Are you camping on the level of salvation or are you pressing on to know the Lord?
Carnal fleshly people who camp on the level of salvation and abide as spiritual babies who formulate their own ideas about the scriptures and God’s ways are many times offended by the MEAT OF THE WORD, because it’s simply too strong for them.
These are they that live at the foot of the Mountain and tabernacle of God, who dwells in Zion, which is a holy habitation.
Their minds are on earthly things and they operate out of the realm of the senses, human opinion and human reasoning through the mental ascend of the fallen mind.
It’s like the Israelites camping at the foot of the mountain while Moses made the effort to climb the mountain to meet with God, having the laws of God written on tablets of stone and being illuminated by the power and glory of God.
When we use this as a type and shadow of the gospel and the glory of the New Covenant now written on human hearts, which declares the SUPERNATURAL TRANSFORMATION WORK of the ministry of the word to raise, train, discipline and equip us in the order of Christ until we reflect His image and likeness, then the foot of the mountain is declared as the outer court realm and valley of fleshly endeavours and carnal stubborn willful complacency.
GOD SAID TO ME THAT THE LANGUAGE OF THE MOUNTAINTOP (SPIRIT) CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD WITHIN THE VALLEY (FLESH)
Paul wrote about the transformating glory of the New Covenant now written by the Spirit on human hearts and minds.
2 Corinthians 3
1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, like some, epistles of commendation to you, or [letters] of commendation from you?
2 You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men,
3 [it] having been made plain that you are the epistle of Christ, ministered by us, not having been written with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not on tablets of stone, but in fleshly tablets of [the] heart.
4 And we have such trust through Christ toward God,
5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our sufficiency [is] of God;
6 who also has made us able ministers of the new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit makes alive.
7 But if the ministry of death, having been engraved in letters in stone was with glory (so that the sons of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses because of the glory of his face), which was being done away;
8 shall not the ministry of the Spirit be with more glory?
9 For if the ministry of condemnation [is] glorious, much more does the ministry of righteousness exceed in glory.
10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels.
11 For if that which has been done away [was] glorious, much more that which remains [is] glorious.
12 Then since we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech.
13 And we are not like Moses, [who] put a veil over his face so that the sons of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of the thing being done away.
14 (But their thoughts were blinded; for until the present the same veil remains on the reading of the old covenant, not taken away.) But this veil has been done away in Christ.
15 But until this day, when Moses is read, the veil is on their heart.
16 But whenever it turns to [the] Lord, the veil shall be taken away.
17 And the Lord [is] that Spirit; and where the Spirit of [the] Lord [is], there [is] liberty.
18 But we all, with [our] face having been unveiled, having beheld the glory of the Lord #AS IN A MIRROR, are being changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Lord Spirit.
James wrote about the call of obedience in James 1:22 But become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if anyone is a hearer of [the] Word and not a doer, he is like a man studying his natural face #IN A MIRROR.
24 For he studied himself and went his way, and immediately [he] forgot what he was like.
25 But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues [in it], he is not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of [the] work. This one shall be blessed in his doing.
Therefore beloved, ask the Father to supernaturally infuse your heart with the zeal and fiery passion of the Holy Spirit according to Matthew 5:6 to radically pursue Him daily in and through His word.
Obedience to the word is to “eat His flesh and to drink His blood” until the life of Christ is formed in you.
Disobedience and rebellion produces spiritual corruption and death.
John 6:32 Then Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Moses did not give you that bread from Heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from Heaven.
33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from Heaven and gives life to the world.
34 Then they said to him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
35 And Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes on Me shall never thirst.
36 But I said to you that you also have seen Me and do not believe.
37 All that the Father gives Me shall come to Me, and the [one] who comes to Me I will in no way cast out.
38 For I came down from Heaven, not to do My own will but the will of Him who sent Me.
39 And this is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all which He has given Me I should lose nothing but should raise it up again at the last day.
40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes on Him should have everlasting life. And I will raise him up at the last day.
41 Then the Jews murmured about Him, because He said, I am the bread which came down from Heaven.
42 And they said, Is this not Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How now does this One say, I have come down from Heaven?
43 Jesus therefore answered and said to them, Do not murmur with one another.
44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who has sent Me draw him, and I will raise him up at the last day.
45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Therefore everyone who hears and learns from the Father comes to Me.
46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God, He has seen the Father.
47 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes on Me has everlasting life.
48 I am the Bread of life.
49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and died.
50 This is the Bread which comes down from Heaven, so that a man may eat of it and not die.
51 I am the Living Bread which came down from Heaven. If anyone eats of this Bread, he shall live forever. And truly the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
52 Then the Jews argued with one another, saying, How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat?
53 Then Jesus says to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, you do not have life in yourselves.
54 Whoever partakes of My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
55 For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.
56 He who partakes of My flesh and drinks My blood dwells in Me, and I in him.
57 As the living Father has sent Me, and I live through the Father, so he who partakes of Me, even he shall live by Me.
58 This is the Bread which came down from Heaven, not as your fathers ate the manna, and died; he who partakes of this Bread shall live forever.
1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God, [which is] your reasonable service.
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, in order to prove by you what [is] that good and pleasing and perfect will of God.
Father in the name of Jesus God I pray for each person reading this that You by Your Spirit infuse them through Matthew 5:6 with a hunger and a thirst for righteousness.
Refuse to behold the glory of God from a distance beloved.
