The Mountain Life

By admin
04 May 2015

"And six days later Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and brought them up to a higher mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light" - Matthew 17:1-2

This must have been the most spectacular thing they have ever witnessed with their walk with Jesus, to a point where Peter didn't want to go back to the land but wanted to build his permanent residence on the mountain. He even said, "It good for us to be here." Maybe that is where the famous Christian "it is nice to be here" line comes from.

The opposite of the mountain is the valley. "And as they were coming down from the mountain... And when they came to the multitude, a man came up to Him, falling on his knees before Him, and saying, "Lord have mercy on my son, for he is lunatic, and very ill; for he often falls into the fire, and often to the water. - Matthew 17: 9-15.

We can thus say that the mountain life is where we experience God. It is where we experience His glory. It is where we get our breakthroughs. It is where we get healed. It is where we get freed from religion.

In retrospect, there's also a valley life, where people have no hope. The valley is where poverty has taken its toll. It is where people know nothing but defeat. In this place, living on handouts is normal.

What we learn from Jesus is that we are not to build our permanent residence on the mountain. Once we have experienced His goodness, we are not to be "misers" about it but we need to come back to the world of hopelessness and distribute the goodness of God amongst the people.

We are called to live a mountain life in the valley.

Pastor Lulamile Sifuba


Change Bible Church, Daveyton