It shall come to pass in the latter days
that the mountain
of the house of the Lord shall be established
as the highest of the mountains,
and shall be raised up above the hills;
and peoples shall flow to it,
and many nations shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob;
that he may teach us his ways
and we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Micah 4:1-2 RSV
Each Christian must focus on the top of Mt. Zion their ultimate goal, just as any mountain climber does when they look at an earthly mountain. When a Christian looks at the majestic mountain of heaven, they must allow the Holy Spirit to birth a desire to climb into the heavenlies. Expert mountain climbers spend weeks studying the mountainside ridges for the best path to climb. Christians need to study the Holy mountain in the scriptures and look for the path God wants us to follow. Mountain climbers prepare for months before they attempt to climb a mountain. Christians must prepare themselves before attempting to climb the holy mount. A Christian that has planned before climbing the heights will realize the cost of following Jesus before they make the decision to ascent.
Mountain climbers carry heavy backpacks with all the needed supplies. They will do everything they can to cut the weight of their backpack down, even shortening the handle of a toothbrush. Christians too carry excess baggage through life, such as emotional scars, resentment, and secrets. For a Christian to be successful in their climb of Mount Zion, they cannot take any preconceived ideas. Christians must lay their burdens down, only then will they be able to climb unencumbered.