Summary: Where will we run in time of need?

Sermon - Run to the mountains

- I’m going to bring you a message that is, in part, a lot like the scales being rolled

back from my eyes.

- This is a message geared towards our Independence Day that we celebrated


- Today I see mankind being brought to life, & it has begun at the very start of our


- There is one Word in scripture that is a symbol of God’s Righteousness.

- However, this Word can be taken symbolically, or literally. Then, as I Hope we’ll

see, it can mean both!

- Let’s begin with the Word.

Psalm 36:6

6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.

- The Word is Mountains. God’s Righteousness is compared to the vastness, the powe,

& the emotion that I could never reach the top of this mountain.

- Now that we have the Word, let’s pray that God will open our minds to understand

what His Word means.


- As many times as I’ve read my key scripture it never crossed my mind that the Word

Mountains could be taken symbolically, as well a literally.

- This shows that this is the message for such a time as this.

Matthew 24:14-16

14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

Q- What, or should I say Who, will save the Jews in their time of great tribulation?

Q- What, or should I say Who, will save us in this time of distress?

- The answer, the Mountains. It is God!

- I want you to notice what happens just after John laid out what was going to

take place as Jesus opened the seals, & Jacob’s trouble is about to begin, in

the book of Revelation.

Revelation 7:1-4

1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

- Think about how he began. After these things.

Q- What things?

- Listen!

1. The Anti-Christ has been revealed, & deceptively come into power.

2. Great warfare has broken out all over the world.

3. Great famine has broken out across the world. People will work all day for little food.

4. 1/4th of the world’s population is killed by the sword, famine, plague, & the beasts of

the field.

5. A massive earthquake shakes the world, the sun turns black, the moon turns blood

red, the heavens recede like a roll, the mountains & islands move from out of their

place. (All of These I think show how bad the earthquake was. Everything shaken

dust thrown so high everything is darkened.)

- People realize, with great clarity, What it is That’s taking place. It’s God’s judgement!

Revelation 6:15-17

15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

- All walks of life are crying out, because they realize God truly is!

- Six seals have been opened, & this world has been rocked to it’s very core!

- Notice though, the people recognized God, but did not turn to Him.

- The 144,000 Jews do recognize Him. They run to the mountains. Not just the

physical ones, for protection. They run to the great mountains, it’s Christ the


- Just like at the moment of Pentecost, God sealed those who are His!

- These People have the war cry in the midst of this great battle, & believe me

it gets much worse!

- But read this again,

Revelation 7:2-3

2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

- Jesus stopped His judgement to redeem those who placed their faith in Him.

Jeremiah 30:7 says,

7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

- We’re not quite In this moment of time yet, but I will say I feel like we are getting

closer to it.

- This Virus has shown to us nothing is for sure.

Q- Will We always have food to eat, & water to drink?

Q- Will There always be medicine to help us get better?

Q- Will We always have a way to care for our loved ones & ourselves?

- For Many, this pandemic has awakened them, their comforts have eroded, & they are

fleeing to the mountains.

Q- Who is our Savior?

- It’s Jesus! The virgin born, Jewish man, born of the bloodline of King David.

- Jesus, God in the flesh, the Son of God.

Jesus lived a sinless life, but died the sinner’s death. As He is the perfect Lamb of


- The grave could not hold Him. Jesus arose from that grave. He is seated by the

right hand of the Father right now, & interceding for the brethren.

- What That means is, Jesus will not let one of us that are His go! He will make

sure the enemy cannot have us!

- This is why the moment we read in Revelation hasn’t happened yet, because here’s

our promise.

Revelation 3:10

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

- That’s the Rapture. The moment Anti-Christ is revealed we are gone.

Q- Why is that?

- It’s because we have fled to the mountains!

- My closing scripture,

Romans 10:9-14

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

- This morning I am going to close with the sinner’s prayer again.

- To those who believe & confess. Those are the Children of God.

- There’s nothing more required for us to do, to earn salvation.

- The payment has been paid. The mountains are all around us, & now God is asking

us to flee to them, to Him.


"God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve the consequences of my sin. However, I am trusting in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe that His death and resurrection provided for my forgiveness. I trust in Jesus and Jesus alone as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you Lord, for saving me and forgiving me! Amen!"

- All of Heaven, Earth, & time stops as He(God) seals those who just prayed that


- This virus hasn’t beaten us, & it can’t. It doesn’t have that authority!