Here in the Rocky Mountain region, specifically living along what we call the Front Range of the Rockies, we all know how beautiful, majestic and formidable the mountains are. I see the mountains every day and always thank God He has permitted me to live here and given me eyesight to enjoy the beauty of this location.
Not all mountains are beautiful, especially when one has a ‘mountain of debt’ to conquer or a ‘mountain of pain’ to overcome. In Zechariah chapter 4, verse 7 we read:
7 “What are you, you great mountain? Because of Zerubbabel you will become a level plain! And he will bring forth the temple capstone with shoutings of ‘Grace! Grace!’ because of this.”
God was assuring Zerubbabel that the mountain of work before him would be accomplished and the capstone of the temple would be placed with shoutings of ‘Grace! Grace!’ to it.
Jesus told His disciples they could move mountains with faith the size of a mustard seed (Mt. 17:20.)
I used to think I could flatten any mountain I faced by literally shouting, “Grace, grace!” to it, but the mountains didn’t always flatten. I was missing something.
When I read Zechariah 4:7 in context, checking out verses before and after, I am struck by verse 6 which says,” Therefore he told me, “These signify the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by strength and not by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord who rules over all.”
Jesus, who is the “capstone” of the temple spoken of in Zechariah, said that without Him, we could do nothing.
We are the temple of the Lord, His body on the earth. It is in Him we live and move and have our being. If any mountain rises up to block our path or to hinder our progress, all we need to do is turn to Him, wait on Him. Speak as we hear Him speaking or do as we see Him doing. The mountain will be removed. The Capstone, the Lordship of Jesus, will be set in place. His Kingdom will advance. The gates of hell will not prevail against us. The mountain will become as a plain, by His Spirit in us. To Him be all the glory.
If you have a mountain you must conquer, the Lord is saying to you, “Never give up! Continue knocking on doors I promised you I will open. Keep on seeking Me for wisdom, strength, My empowerment to stand, and continue asking for My glory, for My power, for My purpose to come to pass in all the circumstances of your life. I have never failed and I never will! Trust Me! This mountain will be moved.”
The mountain before you will become smooth as a plain and you will shout, “Grace! Grace!” unto the One who deserves all honor, praise and thanksgiving.