In life you should not swing about like a pendulum bob; it is not an experience of ups and downs. For a child God, regardless of what you are faced with, it should be a life lived on the top. It doesn’t matter how much the devil tries to beat you down and how circumstances may seem unfavorable to you, your life should be upward and forward only. It is life on the mountain top; an experience of victory, joy and always having an advantage. This is because you are on the mountain of God; do not descend into the valley.
The scriptures are replete with this great truth of God’s children on His mountain. Every Father takes care of His children and gives them a place for habitation. God dwells in us by His Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16), therefore together with Him we are on His mountain. In the bible, mountains symbolized among many things, the covenant (Galatians 4:24), experiences; like the mountain of transfiguration (Mark 9:1), places of encounter like Mountain Sinai (Exodus 20), and Jesus loved praying from Mount Olives (Luke 22:39). If we take these interpretations, it literally means that at the Mountain of the Lord we enjoy the benefits of the New Covenant which is better than the Old, we enjoy glorious experiences and stay in His presence from this present hour to eternity. The writer of Hebrews wrote in Hebrews 12:18-24,
“For you have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest, and the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words, so that those who heard it begged that the word should not be spoken to them anymore. (For they could not endure what was commanded: “And if so much as a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned or shot with an arrow.” And so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I am exceedingly afraid and trembling.”) But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.”
He lets us now that as of now we are on Mount Zion and not Mount Sinai. All the descriptions given of the mountain which we haven’t come to are talking about what happened to Israelites when they came to Mount Sinai to hear God for themselves in Exodus chapter 20. But on Mount Zion where we have come by way of salvation in Christ Jesus, is the city of the living God. It has an innumerable company of angels and that is where the general assembly; the entire body of Christ, the church of Jesus Christ dwells, hallelujah. That is where the spirits of just men; the departed children of God, are perfectly entrenched. Better still, this is the seat of Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant whose blood speaks better things for us. Friend, as a member of the body of Christ, recognize on which mountain you dwell and enjoy the benefits of that mountain. You are not on Mount Sinai; you should not live in fear and do not allow feelings of helplessness flood your heart; you have an innumerable company of angels on your side. This is a great experience of a lifetime and this belongs to you as a child of God. It is written: ‘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 peoples shall flow to it.’ Micah 4:1. These are the latter days, the days of elevation of the mountain of the LORD, the days of your elevation as a child of God. Don’t tolerate the feelings of depression and do not say that you are in a valley; you are on the Lord’s mountain.
Mount Zion is your address; recognize it and your life will steadily progress gloriously. We enjoy benefits of our status and heritage as children of God, by first and foremost, recognizing and acknowledging them, and then acting on God’s word. “That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.” Philemon 6. So go ahead and rejoice and acknowledge this, shout it loud whenever feelings of depression, low moods and failure attack you. Say; ‘I am on Mount Zion, the city of the living God, I have an innumerable company of angels with me. I refuse fear, depression, defeat and disease. Jesus’ blood speaks better things for me. Hallelujah.’ Hear the psalmist; “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.” Psalms 48:1-2. Did you understand it? Read it again! God is great and is greatly to be praised in His city, hallelujah! On Mount Zion we praise God, we do not complain about problems or fear the worst. As we praise God, we see beauty in all situations. No matter what situation you may be facing, on Mount Zion it is beautiful for situation, hallelujah. You might be faced with a situation which seems impossible, so painful, hopeless and frustrating; listen, you will receive beauty as you praise God on Mount Zion. Rejoice you are on the mountain of the Lord, the psalmist implores you; ‘Let Mount Zion rejoice.’Psalms 48:11.
Read also this Fresh Word of Prophecy about your status on this mountain.
Robert Ssesanga is the founder of Aflame Gospel Ministries a multifaceted Christian ministry and the Senior Pastor of Aflame Gospel Assembly in Kampala, Uganda. He is an author and a conference speaker who travels extensively to nations. He preaches the gospel with signs, miracles and wonders, as God attests to His word with power. His emphasis on victorious living and enjoying the supernatural life has been instrumental to many lives that have been impacted over the years in many nations. HIs passion is to demonstrate the gospel and impact generations.