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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Mount (and Forms)

Deuteronomy 1:6 (c) This may be taken as a picture of the Christian who stays all the time around Calvary, or the story of his conversion, and makes no progress in the Christian life. He is occupied only with the death of CHRIST, and does not see the value nor the power of the risen CHRIST. He does not grow in grace nor in the knowledge of the Lord JESUS. The Lord wants us to go on and grow unto full stature for our Lord.

Psalm 11:1 (b) The figure here is used to represent some kind of refuge or protection which is outside the realm of GOD's provision. It refers to human plans and expedients for the protection and welfare of the person. He expects us to fly to Himself for refuge, and this picture is seen in Jeremiah 48:28.

Psalm 30:7 (b) David is referring to his strong position as king and ruler over a great and mighty nation. He gives GOD the credit for maintaining him in this exalted position.

Isaiah 14:13 (a) This figure is used to express the devil's determination to ascend above GOD in power and in glory. He planned to be at the very top of all excellence and authority. It may refer to the ambitions of any person to be the greatest, the highest and the best in Satan’s kingdom.

Isaiah 30:17 (a) The type is used in this place to represent the supreme place of authority on the earth among the nations which Israel will occupy some day when CHRIST is King.

Isaiah 40:4 (a) By this delightful figure the Lord is encouraging us to know that He will remove obstacles and hindrances in the Christian's life so as to make His yoke easy and His burden light in the service which we render.

Matthew 17:20 (a) Our Lord is telling us the same message that He told to Zerubbabel in Zechariah 4:6-7. Troubles, hindrances, problems and difficulties are represented in the Bible as mountains. Those who know the Lord intimately and believe Him fully may address themselves to these problems and see the Lord solve them and remove them. Spirit-filled men see miracles happen in their lives. (See also Matthew 21:21; Mark 11:23).

Galatians 4:24 (a) Sinai was the place where the law was given to Moses. He brought the law down to the people. It revealed the perfect will of GOD, and GOD's thoughts and plans about man's holiness. These laws are permanent, inflexible and solid as the mountain.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Mount (and Forms)'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/m/mount-and-forms.html. 1957.

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