IN DEBT to the Believer and the Unbeliever
"Both to Greeks and to barbarians
(to the cultured and the uncultured), both to the wise and to the foolish,
I have an obligation to discharge and a duty to perform and a debt to pay."
Romans 1:14 (Amp

02 March 2012

Mountain Climbers

God's calling us up the mountain of the Lord, to come up out of our circumstances, to go up higher into His presence. He's drawing us and calling us up. He's drawing us and bidding us by His anointing. I feel Him drawing. I feel Him calling. I feel Him pulling us up out of the miry clay of our soggy and sticky circumstances. God SO wants us to come up higher and be with Him, to be in the intimacy of His presence. He SO wants us to walk and live in the victory that He's purchased for us. He's given us the victory and He's given us the tools to live in it. As believers and mountain climbers we have those tools in our tool belt that's strapped around our waist as we ascend up. These tools are the Word of God, the Blood of Jesus, the Name of Jesus, Praise, Worship, Tongues, Giving and Sowing. These are all gifts He's given us. They're all packaged in the anointing of the Holy Spirit when we get born again. These are tools that we use to continue up, to break free from our old habits, mindsets and behaviors.

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.