Did you ever wonder? Did you ever wonder?
I do. Did you ever wonder? Why the sun always rises, but the stars never fall?
Why dry land is never satisfied by water? And why fire never says enough? Enough. The wonder of God's holy mountain house of prayer. Well, this morning was quite an experience for me, and you know, I often ask God, you know, what do you want me to share on this podcast? And I was really kind of surprised he wanted me to share the story. But nonetheless, I will share.
This is what he wants. And I'd be delighted to what happened. It's a little unusual, so you just have to bear with me and how I function sometimes. But nonetheless, what happened this morning, and this is a story that he wants to have me relate to you, which very much relates to this idea of the holy mountain house of prayer, was that I had a difficult morning.
I get up at 330 a lot of times, and this morning, it was one of those. And when I got up, I noticed, gee, my wife wasn't in bed, and that, you know, sometimes she falls asleep out in the recliner or whatever. And I just assumed she'd be asleep in there when I when I walked in.
Instead, I walked in and my wife is just different than me. And she always likes to have some kind of noise on. And the TV was playing, you know, some kind of news show. It was probably CNBC or something based on the fact that all I could hear was they were just knocking Trump, which, you know, I'm not even going to get into all what I think about all that. But I just cannot stand all that noise.
And I never watch the news. It's nothing I ever do. It completely disturbs my peace. So I'm walking into the living room expecting my wife to be asleep.
Instead, I'm hit with this, you know, Trump stuff. And immediately my peace is like, what the world, you know, like, man. And so I'm like, Tammy. And she's like, and she's wide awake and she's working. And I'm like, what are you doing? You should be resting.
She just had knee surgery. And so, well, I had all this stuff I need to get done. And I've been, you know, incapacitated. And I'm and I'm like, baby, you need to get some rest. You know, can I turn off the TV? And actually, she got kind of frustrated at me because I turned off the TV. I said to me, I just can't function in the morning with that noise.
It just it just takes my peace away. So, you know, she went on to bed after a few minutes and then I plugged in the coffee maker. And unfortunately, you know, I had failed to put the coffee in the thing. And so it just made water hot water. And one thing after the other went wrong, my incense wouldn't burn.
Right. And nothing that I was trying to get done this morning. It, you know, so, you know, it was maybe four thirty before I got myself situated where I, you know, I was trying to pray, trying to pray. But I just, you know, was wrestling in prayer. I guess that's a good way to put it. And so I would never expect to have the experience that I had this morning.
But this is what happened. So I'm praying, praying, praying. And as you may know, as I get through, you know, many different things I talked to a God about. I talked about, you know, how I piqued or how I do the precepts where I commit myself to him, my spirit to him, my soul, my body. I, I get covered in the blood and I and I, you know, ask the Holy Spirit to help me become like Jesus.
And I go into agreement with all those that are praying for me. And I do all these different things that I really enjoy, practices or disciplines, whatever you want to call them, to where I feel like what I call the netzer or, you know, essentially this large eagle like bird comes and picks me up and takes me on a journey to heaven somehow. And sometimes, usually, honestly, for the last probably four or five months, I've gone to Eden and often netzer would put me in one of the four rivers and we'd have some kind of experience in those rivers. But this morning, as soon as I got there, Jesus is like, and I, it was interesting because I had asked him, I said, you know, I don't want to have any preconceived notions about where I'm going today. I just want to go where you want to take me. And he said, I want to take you to a place that's higher than Eden. And it kind of shocked me. Like, I always thought, you know, Eden was kind of heaven or, you know, and again, I don't know how all these levels work.
I really don't. But what I know is what he said, which was, I want to take you someplace higher. And I said, OK, I'm up for that. So he takes me up what was clearly on top of a mountain. And it was a mountain above Eden, which I did not exist, did not understand. But clearly it was a place where I felt Jesus was telling me that he had met at times with Adam.
