Last week, God talked to me quite often about speaking to our mountains. Coincidently, I found myself studying in the book of Numbers.  I read Numbers 20:8, when God began to speak to me. The scripture says…

“Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the congregation together. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water; thus, you shall bring water for them out of the rock and give drink to the congregation and their animals.”

I read down a few more scriptures to find…

So, Moses took the rod from before the Lord as He commanded him. And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock; and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels! Must we bring water for you out of this rock?” Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank. Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.” (verse 9-12)

The Lord spoke to my heart, saying, “He did not believe Me when I told him to SPEAK to the rock.” Instead of speaking to the rock as God had said, Moses struck the rock.

Mark 11:22-23 says, “So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”

This scripture is pretty clear – we have the power to speak to the mountains in our life and they have to move.  But there is a condition – we must believe what we say, and we cannot doubt in our heart that it will come to pass.

Prayer is good.  Confession is good. But if we do not first believe that what we are speaking has the power to come to pass – are we not wasting our time?

Proverbs 18:21 tells us life and death are in the power of our tongue.  Do we believe that?  If we did, some things that come out of our mouth would never come out.

Fast forward to the story of the fig tree.  Jesus believed in the power of His words.  We see this clearly with this story.

Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard it. (Mk 11:12-14)

Jesus spoke to the tree; the disciples heard it and took note.  Just a few scriptures later we find…

Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.” So, Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.” (V. 20-22)

The disciples were astounded.  Jesus, Himself, was not.  He fully expected His words to come to pass.  He made it clear, all we need to do to see our words come to pass is to have faith in God and He certainly did.

My friends, what words are you speaking?  Do you believe they will come to pass?  Do you have faith in God that your mountain will move when you tell it to?  Personally, I had to check my heart that morning to make sure I believe the word that I declare each day.

God said speak to your mountain.  Jesus said, “If we only believe, we will have whatever we say.”  I choose to believe.

Today, I feel God is telling us to speak to our mountain AND believe we will have what we say.  So…speak.  Declare.  Confess.  And in the midst of your speaking and declaring, remember to Believe.  That is the only condition to seeing our mountains move.

My friends, have faith in God.  Have faith in His Word.  Believe what you say and watch it come to pass.  Moses paid a heavy price when he didn’t believe God, I don’t want to pay that price, instead I choose to have faith in God, speak and believe. How about you?