I. Often there is a wall of resistance between us and a worthy goal:
We will mediate on this and frame our resistance in terminology. Usually we talk like, “we don’t have enough”.
We don’t have enough money
We don’t have enough time
Wee don’t have the right staff
We don’t have enough staff
We don’t have the right stuff, raw materials
We don’t have enough self control
We don’t have enough health, strength
We don’t have the right history, family or linage.
We don’t have enough education.
II. Mountains represent impossible hurdles:
When we talk this way we are describing our mountain…
Walls of opposition
Obstacles planted where you want to build
III. Mountain moving Faith (God’s will) must confront the obstacle…
Matthew 17:16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.”
17 “O unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” 18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”
20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, 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.”
Matthew 21: 19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered. 20 When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” they asked. 21 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.
Mark 11:22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
a. Notice Jesus said that those who don’t move mountains are, “unbelieving and perverse.”
b. Notice that Jesus said to give the mountain (obstacle or problem) “personality” and speak right to it. This means speak to the obstacle as if it is a person. He wasn’t inferring that it is a person, but he is inferring that you, the believer who is seated in Christ above all things, have authority over nature and inanimate things.
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