IN THE DAYS OF HIS POWER SERIES.
TOPIC: WHO ART THOU O GREAT MOUNTAIN BEFORE ZERUBBABAL?
Rev. Innocent Chukwudi Peace-Udochukwu President Living Fountain Ministries Int’l LIFOM
“Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: And he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it”
(Zechariah 4:7, KJV)
At this hour a mountain of difficulty, distress, or necessity may be in our way, and natural reason sees no path over it, or through it, or round it. Let faith come in, and straightway the mountain disappears and becomes a plain. But faith must first hear the word of the LORD–“Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” This grand truth is a prime necessity for meeting the insurmountable trials of life. I see that I can do nothing and that all reliance on man is vanity. “Not by might.” I see that no visible means can be relied on, but the force is in the invisible Spirit. God alone must work, and men and means must be nothing accounted of. If it be so that the Almighty God takes up the concerns of His people, then great mountains are nothing. He can remove worlds as boys toss balls about or drive them with their foot. This power He can lend to me.
Zerubbabel was the Governor of Judah when the Jews returned from the Babylonian captivity. The Lord had commanded them to build the Temple but the task was challenging, and there were fierce adversaries all around them. They had a double problem—an enormous task and violent opposition. This was the mountain before Zerrubabbel in the verse above. The prophet Zechariah speaking prophetically addressed this mountain saying “who are thou, o great mountain?”
The Lord told them the future to assure them that He was with them. He said Zerubbabel would not only finish the work, but He will bring the headstone or capstone while everyone will be shouting “grace, grace unto it” or “may God bless the House”! The LORD was already telling them that the mountain of the work and the opposition will crumble before Zerrubabel and his people.
The Lord is speaking the same word to us today. Maybe the mountain that appears unsurmountable before you is a financial need. The Lord says “who are thou, o great mountain of need!” Maybe it is a disease that medical science does not have a cure or some other spiritual or family challenge. As long as your faith in Him remains unshakable, every mountain will crumble before you to become a plain!
Life will present challenges before us that might sometime appear impossible. 1 John 5:4 tells us faith overcomes the world, and all that it will bring. Declare the Word to the mountains in your life now. Fill in the space with whatever is challenging you right now and stand in faith: “who are thou, O great mountain of —. Before me, you shall become a plain!”
“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.”
The angel told me to give Zerubbabel this message from the LORD: “You will succeed, not by military might or by your own strength, but by my spirit.
Zec 4:7 Obstacles as great as mountains will disappear before you. You will rebuild the Temple, and as you put the last stone in place, the people will shout, ‘Beautiful, beautiful!’
So the angel explained that it was the following message of the LORD to Zerubbabel: I am the LORD All-Powerful. So don’t depend on your own power or strength, but on my Spirit.
Zec 4:7 Zerubbabel, that mountain in front of you will be leveled to the ground. Then you will bring out the temple’s most important stone and shout, “God has been very kind.”
“Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain; and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it” (Zechariah 4:7).
Every project that you have started will be accomplished provided you are well able to invariably take God at his word. All that you have laid a foundation on shall come to pass because he that hath a started a new work in you shall perform it until the day of Jesus Christ our Lord. Often times when the storms of life come sweeping over us we should always look at our past victories and begin to tell ourselves that having overcome this and that, we shall overcome this as well. Beloved remember we are called to be victors and not victims of circumstances and as such, we will overcome as long as Christ the redeemer is on our side. I can assure you that though it all seems impossible at the moment, you will soon bring in the headstone and those that have rejected your ideas and thought your vision was impossible will marvel at what you will accomplish right in front of them, and once you gain momentum they (all your opposer’s) will all see the foundation rising because the plummet would have been in your hands. Remember that you have a divine mandate in a sense because you have been promised that the plummet shall be seen in your hands as it were in the hands of Zerubabel.
Zechariah 4 vs 9
the hands of Zerubabel have laid the foundation of this house , his hands shall also finish it and thou shalt know that the Lord of host has sent me unto you.
Do not give up on a brink of a miracle, brinks are places to hold on to a God of a special kind. Hang in there good old boys and girls, who told you it can not be done, there is no mountain so high it can not be removed. The mountains of life do come unto us that we may subdue and overcome them, at least this is my opinion, and I guess I am entitled to it. There is no mountain so stubborn that the children of light can not confront.
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