Daily Reflections

Mountains Will Tremble

June 15, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

That the mountains might quake at your presence—as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil. —Isaiah 64:1–2

At the beginning of Isaiah 64, we find several metaphors to describe the power of God’s manifest presence. First, it is likened to an earthquake that causes the mountains to shake, quiver, and tremble in fear. Then we’re given a picture of fire that kindles brushwood and causes water to boil. It’s forceful, powerful, and dangerous. It is not tame.

There’s nothing tame about God when you see Him moving in times of revival. Nothing stays the same when the presence of God comes down. You think of mountains as being strong, permanent, immovable. But in times of revival, those mountains tremble. They’re done away with completely.

These mountains might be peaks of sin, unbelief, or deeply entrenched wrong ways of thinking. They could be ridges of materialism and greed or injustice. They are things about which we think, This will never move. This will never change. But in the presence of God, those mountains will come crumbling down.

Make it Personal

What are some “mountains” you don’t think will ever change? Pray for the presence of God to come and make them crumble.