Summary: When your mountain is big it is likely you are an heavily weight champion for God.
Sermon: OVERCOMING MOUNTAINS
(Zechariah 4: 6-7 KJV )
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.
A mountain is usually regarded as a Hinderance to your progress an obstacle preventing you from reaching your goals, an obstruction preventing you from reaching your destiny.
Mountain representing big problem. Mountains can be useful, it can be God's own way of advertising you [ David &Goliath]
A big problem ( mountain ) could be God's own way of waking you up to be closer to Him. (Acts 12:5 KJV). Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
A big problem[ Mountain could be something God will use to develop your spiritual virtues ( e.g Joseph).
A mountain will help you to discover your potentials e.g Philip & Paul.
You may never know what is inside of you until you are faced with a big problem.
A mountain could be a divine set up to your testimonies. When God wants to do the miraculous He starts with the impossible.
He starts with big problem for big result.
Mountain gives you an assurance that determine a greater tomorrow. If only I can get to the other side of this mountain there is breakthrough.
The size of your mountain is proportional to the size of destiny. The bigger the mountain the bigger the victory
( Numbers 13:26-33). And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land. And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan. And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
Giant problems must always occupy the land flowing with milk and honey.
When your mountain is big it is likely you are an heavily weight champion for God.
HOW DO WE DEAL WITH MOUNTAINS.
Seven Ways Of Dealing With Mountains.
1. To turn back and say the mountain is blocking my way( Numbers 14:1-4, Heb 10:38)
(Numbers 14:1-4 KJV)
And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness! And wherefore hath the Lord brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt? And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.
2. Walk round the mountain is wasted effort. It may be small at the top but very wide at the bottom ( Exo 14:15. Move forward.
3. To climb it. Climb a mountain may required efforts. ( Numbers 13:30 1Sam 17:51).
Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled. (1 Samuel 17:51 KJV)