Mountains Melt Like Wax
Reading the Bible, I would always pass over phrases like “mountains melt like wax”, passing them off as simply allegorical. The enemy has done a subtle, crafty thing. He has caused us to believe that the pages of the Bible are filled with figurative language as if prophets were actually poets instead. Writing poems filled with purely symbolic language. It’s time for us to read with new eyes the predictions and visions of the prophets. These men were just that-real men-seeing real visions of a soon approaching day.
In this day, God of Creation will stand up. Imagine that! Right now: imagine God standing. This is the God that walked past Moses. He is seated right now on a throne in a real throneroom above us in heaven. It’s not ethereal. It’s real. One day the sky above us, will divide, each side will roll back like a scroll or a curtain and we will peer into His dwelling place. We will see God our Creator looking down. We will see Him standing. Then God Himself will come down. And the mountains will melt like wax and tremble before Him. I thought it was interesting to read the reaction of the mountains to God’s appearing:
The Lord is coming from his holy place; he will come down and walk on the tops of the mountains. Then the mountains will melt under him like wax in a fire; they will pour down into the valleys like water pouring down a hill.
(another version, same verse) And the mountains will melt under him, and the valleys will split open, like wax before the fire, like waters poured down a steep place. Micah 1:3-4
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. Ps 97:5
The Lord God of hosts, he who touches the earth and it melts, Amos 9:5
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. Ps 46:6 (Btw, psalm 46: End times vision of David and speaks of God protecting us during tribulation/ judment on the earth)
The mountains quake before him; the hills melt; Nahum 1:5
Mountains saw what was coming. They twisted in pain. Hab 3:9
“and wherever he turned his face to look, everything under his gaze trembled, 4 and whenever his voice issued from his mouth, all who heard his voice melted as wax melts when it feels the fire. ” 2 Esdras 13:2
And their slain shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up from their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. Is 34:3
Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, Is 64:1
There is coming a real day when we will watch as the mountains MELT. Imagine when the mountains melt like wax what that will look like!
Guys, we are fast approaching a day… to which no blockbuster, special effects, IMAX movie can ever hold a candle. We must read the prophetic books with this revelation that they outline literal details that will be fulfilled in our future. These prophetic books gave details about Jesus first coming that were so accurate and complete that their fulfillment defied probability. These same books contain prophecies about His second coming and day of judgment. These will be just as accurate and will be fulfilled in their entirety. I believe we will see literally the mountains melt like wax!
Search the book of the LORD, and see what he will do… for the LORD has promised this. His Spirit will make it all come true. Is 34:16 (NLT)