Was Jesus Talking about Actual Mountains?

Tom Hall

Tom Hall

“And Jesus answering saith unto them, ‘Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.'” Mark 11:22-24 KJV

Was Jesus talking about actual mountains?

No, but Jesus knew we would have problems that would need to be removed…
That’s why He said to “say unto this mountain”–that by our words, this could be proved.

Speaking to adverse circumstances is something that we, as believers, can do,
for these were Jesus’ instructions to His disciples; and He never said anything untrue.

“It is written,” were the words that He would use–then He quoted right from a scripture.
And we can follow His demonstrated example, so that the devil today gets the picture.

So make “saying unto this mountain” your reliable “good fight of faith” stand,
in order to affirm the well-being and bright future which God has said He’s planned.

People will faithfully take a medicine, as a doctor prescribes they should do.
Likewise, faithfully taking God’s medicine (His Word) will change that “mountain view.”

Speaking, hearing, and meditating upon the Word will cause a mountain’s transition.
Don’t let the naysayers influence you to quit or cause you to change your position.

We’re not to doubt in our hearts, though doubt may try to enter through a thought–
Resist it and any negative thinking, for your victory through Christ is blood-bought.

P. A. Oltrogge

In sharing the above, it should be added that we should be walking in love towards others:
“And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” Ephesians 5:2 NKJV

The disciples sang hymns; Paul and Silas praised God; the Israelites gave a shout–
Then that great wall of Jericho came tumbling down–your joyful praise can only add clout!

“…believe that ye receive”…from Mark 11:24

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 NKJV

“We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe and therefore speak.” 2 Corinthians 4:13 KJV

“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:12 NKJV

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4 NKJV

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith. And who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood.” 1 John 5:4-6

“The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.” Psalm 97:5

Exodus 15:1-2; 2 Samuel 22:4; Psalm 106:1; Proverbs 4:20-22; Proverbs 18:21; Jeremiah 1:12; Acts 16:25-26; 2 Corinthians 2:14; Hebrews 12:2; Hebrews 13:15

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