The Lord told me, “Go to the mountain on the East that I will show you, and meet me there on New Year’s Day. According to the instructions of my prophet from Colorado, you will decree and declare dominion and victory over this region called Sin City. You will take authority over the gateways leading in and out of this city. As my prophetess from Chicago further confirmed just last week, you will come to the mountain in obedience to me, your God. Even the vision that I showed you ten years ago of the mountains behind you and the city laid out before you confirms the purpose and promise of this meeting. You have been obedient to go to the East as I have directed you from the beginning. You have not detoured from my instructions. Consecrate yourself, for where we will meet is Holy ground. Meet me on the mountain that I will show you before sunrise on New Year’s Day. I will keep my promise to you.” Said the Lord
Up until New Year’s Eve, I did not know the location of the mountain or the road that would lead me there. I knew what the view looked like, and I knew it was on the East, but that’s all I knew. In angst, I began to search aerial maps on the Internet, road maps, and even thought about going to other mountains that were more convenient to get to, but the Lord said, “I will show you.” So, on the way home on New Year’s Eve as I fretted about it, I arrived at the intersection leading to my house and suddenly the Lord said, “Go straight.” So, I did. The road led through a new community of homes and just where the road should have ended, it continued up a hill along a ragged, but paved road straight to the foot of the mountain. When the road ended, I turned the car around facing the city, and got out of the car. Behind me was the mountain and before me laid the entire Las Vegas valley. There were no houses or buildings. It was desolate. It was the exact view that the Lord had shown me in a vision ten years ago. Tears came to my eyes as I worshipped God on the mountain. Then he said, “This is your mountain. I give it to you. Meet me here at sunrise.” I couldn’t believe that the mountain was five minutes from my house. I thanked the Lord all the way home for keeping his promise, and making it so convenient.
I went home and tried to prepare myself for my meeting with God. I gathered scriptures, a worship CD, my Bible, and of course, my journal to record the word of the Lord. I prepared as I would for any important meeting. Before I went to bed, the Lord led me to the book of Ruth. I read it, prayed to the Lord to prepare my heart, mind and Spirit for our meeting before going to bed. I could hear gun fire and fireworks around midnight, but it did not effect me as I drifted off to sleep.
The next morning, I got up at dawn, a little concerned about being late, but the Lord reassured me. “You keep saying dawn, but I told you to meet me on the mountain before the sun rises,” He said. I was relieved because even though I was meeting God and trusted Him for my safety, the prospect of being on that mountain alone in the dark was a bit uncomfortable, but the Lord had taken care of that too. So, I got dressed quickly and headed up to the mountain, five minutes away. As soon as I arrived, I was met by the glory of God. Tears streamed down my face again as I praised and worshipped God. Then, I confessed all of my known and unknown sins and surrendered myself completely to God. I asked Him to purify my heart, and He told me. “If you will dine on the fruit of the Spirit daily, you will be purified.” Afterwards, I prayed scripture, made declarations concerning my life, the West Coast region and Las Vegas, and made petitions and intercession on behalf of myself and others. I thanked God for being My God, a Faithful God, a Just God, and extolled His many virtues and attributes. Then, the sun began to rise over the mountain behind me. The Lord said, “As the sun rises, praise my son who rose, and met you here on this mountain.” So, I raised my hands to the heavens and praised the name of Jesus on the mountain. As the sun hit the buildings below, they began to sparkle like stars, and the Lord confirmed His promises concerning what He would do for me as I walked in obedience to Him. He referred to the Book of Ruth, and told me to “glean” until He gave me the land to possess. “Your husband will provide for you,” He said. When I finally looked at the clock, it was time to go to work, so I left my Prayer Mountain…..until the next appointed time. As I drove down from the hill, I noticed debris scattered on the side of the raggedy road and a sign that read “landfill area.” It was ironic because as I drove down from the mountain, I knew that the spiritual debris that I took up with me was not coming back down with me.
It was the best New Year’s Day/Date that I have ever had.
Genesis 12:8And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.
Ezekiel 11:23And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city.
Zechariah 14:4And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
© 2009 Arletia McInnis, The Prophetic Scribe