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You have not come to a place like Mount Sinai that can be seen and touched. There is no flaming fire or dark cloud or storm or trumpet sound. The people of Israel heard a voice speak. But they begged it to stop, because they could not obey its commands. They were even told to kill any animal that touched the mountain.
The sight was so frightening that Moses said he shook with fear.
You have now come to Mount Zion and to the heavenly Jerusalem. This is the city of the living God, where thousands and thousands of angels have come to celebrate. Here you will find all of God's dearest children, whose names are written in heaven. And you will find God himself, who judges everyone. Here also are the spirits of those good people who have been made perfect.
And Jesus is here! He is the one who makes God's new agreement with us, and his sprinkled blood says much better things than the blood of Abel.
When the Children of Israel were liberated from slavery in Egypt they came to the fearful sight of Mount Sinai. But when Christians are set free from the bonds of this life they will come to Mount Zion and the heavenly Jerusalem. The heavenly Jerusalem is not fearful at all.
Thousands and thousands of angels go there to celebrate. Frankly, I have thought about angels praising God, but I have not considered a celebrating angel. How do angels celebrate? Do they dance and sing? Do they jump and shout for joy? I have never seen a celebrating angel, but when the final victory is won there will be a celebration with multitudes of angels, God's dearest children, God himself and the spirits of "good people who have been made perfect" will also be there.
And last, but not least, Jesus will be there. He is the reason for the celebration. Jesus won the victory! Jesus paid the price. If Jesus had not done what He did on the cross there would be no celebration at all.
So as you suffer and struggle on this earth during these very difficult days don't forget that what you are doing here is getting ready for the party in Heaven! It is a surprise party because no one on earth knows when it will start, but all signs point to a "soon coming King." Remember, when Jesus comes again the party will begin!