No! I reject that. God's Word says Afterward the disciples asked Jesus privately, “Why couldn’t we cast out that demon?”
“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”
The disciples were amazed when they saw this and asked, “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?”
Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.” Matthew 21:20-22
Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.” Mark 11:22-25
We live so far below the life that is here for us in the Kingdom of God! I have lived in the shadow of this mountain, tip-toed around this mountain, climbed over this mountain! But the problem with all that effort is that it doesn't destroy that mountain! No, it's still there and you WILL come around to it again. Yup! Here's that same old mountain again, towering over me to see what I will do about it. I will not be spiritually passive anymore. I will plant my feet, square my shoulders and say "Be removed and cast into the sea, in Jesus name! You have no power, no authority and you must GO now! I will not see you again."
What's your mountain? What keeps coming back around, challenging you, threatening your peace? The line in that old gospel song makes you think you must do it in your own strength. Not this time! I choose to stir up my faith and see the power that is in my words, through God's Word. How about you?
We are not called to be passive. We are not called to do it in our own strength. We are called to have complete faith in God's Word and to speak it.
Jesus told us exactly what to do:
Remove any unforgiveness from your heart.
Ask the Lord for forgiveness.
Now speak to your mountain, utterly destroy it and cast it into the sea. It must go in the name of Jesus!
Have faith and watch God work.
Do not doubt...at all.
Look out mountain. Your time here is short!
Be a Kingdom light shining in the darkness,
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