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Speak to the Mountain

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Mark 11:22–25 GW
Jesus said to them, “Have faith in God! I can guarantee this truth: This is what will be done for someone who doesn’t doubt but believes what he says will happen: He can say to this mountain, ‘Be uprooted and thrown into the sea,’ and it will be done for him. That’s why I tell you to have faith that you have already received whatever you pray for, and it will be yours. Whenever you pray, forgive anything you have against anyone. Then your Father in heaven will forgive your failures.”
Luke 17:6 KJV 1900
And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
Mark 4:39 KJV 1900
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Speak to the Mountain

I. Speak to God about the mountain; then speak directly to the Mountain.

II. Speak the desired end results.

III. Confession and possession

A. Speak to the natural world; that is how God created it.

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Genesis 1:1 KJV 1900
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

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Hebrews 11:1–3 KJV 1900
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

B. Confess I am to bring spiritual reality.

1. I am whatever the Word says I am.

2. I am the righteouness of God (,)

2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV 1900
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

C. Confess, I Can, to bring abiltiy.

1. , Let the weak say, I am strong.

Joel 3:10 KJV 1900
Beat your plowshares into swords, And your pruninghooks into spears: Let the weak say, I am strong.

2. I can do whatever the Word says I can do.

D. , — Believe those things which you say will come to pass.

Mark 11:23 KJV 1900
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.

1. Believe in your own words.

2. — I believe, therefore have I spoken.

2 Corinthians 4:13 KJV 1900
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;

IV. We partake of God’s nature (success, love, power) by the Word.

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2 Peter 1:3–10 GW
God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and for godliness. This power was given to us through knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and integrity. Through his glory and integrity he has given us his promises that are of the highest value. Through these promises you will share in the divine nature because you have escaped the corruption that sinful desires cause in the world. Because of this, make every effort to add integrity to your faith; and to integrity add knowledge; to knowledge add self-control; to self-control add endurance; to endurance add godliness; to godliness add Christian affection; and to Christian affection add love. If you have these qualities and they are increasing, it demonstrates that your knowledge about our Lord Jesus Christ is living and productive. If these qualities aren’t present in your life, you’re shortsighted and have forgotten that you were cleansed from your past sins. Therefore, brothers and sisters, use more effort to make God’s calling and choosing of you secure. If you keep doing this, you will never fall away.

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Hebrews 4:12–16 GW
God’s word is living and active. It is sharper than any two-edged sword and cuts as deep as the place where soul and spirit meet, the place where joints and marrow meet. God’s word judges a person’s thoughts and intentions. No creature can hide from God. Everything is uncovered and exposed for him to see. We must answer to him. We need to hold on to our declaration of faith: We have a superior chief priest who has gone through the heavens. That person is Jesus, the Son of God. We have a chief priest who is able to sympathize with our weaknesses. He was tempted in every way that we are, but he didn’t sin. So we can go confidently to the throne of God’s kindnessto receive mercy and find kindness, which will help us at the right time.

V. Faith without action is dead ,

James 2:17 KJV 1900
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
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