I Will Make Low this Mountain by My Spirit Says the Lord
Obstacles come between us and the things we hope God will do. Our ideas and striving—fall short. “By My Spirit,” is the Word of Him who called us. We will overcome, not by our ability, but by connection to the LORD Almighty.
“Not by Might, Nor by Power”
Overwhelming the horizon spans a mountain between you and His plans. It juts heavenward as a veritable wall. But who called you to your task? If God’s blessing is with you, no barrier stands a chance. The Spirit of the Lord Almighty supplies you continually. When your problem looms before you, the gift of Himself is the answer.
Then he said to me, “This [continuous supply of oil] is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel [prince of Judah], saying, ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit [of whom the oil is a symbol],’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘What are you, O great mountain [of obstacles]? Before Zerubbabel [who will rebuild the temple] you will become a plain (insignificant)! And he will bring out the capstone [of the new temple] with loud shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’”
—Zechariah 4:6-7 (AMP)
“But by My Spirit,” says the LORD
In Zechariah’s vision, there were seven lamps with two olive trees standing by them. The trees supplied continuous oil to the lamps, so they would never burn out. In our natural power, we can only keep up the task God has calls us to for so long. We only have so much strength to overcome roadblocks. But God showed Zechariah, He supplies the resources and the power.
Zerubbabel, who was called to rebuild the temple, had a seemingly insurmountable task before him. What has planted itself between you and God’s calling? What natural thing blocks the answers to your prayers?
Can it stand before the LORD Almighty?
Like everything else in creation, it must bow before Him. Your only need is to stay connected to the Holy Spirit.
He will make every obstacle fall, turning mountains into plains.
So shout, “Grace, grace!” God’s provision. The blessing of the Lord. His unmerited favor. Speak, “God’s powerful generosity—fulfills His plans and my every need!”
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This is a good word, John, I know in the past there were times I tried to accomplish a big task, thinking I could do it on my own strength, but soon found out, my passion and zeal fell short of completing that task. It was then I realized I needed the Lord’s strength in me. Great reminder!
Amen! Thanks, Jeanette!