SEVEN MOUNTAINS OF OPPOSITION
The Lord says, “There is a mountain in front of you that does not want to move. But you shall look at your mountain and say, ‘Grace, Grace!’ and it shall move! For you are not doing it by your might or power but by My Spirit!”
Deuteronomy 7:1-2, “When the Lord your God brings you into the land which you go to possess, and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you, and when the Lord your God delivers them over to you, you shall conquer them and utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them nor show mercy to them.”
These were the seven nations around Israel at that time but now they don’t exist! What do these nations represent?
Hittite – confusion and terror in the mind via all means of Communication (Media).
Girgashites – form of Government (military, cities, states and nations).
Amorites – Education (ideas of evolution, etc to corrupt and destroy the young minds)
Canaanites – Business world (kingdom of finance & economy).
Hivites – celebration (Entertainment world, sports world).
Perizzites – these are the Religious camps. (All the different religions of the world coming together and trying to control and manipulate man).
Jebusites – Family focus.
The seven nations represent the seven mountains of opposition. You notice that each mountain focuses on one area only; to take over, to destroy and to kill! It’s happening all over the world, then and even now, as families are being destroyed! It was the ‘ites’ then but today it is the ‘isms’!
Communism – Karl Marx’s communist theory, ‘I cannot be the Christ so I’ll be the anti-Christ’. Humanism – centred on human needs. It’s not God-centred.
Intellectualism – thought where what cannot be understood by the mind is unreal.
Individualism – thought where ‘the whole world revolves around me, for my pleasure’.
Rationalism – everything must be reasoned.
Consumerism – desire to buy for the sake of buying.
Racism – there is no superior or inferior race. God created all from one flesh, one blood.
Sexism – Sexual perversion (lust never satisfies! Only agape love fulfils and satisfies).
Baha’ism – which claims all religions are one.
Taoism, Shintoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Catholism. Don’t get caught into any of these ‘isms’. Most of it is religious.
These are the mountains of opposition you will face in life! Mountains that seduce us and reduce us! Don’t let the spirits of the world, the thoughts and experiences of the world control you! If we don’t destroy the one that wants to destroy us then it will destroy you! Jesus said, “I’ve come to destroy the works of the devil and give you life and give it abundantly” (John 10:10). This is God’s desire! He is always giving Life and abundantly! But there is another that comes to rob you of this life and bring death.
Visualise your mountains, visualise your opposition. It could be your marriage, business, health, family etc. You could be facing many mountains in your life but God enables you to overcome mountain after mountain. “For if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘MOVE from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20). It’s time for all the mountains of resistance to be cast into the sea; the sea of forgetfulness!