by Rev Joel Yong
Then he replied, “This is the word the LORD spoke to Zerubbabel: You won’t succeed by might or by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of Armies. What a high mountain you are! In front of Zerubbabel you will become a plain. He will bring out the topmost stone with shouts of ‘Blessings, blessings on it!'” Then the LORD spoke his word to me. He said, “Zerubbabel’s hands have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will finish it. Then you will know that the LORD of Armies has sent me to you.
Zerubbabel had an obstacle in his path- people were seeking to stop him from rebuilding the Temple.
God likened it to a mountain.
In the year ahead, we may face obstacles that seem like mountains.
But if the path we are on, is a God-honoring one that be assured that God will level the mountain before us. In short, He will remove the obstacle and allow us direct access.
In the same way Zerubbabel will succeed but it won’t be attributed to human intelligence or skill. It will be clearly credited to God who is only explanation for the removal of obstacles.
What will you face in the year ahead- what matters more, is who is by your side when you come to a mountain in your path!