revelation

Revelation

With summer around the corner, and flowers springing into life, my heart longs to get into the mountains. Usually this time of year I am yearning to get back to the small mountain village in California where I found the greatest revelation ever!  I liken it to all those in the Old and New Testament who received revelation from God while on a mountain.  Look them up, and see for yourself.  Remember that expression, “mountain top experience?”  That was literal for me.

In 1976 this New Yorker not only fell in love with the Sierra Mountains, but there she also found “the knowledge of the glory of God – in the face of Christ.” The god of this world had blinded my mind so that I might not see – and know – the glory of God.  But, the joke was on him!  I was actually in the most perfect set-up imaginable to ask for God to take me out of the darkness – and He did!  (Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:4-6).

 

Please join me in another great story of God revealing Himself and a climbing one at that:

Ant carrying a contact lens

Brenda was almost halfway to the top of the tremendous granite cliff. She was standing on a ledge while she was taking a breather during this, her first climb. As she rested there, the safety rope snapped against her eye and knocked out her contact lens. “Great”, she thought. ‘Here I am on a rock ledge, hundreds of feet from the bottom and hundreds of feet to the top of this cliff, and now my sight is blurry. She looked and looked, hoping to somehow find it. But it just wasn’t there. In her panic she began praying for calm; thinking of how the eyes of the Lord search to and fro throughout the whole earth.  And, thus, asking Him to show her right where it is.  After all, He knows every stone and leaf, and does know exactly where it is. She couldn’t find it, but she remained calm even though she could not clearly see across the range of mountains.

Later, while hiking down the trail to the bottom of the cliff they met another party of climbers just starting up the face of the cliff. One of them shouted, ‘Hey, you guys! Anybody loose a contact lens?’ Well, that would be startling enough, but you know why the climber saw it? An ant was moving slowly across a twig on the face of the rock, carrying it! 

Only God could make all these arrangements with the ant appearing at just the right time, picking the right branch, and going about the business of Kingdom work without even knowing it.      

Tools of God

We see equally incredible things from the Lord in our sessions.  Words of knowledge, words of wisdom, prophetic words, visions, and even animals and birds showing up at my window, in the trees, or in the yard.  Sometimes they bring symbolism, or just comfort – at just the right time. One afternoon while a client was in her most vulnerable state, and I needed to be listening, suddenly a Blue Jay came strangely close to the window right behind my head, and incessantly squawking so loud that I had to send away any evil interference.  When I did, that bird hopped backwards away from the window, flew away, and the calm returned.  My intern, who was facing the window, told me later that after the Jay left two doves came and quietly nestled together at the window –  looking in long enough to make a statement.

 

He Watches Over Us

The Holy Spirit, as the Counselor, shows up in every session in the most thrilling and amazing ways.  I get to watch as He reveals to them that He knows when a rope will snap (in their own life) and knock out a “lens”; how He loves to come into full view right when we think we have lost it all, or we want to lose hope while in total discouragement. All it takes is believing, waiting, and watching for Him to show Himself as the One who hears our prayers and acts in supernatural ways to convince anyone one of us that He is truly alive and working on our behalf.

Oh, the grand stories I have of His revelations.  I could write a book about all of them.

 

Internal Pressure

Our mountains were pushed up from the internal pressure of the earth.  They erupted from the surface of the earth’s crust to proclaim the sheer Majesty and the glory of God in all His splendor.  MLM wants others to come to a place of revelation of the power, the majesty, the glory, and the freedom that is found when our internal pressures are released. The beauty is “beneath the crust.”

We all have internal pressures and if they remain beneath the crust without any way of escape – that is where they will continue to boil.  But, God is in the business of releasing us from internal pressures by breaking through the “crust” and revealing who we truly are.  Free to live, free from pain, and free to experience the mountain peaks. God delights in letting us stand on a ledge and ask to see him… the “Light of the knowledge of the glory of God.”

 

“An island in the sea may be the top of a great mountain.”

Author unknown.

Louise Zevan

This letter is, in fact, a brief summary of how I got the name Mountain Light Ministries.

Sierra Wave: Lingering in His Presence

How many times have you watched a sunset or sunrise and just gasped at its beauty?  Or in Nevada, a cloud formation that we call Sierra Wave, with its outstanding design!  A revelation of the perfection of the Creator, and how he loves to present such things to us as a means of bringing us closer to an understanding of who he is, to bring joy to our soul and spirit, and to take us to the place where (suddenly) we are focused on him instead of ourselves.

Before I knew Christ Jesus as my personal Savior I was deeply moved by his beauty, but did not understand the Creator of this panoramic beauty.  I saw it, and then turned to walk right back into the stress I knew so well – and the well-formed habit of focusing on myself.  Since I invited Him, as the Son of God, to lead me out of the urgency of making a day happen, and (instead) resting where his glory is already happening, I am finding that this is where I was created to be…and did not know it.

Revelations

Through my own inner healing, with prayer ministers, the Holy Spirit began revealing why I had the urgency to be in control.  I gasped the same as I did when I saw my first Sierra Wave.  I was astounded with the journey that the Holy Spirit took me on while ministering to my inmost being – even before I had intellectual knowledge of right and wrong.  In the months that I had inner healing we found bitter roots that I did not know I had.  The Holy Spirit revealed things to me that no one knew about but Him.  Astounding…to see what was there.

The formation of the lenticular clouds is dependent upon many factors, including wind speed and direction, leeward wind patterns, and water vapor.  Thus, their formation is unpredictable.  It is the same with us.  God creates many factors throughout our life to bring us to the place where we are ready for him to reveal things to us, and why we could not see them before.  And in His timing.  When He does bring revelation, just like the Sierra Wave, the wind of His Spirit can take our breath away.  Unlike other clouds the Sierra Wave can remain stationary for many hours.  Many hours of lingering in the awe-inspiring presence of God.

Roles

In my role as Prayer Minister and facilitator of Elijah House Training Courses I am, in fact, observing my clients and students having their breath taken away with all the revelations from God.  What an awesome privilege and joy to my heart.  It is inspiring, satisfying, and continually affirming that I am in the right place.  They are astounded with what is revealed to them – at a deeper level.  I should write a book about all the “wow moments.”  It truly can be breath-taking for both them and myself.

Because my students continually, year after year, communicate that everyone needs to do this Elijah House Training Course I am dedicating this newsletter to invite you, and anyone you may know with a possible interest, to consider attending our next class.  Many of you have already taken the training, some are already Prayer Ministers, some have wanted to do it for years, and others are just learning about it.  Listen to the wind of the Spirit, soak up the vapors, rest in His presence and see if He is telling you to acquire new tools for setting people free….beginning with ourselves!

~Louise Zevan