Isaiah 49:2 “He has made My mouth like a sharp sword, In the shadow of His hand He has concealed Me; And He has also made Me a select arrow, He has hidden Me in His quiver.”
Christianity has prided itself on the ability to make it to the top of the mountain and rule. We have been taught, trained and tricked into believing that God is after us ascending to the top of mountains. We go in hot pursuit of being “King of the Hill” or in biblical language, the head and not the tail, above and not beneath. Then when someone makes it to the top of the mountain, they sit up there and rule the people, reign over a church, a ministry, whatever and we believe it is the favor of God that got us there. We have used a lot to Christian jargon to justify the mountain mentality. Mountains are beautiful to look at, but very few climb them or make it to the top of them. They are massive structures that just stay stationary, they don’t move or go anywhere. Jesus even said,“Because of the littleness of your faith ; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move ; and nothing will be impossible to you.” (Matthew 17:20) As I have engaged with God and the operation of the kingdom of God, I have come to hear, see and understand that God is not about mountains. Actually, God is going to tip mountains over and make them arrows. Jesus never sought to ascend the mountain, to rule as King of the Hill, rather, He created a movement that headed in a direction, He was made a select arrow, hidden in the quiver of God. (Isaiah 49:2)
I believe God is tipping over mountains, He is removing people from being the king of the hill and making us into arrows that create a movement. We are going from sitting on top of a mountain, having one person in charge, to a leadership model that is more like a Martin Luther King Jr. style or William Wallace in Braveheart. We will still have leaders, but they will lead from within, not from above. We will be like arrows, that are moving in a direction together, not mountains that are standing still. In the kingdom of God there is no hierarchy, Jesus is the head and we are all the body. People that have been oppressed will come into to position; people who have been in power will be humbled until their identity is found in their relationship with the Father, not the job they do, ministry they built or the title they carry. The Lord is tipping over mountains and making them arrows. Arrows are all on the same level, moving in the same direction, seeking the same target, shot by the same archer, sitting in the same quiver, together.
The kingdom of God is a movement, not a mountain, it is about empowering people to do the work of ministry in the church and the marketplace. It is about leadership on the level of the people. Martin Luther King Jr. did not have a title, but they knew he was their leader, and he led a movement. He marched in the streets and people felt free to join in. William Wallace led on horseback and his men were right there on the same level as him, but they knew he was their leader. Jesus, Himself, came to earth and walked and lived as a man, He never sought to ascend a mountain, obtain a title, or place Himself over anyone, but everyone knew He was the leader. People who love power, who love position, who love the mountain, will be threatened by the arrow movement, because people will join in freely, feeling like they are part of this movement. This movement will build momentum and the kingdom of God will advance through streets in every city around the world. The banner leading this movement says, LOVE WINS!
You can keep trying to get to the top of the mountain, but that mountain is going to be tipped over and transformed into an arrow. There is a movement that is going to sweep across the world and the leaders will be on the level of the people because tipped over mountains become arrows and LOVE WINS!