Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians
The Word on the Mountain
It was upon the Mountain of the LORD GOD, where The Sermon came from Him, through Jesus Christ to us, and began the ministry that continued the Will of the LORD GOD to bring His chosen, called and faithful people closer to Him.
The Mountain....the Spiritual Realm of the LORD GOD is where Jesus Christ went to touch, and know and teach and pray and prepare the Things of Him. Until we understand this Spiritual Realm where Christ moves, we cannot truly know his walk, or our own toward him.
So our study continues with focus on Jesus Christ and the Mountain...once we know His Realm, we will know more His Way....and only then can we begin our deep study of the greatest sermon ever delivered!
John the Baptist
“2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. 3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; 4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; 6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. 7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” (Luke 3:2-7 AV)58. John the Baptist accounted Isaiah in announcing the coming works of Jesus Christ of filling every valley and bringing every mountain and hill low, the making the crooked straight and the rough ways smooth. The low realms of nature would be elevated with the coming of Jesus Christ, and the high realms of the spirit brought closer, allowing all people to see the salvation of the LORD GOD.
59. Through the spiritual realm of the LORD GOD being brought closer upon the coming of Jesus Christ, the faithful believers have easier access to the LORD GOD. The believer no longer must climb the tallest mountains to reach the spiritual realm or use a priestly intermediary...instead the faithful believer will worship the LORD GOD through the level realm made by Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 40:3-5 is a strong shadow prophecy of John the Baptist, and his mission of preparing the arrival of Jesus Christ and his coming works. But we must also look deeper, to understand the fullness of this prophesy.
“1 ¶ Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. 3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. 5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.” (Matthew 4:1-11 AV)60. Satan tempted Jesus Christ with his things of control in three realms....
1. The realm of natural
2. The realm in between
3. The realm of spiritual
61. Satan tried to persuade Jesus Christ to prove he was the Son of God, and save himself within the Natural Realm and feed his starving nature by commanding the stones be made into bread. Jesus Christ refused and said “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Jesus Christ refused to choose the Natural Realm, in spite of his starvation and ability to feed himself and become full.
62. Satan tempted Jesus Christ to prove he was worthy to receive worship atop the most spiritual place of mankind, in the City of Jerusalem, at the highest pinnacle of the Temple of the LORD GOD. Jesus refused to prove his position to Satan, and replied “It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord they God”. Jesus Christ refused to prove his position as intermediary connection between the natural and spiritual realms, in spite of the taunting of Satan.
63. Satan took Jesus up to the highest spiritual realm that was under his control, and offered him all of the kingdoms of the world and the resulting glory, if he would only fall down and worship the devil. Jesus refused and said, “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve”. Jesus Christ refused to accept the part of spiritual realm under the control of Satan, which could bring him great glory and rule over the kingdoms of the world.
The study of the Temptation of Jesus Christ by Satan provides great depth and new understandings and revelations of many mysteries of the LORD GOD. This brief look at this defining moment in the Walk of Jesus Christ, and his resulting ministry and sacrifice according to the Will of God, can not begin to illuminate all Things that can be learned through the accounting. But through this brief study, we have received some defining understanding of both the Natural Realms of man and the Spiritual Realms of the LORD GOD.
1. The Natural Realm feeds the nature of man. It is the place where the human being lives in body, within the world. Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, has the authority given to him by the LORD GOD to command the angels and receive special protection in the natural life. It is through this rejection of special protection that the first temptation is overcome by Jesus Christ.
“1 ¶ And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.” (Revelation 21:1-3 AV)
It was in the best interest of Satan to attempt to make Jesus Christ assume a position of God on earth, to separate him from his position as intermediary between man and the LORD GOD, and to become high and unreachable by mankind.
“7 ¶ Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” (John 16:7-15 AV)
When Jesus Christ was walking on the earth, he was the messenger between man and the LORD GOD. When he went to Heaven to sit at the Right Hand of his Father, he sent the Holy Spirit to the Faithful as the Intermediary, to deliver messages between Heaven and Earth amongst the Believers.
Woman at the well
“19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. 25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. 26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.” (John 4:19-26 AV)64. Faithful believers in Jesus Christ will worship the Father LORD GOD, not from the Mountain top of the Spiritual Realm, but from their position made level through Christ. This place allows the Faithful to worship the LORD GOD in spirit and in truth, without the restrictions, controls and difficulties of navigating the different realms.
65. The LORD GOD seeks the free worship in spirit and in truth in the level place made by Jesus Christ. This type and place of worship is perfect for Him, because the LORD GOD is a Spirit.
