Passages for Reflection: Zechariah 4:6-7; Mark 11:12-14; 19-24
Zechariah 4 6Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. 7Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
Mark 11 12And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry: 13And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. 14And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
Mark 11 19And when even was come, he went out of the city. 20And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. 22And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23For 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 saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
In life sooner or later we are all faced with mountains standing in our way.
Your “mountain” could be financial struggles, marital problems, illness, incurable diseases, or inexplicable migraines/headaches throughout the day.
Realize you can’t run through or leap over your mountains which pose as an obstacle of tormenting fear, struggles, lack, pain, or strife.
And mountains are not just going to go away on their own in the scheme of life.
However, your mountains can be moved supernaturally.
In our text, Jesus talked to an inanimate object that responded through hearing spiritually.
First, to move mountains you must have the faith of God, using God created words, with being able to call those things which be not as though they were.
Second, to move mountains, the God kind of faith will work for everyone (whosoever).
Third, to move mountains, your faith must start with your confession of knowing what to say.
Say, Who are you, O mountain of marital problems in my marriage? Before (insert your name), I command you to go, be removed, in the name of Jesus, right now, this day!
When did you last talk to your unemployment, underemployment and sickness “mountains” to ask God to turn your problem around?
Talk to your mountains, command them to be removed, to go, and be cast into the sea.
Command sickness out of your body, arthritis to go, blood pressure to come down, and cast out lack/poverty.
If you are a believer you are able to command with boldness, power, and authority.
If you sow bountifully into the spirit realm applying the spiritual laws then you shall reap bountifully.
Fifth, cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (When it comes, cast doubt out of your mind immediately).
Sixth, to move mountains, believe in the power of your words that are spoken shall come to pass, most assuredly.
Whatever you say shall come to pass so be careful of speaking wrong things.
Friends, watch what you say, because you can speak death and curses or life and blessings.
Say, daily my mouth shall be used as an instrument of righteousness.
I choose to speak words that will encourage, comfort, heal, build up, strengthen, and bless.
Finally, whatever things you desire when you pray, believe that you receive it right then (you’ve got it), spiritually.
However, some things that you pray for, go through an incubation process, before it manifests, physically.
We gain God’s full provision when we take hold of our thought life and say the word in the midst of challenging situations. Mark 11:23 promises, For assuredly, I say to you, whoever SAYS to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he SAYS will be done, he will have whatever he SAYS. So today I will believe and SAY aloud to every “mountain” of lack, sickness, and confusion: ‘be removed and be cast into the sea, in the name of Jesus.’ I admit from time to time, I too have to shake off the lies that bombard my mind when I come to myself, to say what God says about my situation. What about you? What are you believing and SAYing to the mountains in your life on today?
Blessings and Love,