The Worth of a Woman Bible Study 7
Speak to your Mountain
When Jesus walked this earth, He spoke to the sea and calmed a storm; He spoke to a fig tree and it withered away; and
in teaching his disciples, He encouraged them in their faith to say to a mountain, ‘move from here to there’! It’s okay to
do anything that Jesus did, right?
Removing mountains in your own life is totally an act of God’s grace and is just as possible for you as it was for the
prophets of old. Zechariah 4:5-7 Rev. Std “Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, “Do you not
know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.” So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to
Zerubbabel: ‘ Not by might not by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of Hosts. ‘Who are you, O great mountain?
Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”
Msg vs 7 “So big mountain, who do you think you are? Next to Zerubbabel, you’re nothing but a molehill!”
The Israelites were returning from exile to Jerusalem and faced the ruins of what had once been a splendid city and a
glorious temple and Zechariah encouraged them to rebuild the temple which would be accomplished not by human
strength but by the power of God’s Spirit. Zechariah (God’s prophet) and Zerubbabel (Governor of Judah) stirred the
people to rebuild the ruined temple..to set in place the capstone which would mark the completion of the building. This
was done with shouts of thanksgiving, declaring it was all done by grace, grace! An understanding heart will note these
shouts of the capstone in place were uttered before the building was finished. They were thanking God for His favor of a
newly built temple before completion! You can make the same application in your life, if you are doing what God has
spoken into your life to do, you can thank Him at time of your request for what is as good as done! This building is far
from complete but they are seeing it with the capstone in place.
The “mountain” was a figurative reference to the obstacles the people would face in the work ahead of them. We need
to address, i.e,, speak to our mountains in the power and Spirit of the Lord and tell them to become as “plains”, to be
brought low, ground into sand and then believe God will level them. “Who are you, O great mountain, who do you think
you are? Some of them are nothing but a figment of your imagination, exist only as you’ve concocted them and you need
to speak to them in the Name of Jesus to become nothing.
This entire chapter is so worthy of study, it is a vision in which the eyes of the Lord are over the hands of Zerubbabel as
holds the plumb line to not only lay the foundation but to finish the work... (vs 10). Those same “eyes of the Lord which
scan to and fro throughout the whole earth” are over the work of your hands as you respond to the work He’s given you
to do. Don’t miss the phrase “who has despised the day of small things.” God delights in showing Himself strong! He is
the God of All Mountains; and your mountain could be nothing but a molehill.
John Maxwell says “Don’t just change your life enough to get away from your problems. Change enough to solve them.
Don’t change your circumstances to improve your life–change yourself to improve your circumstances. You can’t do the
same ole things and expect different results; get different results by doing something new. Don’t look at it as something
painful that must be done–look at it as something helpful that can be done. There is an immediate price tag for change –
pay it! Or else you’ll pay the ultimate price of never changing or improving. “When your faith is tested, your endurance
has a chance to grow for when endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete.” James 1:3-4 Building
character is a day by day process; don’t try shortcuts, it only delays growth. Be open to change and pursue it.”
Could I encourage you to try speaking to your mountain..”So, big mountain, who do you think you are?” John Maxwell
says you can’t do the same ole things and expect different results; get results by doing something new. Jesus spoke to
water, trees and stones. Billy Graham preached to tree stumps. Go for it! He is the Title Holder of the Whole Earth. He is
not only the sum of it all, He is the all; the resource to any..whatever! I say, “I count it all but loss; neither count my life
dear to myself, keep going, baby, until you’re gone!” I want to finish strong, don’t you? Speak to those things that come
against you; no one knows better than you what they are, so you do it, in the Name of Jesus!
Are you one of those women who think that once Jesus left this earth and ascended to heaven and God sent the Holy
Spirit to aid and assist us that His work was done? Except of course to prepare a place for us? Jesus worked while here
on earth to influence as many people as He could but now that He’s in heaven, His efforts are even greater. I believe He
is using every power and strategy available, dispatching angels with all kinds of plans for winning everyone who will
respond to Him before He comes back. It seems to me that when He dispatches messengers with a new strategy for
touching lives and they come back shaking their heads, He quickly puts out a new approach and they speedily dispatch
that. God loves the sinner so much and He stops at nothing short of sin to win the lost. God is putting up with all this sin
a little longer in order for as many as possible to be saved. I have been so amiss in saying, “I’m glad I’m as old as I am,
maybe I’ll be outa here before long.” Never again! My prayer is God will leave me here as long as I can possibly be used
to influence anyone for Christ. With His help, the last years to be the best years! “What are you, O great mountain? Not
by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of Hosts!” Address your mountain and be free to serve Him!
1. What looms as a mountain in front of you right now?
2. In Zechariah 4:6, what was the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel?
3. In Zechariah 4:7 what did the angel say the mountain would become?
The rebuilding of the temple wasn’t accomplished by human strength but by the power of God’s Spirit. Rebuilding the
temple was God’s will and He brought it to pass. He will accomplish the rebuilding and structuring of your life as well by
the same power. “So big mountain, who do you think you are? You’re nothing but a