Imagine God Melting Mount Hood!

I was out praying and enjoying the view of Mt Hood when this verse came to mind:

“The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.” -Psalm 97:5

Imagine if God melted Mt. Hood! Not just the snow, THE WHOLE MOUNTAIN! That’s the picture this verse paints. The whole thing just melting like wax at His presence! One minute you have a mountain, the next minute you have flat land- no eruption necessary!

I’ve experienced the presence of God obliterating mountains in my life. Just removing them in an instant! One word from God, one moment in His presence, can do more than we can do in a lifetime.

My Holy Spirit Adventure and God Explosion was like that. It happened in a moment during the last week of January, 2018.

For those of you who prefer more traditional terms, I’m talking about a personal revival of biblical proportions!

I use expressively explosive words to describe it because I encountered THE PRESENCE OF GOD and God did things in my life equivalent to melting Mt. Hood! One minute I was emotionally broken and shattered in a million pieces and the next I was healed. That fast! That suddenly!!!

Everyone could see it too! You can’t melt a mountain without people noticing!

All my friends were asking, “What happened to you? You look like a completely different person!”

GOD HAPPENED TO ME!

The transformation was so sudden and dramatic, SUCH A GOD THING, that I even had people WHO DIDN’T EVEN KNOW ME tell me they could see the extreme joy I had! Strangers shared prophetic words with me that God had healed me of something extremely painful and had done it SUDDENLY as I was spending TIME IN HIS PRESENCE.

All this was true!

To be honest, I couldn’t even believe it myself! God had done such an amazing healing and transformation that I literally felt like a brand new person.

God wasn’t waiting for me to get the word out about what He’d done, He was telling total strangers!

 

God heals hearts

For whatever reason many people have more faith for a physical miracle than an emotional one. They think, “This will take years to process, you may never get completely over it.”

Oh yeah? That’s not what I experienced!

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” -Psalm 143:7

A complete stranger came up to me during worship a few months after my “God Encounter”. She began prophesying how I had gone through an emotionally devastating time in my life not long ago and how God had completely healed me.

She said, “Are you a doctor?” I said, “No”. She said, “You are now!”

At that point she shared the vision God had given her showing how had He healed me! Then she told me God was going to use me in a kind of “pray it forward” sort of a way to bring healing to others.

She wasn’t the first person to tell me that!

Another man who didn’t know me told me essentially the same thing about a month earlier!

So here I am! I’m passing it on. I’m telling you GOD STILL MELTS MOUNTAINS!

The most painful devastation you can imagine can be melted away like wax when you encounter His presence.

 

Wait For It!

I’ll be honest, the healing God brought into my life wasn’t initially in an instant. For months I thought, “I’m never going to get past this.”

God was doing stuff in my life but the pain was still excruciating.

I cried out to Jesus in desperation. I can’t tell you the number of times I fell to the floor sobbing. There were days I wondered if I could take anymore.

I want to be totally real. Sometimes the pain does not leave immediately. That didn’t mean God had left me, even if it felt like it sometimes.

The reality is that God knows what He’s doing.

Why did I go for months before getting my miracle of healing? I don’t know. (I have some ideas about that but now isn’t the place to go into it, maybe another post) but all I can say is this- GOD STILL DOES MIRACLES!

When the healing came, it came SUDDENLY and it went DEEP!

GOD STILL MELTS MOUNTAINS!

Melting mountains, by the way, is a miraculous act. Mountains don’t just melt on their own.

I had a friend tell me, “Mike, I know people who are years and years down the road of what you went through and haven’t recovered. I would call what God did in you MORE THAN A MIRACLE.”

And I would say that’s right.

I couldn’t pay a counselor to do what God did for me in a moment of time! And if I could, it would never go as deep.

WHEN GOD MELTS A MOUNTAIN HE DOESN’T LEAVE FOOTHILLS!

Some people wear their scars like badges of honor. I say, “Forget that! God healed me so completely He didn’t leave a scar!” When people look at me now they’re not seeing a guy who is partially healed still limping along!

“He sprang to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and leaping and praising God!” -Acts 3:8

As hard as it might be to believe you can be WALKING AND LEAPING AND PRAISING GOD after the worst emotional devastation of your life, YOU CAN!

God does not just heal bodies, He heals hearts.

Take hold of God, don’t give up or lose hope, Jesus still performs miracles, God still melts mountains like wax!