Because the LORD GOD is a Spirit, His dwelling place is not the top of just the highest mountain. Though He has given called, chosen and faithful people access to him through climbing the Mountain of Spiritual Realm, and later using Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit as the Intermediary between the two realms, it is still not the perfect form of worship.
Feeding the multitude
“1 ¶ After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. 2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. 3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. 4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. 5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? 6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. 7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him, 9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? 10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. 12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. 13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. 14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.” (John 6:1-14 AV)66. A great multitude of people followed Jesus Christ because they saw his miracles.
67. Jesus Christ went up into the Spiritual Realm and sat with his disciples.
68. When Jesus Christ lifted his eyes “up”, he saw a great company come unto him. A company is a large group of people. They were able to climb high into the Spiritual Realm by following Jesus Christ up the Mountain.
69. The food given to the Believers who followed Jesus Christ into the Spiritual Realm was multiplied greatly by him, and their hunger was filled, with food left over.
70. Jesus instructed his disciples to gather every fragment of food that remained, so that none would be lost.
They did not have enough bread made of barley, the food of the worldly, to feed the multitude who had followed Jesus Christ into the Spiritual Realm. The Miracle of the LORD GOD increased the bread to feed every Believer with much left over...after eating the bread given to them by the LORD GOD, they recognized Jesus Christ as prophesy being fulfilled.
Walking on water
“22 ¶ And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. 23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. 24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.” (Matthew 14:22-33 AV)71. Jesus Christ instructed his disciples on the necessary action of getting into a ship when passing over to the other side.
72. After the disciples were told how to pass over to the other side, Jesus went up into the spiritual realm apart from them to pray.
73. In the evening, he was in the spiritual realm alone.
74. The disciples in the ship began being tossed with the waves and were afraid.
75. In the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came down from the spiritual realm, and went to the scared Disciple Peter by walking on water, to catch him up and save him through his faith in Him. This rescue in the midst of the sea, allowed all of the Disciples to know that Jesus Christ was indeed the Son of God, and deserving of their worship.
The Jews divided the night into three divisions oŁ four hours each. The first of these watches is mentioned in La 2:19; the middle watch in Jud 7:19 and the morning watch in Ex 14:24. In the time of Jesus Christ, they divided the night into four watches, with the fourth introduced by the Romans. These watches consisted of three hours each. The first commenced at six, and continued till nine; the second from nine to twelve; the third from twelve to three; and the fourth from three to six. The first was called evening; the second, midnight; the third, cock-crowing; the fourth, morning, Mr 13:35.
“26 And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. 27 And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. 29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) 30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. 31 And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. 32 And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. 33 Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked. 34 When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country. 35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 36 They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed. 37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again. 38 Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.” (Luke 8:26-39 AV)76. When Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was recognized by the devils inside the man, they pleaded with him to not send them into the deep, but rather into the swine that were feeding on the mountain. The unclean spirits did not want to be sent to the bottomless pit, but rather to the swine that were in the spiritual realm.
77. Swine are an unclean. They are foul creatures in a religious sense. These dirty swine were feeding in the Spiritual Realm.
78. The devils asked Jesus to permit them to go into the unclean who ate of the food from the Spiritual Realm. Jesus Christ allowed the devils to enter into the swine up on the Mountain.
79. When the devils entered into the swine, the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and drowned. The man, who once had devils inside him, was healed, and spread the great things that God had done through Jesus Christ in relieving him of the devils.
Not all people that go into the Spiritual Realm are good, clean and righteous. Some go to the Realm and eat, but do not belong there. The unclean spirits were given permission by Jesus Christ to enter into these “foul people of false religion” that forced them to immediately leave the Spiritual Realm, and plunge into the lake to their death.
“1 ¶ And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. 4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. 6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. 7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. 8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. 9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. 10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? 11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. 12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. 13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.” (Matthew 17:1-13 AV)80. Peter, James and John were brought to a high Spiritual Realm, apart from all the others, by Jesus Christ.
81. Within this high Spiritual Realm, they witnessed the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ. They actually saw his face shine as the sun, and his raiment as white as the light.
82. They witnessed Moses and Elijah’s appearance before Jesus in that Spiritual Realm, and watched as they spoke with him.
83. Peter told Jesus that it was good that they were there, so they might build three tabernacles to house Jesus, Moses and Elijah.
84. The actual, Holy Voice of the LORD GOD spoke to Peter, James and John from a bright cloud that overshadowed them, and said “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.”
Peter had assumed that they were brought to the Spiritual Realm by Jesus Christ to serve him in a useful way. He was wrong. Jesus Christ had a specific reason that was different than what Peter had assumed. The LORD GOD overshadowed them, and told them to listen to His beloved Son. Through this overshadowing, they knew that it was not their will, but His, and they immediately fell down upon their faces in fear.85. The three disciples were lying on their faces in great fear, and did not arise and stand until Jesus Christ came to them and touched them with specific instruction to “Arise and be not afraid”. When they raised their faces, Jesus Christ was the only one with them in the Spiritual Realm.
