generation that would circumcise their hearts (remove the fleshly, carnal desires and attitudes) that keep them going around the same mountains again and again.
  • For today’s generation to learn to speak to the mountains that are standing in the way, the ones we have allowed or the enemy has placed, and realize that no one else can speak to our individual mountains—God’s word must be in our mouth to declare by faith.
  • For the four generations to repent of rebellion and sedition against God’s structured authority in this age and to understand the essential function of recognition of divine authority and the absolute necessity of submission and surrendering all.
  • For this generation have prophetic knowledge and personal vision that Sinai represents that God seeks Relationship not religion.
  • For the four generations to understand the concept of “turning north” meaning turn to God, turn to the True North of heaven, turn toward a higher plain for the heavenly prize in Christ Jesus.
  • For this generation to proclaim the Good News and be peacemakers on campuses and universities where division, tribalism, and stopping “free speech” is occurring.

 

 

  1. Mount ZION: The Test of PURITY and PROMISE             

Psalm 24:3-6 Amplified

Who may ascend onto the MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD?  And who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to what is false,
Nor has sworn [oaths] deceitfully. He shall receive a blessing from the Lord,
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.

THIS IS THE GENERATION of those who seek Him.  Who seek Your face O God of Jacob.  Selah

 

Isaiah 25:6 NIV

On THIS MOUNTAIN the Lord Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.

 

General Direction: Zion represents the dwelling place, the praises, and the promises of God; it is the mountain of Jerusalem; the city of David which is the pinnacle of God’s praise; Zion became the spiritual mountain of the church as the shining city on a hill who militantly advances the kingdom and triumphantly wins the cause of Christ.

 

Scriptures:

  • 22 But if you say to me, ‘We trust in the Lord our God,’ is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, ‘You shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem’?”’  –2 Kgs. 18-22 NKJV
  • 3 And he did what was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father David had done.4 He removed the high places and broke the sacred pillars, cut down the wooden image and broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made; for until those days the children of Israel burned incense to it, and called it Nehushtan. –2 Kgs 18:3-4 NKJV
  • For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, And her salvation as a lamp that burns. —Is. 62:1 NKJV
  • Praise is awaiting You, O God, in Zion; And to You the vow shall be performed. 4 Blessed is the man You choose, And cause to approach You, That he may dwell in Your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Of Your holy temple. –Is. 65:1, 4 NKJV
  • 33 As it is written:“Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense, And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” –Rom. 9:33 NKJV
  • 26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:“The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; –Rom. 11:26 NKJV
  • 7 Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion (that is, the City of David). –2 Sam. 5:7 NKJV
  • 6 “Yet I have set My KingOn My holy hill of Zion.” –Ps. 2:6 NKJV
  • 11 Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion! Declare His deeds among the people. 14 That I may tell of all Your praise In the gates of the daughter of Zion. I will rejoice in Your salvation. –Ps. 9:11, 14 NKJV
  • 2 May He send you help from the sanctuary, And strengthen you out of Zion; 3 May He remember all your offerings, And accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah 4 May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose. 5 We will rejoice in your salvation, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions. 6 Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand. 7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. –Ps. 20:2-7 NKJV
  • Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised In the city of our God,In His holy mountain.2 Beautiful in elevation,The joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north, The city of the great King. 11 Let Mount Zion rejoice, Let the daughters of Judah be glad, Because of Your judgments. 14 For this is God, Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide Even to death. –Ps. 48:1-2, 11, 14 NKJV
  • Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth. –Ps. 50:2 NKJV
  • 16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise. 18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, With burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar. –Ps. 51:16-19 NKJV
  • 35 For God will save Zion And build the cities of Judah, That they may dwell there and possess it. 36 Also, the descendants of His servants shall inherit it, And those who love His name shall dwell in it. –Ps. 69:35-36 NKJV
  • 4 Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;They will still be praising You. Selah 5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca,They make it a spring;The rain also covers it with pools.7 They go from strength to strength;Each one appears before God in Zion. 11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly. 12 O Lord of hosts, Blessed is the man who trusts in You!–Ps. 84:4-7, 11-12 NKJV
  • The Lord is great in Zion, And He is high above all the peoples. –Ps. 99:2 NKJV
  • 16 For the Lord shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory. 17 He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, And shall not despise their prayer. 18 This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the Lord. 19 For He looked down from the height of His sanctuary; From heaven the Lord viewed the earth, 20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner, To release those appointed to death, 21 To declare the name of the Lord in Zion, And His praise in Jerusalem, –Ps. 102:16-21 NKJV
  • When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream. 2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” 3 The Lord has done great things for us, And we are glad. –Ps. 126:1-3 NKJV
  • 5 Let all those who hate ZionBe put to shame and turned back. –Ps. 129:5 NKJV
  • 13 For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place: 14 “This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it. –Ps. 132:13-14 NKJV
  • 2 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the Lord’s house Shall be established on the top of the mountains,And shall be exalted above the hills;And all nations shall flow to it.3 Many people shall come and say,“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. –Is. 2:2-3 NKJV
  • For the Lord will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the Lord; Joy and gladness will be found in it, Thanksgiving and the voice of melody.  11 So the ransomed of the Lord shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness; Sorrow and sighing shall flee away. –Is. 51:3, 11 NKJV
  • Awake, awake!Put on your strength, O Zion; Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean Shall no longer come to you. 2 Shake yourself from the dust, arise; Sit down, O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion! 7 How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” 8 Your watchmen shall lift up their voices, With their voices they shall sing together; For they shall see eye to eye When the Lord brings back Zion. –Is. 52:1-2, 7-8 NKJV
  • 20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” Says the Lord. –Is. 59:20 NKJV
  • 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly; –Joel 2:15 NKJV
  • 16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:“Do not fear; Zion, let not your hands be weak. 17 The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” –Zeph. 3:16-17 NKJV
  • 2 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘I am zealous for Zion with great zeal; With great fervor I am zealous for her.’ –Zech. 8:2 NKJV
  • 9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey. –Zech. 9:9 NKJV

