There are times when things get difficult, when we get weary, when we just need to rest and "hang on" and trust God. It's times like these that the Lord has shown me this picture of a mountain climber as he climbs a steep cliff, how he takes a metal peg out of his pack and nails it into the rock, then he clips his rope onto it to secure himself and just hangs there. This is what we're to do as believers. We're to take the Word of God out of our spiritman and nail it into The Rock of Jesus Christ, then clip and wrap our rope around it and hang there in the security of it's truth. A mountain climber can hang his whole weight on that one little peg that's nailed into the rock. As believers we can rest our weight and the security of our life on that one little Word of God that's nailed into the Rock of Jesus Christ. It's our security. It's our resting place. It's a Word that He's given us for that time, for that part of our ascent to hang our weight onto and just rest in the security of His love and truth.
He's teaching us to be mountain climbers in the Spirit, to climb and ascend the mountain of the Lord and be in His presence. He's given us the tool of His Name (Jesus-the name above all names), the tool of His Blood, the tools of His Word, tools of worship and praise, tools of speaking in tongues that speak His perfect will and release revelation into our spirit man, tools of giving and sowing that release increase. He's not drawn us up this spiritual mountain unequipped. God has fully equipped us for all we need for the ascent. We just need to use the tools that He's given us and press on and press in.
Onward Christian soldiers!
Zion is calling us.