Refuse to be a fleshly complacent outer court dweller.
Refuse to be driven by your own ways and ideas.
Yield more of yourself to God and pursue Him into His mountain until you truly discover Him as the GREATEST GIFT AND MOST GLORIOUS OF TREASURES.
Psalm 24:3 Who shall go up into the hill of the LORD? Or who shall stand in His holy place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul to vanity, and has not sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Following a word by J Leland Earls:
HIS WAYS UNTO MOSES
In Psalm 103:7 we read these words: “He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.”
Notice the difference!
His “acts” were made known to the entire nation; but His “ways” only to Moses.
His “acts” were His mighty deeds—signs and wonders wrought by His mighty power. All the people of Israel saw the miracles which God performed for their deliverance and preservation.
They saw the Red Sea rolled back for them to cross over; they saw the Egyptians destroyed by a mighty act of God; they saw the miraculous cloud which led them by day and the fiery pillar by night; they saw the heavenly manna provided for their sustenance, and they beheld the water surge forth from the rock by the mighty hand of God.
These and other “acts” they constantly beheld as God performed mighty miracles in their midst. But ONLY MOSES ascended the “mount of God” to have made known to him the “ways” of God—the “ways” in which God wanted the people to WALK, in obedience to His Word, that they might be prepared for that which God wanted to do THROUGH them according to His foreordained purpose.
His “acts” the people beheld, that their needs might be met, and that their faith might be quickened, as they realized their mighty God and Savior was in their midst. But His “ways” they had to learn.
And God had to have a man to whom He could reveal His Ways, and that man was Moses. Moses, thereafter, made known God’s Ways to the people. But the tragedy of the situation was simply this: the people were constantly clamoring for a demonstration of the mighty “acts” of God, but they did not want to learn His “ways.”
How much Christian people are like this today!
Multitudes are willing to seek after the “acts” of God, but only a few (a Moses company) are willing to fully learn His “ways.”
This does not mean that His “acts” are not important, but we should be primarily concerned with His “ways.” In Psalm 77:11-13 we read: “I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember your wonders of old. I will meditate also of all your work, and talk of your doings.
Your way, O God is in your sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?”
We are to remember and talk of all his doings (acts), but His WAY is in the sanctuary. The Hebrew word translated “sanctuary” means a “separation “or a “separated place.” In the Old Testament the “sanctuary” was the tabernacle or the temple built by command of God as a separated place where the priests ministered to the Lord on behalf of the people, and where the “presence” of the Lord was manifested that He might speak to His specially chosen servants, Moses and Aaron.
In the New Testament the “sanctuary” is a separated people, the very Body of Christ and the Temple of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 3:16, 6:19; Ephes. 2:20-22); a royal priesthood that ministers to God (I Peter 2:5,9), and to whom God speaks and makes known His ways.
“Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary.”
This means two things. First, the sanctuary (tabernacle) built by Moses in the wilderness is actually a divinely ordained picture or pattern (in symbols of materials, structure, measurements, and objects) of GOD’S WAYS for His people. (This is too great a subject to go into at the present time and is beyond the scope of this article.) Secondly, it means that HIS WAYS are being made known TO and revealed THROUGH that “sanctuary” or “separated people” He is calling to Himself in these last days—a people who are willing to learn His ways.
“Oh my people, are you willing to learn my ways, says God. How long have I waited for a people who will give themselves wholly to me, that I might teach them to walk in that which I have foreordained for this hour.
For I say to you, that even before the foundation of the world I determined that a people should show forth my glory in these last times, even that which is the consummation of many ages and generations.
But my people, how much are you willing to give yourselves to me that I might teach you my ways?
Are you just Interested in beholding my wonders, of seeking after signs, and in rejoicing only in that which I can do for you?
Are you not rather willing to be an instrument in my hand, that I might show forth my glory to this world?
I say, if you are willing to learn my ways; if you are willing to subject yourselves to me and to one another in the body of Christ; if you are willing to take my Word and study that which I have revealed through my servants of the past; if you are willing to forget your ways and seek my face; then, and only then, shall you become my sanctuary—even that body in which my ways shall be made known, says the Lord.
For is it not written that my ways are not your ways and my thoughts are not your thoughts? (Isa. 55:8).
Why will you then continue to insist on following your ways?
Are not my ways, which are high as the heavens, revealed only to those whose minds are set on the heavens, to do that which has been revealed from heaven?
And is not that voice from heaven heard only by that Spirit which has come from heaven to show my ways?
Listen then to His voice, for He will show you my ways and glorify me in your midst says the Lord.
Why will you then seek only after signs and wonders and not seek ME, says your God.
For did I not say that I AM your way, your truth, and your life? (John 14:6).
Am I not He that revealed myself of old to Moses my chosen, even as I spoke to Him on the mount?
And do I not call you to my “holy mount” in these last days, that I might speak to you as it were “face to face”, and to speak to you concerning my ways?
Listen to my voice, for I will speak to you once, yes twice, but if you are not willing to hear, will I continue to speak to you says the Lord?
Must I “badger” and “buffet” in order to get you to listen?
Will I “bargain” with you and “beg” you says the Lord?
I say “nay”—I will not! But I speak to those who have ears to hear and hearts to receive, and I will call you to myself even as I called Moses to my mount; and I will deal with you to bring you into my way, that you may be a witness to my people in this day, says the Lord.” (end of prophecy).