Mountaintop Experiences - Wednesday's Dose - July 20th 2011

Wednesday's Dose - July 20th 2011

Mountaintop Experiences

"Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho. There the LORD showed him the whole land [the Promised Land]...." - Deuteronomy 34:1, (NIV). 

On April 3, 1968, on the eve of his assassination, Martin Luther King delivered his last sermon at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. His closing remarks were: "Well, I don't know what will happen now; we've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life—longevity has its place.

But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will.
And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the
promised land. So I'm happy tonight; I'm not worried about anything; I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord."

Dr. King certainly had a mountaintop experience. Many years before, Moses also had a mountaintop experience. God showed him the land he was promising to the nation of Israel and commissioned Joshua to "arise, go, and possess" this Promised Land. Was it easy to do this? No, not at all. Following Martin Luther King's mountaintop experience it was left to his followers to "arise, go, and possess" the promised land that Dr. King saw. Has it been easy for them? No, not at all.

Jesus had a mountaintop experience too. It was at Calvary where he,
seeing the whole world lost in sin, gave his life as a sacrifice for
all. After his resurrection, he gave his followers a vision/dream too— actually a commission. It was, "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere." - Mark 16:15, (NLT). Now it's up to us to "arise, go, and possess" the vision God has for the world ... reaching people with the gospel message—one person at a time! Will it be easy? No, not at all. However, knowing this is God's vision and his will, with his help there will always be a way to
fulfill it.

Prayer: "Our Merciful Father in Heaven, open my eyes that I will
clearly see your vision to reach everybody in the world with the
saving gospel message of Jesus Christ. And help me to arise and do my part. Also, help me to be as Jesus to every person in my world and grant that they, seeing Jesus in me, will want him for themselves. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Wednesday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose team