"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."
Don't climb the mountain ... speak to it!
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7
Let’s celebrate the power of the resurrection not just one day a year but every day of our lives. Father wants His children to experience the exceeding greatness of this power so that The Church can expand in His fullness. Read often the prayer of Ephesians 1:16-23
“So Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Have faith in God.’” Mark 11:22
Hearing, Believing, & Doing God’s Written Word
Most of God’s instruction and direction will be during our times of reading and studying the Word of God, privately or by hearing our ministers. Sometimes we hear His voice speak to us in our heart. That voice must always be in perfect agreement with the written Word of God. They never, ever disagree. Why? Because God’s written Word is God’s will.
Faith begins where the will of God is known.
Faith comes during those times when we are hearing (receiving Kingdom knowledge) not only with our physical ears, but also hearing and receiving in our spirit.
Inner hearing is amplified to those who “hear with the intent to obey.” This is why some seem to be “just blessed with more faith,” but the truth is God wants every one of His children functioning in the full capacity of His promises. This pleases Father greatly for He loves to reward His children! Hebrews 11:6
Faith is the connector between God and man.
“But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.” James 1:25
Grasshopper Mentality: The Wickedness of Unbelief
Even though we are born from above, we can fall into the same trap of being deceived by lies, just like the ten leaders who led 2-3 million children of Israel down the road of unbelief, cancelled dreams and cancelled destinies. This does NOT please our good Father!
The influence of unbelief that operates in the world around us today is on the increase. Sin is blatantly arrogant, not regarding the righteousness of our Father’s ways. Jesus said we are to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
Let us be bold and confident examples of purity and light!
Twelve Spies: Faith vs. Unbelief
“Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.
“But the men who had gone up with him said, ‘We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.’ And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, ‘The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.’”
“So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night.”
Of course they cried all night. They believed a lie. All hope and excitement for a new life was stolen from them. God was removed from the vision. What was left?
Hopelessness will always lead its victim back to Egypt…back to the ways of man trying to supply his own needs apart from God. It is a place of darkness, despair, depression and loneliness.
Possessing the Land by Faith
What would have happened if the children of Israel had chosen to believe the faith statements of Caleb and Joshua? They would have gone from slavery to landowners in just a few short weeks. Really?
What about all those people, fortified cities that were so large, and those mighty giants, the descendants of Anak?
Let’s jump ahead 40 years for the answer.
This time, new leader Joshua sends out only two spies. Hear what Rahab the harlot said:
“I know that the LORD has given you the land, that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you.
"For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed.
"And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.” Joshua 2:9-11
I Told You So!
Like Joshua and Caleb said 40 years before:
"The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, 'a land which flows with milk and honey.'
"Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them." Numbers 14:7-9
“Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: 'Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of trial in the wilderness…'” Hebrews 3:7-8
“So I swore in My wrath, 'They shall not enter My rest.'"
“Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called 'Today,' lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” Hebrews 3:12-13
“So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.”
Hebrews 3:19 & 4:1
What is the word of the Lord to His Church in our day?
"Have faith in God!"
Nothing takes the place of speaking to your mountain!
Reading and studying God’s word is required, praying in the spirit is necessary, but nothing takes the place of speaking directly to that which opposes you.
And if you are an active prayer, your enemy will try to oppose and distract you but greater is the power of the resurrection that resides in you, than he who is in the world.
And this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith!
Requirements for Successful Intercessors: Read Mark 11:22-26.
- Have faith in God.
- Saying: Speak directly to the opposition …. your mountain needs to hear your voice.
- Praying: Ask—believing you receive and you will have.
- Did you believe you received when you prayed?
- Forgiving: 470 times a day if necessary.
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