 

Prayer Points: Explanation RE: “Four Generations”: The Bible refers to visiting the iniquities of the fathers to the third and fourth generations; this means the generations of those that are most likely alive of any one point in time.  Grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren.  Our endeavor is to span four generations by praying for the older to finish well and the younger to carry the torch forward.

  • Millennials and Gen Y’s to learn that seeing God as He is requires a pure heart with worship in spirit and in truth; that God is a “consuming fire” and will not entertain “strange fire” but consumes only offerings from altars of obedience and sacrifice in love.
  • For this generation to grasp what “Zion” represents to them, that God will beautify with salvation and prove radiant those who stand in Mt. Zion.
  • For Millennials/Gen Y to understand that God dwells in Zion spiritually and it is there that we determine how big is the throne of worship we build Him to inhabit our praises from on high.
  • For this generation to comprehend that the church was grafted into the vine of Israel and as covenant people we cannot stand on His holy hill without washing our hands of iniquity in lawless works and cleansing our hearts of ulterior motives and idolatrous intentions.
  • For this generation to turn the tide of loss in observing many in this generation turning toward agnosticism, atheism, or secular humanism.
  • For these generations to ascend the hill of the Lord and declare and decree that ALL THE PROMISES of God are “Yes” and “Amen” for them.
  • For Millennial and Gen Y’s to arise and shine as a city on a hill that gives light to the lost, hope for the hopeless, and help to the helpless.

 

 

  1. Mount of OLIVES: The Test of ADVERSITY and PERSECUTION 

 

Matthew 24:3-4, 13, 35, 42. 46 NKJV

3 Now as He sat on the MOUNT OF OLIVES, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”  4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.  13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.  42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.  46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing.

 

Acts 1:12-14 NKJV

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the MOUNT called OLIVET, which is near Jerusalem…

they went up into the upper roomThese all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication

 

General Direction: Olivet represents a place of revelation or illumination; it is a higher plain of yielding; light or as a torch in darkness; it is the hill where the pressed oil is ignited and illuminated for those who will see and a beacon for those seeking from afar in the darkness.

