Speak to Your Mountains: The Power of Verbal Faith

Mark 11:23  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.

There is something very powerful about verbalizing your faith. Even Jesus taught that it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks. People say what they believe. If you want to know what they really think, just listen to them talk for a little while, and you will have it figured out! In our text verse, it is apparent that Jesus is putting emphasis on the verbalization of our faith, for He says “…whosoever shall say unto this mountain…” and again “…he shall have whatsoever he saith.” Why then is it important to speak to our mountains?

It is because God knows that if we really believed, we would not hesitate to say so. God help us to stop pretending to believe Him, when in fact we are of such doubt that we hesitate to say it just in case it doesn’t happen. Do you “pray it safe”? God is looking for some bold, tenacious, full-of-the-Holy-Ghost prayer warriors that will believe Him so much that they would not be afraid to verbalize what they are believing God for!

Now, when you vocalize your faith, the text only suggests that there are two parties within listening distance; your mountain, and yourself. I ask you this question; who needs the convincing, the mountain, or the one speaking to the mountain? Allow me to suggest that the biggest mountains that we face are not those standing in front of us, but those standing inside of us! If we can get our faith to roll off of our lips, then our faith is genuinely authenticated.

For instance, “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth…That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Rom. 10:8-9). Again, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Rom. 10:17). Sometimes you have to talk to the mountain loud enough to hear yourself in order to rebuke the doubt inside of you! Today, speak to the mountain inside of you, and the mountain in front of you will go away!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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