Zechariah 4:6-7 “…..Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, says the Lord of hosts. Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain, and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace to it.”
What is the mountain in my life? Do I look at it with my eyes of flesh and magnify it, or do I look at it through the eyes of faith and magnify the finished work of Jesus Christ? Christ in me is the enabling power of His grace and strength to either work through difficult circumstances, or access His power for patience until He removes the mountain.
We have sung and danced about God removing mountains, but sometimes have not carried His word through. Jesus said of the scribes and Pharisees, “These people draw near me with their mouths, and honour me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. In vain they do worship Me…..,” Matthew 15:8.
1 Corinthians 4:20 “For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.” In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus prayed to His Father, Matthew 6:13, “….For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever, Amen.” The power is given for the extension of His kingdom, for His glory. Many try to wrestle the power from God’s hand for their own purpose and glory, but God will not give His glory to another. God will extend His power to a vessel who will use it for His glory, if it is abused, He will withdraw it.
God’s grace in my life is His enabling power to be what He created me to be, and to do what He created me to do. God’s power is available to us to climb mountains, cross rivers and pull down walls to glorify Him, as we stand on the holy ground of humility. God does not need my good ideas, He requires a surrendered life that I might be a vessel He can use for His purposes, which far exceed my good ideas! Romans 8:6 “For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
Isaiah 40:3-5 “Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, and the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.”
UNTIL YOU MEET THE IMPOSSIBLE, YOU DO NOT TOUCH THE RESOURCES OF GOD.
Mountains are my perspective, not God’s. A young man facing difficult circumstances was pouring his troubled heart out to the Lord. He cried, “Lord, it’s so hard!” The Lord replied, “Hard for who?” The Lord said to Abraham, Genesis 18:14, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” We need to prepare a highway for our God in our hearts, begin to see with the eye of faith His divine appointments in our lives as opportunities for God to be glorified through our earthen vessels. Don’t tremble at the mountain, look for God’s divine purpose in the mountain.
THE SPENDING POWER OF GOD ALMIGHTY IS LIMITED BY THE CHOICE OF HIS CHILDREN. Selah.