There are two pictures of moving mountains in the Scriptures. Often the picture in Zechariah 4 is overlooked. To be true to Scripture, we need to look at both accounts before forming any doctrinal emphasis. If we do not do this, our perception of the truth will be distorted and we transgress and lead others into error.
Let us first consider
Zechariah 4: 6-7
This is the word of the Lord to
'Not by might not by power, but by My
Says the Lord of hosts.
'Who are you, O GREAT MOUNTAIN?
Before Zerubbabel you shall become a
And he shall bring forth the capstone
With shouts of "Grace, grace to it!"'"
Also verse 2-3, 14:
And he said to me, "What do you see?"
So I said, "I am looking, and there is a
lamp stand of solid gold with a bowl on top of
it, and on the seven lamp stands with seven
pipes to the seven lamps.
Two OLIVE TREES are by it, one at the
right of the bowl and the other at its left."
So he said, "These are the two anointed
ones, who stand beside the Lord of the
Here the emphasis is on " Not by might not by power, but by My Spirit." It is not a soulish command to the mountain. Sometimes we have - and especially those in the faith branch - have taken the words of our precious Lord wrongly. We ignore the rest of the Bible and instead of throwing our view back into the Scriptures and letting the Word give true balance, we prematurely form doctrine.
We need to be careful speaking to our mountain! Unless it is done in the Spirit and initiated by the Holy Spirit, we err. Some even teach others to err in this.
Mark 11: 22-23
So Jesus answered and said to them,
"Have faith in God.
"For assuredly, I say to you, whoever
says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be
cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his
heart, but believes that those things that he says
will come to pass, he will have whatever he
Therefore I say to you, whatever things
you ask when you pray, believe that you
receive them, and you will have them.
Those in the Third Wave understand this and tend to lean on the Zechariah emphasis as this approach is more Christ-centred. When we lean on the Holy Spirit and the anointing of God in all things, we rely more on Jesus and His life. This is the correction needed in the charismatic church today. Let us not fall into the trap by becoming soulish Christians!