7 “What are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’ ”
Zechariah 4:7 (NLT)
This is another example of talking to mountains. When Jesus talked about telling the mountain to throw itself to the sea at Mark 11:23, he was not saying something new. The idea of talking to mountains and overcoming them with the words of our mouths is established in the Old Testament. The above verse is the proof of this.
In this article, I shall explore further on this idea, in particular on how to apply it to use it to overcome the mountains of our lives. Let us look at the context of this verse. This verse is preceded by a more famous verse, which is:
6 So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.
Zechariah 4:6 (NLT)
The Lord was telling Zerubbabel that success in life is not dependent to his personal might and power alone. He needs the blessing of God to make it through in life. This is what “but by my Spirit” means.
In the next verse, the Lord mocked the mountain in Zerubbabel’s life. I like the part on “What are you, O mighty mountain?” It seems that the mighty mountain is nothing in the eyes of the Lord. Not only that, because of the blessing of the Lord, the mighty mountain is also nothing to Zerubbabel.
“Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground.”
It seems that even Zerubbabel can turn a mighty mountain into level ground. If this can work for Zerubbabel, this can also work for all of us who have the same God. All of us have the power to turn our mountains into level ground.
You may be burdened with debts as high as mountains where there does not seem to any way out. Your mountain could be the lack of jobs and opportunities to advance to a higher pay scale. Or it could be a supposedly incurable disease. In short, the mountain represents a huge obstacle to achieve your desires. Mountains are supposed to be permanent and immovable. Many times, we may feel the same about the problems we face.
However, God is telling us that this mountain that you are facing now and many others to come must become level ground. Your poverty must be turn into prosperity. Your sickness must turn into health and your failures into success. This is the will of God for us as believers. Our role is to align our lives with his will for the transformation to take place.
How are we supposed to do that? The answer is in the last part of Zechariah 4:7.
“Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!”
In short, the solution is to confess the blessing of God over our problems. Whatever problem you are facing right now, no matter how big, impossible or complex, the blessing of God can overcome it. All you need is to confess the blessing of God over the problem. It always works because God knows his stuff.
This is also what God expects us to do when we face any problems in our lives. We are to confess the blessing of God to overcome them. The blessing of God always works and if you are really serious in overcoming the mountains in your life, start confessing it.