Summary: Being in the hill of God gives us clear vision, moves us into action and brings us safety
ASCENDING TO THE HILL OF GOD
3 Who may ascend the hill of the LORD ?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to an idol
or swear by what is false. [a]
5 He will receive blessing from the LORD
and vindication from God his Savior.
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, O God of Jacob.
HILL – refers to the mountain of the LORD, MT ZION, which is literally speaking to the mountain area on and around which the city of Jerusalem was built.
Psalms 2:6 … I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill."
Jer 31:6… There will be a day when watchmen cry out on the hills of Ephraim, 'Come, let us go up to Zion, to the LORD our God.
Joel 2:1 …Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill.
Zec 8:3… This is what the LORD says: "I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain."
***ZION symbolically refers to the city of Jerusalem…. but it was specifically indicated as well as the site where the Solomon’s temple was built.
*** ZION, THE HILL OF GOD, THE MOUNTAIN OF GOD….
-is refers to GOD’s dwelling place.
-it is the worship site of GOD’s people … as in
***Psalms 48:1… Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.
***Psalms 99:9 …Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.
*** ASCENDING TO THE HILL OF THE LORD IS COMING TO HIS DWELING PLACE…
****ASCENDING TO THE HILL OF THE LORD IS COMING TO HIS HOLY PLACE…
*** ASCENDING TO THE HILL OF THE LORD IS COMING TO HIS PLACE OF WORSHIP….
*** ASCENDING TO THE HILL OF THE LORD IS COMING TO HIS HOLY PRESENCE…
*** ASCENDING TO THE HILL OF THE LORD IS COMING TO HIS THRONE… TO HIS KINGDOM… TO HIS AUTHORITY…
--- AND WHEN AUTHORITY IS IN GOD’S HANDS…. HIS WILL, HIS DESIRE, HIS POWER…. IS THE ONE IN CONTROL….
Matt 6:9-10…"This, then, is how you should pray:
" 'Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
*** IN HEAVEN GOD IS IN CONTROL…. HIS WILL, HIS DESIRE IS BEING FOLLOWED….
*** IN EARTH…. As we ascend to His mountain… God expects from us that our desire, our will, are left behind but HIS WILL, HIS AUTHORITY, is being observe.
BEING IN THE DWELING PLACE OF GOD, BEING IN THE HILL OF GOD, BEING IN THE MOUNTAIN OF GOD…. BEING IN HIS PRESENCE….
I. GIVES YOU A CLEAR VISIBILITY (VISION)
A. TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS….
- Being in the top of the HILL, you can see clearly your surroundings.
- We can see what is beyond the rocks.
- We can see what is beyond the trees.
- We can see what is beyond mountains.
- Your VISION IS NOT LIMITED ON WHAT IS NEAR TO YOU, BUT YOU CAN ABLE TO SEE WHAT ARE BEYOND!