Faith Can Move Mountains

  • Mark 11:22-24 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
  • Matthew 17:20-21 “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
  • John 14:12-14 “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

God is bigger than your mountains and all things are possible with Him. Your focus must be on God, on His love for you, on His power and His faithfulness and not on your circumstances. You are in Christ and you have the victory. You have been given power and authority and the armor of God. Faith is yours and, with it, Jesus says you can tell the mountain to go throw itself into the sea and it will happen, if you do not doubt. Have faith in God and in His Word.

How to move a mountain:
  1. Spend time praising and worshiping the Lord. Surrender to Him. Ask Him for direction on your circumstance and then listen. His Spirit will guide you into all truth (John 16:13). Like a “general” in the army, you may need a strategy to move the mountain, to get the enemy out of the way and incapacitate him.
  2. Read the Word as faith comes by hearing it. With faith as small as a mustard seed, you can move all the mountains in your life.
  3. Know who you are in Christ and that you have power and authority. You don’t hope to move a mountain, you command it to move knowing that it must submit to the Name of Jesus. Like a “general” who has been delegated authority by the Commander-in-Chief, you have been delegated power and authority by Jesus (Luke 9:1, Matthew 10:1, Mark 16:17-18). Use it to move your mountains.
  4. Know that Jesus identified that nothing will harm you in Luke 10:19: “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” Use your power and authority to come against the enemy, to trample on him and to overcome.
  5. Find scriptures related to your circumstances. Use the Word as an offensive weapon (Ephesians 6:17). The Word of God is alive and active, sharper than a double-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12).
  6. Don’t battle with your negative thoughts; take them captive and renew your mind to the Word. Don’t entertain doubt, unbelief and fear; command them to leave in the Name of Jesus. Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
  7. Stand until what you’ve prayed for comes to pass.

Call to action:
Choose one mountain that needs to be moved in your life. Look at what the Word has to say about it and use the Word as your offensive weapon (referred to as the sword of the Spirit in Ephesians 6:17). Take authority in the Name of Jesus and move that mountain.