“And I looked, and lo a Lamb stood on Mount Zion and with Him an hundred and forty and four thousand having His Father’s name written in their foreheads,” Rev. 14:1-5.
THE THREE REALMS OF OUR WALK IN GOD
Paul writing on the two covenants said the law, which is Mt. Sinai in Arabia, speaks of Jerusalem, which now is (i.e., the one people travel to for pilgrimages). But that “…the Jerusalem which is above is free which is the mother of us all,” Gal. 4:25-26.
This allegory is very important to us in this study. Why? Because it can be understood that while David took wives from Jerusalem up to Mount Zion and through them produced his children, the wives were not the ones to take over the rulership of the kingdom from him rather any of the sons, such as Solomon in the natural.
And that speaks to us of the fact that the glory of the son differs in degree from that of the queen. It is the manifested sons from the Church that shall bear rule. For as soon as the son comes into power and maturity, the influence of the queen pales into insignificance.
And of course another queen who is the present wife to the son comes onto the scene. Outside of that, most of these mother-queens often get corrupted with idolatry, like the mother of King Asa. “And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from being queen, because she has made an idol in a grove…,” 2Chron. 15:16.
What am I trying to say? Let me illustrate with the setting in the wilderness. In Exo. 24:1 we are told,
“God invited Moses, Aaron, Nadab and Abihu and seventy of the elders of Israel to go up to the mountain to worship afar off.” But after they have all climbed up to a level, they stayed there and saw the God of Israel (v. 11).
Now in verse 12, we are told,
“And the Lord said unto Moses, come up to me into the Mount and be there… And Moses ALONE shall come near the Lord; but they shall not come nigh, neither shall the people go up with him.”
Now looking at this picture, we find three categories of people:
(1) Moses who got close to God (2) Aaron, his sons and the seventy elders who climbed up, saw God afar off but did not get near him; and (3) the rest of the multitude who were at the base of the mountain who eventually fell into idolatry when Aaron, who could not climb further, came down to them.
Now who had the authority among these people? Only Moses who did not only saw God but met and stayed with him. He got the laws of God, and so he knew the mind of God. But they were all Israelites.
Even though we have been given birth to by the church, it is the overcomers, termed the man-child of Rev. 12:1-5, that shall receive the rod of iron (the right Sceptre) to rule the nations. (See Rev. 2:27). It is not given to the Queen, “clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet,” to rule the nations.
The present Church may be clothed with the glory of Pentecost, but it is in the realm of sin and in-part. In Lev. 23:17 we read,
“Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD.”
Can you see that leaven, which is also a symbol of sin, was added to the sacrifices of the first fruits being Pentecost? And that shows us that Saul was a Pentecostal, for he got those two loaves; and it was the season of wheat harvest when he was made king (1Sam.10:1-4; 12:17-19).
In this realm, Ananias and Sapphira his wife did not only lied to the Holy Spirit but also died (Acts 10:1-10).
Judas Iscariot betrayed the Lord and died, even with all the deliverance he had conducted, for he was among the twelve sent out who came back with results (Matt. 10:1+). This is the realm of the seventy who saw but did not enter (Exo. 24).
Then down below the hill is “mystery Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and the abomination of the earth” (Rev. 17:5).
This is the death realm of religious idolatry wherein the multitudes are found. See verse 1:15.
As it was with those in the wilderness with Aaron as their high priest to which the Spirit is saying,
“Come out of her my people”(Rev. 18:4).
Meaning God has his people there in religious bondage. To be in bondage is to be guided by tradition and religious slavery where you can’t hear the voice of God for yourself (Rom. 8:15-16).
If you hearken to this voice you will then move up to Pentecost. Then the voice comes again, “Come up hither and I will shew thee things” or “come up to me into the Mount and be there” (Rev. 4:1; Exo. 24:12).
Now you ascend beyond the realm of Pentecost and begin to see things just the way they should be.
People of God in Mount Zion, we have the mind of God as Sons that we may rule with HIM.
Next will be “STANDING ‘WITH’ THE LAMB IN MOUNT ZION.”
To be continued…