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From the earliest times of man, God has used the hills of Earth to
represent sacred places one ascends- at cost of self- to reach Him.
the Ark rested on the Mountains of Ararat;  Moses came down from
Mt. Sinai after communing with God and receiving the Commandments.;
Isaac and Abraham ascended a mountain God revealed to Abraham, for
Isaac’s sacrifice; Jesus ascended a mountain after teaching the
multitudes where He gave one of His most precious Teachings to
those who were willing to climb the mountain with Him;  Some of the
disciples got to see Jesus transfigured as the Son of God on what
is now called “The Mount of Transfiguration”.
Throughout the Old and New Testaments, we read how God uses
elevations for His purpose. 

The Psalmist sings, in Psalm 121:1, “I lift up my eyes unto the
Hills.  From whence does my help come from?  My help comes from the
Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth.”    Trees grow on mountains. 
Like Isaac centuries before, Jesus, our Tree of Life,  carried the
wood of His Sacrifice all of the way up Golgotha– a rocky
mountain.   Our Lord was nailed on this tree and when before He
surrendered His spirit, He lifted His eyes unto the Hills of His
Father, and cried with a loud voice, “Father unto Your hands I
commend My spirit.”  
Below the tortured Tree of Life hanging on a butchered tree, stood
a Roman centurian who watched in shock.   He, too, looked up- and
beholding the Maker of Heaven and Earth throughout His agony on the
cross,   remarked with shock and awe, “surely this Man was just!”

 

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