by Ernest Easley

"The Ministry of Mountains"
Isaiah 49.8-11
February 6, 2000
Dr. Ernest L. Easley

When was the last time you faced a mountain? I think
of young David in the Old Testament as he faced a
mountain named Goliath! David was so small standing
up against the giant. But David learned that day that
God + One = a Majority!

And we read in 1 Samuel 17.49, "Then David put his
hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it
and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the
stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face
to the earth."

I think about Mighty Moses! If there was ever a man
who encountered a mountain, it was Moses. With the
Egyptian armies pressing toward him and with the Red
Sea before him and the complaining Israelites around
him, Exodus 14.21, "The Moses stretched out his hand
over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back
by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea
into dry land, and the waters were divided. So the
children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on
the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on
their right hand and on their left."

And what about Naaman? He faced the mountain called
leprosy! And he learned that the way to victory over
any mountain was obedience to the Word of God. For we
read in 2 Kings 5.14, "So he went down and dipped
seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of
the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the
flesh of a little child, and he was clean!"

Friend..."God any rivers you think are uncrossable;
Got any mountains you can't tunnel through? God
specializes in things thought impossible; He does the
things others cannot do."

Perhaps you're facing a mountain tonight? It may be
the mountain of marital conflict! For you, it may be
the mountain of raising godly children! Yours may be
the mountain of financial reversals! For David it was
Goliath! For Moses it was the Egyptian A ...

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