TODAY DURING SERVICE MY PASTOR MENTIONED MT. MORIAH. I STARTED READING "OPENING THE GATES OF HEAVEN...WALK IN THE FAVOR OF ANSWERED PRAYER AND BLESSING" BY PERRY STONE RECENTLY. I AM IN THE VERY BEGINING OF THE BOOK BUT PERRY STONE MENTIONED SOMETHING THAT GRABBED MY ATTENTION. IN THE BOOK HE TALKED ABOUT THERE BEING A SACRED MOUNTAIN CALLED MT MORIAH AND IT BEING THE PLACE WHERE ABRAHAM WAS PREPARED TO OFFER ISAAC AS A SACRIFICE AND ALSO THE PLACE WHERE JACOB EXPERIENCED HIS DREAM; A PLACE THAT HE CALLED THE GATE OF HEAVEN. WHAT IS GOD TRYING TO TELL US? HE FEELS SO CLOSE. IT IS ALMOST AS IF HE WANTS TO REVEAL THE MYSTERY OF HOW TO REACH HIM. COULD IT BE POSSIBLE FOR THE BELIEVER IF IN RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD TO COME TO THE PLACE WHERE HE WOULD BE PERMITTED TO SPIRITUALLY ASCEND TO GOD'S HOLY MOUNTAIN AND TALK TO HIM FACE TO FACE AS MOSES DID? ARE WE COMING TO THAT PLACE? ONCE A WHILE AGO IN CHURCH GOD DID SOMETHING HE HAS NEVER DONE (NOT THAT I CAN REMEMBER)...HE BEGAN TO TELL ME WHO HE WAS; HIS VOICE WAS LIKE THUNDER; HE SAID "I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB". SOMETHING HAPPENED AND THE MOMENT WAS LOST AND I BEGAN TO WEEP. I HAVE HAD A LOT OF EXPERIENCES WITH GOD. I HAVE HAD WORSHIP THAT WAS SO SWEET AND INTENSE THAT I WAS FROZEN IN THAT MOMENT OF TIME...TIME STOPPED I COULD NOT MOVE; I COULD NOT SPEAK; I COULD ONLY TAKE IN THE PRESENCE AND POWER OF GOD. BUT THIS WAS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. IT WAS LIKE GOD WANTED TO INTRODUCE HIMSELF TO ME ON ANOTHER LEVEL. I WANTED IT THEN AND I WANT IT NOW.
13 And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would : and they came unto him.
1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
2.And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
3.And his raiment became shining , exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.
4. And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.
5.And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
6 For he wist not what to say ; for they were sore afraid.
7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying , This is my beloved Son: hear him.