And clearly there's many references to a holy mountain. Well, interestingly, as we got up there, I was just in this amount of joy that was unbelievable just to be there. And it was an interesting experience as I really felt I could just lay my head on Jesus's chest. And as I did, he gave me a hug that was just out of this world, just unbelievable.
And I hugged him back with like everything that I had. And it was just a really intensely intimate moment of feeling how he was saying, here, we want to be on this holy mountain and and I want you to look. And what God asked me to do, what he asked me to do was go study the shine that Moses got on when he had been on the mountain.
Right. On the mountain with obviously getting the Ten Commandments and all that. And so when I came down, you know, naturally, after a while, actually, he said, OK, it's time for you to go study. So as I go to study, I begin to look at Moses's shine. And when I did, my heart just leaped out of my chest because the word that, you know, that said Moses shown his face, shown is this beautiful, spectacular word which begins with one of my favorite letters. You know me well, the letter cuff, which we talk about many times is, you know, in the in the word crown that we've been studying lately. And it's certainly in the word statutes, which have been my quest for a while. It's, you know, that idea of a hat and a cuff is a statute. And so here's this word letter that means very much proximity.
And so a back, you hear all the cuffs in there. And the reason is, is because his name literally means a God hug. And so for me to see that Moses's face shown, why? Because he'd clearly just been in God's presence.
I mean, he'd been getting a God hug. I mean, it's clearly what's going on. So you got the cuff and then there's a race. Right. And that race is this idea of the spirit.
Right. And this idea of the head. And so it was Moses's head, no doubt, that was shining. And then the final nun, which is like looks like a nail.
And I always love that letter because it's the idea of faith. And interestingly, the word for shine is also the same word as horns. So like the horns of the altar, which is this idea of sparks flying away or light beams emitting from something is almost like horns. And you think of a big, huge deer with it or a stag, you know, with these huge antlers, with all these, you know, raised coming out of their horns. It's just a spectacular thing that that's what Moses had. They had that shine.
And and I couldn't help but just just be absolutely delighted as I was thinking about that word. And that final nun has to do with thy word. It'll be a lamp unto my feet.
Right. That that nun has to do with faith and is just a beautiful, amazing thing that that God sends his faith down. In other words, the faith that I have, you know, was given to me by him.
And what a spectacular gift as Moses had that gift to the extent that obviously his skin shone according to the, you know, what it says there in Exodus. And then, you know, I was looking at different places that the idea of the mountain and whatever, and all of a sudden I came across this passage and I think God really directed me to Isaiah. And if you look in Isaiah 56, verses six, seven and eight, I'm going to read them to you because it just to me, it just flabbergasted me because I didn't realize, I guess that, you know, I'd I'd heard the quote, you know, that where Jesus said my house will be a house of prayer. But I didn't realize the holy mountain part and some of the other stuff. So I'm going to read these verses to you just as they are there in Isaiah 56, as I feel like I experienced this this morning. And I didn't realize that that this place that is above Eden is this place of his house of prayer.
And that that literally is is what he has in mind, which is your heart, by the way. Like your heart is where you meet with God. It is the holy of holies.
And apparently there's very much a mountaintop. So it says also the sons of the stranger that join themselves to the Lord to serve him and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants. Everyone that keepeth the Sabbath from polluting it and taketh hold of my covenant. Right. And we get a new covenant. Right. And if you read that, you know, when you take communion, it says this covenants in his blood.
Right. He says, Even them will I bring to my holy mountain and make them joyful in my house of prayer. The burnt offerings and sacrifices shall be accepted unto mine altar, for mine house shall be called a house of prayer for all people.
The Lord God, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel, say, yet will I gather others to him besides those that are gathered unto him. Like, oh, my goodness, I, I have a new idea of what that holy mountain of prayer is. I'll never forget this morning, as long as I live. I surely pray that you will have a similar experience somehow. And I certainly thank you for listening.
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