What comes to mind when you think about mountains? Their majestic beauty? Their massive existence that cannot be overlooked? The feeling of peace they offer at their presence?
Whatever thoughts come to mind, they are a grand representation of strength and beauty, and are used in several scriptures throughout the Word.
When you remember how the Bible has used the mountains as examples for many scenarios, seeing them in life will remind you of the wonderful ways the Word has represented them.
1. When emotional or spiritual obstacles are that big, your God is still bigger. Therefore mountains are no threat to His power mixed with your faith!
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” (Matthew 17:20)
2. As if mountains and their majestic presence are not beautiful enough! How much more so is the gospel of Jesus Christ!
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” (Isaiah 52:7)
3. God has always been and will always be. You never need to worry that He will fade away!
“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” (Psalms 90:2)
4. Abraham felt the weight of climbing a mountain emotionally and in reality. Fear, dread and deep sorrow could have all been his companions that day. When He climbed that mountain in obedience to God, He experienced the provision of God for his need. God will do the same for you when a mountain stands before you, but you climb it with faith in Him and His ways.
“And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.” (Genesis 22:2)
5. Have you taken the time to thank God lately?
“O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.” (Psalms 95:1 – 95:5)
6. Those incredible mountains that cannot be moved by human hands? Yes, those magnificent rocks of beauty will be taken away before the kindness and peace of God disappear, His goodness is that steadfast! Read that again!
“For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.” (Isaiah 54:10)
7. The presence of God is the secret to moving mountains!
“And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.” (Exodus 19:17 – 19:20)
8. In the midst of trials that want to drown you and take you under, you can still rest in high places when the Lord is in your ship!
“And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.” (Genesis 8:4)
9. An ever-present Savior who cannot be moved, removed or overlooked!
“As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.” (Psalms 125:2)
10. A mountaintop experience with Satan is one filled with lies. His illusions will eventually come to light. He doesn’t really own all the things he promised anyway.
“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;”“And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.”“Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” (Matthew 4:8 – 4:10)
11. On the other hand, a mountaintop experience with God is one to be desired and sought after! This type of experience comes by working your way up the mountain through climbing higher spiritually with prayer, the Word, and allowing God to direct your heart. Not everyone will reach this special place, but you can!
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.” (Isaiah 2:2)
12. Have you ever wondered if the mountain recognized its Maker when He prayed there? To be chosen to spend all of those hours in prayer with, wow! Just wow!
“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” (Luke 6:12)
13. Mountains aren’t always obstacles; sometimes they are a place of protection.
“But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:” (Mark 13:14)
14. The poetic beauty describing nature being alive and rejoicing makes the soul imagine with awe. What do you think they are saying?
“For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” (Isaiah 55:12)
15. Rocks and mountains, solid and sturdy. When you look to Christ, the solid rock, you can have confidence in Him, with no need to fear and hide.
“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Revelation 6:15 – 6:17)