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                     “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”

                                                    Gen. 22:14                               1/14/07pm

 

Gen. 22:14 14 And Abraham called the name of the place, 3The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”

The term ‘mount’ is applied to an isolated mountain or a notable peak or specialized summit within a range, e.g., Mounts Ebal, Seir, Gerizim, Gilboa, Hermon, Nebo, Tabor, Sinai or Horeb, Carmel, Olives, Zion, and others.

Each of these mounts has religious associations, for throughout the ancient world mounts or mountains were imbued with religious significance and symbolism. [1]

           

The ark landed on Mt. Ararat  

Abraham worshipped God on the Mt. Zion, the site of the temple

Moses spoke to God on Mt. Horeb or Sinai

            God told Moses he would worship God on a Mt. Horeb after the exodus

            Moses received the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai

            God revealed his presence on Mt. Sinai (19:16, 18)

            Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel

            Jesus preached from a Mt.

            Jesus prayed on the Mt.

            Jesus was transfigured on the Mt.

            Jesus meet His disciples on the Mt.

            Jesus wept over Jerusalem on Mt. Olive

“In the Mount of the Lord

Was understood by those of Biblical times to mean to go to the Lord, be in His presence, and to seek Him, a place and time to approach God

 

“In the Mount of the Lord tells us where to;

                                                            Go – Into God’s presence

                                                            Who to go to – Go to the Lord Himself

                                                            What to do – Seek the Lord

                                   

In times of need, want, desire, provision, strength, guidance, wisdom, courage, comfort, discernment, discretion, instruction, protection, forgiveness, refreshing, healing, peace, joy, happiness, blessing, grace, mercy, etc.

The Mt. of God is;

 

A place of prayer

Jesus goes up into, for prayer,

Matt. 14:23;23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.

 Luke 6:12; 12 Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

 9:28; 28 Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray.

A place of worship

Horeb, Sinai appointed as a place for the Israelites to worship, 

Ex. 3:12 …… When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”

A place to receive the instructions of God

Sinai. Ex 19:2; 18:20,23;

Ex 31:18. 18 And…. on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses  two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.

A place of God given insight, understanding and wisdom

Pisgah (part of Abarim). Nu 21:20;

De 34:1.      Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, ..And the Lord showed him all the land of Gilead ……4 Then the Lord said to him,….’  I have caused you to see it with your eyes,…….”

THE PLACE TO GO IN THE TIME OF TESTING

Moriah. Ge 22:2; 2 Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you  love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a  burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”

It’s the place to go to lay the foundation of any thing you desire to do

2Ch 3:1.      Now  Solomon began to build the house of the Lord at  Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, …

3 This is the foundation  which Solomon laid for building the house of God:

The place for the manifestation of God

Horeb.

Ex 3:1.      Now Moses …….came to Horeb,  the mountain of God. 2 And  the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. 3 Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this  great sight, why the bush does not burn.”

 

 

A place of hiding and refuge

     Hachilah.

1Sa 23:19…… , “Is David not hiding….., in the hill of Hachilah, ….

A place of blessing

Gerizim.

De 27:12 12 “These shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people,

The location of God’s house

Bethel.

Gen 28.19, 22 19 And he called the name of  that place Bethel; 22 …..God’s house,

A place of many joys & delights and the Lord forever dwells there

   Bashan.

Ps 68:15. 15     A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan;

                                    A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.

16     Why do you fume with envy, you mountains of many peaks?

                                    This is the mountain which God desires to dwell in;

                                    Yes, the Lord will dwell in it forever.

A Holy place

Ex 3.1      Now Moses ….came to  Horeb,  the mountain of God. …….

, God called  to him from the midst of the bush and said, ………………………the place where you stand is holy ground.

A place where God sees, hears and answers

Ex3.  Now Moses ….came to  Horeb,  the mountain of God. 7 And the Lord said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people …, and have heard their cry ….,  for I know their sorrows. 8 So I have come down to deliver them.

 

A place of rest

Ararat.

Ge 8:4. 4 Then the ark rested…..the mountains of Ararat.

A place to access the water of life

Are the sources of springs and rivers.

De 8:7; 7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills;

An elevated path of God

God’s mountains.

Isa 49:11. 11      I will make each of My mountains a road,

                                    My highways shall be elevated.

 

A way to glorify God

Made to glorify God.

 Ps 148:9.9     Mountains and all hills;

13     Let them praise the name of the Lord,

                                                His name alone is exalted;

                                                His glory is above the earth and heaven.

14     And He  has exalted the horn of His people,

                                                The praise of all His saints—

                                                Of the children of Israel,

                                                A people near to Him.

                                                Praise the Lord!

A place of offering sacrifice as well as provision

Abraham offers Isaac upon Mount Moriah, afterward called Mount Zion, the site of the temple, Gen. 22:2;

A place of leadership

Jesus preaches from, 

Matt. 5:1.And seeing the multitudes,  He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him.

A place to go when tempted

Luke 22:39   Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives,….. 40  When He came to the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

.

A place of transformation

Matt. 17:1–9     Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; 2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.

 Mark 9:2–10; Luke 9:28–36;

A place to meet with Jesus

meets his disciples on, after his resurrection, 

Matt. 28:16, 1716 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him;

A place to meet challenges

Carmel, where Elijah challenged the priests of Baal;

1 Kings 18:19 Now therefore, send and gather all Israel to me on Mount Carmel, the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal,  and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”

A place where battles can be won or lost

Gilboa, where Saul was defeated by the Philistines and killed along with Jonathan

1 Sam. 31:1–6     Now  the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell slain on Mount  Gilboa.

A place where covenants are made

Gigilead, where Jacob and Laban made their covenant;  Gen. 31:20–49

A place of weeping

Here Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Luke 19:41

 

The place to go is the Mt. of God, for there it will be provided

It is the place to MEET GOD,                                                     of worship,

To receive instructions,                                   insight, understanding and wisdom,

TO GO IN THE TIME OF TESTING,                            to lay the foundation,

For the manifestation of God,                                   A place of hiding and refuge, place of blessing,                                                                          God’s house,

Many joys & delights,                                                                  A Holy place,

A place where God sees, hears and answers,                            A place of rest,

The water of life,                                                                             elevated path,

to glorify God,                                                                  sacrifice as well as provision, A place 0f leadership,                                                         A place to go when tempted, A place of transformation,                                                    A place to meet with Jesus, A place to meet challenges,                                        A place where battles can be won,  A place where covenants are made,                                             A place of weeping

 

This is one of the most basic yet most important truths that we as Christians are to live by.

God will keep His word, weather that is for provision, protection, and/or guidance.

God is listening, working and is right in all His ways.

The-Lord-Will-Provide    YHWH Yireh   “Jehovah-jireh” , which means,

“The Lord will see to it,” that is, “The Lord will provide.”[2]

This truth we must maintain as part of our foundation,

This is part of what God is, who He is, and what He does.


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3 Heb. YHWH Yireh

[1]Achtemeier, Paul J. ; Harper & Row, Publishers ; Society of Biblical Literature: Harper's Bible Dictionary. 1st ed. San Francisco : Harper & Row, 1985, S. 660

[2]Wiersbe, Warren W.: Be Obedient. Wheaton, Ill. : Victor Books, 1996, c1991, S. Ge 22:6

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