* “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”
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.
The ark landed on Mt.
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.
God revealed his presence on Mt.
Sinai (19:16, 18)
Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal on Mt.
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.
*“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,
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,
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*
Ex 19:2; 18:20,23;
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).
* 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 *
*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*
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*
*1Sa 23:19*…… , “Is David not hiding….., in the hill of Hachilah, ….
*A place of blessing*
*De 27:12* 12 “These shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people,
*The location of God’s house*
*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*
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*
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*
4 Then the ark rested…..the mountains of Ararat.
*A place to access the water of life*