Why did God choose Mount Hermon?
Certainly, it was not by chance that the Lord Jesus Christ, led by the Holy Spirit, chose Mount Hermon to be transfigured.
Let’s take a look at the following points, which confirm Hermon is a blessed mountain:
- Hermon is part of the story of Joshua’s conquest of the Promised Land;
- Hermon carries with it the prophecy of King David as the Mount of Blessings and Eternal Life (Psalm 133.3).
- At Hermon, our Lord was honored and glorified by God the Father in the presence of five witnesses. Three witnesses were earthly: Peter, James and John, and two were celestial from God the Father: Moses and the prophet Elijah.
His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. Matthew 17.1-6, Mark 9.2-7
- Hermon meets the conditions to be the perfect Mountain, from a physical point of view, and a spiritual point of view. From the physical point of view, it is the eyes of Israel. No aircraft enters Israeli airspace without being identified from Hermon. Israel’s entire defense depends on this high mountain;
- The Jordan River rises at the foot of Mount Hermon from three principal sources. Israel’s entire water supply depends on Mount Hermon. Without Hermon, Israel would not exist. The Hand of God took care so that the promise made to Abraham was fulfilled with milk and honey in the middle of the desert;
- We also believe that the three sources of Hermon symbolize the Holy Trinity and culminate in the representation of One God (River Jordan).
These are the reasons why we will be on this mountain, united in one faith, in one Spirit and in the Name of One God, blessing those who believe with the prophetic blessing of the Holy Spirit and with Eternal Life, according to the prophecy of King David, which says:
It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing (Holy Spirit)—Life forevermore (Eternal Life). Psalm 133.3
Bishop Edir Macedo
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