Now one may wonder if these experiences belonged to only those who have mountains in their areas to climb in order to encounter God. The coming of the Messiah, Jesus, has given every one of us a better privilege and we do not need a physical mountain to enjoy the mountain experience (Jn. 4:19-24). The worship of God MUST be in spirit and in truth which is what the conference has been addressing since we began. So, what then is the mountain today? The mountain for a child of God is that place and time when he separates himself and rises above his surroundings through prayers, supplications, wrestling, studying and meditation of God’s word (Gen. 32:24-28; cp. Ezra. 7:10; Neh. 8:1-3, 5-6, 8; Matt. 26:36).
Night is not necessarily that evening or time of thick darkness but a time when activities are very minimal or close to nothing, a time of calmness and quietness, and when there is the opportunity ti be alone (Judg. 16:2; Matt. 13:24-25; 14:23).
Therefore being on the mountain by night is setting out time when one will be alone and undistracted to appear before God in serious prayers and diligent study and application of the word of God. It could be personal (just one person) or more than one person. On the mountain by night, supplication and prayer that change lives and circumstances are made (Mk. 1:35-42).
It is on the mountain that a soul winner like the fisherman spreads his net for the soul by the word of God (Act. 5:29-31). There the counsel and activities of the wicked are thwarted (Act. 12:5-11) and the enemies subdued (Is. 25:7-10; 2Kgs. 6:13-15). There, decrees are made by the righteous and unrighteous decrees made by the adversaries are destroyed and obstacles are broken (Jms. 5:17-18; Dan. 6:10-13, 20-22). Secrets are revealed and answers to puzzles are given when God’s children climb the mountain by night (Dan. 1:8-9, 17-22; Ps. 25:14; Amos 3:7; 2Kgs. 6:8-12). Awareness, knowledge, insight and understanding into God’s word, power, gifts and glory are available at the mount of the Lord for as many as dare to climb (Is. 2:2-3; Matt. 5:1-2; 1Kgs. 8:22-23; 9:1-3; 8:5-11). Youth who desire to go all out for the Lord and do exploits are prepared, ordained and equipped as they continually come to God’s presence (Is. 6:5-8; Act. 13:1-3).
The experiences of the mountain by night are innumerable. The volume of your experiences depends on your input on the mountain. Their fruits are the things that manifest in different ways on the plains.