86. As they were descending out of the Spiritual Realm, Jesus revealed to them that Elijah was known to them as John the Baptist, an identity not realized by anyone. He confirmed that Elijah had come in the body of John the Baptist, and would come again to restore all things. Until that time, Jesus warned them that he would suffer at the hands of the same who caused John the Baptist to suffer.
Peter, James and John were brought to the Spiritual Realm by Jesus Christ so they could witness
“28 ¶ And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. 29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. 30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: 31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. 33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said. 34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud. 35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 36 And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.” (Luke 9:28-36 AV)87. When Jesus Christ went to the Spiritual Realm and was Transfigured, Moses and Elijah appeared to him and spoke about his upcoming death in Jerusalem.
88. At one point, during the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ, all three men became heavy with sleep. When they were awakened they saw Christ’s Glory.
“14 ¶ And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. 21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” (Matthew 17:14-21 AV)89. Jesus Christ teaches that it takes just the smallest faith to remove the Spiritual Realm Mountain to another place.
This is important – Our faith can allow us to climb into the spiritual realm where ever we choose. Our faith can remove the spiritual realm to another place. It’s not a matter of physically climbing that mountain, nor is the Mountain’s character under the rules established by the LORD GOD for the mountains of nature.
“21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. 26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.” (Mark 11:21-26 AV)90. Jesus teaches that whosoever says to the Spiritual Realm, “Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea” and shall have faith that these things will come to pass that it shall be.
Remember in our past typology studies...the sea represents the separation between the Kingdom of Heaven and the Earth. It is the typological representation of “death”. When a Christian passes over the sea, between the earth and the Kingdom of Heaven, the Spiritual Realm can be cast into the sea, allowing that crossing over to be as easy to the Christian as it was when the Spiritual Realm was accessed in his lifetime.
“16 ¶ Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:16-20 AV)91. Eleven disciples went into the Spiritual Realm at the direction of Jesus Christ. While in his presence, some worshipped him and some doubted him.
92. Jesus Christ made his Great Commission to the disciples while in the Spiritual Realm, instructing them to teach and baptize all nations in the names of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.
“18 ¶ For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, 19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: 20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: 21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) 22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. 25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: 26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29 For our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:18-29 AV)93. The Sanctified Spiritual Realm of the LORD GOD cannot be touched, burned with fire, made black, dark or tempest.
94. The Sanctified Spiritual Realm is not a terrible sight that causes exceeding fear and quaking to the Faithful who approach.
95. The Sanctified Spiritual Realm is Mount Sion, in the city of the living LORD GOD. It is the Heavenly Jerusalem.
96. The Sanctified Spiritual Realm has an innumerable company of angels.
97. The Sanctified Spiritual Realm is the place of general assembly and church of the firstborn who are written in heaven, and the spirits of just men made perfect.
98. The Sanctified Spiritual Realm will one day be shaken by the LORD GOD to separate the things that can be shaken from those who cannot be moved.
99. The Sanctified Spiritual Realm is a kingdom which cannot be moved. It is a place where we can serve the LORD GOD acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
Christians climb into the Spiritual Realm of the LORD GOD through their faith in Jesus Christ. They are able to access the Spiritual Realm from their place and time, and it can be moved accordingly. This Spiritual Realm is closer to the LORD GOD than natural existence; however, it is not the Highest of Spiritual Realms.
The Highest of Spiritual Realms is sanctified. The Holy Spiritual Realm is the place that the LORD GOD dwells. This Realm can be shaken by HIM, but will never be moved.
“12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 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?” (Revelation 6:12-17 AV)100. In the End Days, all of the false spiritual realms will be moved out of their places. All of the great, rich and strong, as well as the servant and the free will hide themselves in the dens and rocks of these man made places. They will cry out for their spiritual realms to fall upon them, and hide them from the wrath of Jesus Christ. It will not work....and they will soon face the Judgment of Him.
Sermon on the Mount
“And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:” (Matthew 5:1 AV)101. “And seeing the multitudes, Jesus Christ went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:”
We finally have arrived at our destination and the beginning of our study of Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the Mount.
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Kathy L. McFarland is a Becker Bible Studies Teacher and Author of Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians. She has received her Bachelor of Science degree in Religious Studies from Liberty University, and is currently seeking her Master of Divinity (Professional Ministries Track) degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary & Graduate School. Kathy is a noted expert on Old Testament exegesis, Christian apologetics, and Bible typology and mysteries.