… and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing (1 Cor. 13:2 KJV).
Your faith moves mountains, and you certainly should pay attention to it. The Apostle Paul speaking above says “though I have all faith so that I old remove mountains”. Though he was speaking in this verse in a manner to emphasize the supremacy of love, he, however, shows us a key spiritual revelation, that faith can remove mountains.
But what are mountains? The prophet Zechariah gives us an explanation of what mountains could be in our lives. When the Temple of Jerusalem was being rebuilt in the midst of fierce opposition, the Word of Lord came to the prophet Zechariah who said these words to the commander of the project called Zerubabbel “Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain (Zech. 4:7 KJV). But what was this great mountain that was before Zerubbabel? It was the enormous project of rebuilding the Temple amidst fierce opposition. That was Zerubbabel’s mountain. It was the gigantic task before him as well as the opposition. The mountain, therefore, is a figurative term used here to describe the obstacles, challenges, oppositions and pressures that stand tall before us.
Faith is the divine endowment from above to remove the mountains in our life. Your faith in the midst of the challenges you are facing in life is your key to the way out. Notice it did not say here that God’s power removes mountains but our faith because one the greatest limitations of His power is our faith.
Zerubbabel’s mountain was the task and opposition before him. What is the mountain in your life right now? Is your faith at work or it is crumbling with the rest of the events in your life?
APPLY THE WORD
Start putting God’s Word to work. Be proactive, and allow your faith to rise and respond to circumstances and not your fears and worries. Your faith is worth all the investment on earth so invest to strengthen it always.
Thank the Lord for the gift of mountain-moving faith that has been giving to us in Christ.