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 (Mk. 11:23 KJV)
Jesus made the outstanding statement above as He taught His disciples how to replicate the miracle of the fig tree he had just performed. When Peter saw the dried up fig tree Jesus cursed, he told Jesus about it. Jesus said to him “have faith in God,” and continues that “whosoever shall say unto this mountain.” Jesus is commanding His disciples to speak to fig trees and mountains, that is, inanimate things in life.
Some scholars have said that this commandment should not be taken literally. Well, Jesus just spoke to a literal fig tree. It was not a symbolic act. He talked to the tree, and it withered. The point He is teaching is that we can also do what He just did by learning to speak in faith.
The verb “say” above means to “express in words.” I want you to reread that definition and note the word “express.” What are you expressing when you speak? Well, it can be your mind. It might be your feelings or even desires. Words express the inner man. Take this deeper than the soul and get into the spirit. The power of God resides in our spirit, and can also be expressed by words. The believer can give expression to the power of God within him or her through words spoken by faith. This is the glory of the commandment above. Many believers struggle with this strange instruction because it is so awkward to our minds yet that is the key to the activation of the supernatural.
You can talk to your body or circumstances in your life. If you have faith and doubt not, you will have what you say. We are not making this up. Jesus said so.
What are the conditions that have to be met for the power of God to be expressed through a person’s words? See Mark 11:23 above.
APPLY THE WORD
I read some commentaries on this verse, and some scholars cautioned believers against disappointments so that they should not seek to do what the verse instructs. You can see some of the problems we have in Christianity today. Our lack of results is causing us to re-interpret what the Word says. It is our place to find out why we do not have the results Jesus says we should, rather than try to “tone down” the Word. There is power in your mouth. It is not your doing. It is the Lord’s doing. He has ordained power in the mouth of babes. Learn to talk! Groom your heart in faith. That is where the hard-work is!
Ask the Spirit to open your understanding of the mysteries behind the operation of His power through our words.
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