Who Will Ascend into the Hill of the Lord

Sunday July 11, 2010

Pastor Alexey from Ukraine preaches in Russian as Alex Mirsaidov translates into English on Ps. 24:1-5. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord, or who shall stand in His holy place? It is those who have clean hands and a pure heart. They shall receive the blessing from the Lord and His righteousness. When Moses was at Mt. Sinai, the people could not go to the mountain. In Ex. 24 Moses and the elders could go to God on the mountain, where he received a blessing. Moses could hear and see God more clearly than anyone else, because of his relationship with God on the mountain. He could see the Ten Commandments being written by God, and he saw God’s glory. He was in God’s presence and his face shone. When we are in God’s glory and presence, we are changed. The selected disciples who went with Jesus to the Mount of Transfiguration believed who He was when they saw His glory from the presence of God. Do you want to ascend the mountain? The veil is torn, so we can approach His presence. You decide. One word, one time of meeting with God can change your life. The conditions are: relationship with Him, pure hands, pure heart, asking, seeking, knocking, climbing to the mountain, repenting, sincerely asking forgiveness, being in peace with others. It takes effort to be in fellowship with God and sometimes we must wait, like Moses being on the mountain 40 days waiting and like the disciples waiting in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit. Part of the mountain is here in this church. The summit is eternal, and there are many summits. People have been willing to die for Jesus because they heard a word from God.