Monday, August 24, 2015

Two mountains

Hebrews 12 talks of two mountains.

One, unapproachable.

The second, well....let me allow the passage to describe it,

No, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering.  You have come to the assembly of God’s firstborn children, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God himself, who is the judge over all things. You have come to the spirits of the righteous ones in heaven who have now been made perfect.  You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks of forgiveness instead of crying out for vengeance like the blood of Abel.

 Access to this second mountain is available to anyone, it's a glorious place with angels, joy, fellowship, family, God is there, those long dead who trusted Christ are there, Jesus is there.  

It's a mountain open to all, but the only access is by faith.

Many describe the world religions as people all climbing a mountain on different paths with God at the top. A destination all, no matter what they believe, will reach.

But the bible describes two mountains.  One no one could climb and the other, the one where God resides, available only by faith.

Could it be that many are simply climbing the wrong mountain?  Trying to reach God on their own only to find he's not there?

If you're looking for God make sure you are climbing the right mountain.

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