Speak to The Mountain
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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].
1. Speak to The Mountain
2. Authority and The Whosoever Clause
3. What Will You Do With the Mountain?
4. Faith Confessions
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.
Praying and fasting will not move a mountain. Prayer and fasting deals with unbelief or lack of confidence in God’s Word [Matthew 17:20-21, Mark 9:28-29, Mark 16:14, Luke 8:25, Mark 4:39-41, Matthew 8:24, Matthew 16:8, Mark 8:15, Matthew 14:30].
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 unregenerated fallen flesh [Romans 5:5-8, Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 4:22-24, Colossians 3:9]. You must sow to the Spirit and reap life [Galatians 6:7].
Prayer is about your relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Prayer will increase your confidence about your relationship with God. Prayer is how you receive from God [Matthew 7:8, Matthew 21:22, Mark 11:24, John 16:23-24, Matthew 26:41].
Fasting food doesn’t move God, it moves you. Fasting food takes you out of the natural realm and helps you to be sensitive to the spiritual realm of God. Fasting forces your flesh to submit to your spirit man. God becomes your total source. You live by the Word of God alone [Matthew 4:3-4]. Fasting retrains or disciplines you body to listen to your spirit man. You tell your body to line up with the Word of God and it obeys you. Your spirit man dominates your body or fallen flesh. Pray does the same thing. Prayer disciplines your flesh to submit to your spiritual man. You pray to God, who you can not see, hear, taste, smell, and touch [Matthew 6:9, John 20:28]. Prayer trains your flesh to submit to your spiritual man. Pray and fasting are spiritual disciplines.
Prayer and fasting [Matthew 17:21, Mark 9:29] will move you into a more confident [faithful] position to speak to the mountain [Matthew 17:21, Matthew 21:21, Mark 11:23].
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. We are not to say, “I don’t have a mountain” or “what problem?” We are not to practice positive thinking and say over and over; “I can climb over that mountain, I will go around that mountain, it want stop me”. 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 problem and tell it to be moved [Mark 11:23, Matthew 21:21].
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” [Message].
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 to:
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; rebuke, give directions to the problem, and cast out the problem from you body, circumstance, or 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 [ginomai] [Mark 11:23]. It shall be done [ginomai], according to God’s Word [Matthew 21:21]. O woman, great is your faith! Let it be [ginomai] 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 [ginomai] [Matthew 8:13].
Jesus promises “it will be done” [Matthew 21:21], it “shall come to pass” [Mark 11:23], it will “obey you” [Luke 17:6], and “it will move” [Matthew 17:20]. Jesus says that it is the believer’s responsibility to speak to the mountain.
If you don’t speak to your mountain, your mountain will SPEAK to you.
Authority and The Whosoever Clause
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].
Jesus was amazed at the centurion’s grasp of the concept of authority in relationship to the Law of Faith [Romans 3:27]. The centurion only needed Jesus’ word to receive healing for his servant. Many Christians do not understand their God given authority through Jesus Christ. The scripture says that Jesus was amazed, astonished, or marveled. Look at Jesus’ response to the Roman Centurion’s statement, “Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel” [Matthew 8:10, Luke 7:7].
Authority is exhibited by speaking. You speak to persons or things that you have authority over. 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. You can’t walk with God unless you agree with His Word [Amos 3:3]. 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 [Faith of God]. You will show an understanding of God’s divine order, will, and authority when you place trust in God’s spoken word and respond.
Jesus gave the twelve authority to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast out devils [Matthew 10:1, 10:8, Matthew 16:18-19, Luke 9:1, Supernatural Acts of the Disciples]. Jesus gave the seventy authority in [Luke 10:1, 10:9, Luke 10:19]. Jesus has given you authority with the whosoever clause of Mark 11:23. Today, we already have Jesus’ word on the matter of healing. Jesus says if you are a believer and not a doubter; if you believe that those things you say will be done; then he says you can have whatever you say. Why do so many people believe the “whosoever clause” of John 3:16, but not the “whosoever clause” of Mark 11:23?
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.
Many believers are still saying to God “I am not worthy to have you come into my home” [Matthew 8:8]. Jesus did not marvel at this statement. Jesus never said to the Centurion he wasn’t worthy to have him come to his home. Jesus went to visit many people who were not thought well of in society, or had questionable character [Luke 19:7, Matthew 9:11, John 4:9]. In fact the statement of the Centurion is not biblically true. Believers in Christ Jesus have the “righteousness which is through the faith of Christ” [Philippians 3:9 ]. We have been justified through faith by our Lord Jesus Christ [Romans 5:1, Galatians 2:16, Romans 3:28, Galatians 3:24].
Here are more references of “whosoever” scriptures given by Jesus Christ [Mark 11:23, John 3:15-16, John 4:14, John 11:26, John 12:46].
What Will You Do With the Mountain?
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith-pistis in God. 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-diakrino in his heart, but shall believe-pisteuo, that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith [Mark 11:22-23, See also Faith of God].
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]. I refuse to be faithless or doubt and talk about the mountain.
2. I will speak the life giving, spiritual words of Jesus [John 6:63]. My tongue will speaks life and not death [Proverbs 18:21]. I will sow to the Spirit and shall of the Spirit reap life [Galatians 6:8]. I will confess [homologeo-Roma