Who are Thou, O Great Mountain?

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  (Zechariah 4:7, KJV)

Zerubbabel was the Governor of Judah when the Jews returned from the Babylonian captivity. The Lord had commanded them to build the Temple but the task was challenging, and there were fierce adversaries all around them. They had a double problem—an enormous task and violent opposition. This was the mountain before Zerrubabbel in the verse above. The prophet Zechariah speaking prophetically addressed this mountain saying “who are thou, o great mountain?”

The Lord told them the future to assure them that He was with them. He said Zerubbabel would not only finish the work, but He will bring the headstone or capstone while everyone will be shouting “grace, grace unto it” or “may God bless the House”! The LORD was already telling them that the mountain of the work and the opposition will crumble before Zerrubabel and his people.

The Lord is speaking the same word to us today. Maybe the mountain that appears unsurmountable before you is a financial need. The Lord says “who are thou, o great mountain of need!” Maybe it is a disease that medical science does not have a cure or some other spiritual or family challenge. As long as your faith in Him remains unshakable, every mountain will crumble before you to become a plain!


Is the use of the word “mountain” in this verse literal or figurative? What did Jesus further teach us in the New Testament about what it takes to remove mountains in our lives? ( Mark 11:23)


Life will present challenges before us that might sometime appear impossible. 1 John 5:4 tells us faith overcomes the world, and all that it will bring. Declare the Word to the mountains in your life now. Fill in the space with whatever is challenging you right now and stand in faith: “who are thou, O great mountain of —. Before me, you shall become a plain!”


Thank the LORD for the victory we have in Christ.

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