 

Scriptures:

  • 14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. –Mt. 5:14-16 NKJV
  • 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord…–Jer. 29:11-14a NKJV
  • 22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! –Mt. 6:22-23 NKJV
  • 27 “Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. –Mt. 10:27 NKJV
  • 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. –Jn. 3:19-20 NKJV
  • 12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” –Jn. 8:12 NKJV
  • 35 Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and was hidden from them. –Jn. 12:35-36 NKJV
  • 46 I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. –Jn. 12:46 NKJV
  • 47 For so the Lord has commanded us:‘I have set you as a light to the Gentiles, That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.’” –Acts 13:47 NKJV
  • 6 Indeed He says,‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob,And to restore the preserved ones of Israel;I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.’” –Is. 49:6 NKJV
  • 18 to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’ –Acts 26:18 NKJV
  • For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14 Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.” 15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. –Eph. 5:8-17 NKJV
  • 9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; –1 Pet. 2:9 NKJV
  • 5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.–1 Jn. 1:5, 7 NKJV
  • 8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. –1 Jn. 2:8-10 NKJV
  • 32 A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.” –Lk. 2:32 NKJV
  • They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed. –Ps. 34:5 NKJV
  • 18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law. –Pro. 29:18 NKJV
  • 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. –Ps. 119:105 NKJV
  • 23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life…–Pro. 6:23 NASB
  • 18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day. –Pro. 4: 18 NASB
  • The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? –Ps. 27:21 NKJV
  • 9 For with You is the fountain of life;In Your light we see light. –Ps. 36:9 NKJV
  • 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. –Jn. 1:4-5, 9 NKJV

 

Prayer Points: Explanation RE: “Four Generations”: The Bible refers to visiting the iniquities of the fathers to the third and fourth generations; this means the generations of those that are most likely alive of any one point in time.  Grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren.  Our endeavor is to span four generations by praying for the older to finish well and the younger to carry the torch forward.

  • For the foundations of generations to be restored and realize that all of us must ascend our Mount of Olives to have our hearts broken with that which breaks the Father’s heart and out of the olive press comes oil to sooth and heal the heart of the generations of today.
  • For generations to realize that even Jesus could not go around the “olive press” of placing His will in the Father’s hands. (See Is. 53:10) It pleased the Lord to crush Him.
  • For these generations to understand that prophecy warns us of perilous and dark times and that only at Mt. Olivet can we find the Light of the world and in His light we see light.
  • For the righteous generation to reverse the curse of fatherlessness, orphaned hearts, and adult children who exist in a state of identity loss and confusion (i.e. gender confusion and sexual fluidity).
  • For the godly and holy of today’s generations to confront and call out the ungodly claim of self-entitlement and social exclusivity and call down the heavenly promise of hope and a future to blessings selflessness and the inheritance of those who live by laying down their lives as living sacrifices to God.
  • For this generation to allow Holy Spirit to press out the oil of gladness and fresh anointing to go in God’s lamp to light up our world.
  • For these generations master the power of ascending Mt. Olivet to “watch and pray” because the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. (Prov. 20:27) The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord.
  • For these generations to learn to walk in the light as He is in the light ,having no fellowship with darkness, but abiding with the redeemed and sitting at the feet of Jesus.

 

  1. Mount GOLGOTHA: The Test of REDEMPTION and RENEWAL 

Mark 15:22, 25 NKJV

And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.

Now it was the third hour, and they crucified Him.

 

Colossians 2:13-15 NIV

When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ.

He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us;

he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, TRIUMPHING OVER THEM BY THE CROSS.

 

General Direction:  Golgotha means the place of the skull; it is the mount where redemption became an event and renewal became a promise of access to restoration; it is the hill where love came down, mercy and truth came together, righteousness and peace kissed each other.; where by faith the old has passed away and all things become new in Christ.

