For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says [Mark 11:23, Matthew 21:21, Matthew 17:20, Luke 17:6].
What is a MOUNTAIN in a believer’s life?
The mountain is the PROBLEM in your life. The mountain is anything that is adverse or contrary to the Word of God for your life. A mountain is anything that is a barrier to you completing God’s Will. A mountain is anything that is slowing down or impeding your progress in the Kingdom of God.
Many believers spend time praying to God about their mountain. They describe the mountain in full detail to God. They inform God of the exact dimensions of the mountain. They cry and moan to God about what a hindrance or impossibility the mountain is in their life.
Some people even use the MOUNTAIN as an excuse for nonperformance in their Christian life. Some people make up doctrines and traditions about God, to justify why the mountain is still in their life.
Many believers will pray to God for Him to speak to their mountain. God will never do what he has commanded you to do. You pray to God to receive what Jesus has made available to you [Mark 11:24]. It is your responsibility to speak to the mountain in your life.
Many people get into natural unbelief by what they see, hear, touch, smell, taste or even feel. You must not allow natural unbelief to be a counter weight to your faith [Matthew 17:20]. Your spirit man must not be dominated by your unregenerate fallen flesh [Romans 5:5-8, Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 4:22-24, Colossians 3:9].
Jesus didn’t tell us to pray to God about our mountain. He said for us to speak to the mountain; speak to the mountain in His Name.
Jesus didn’t tell us to IGNORE or DENY the mountain or problem. He didn’t teach us to practice new age’s positive thinking. A positive attitude is always good. But a positive attitude is not what Jesus said to do with mountains. Jesus said to speak to the mountain or a problem and tell it to move.
Jesus said that any believer can tell a mountain, “You be lifted up and thrown into the sea” [NLT], or “Go, throw yourself into the sea” [NIV], or “Go jump in the lake -no shuffling or shilly-shallying-and it’s as good as done” [Msg].
Jesus says, “if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” [Matthew 17:20]. A believer [not a doubter], can say to the mountain [problem] be moved to some other dimension that I don’t inhabit.
Jesus gives instructions concerning the mountain or problem
It is the believer’s responsibility:
1. To believe that you RECEIVE when you pray [Mark 11:24, Matthew 21:21]
2. To SPEAK to the mountain or problem you have; give directions to the problem, and cast out the problem from you, your circumstance, or your environment [Mark 11:23, Matthew 21:21, Matthew 17:20, Luke 17:6, Mark 16:17, Luke 11:20, Matthew 12:28].
3. To SAY what you want to come to pass, into existence [Mark 11:23]. It shall be done, according to God’s Word [Matthew 21:21]. O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire [Matthew 15:28]. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, be it done unto thee [Matthew 8:13].
If you don’t speak to your mountain, your mountain will SPEAK to you.
Great faith in God is demonstrated by understanding the relationship between the spoken word and authority. The Roman centurion demonstrated understanding of this principle by saying to Jesus;
“I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. I say to this man, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it” [Matthew 8:9]. The centurion then said, “but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed” [Luke 7:7].
Authority is exhibited by speaking. You don’t ask or plead; you direct and require. You exhibit faith when you speak to things instead of asking God to speak for you. When you speak instead of asking, you demonstrate an understanding of God’s Word.
Faith involves you placing confidence in God’s spoken word and responding to it. The God-like faith will demonstrate itself by speaking and trusting God’s word. You will show an understanding of God’s divine order, will, and authority when you place trust in God’s spoken word and respond.
You demonstrate faith when you speak according to God’s Word, instead of:
1. Praying and asking God to speak for you.
2. Praying and asking God to send someone else to speak for you.
What Will I Do With the Mountain?
1. I will speak to the mountain (problem) and direct it to be removed [Mark 11:23]. I will speak to the mountain (problem) before the mountain speaks to me. I will use the God-like faith that speaks to the mountain to be removed because faith has something to say [2 Corinthians 4:13].
2. I will speak the life-giving spiritual words of Jesus [John 6:63]. My tongue will speak life [Proverbs 18:21]. I will sow to the Spirit and shall of the Spirit reap life [Galatians 6:8]. I will confess [Romans 10:9] what God says about my situation. My words are the working, productive Word of God [James 5:16]. Jesus said by my words, I will be justified and by my words, I will be condemned. I will not allow my mouth to utter idle, lazy, free from labor, not working words. I will use the Word of God with my mouth. My heart overflows with faith and my mouth speaks faith [Matthew 12:34-37].
3. I will use my authority by “speaking” to any problem that is stopping God’s will in my life [Luke 10:19].
4. I do not ask or beg, but I will require and demand God’s will to be accomplished for anything that I have authority over [Mark 16:17].
What Will be Your Heart Condition?
1. I will not doubt God’s Word in my mind and cause my heart to doubt. I will recognize when I am divided or make a separation in my thoughts from the Word of God. I will not be like a wave in the sea going back and forth in my mind from confidence to no confidence in God’s Word. I realize according to James 1:6, that you will not receive anything from God if you are wavering. I will not be unstable in my ways. I am established and encouraged in faith [1 Thessalonians 3:2]. I will eliminate doubt by renewing my mind [Revelation 12:2].
2. I will bring a good treasure of faith from my heart [Matthew 12:34-37]. Faith needs a heart and a mouth to work. I see that in [Romans 10:10] “For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” I will obtain a “good report” by my faith. God is pleased with me because I have faith in Him and His Word [Hebrews 11:2, 6]. Jesus will find faith in my life when he returns [Luke 18:8].
What Do You Want to Come to Pass?
1. It will be the things I say according to [Mark 11:23]. I will say what I want to “come to pass” by the Word of God. I will only say what I want to “come to pass, to become, to come into existence [Mark 11:23]. I am not saying what I don’t want to come to pass. I refuse to frame my world with doubtful, unbelieving, careless, or useless words [Hebrews 11:3]. According to Mark 11:23, I will have whatever I say.
When Does Faith Receive?
When I pray to God I will receive because faith receives when it pray [Mark 11:24]. I will not pray and ask God to do for me, what I have the authority and ability to do for myself.
Faith involves you placing confidence in God’s spoken word and responding to it. The God-like faith will demonstrate itself by speaking and trusting the spoken word of God.
This article was adopted from somewhere I can’t remember.