Cast Your Mountain in the Sea”

 

Bible verse: 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. – Mark 11:23

Mountains represent impossible problems, hinders and weaknesses. When Jesus compared the fig tree and the mountain, it was because the tree did not offer Him anything to eat. It was as if it said to Him, “You will not get anything here. I am not going to satisfy your needs.” The tree died when Jesus cursed it, but its death was not obvious until the following day. Although visible results were not seen immediately, the root of the problem died when Jesus spoke the Word.

Jesus instructs us to do the same with our mountain. We are not simply to ponder it nor ignore or flee from it. We are not to speak about it; we are to speak to it. Jesus says that if our heart is full of faith and the Word of God (and remember, faith comes by hearing the Word of God), and we address our adverse circumstances by confessing what God has said to us, the mountain must be cast into the sea.

This is not true only for Jesus. He said, “whoever says to this mountain,” which suggests that this approach is for everyone. He said, “whoever says to this mountain,” which suggests that we must speak out that which is in our heart. Jesus said clearly that if we believe what we say, it would be as we say. And Jesus does not lie. He means what He says. Jesus used the example of the withered fig tree to demonstrate the power of the word spoken with faith of the heart. When do results occur? They occur as soon as the word is spoken, before we see the dry leaves.

Usually we are willing to believe once we have seen something, and this is why we see so little. Jesus wants us to believe and confess with our mouths before we see, and then we will receive what we say.

Prayer Thank You, Lord, for teaching me what my words can accomplish when they are in line with Your Word. Thank You that every mountain can be cast into the sea. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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