Taking YHWH’s Mountain

by John Greene

calebs-mountain-300x214On that day so long ago, Caleb was ready to take possession of his inheritance after a long personal wait. This particular day, Joshua and Caleb were the only members of the older generation to enter into Elohim’s [‘God’, YHWH]  Promised Land.  Caleb was one of 12 spies sent by Moses to scout the Promised Land. Nearly 45 years before, Joshua and Caleb were the only spies that insisted that Israel was ready to take the new land. The others believed that Canaan was filled with barbarians too challenging to overcome. Caleb had also torn his clothes in anguish at the rebellion of the Israelites that desired to return to Egypt. Those rebels had raised themselves up to stone Moses, Aaron, Joshua and Caleb before YHWH intervened. For his dedication, Caleb had to endure 40 years of wandering in the wilderness because of the sin of others while that generation perished. He and Joshua had been spared while the other spies died in a plague.

walking into the desert“And Moses swore in that day, saying, Surely the land on which your foot has trodden shall be an inheritance for you and for your sons forever, because you have fully followed after YAHWEH my Elohim.” – Joshua 14:9, HRB

YHWH had kept Caleb alive and strong all this time in the wilderness, just as ready and strong as previously, for going out and coming in. On that day, Caleb had spoken as recounted in Joshua 14:9-12,

“And now, give to me this mountain, of which YAHWEH spoke in that day…”

Joshua honored Caleb’s request as a reward for a lifetime of service and dedication to YHWH. The mountain of Hebron had stood ready for the dedicated servant for 45 years.  (Numbers 13-14; “Serving for YHWH’s Honor“)

“And My servant Caleb, because there is another spirit in him, and he is fully following Me, I shall bring him into the land into which he has gone, and his seed shall possess it.” – Numbers 14:24

He was a man of action, bold and frank, without apology for YHWH. Caleb was not afraid of being on front lines and was just as comfortable in lesser positions while he held YHWH’s standard high. Caleb was whole-hearted or “all heart”.

No less than six times, Scripture declares that Caleb followed YHWH fully. His full trust was constant and abiding fellowship with Him. The giants in the land of Hebron did not frighten him and he claimed the promises of YHWH, even when few others did for many decades.

white-bearded-prophet-guyCaleb declared himself fit for war against giants even in advanced age. He proclaimed not his own strength, but that of his Father. He desired to take possession of the land 45 years earlier and had not changed his mind. Caleb was unchanged and undeterred.

The name Caleb means “bold”. The Spirit of YHWH spoke through him when he urged on fellow warriors that were “stiff-necked”. He is called a Kennizzite, which some scholars claim means that his lineage was through Edom and not Israel. Despite this, he overcame pressure and held Elohim’s banner high.

praise tallitHis heart was powerful because he was obedient to the Spirit of YHWH. What Caleb asked for demonstrates his character. Only the YHWH he loved could make that beautiful mountain. To possess such a mountain required full trust and surrender of his heart to YHWH. Since YHWH is not a “respecter of persons”, we can have “YHWH’s mountain” also, even as an everlasting possession. Caleb had not a thought of living in the valley. Do you want to live in the valley or on YHWH’s mountain? Seek and pray for YHWH’s mountain as your everlasting possession. (“YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“; “YHWH’s Revolution“; “Is Your Forgiveness Real?“; “YHWH’s Prayer Shawl of Protection“)

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“For YHWH so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, RNKJV
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your glory. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. Amen.
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The names Yahshua and Yahushua are original language names for Jesus,
He is often referred simply as the Messiah or Master.
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