 

Scriptures:

  • 38 Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.”39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” –Mt. 26:38-39 NKJV
  • 14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.–Mt. 5:14-16 NKJV
  • 20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. –2 Cor. 1:20 NKJV
  • Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. –2 Cor. 7:1 NKJV
  • 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” –Gal. 2:20-21 NIV
  • 9 Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him,That glory may dwell in our land.10 Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed. 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth, And righteousness shall look down from heaven. 12 Yes, the Lord will give what is good;
    And our land will yield its increase. –Ps. 85:9-12 NKJV
  • 14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face. –Ps. 89:14 NKJV
  • 22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning;
    Great is Your faithfulness. 24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” 25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
    To the soul who seeks Him. 26 It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord. –Lam. 3:22-26 NKJV
  • 13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. –Jam. 2:13 NKJV
  • 8 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,Slow to anger and great in mercy. –Ps. 145:8 NKJV
  • 11 The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy. –Ps. 147:11 NKJV
  • Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart…-Pro. 3:3 NKJV
  • In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; And by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil. –Pro. 16:6 NKJV
  • 8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? –Mic. 6:8 NKJV
  • 36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. 37 “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” –Lk. 6:36-38 NKJV
  • 23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. 25 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? –Lk. 9:23-25 NKJV
  • 14 But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. –Gal. 6:14 NKJV
  • 3 He restores my soul;He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. –Ps. 23:3 NKJV
  • 12 Then He answered and told them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and restores all things. And how is it written concerning the Son of Man, that He must suffer many things and be treated with contempt? –Mk. 9:12 NKJV
  • 12 Those from among youShall build the old waste places;You shall raise up the foundations of many generations;And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In. –Is. 58:12 NKJV
  • 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, –Ps. 107:2 NKJV
  • But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,And He who formed you, O Israel:“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;I have called you by your name;You are Mine.2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,Nor shall the flame scorch you.3 For I am the Lord your God,The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;I gave Egypt for your ransom,Ethiopia and Seba in your place. –Is. 43:1-3 NKJV
  • 9 And they sang a new song, saying:“You are worthy to take the scroll,And to open its seals;For You were slain,And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, –Rev. 5:9 NKJV
  • 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” –Rev. 21:4-5 NKJV

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Prayer Points: Explanation RE: “Four Generations”: The Bible refers to visiting the iniquities of the fathers to the third and fourth generations; this means the generations of those that are most likely alive of any one point in time.  Grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren.  Our endeavor is to span four generations by praying for the older to finish well and the younger to carry the torch forward.

  • For the four generations to:
    • To understand that Mt. Calvary was the place where the event of salvation occurred to the uttermost; 2,000 years ago when Jesus said, “It is finished” His triumph was passed to us who believed on Him and enter spiritually into his crucifixion.
    • To realize that the life and life more abundantly is measured by what level we live the crucified life and walk in the Spirit.
    • To grasp that we are more than conquers, meaning we conquer by entering into the victory secured for us on Golgotha.
    • To know that when we stand on Mt. Calvary our feet are planted in His work to the uttermost meaning all things have passed, all things have been made new.
    • To embrace the cross by accepting that by faith we were saved, delivered, healed, that we prosper and be in health even as our souls prospers, and we have all the spiritual blessings in heavenly places and all the promises of God are “Yes” and “Amen “in Christ; it was for freedom sake He died freeing us to live fully for the will of the Father.
    • To unleash the potential mind of Christ offered to us by:
      • Being crucified in the place of the skull—to be dead to a carnal mind and live by a spiritual mind in life and peace.
      • To put on the full armor of God to stand, withstand, and resist the principalities, powers, rulers of the dark world, and spiritual wickedness in high places.
      • To change by transformation in the renewing of our minds.
    • To know the Truth relationally not just intellectually to be set free from our old self and set free for our new self and the good works prepared for us.  (Eph. 2:8-10 Amp.)
    • To be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good in the corrupt atmosphere of racial hatred, animosity, and division (i.e. terrorism, public violence, Las Vegas, Sugarland Springs, TX).