A brother in the Lord asked if I would discuss dispensationalism and Zechariah 14 with a blogger who owns a bible prophecy website. I gladly accepted the inviation and will provide to the reader the discussion as it occurred.. I have changed the web site owners name to “Brother” for the sake of his privacy, and each of my responses are italicized and indented for clarity sake.
I admit error in the Rev 19 passage concerning the trumpet. Thank you for noting it! If we continue in the Word of God, our faith will increase, and this discussion will be fruitful.
When God judged the earth in the Flood, the geography changed significantly, God both raised up the land, and he separated the earth in the days of Peleg. It would not surprise me if God changed the physical mountains in a restored earth, to level out much of the high places around the globe, by bringing down Mt. Everest to more reasonable levels of elevation, in fact, scripture hints at that very thing. But yes, mountains can also mean spiritual strongholds.
I understand about the Flood issues, and that the topographic “adjustments” were a result of judgement. It is certainly possible that this may happen. (I am not so sure about the Peleg thing, but that is immaterial!)
It is interesting that the mountain of the Lords house is referred to as being above the hills/mountains, not that the hills/mountains are lowered. Laying waste to mountains and hills may refer to the bounty being produced on them being destroyed (see the next line where the Hebrew poetry commonly uses the second line to further explain the first line, ie the vegetation being dried up further explains “the mountains being laid waste”!), not that the mountains would be flattened.
Isa 2:12 merely states that the day of the Lord will “come upon everything high…, upon all the high mountains”. This does not mention that the mountains are lowered, but that the day of the Lord will come upon the mountains – whatever that means is not specifically mentioned (that I can see at least!)
Two quick questions for you to consider from our previous discussions
Amos 4:13 – God “treads on the high places of the earth”
- Does God literally walk on the mountains?
Micah 1:3-4 – states “the LORD cometh forth out of his place” and that He will “tread upon the high places of the earth” causing the mountains to be “molten under him” and the valleys “shall be cleft, as wax before the fire…”.(v4)
- Will God will literally come down out of heaven and walk on the high places causing the mountains to melt?
Thanks for the response – Able to get back to you during coffee break so it worked out well. Looking forward to your next comments.
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