Sunday, January 15, 2023
“So Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Have faith in God. 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 11:22-23
These words have been taken from the lesson of the withered Fig Tree. The positive lesson taught here from the cursing of the fig tree is the power of believing prayer. A mountain is symbolic of an obstacle, hindrance, or insurmountable problem. Faith is the key that releases the resources of heaven into our situation. In the new Testament, faith is the divinely implanted principle of inward confidence, assurance, trust, and reliance in God and all He says.
In our life time we will engage in real and tangible obstacles that often loom as blockades against the accomplishment of God’s purpose through His sons and daughters in Christ. However, Jesus’ command for us to speak into the face of such obstacles is not a figure of speech, nor is it a superstitious exercise. It is an act of faith.
Learning to speak to our “mountains” helps us to grow in strength, and seeing those mountains moved by God’s merciful hand encourages us to continue to believe for the miraculous. He makes the impossible not only possible, but He makes impossible things actually come to pass by His power. We truly serve a God of signs, wonders, and miracles; and He is able to move the mountains that are standing in our way!
You are loved, Pastor Don