‘Even if you say to this mountain, “Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,” it will happen.’ Matthew 21:21 BSB
Jesus said: ‘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. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.’ (Mark 11:23–24 NKJV)
Now, Jesus didn’t relocate any physical mountains during His ministry, so what was He talking about here? The problems we face in life! And notice something important: He talks only once about our need for ‘faith’—and three times about our need to ‘speak’ His Word. Why? Because if you don’t have enough faith to move your mouth and speak God’s Word, you won’t have enough faith to move your mountain!
The Bible says, ‘Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.’ (Romans 10:17 NKJV) Something wonderful happens when you verbalise God’s Word. Your ears hear it, your mind is renewed, your focus is changed, and the thing God responds to—faith—rises up within you. And when you hold that position of faith, refuse to budge, and keep speaking God’s Word, the mountain in your life starts to shift.
As long as you keep saying what you think and feel in your natural mind, the mountain will keep standing like an immovable object. But when you stand on God’s promise and declare, ‘I may not know how or when, but I know you’re moving aside in the name of Jesus,’ your mountain will move!
SoulFood: 1 Chr 6:1–7:19, John 8:21–30, Ps 86, Pro 25:8–12
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023