Scrapbook #33: Mount Zion Fears

“Things are shaking. Things may indeed be burning down. It has us talking about the reason for this life, all these kingdoms shaking down around us, about this culture and the tired church machine. We are exiles. We are being dismantled with complete faith that rebuilding comes.

But we no longer go to Mount Sinai. Now is a new thing. Now we go to the Mountain of Zion – in the kind of awe that opens eyes to see wing on wing on wing, a myriad of angels. I come to an assembly (we of every land) a church beautiful with her veil pulled way back, shining. Mount-Zion fear is fear that sees a people in a fire, but the people aren’t consumed. Mount Zion fear is a mind that can’t understand its own joy.”

– Amber Haines

1. This made my heart smile so hard.

2. You have not come to darkness. That’s the title of the post this excerpt came from. How apt & true.

3. It’s easy to look around the world and think that all is lost.

4. But God’s only just began.

5. And what a journey it’s taken me to get to this place where I can say that with all the conviction my spirit can muster.

6. Like the sons of Issachar we must know the time and season we are in as individuals and the Body of Christ.

7. A season where, though we may be on fire, a fire that purifies to leave only His glory brightly shining, we will not be consumed.

And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heaven.” This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire. 
– Hebrews 12: 26-29 (NASB)

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