What He does to Mountains (I):
“He puts his hand on the flint; He overturns the mountains at the roots.” (Job 28:9, New King James Version).
This is the key Bible verse for our “Come and See” devotional today.
A mountain represents obstacles and barriers and sometimes it acts as a boundary between cities or nations. Mountains can be physical or spiritual: the physical mountains are naturally part of the earth’s structure, while spiritual ones often restrict or hamper the destiny and divine purpose of men and women. For the purpose of this message, we shall be focussing more on the unseen mountains of life.
When the Israelites journeyed in the wilderness towards the Promised Land after their deliverance from bondage in Egypt, God instructed Moses to gather them together at Mount Sinai for His great visitation. The Bible records that the position of Mountain Sinai was changed as a result of God’s presence: “The earth shook; the heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.” (Psalms 68:8, New King James Version).
Our key Bible verse shows that God has only one treatment for obstacles or mountains: He moves them away, either by uprooting them or repositioning them, as in the case of Sinai. Any physical or spiritual mountains which cause a hindrance or a restriction will receive the same treatment from God. This approach makes spiritual and physical sense: after all, nothing can or should be higher than the Most High, who is higher than the highest mountain and taller than any obstacle; consequently, mountains must surely quake at His awesome presence. Thus, Psalms 114 v 4 states “The Mountains skipped like rams, the little hills like lambs”
As natural men and women, we have our limitations and we often face obstacles that turn into high mountains, not just in the physical sense but rather mentally and spiritually; these can sometimes be too high for us to climb and we lack the power to reach the summit. These mental and spiritual mountains can be likened to seeds planted by the enemy at night, which grow into a tree of discomfort and pain; this can be in the form of illness, lack of direction in life, poverty, and persistent failure.
We must always remember that our God is the Almighty and no opposition or rival is tolerated in His presence. The Most High God never changes and this applies also to His ways. He will always uproot every mountain that is presented to Him, using the force of praise. The Bible assures us: “But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel.” (Psalms 22:3, New King James Version). It is time for all of us to bring our high mountains, representing all our trials and misfortunes, before the Most High God through our praise and worship and His awesome presence will thrash them into pieces.
Let us pray: “Father, by your great might and power, remove every obstacle to my progress in life,” in Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.
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