So what does a Christian do when facing mountains? Jesus told us in Mark 11:22-24, “Have faith in God, Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Notice the heart of what Jesus is teaching us. This passage is about prayer! When we speak to the mountain (in prayer), when we have faith and do not doubt in our hearts (in prayer), when we ask and believe that we have received it (in prayer), then the outcome is that the mountain (or difficulty) is moved!
But what happens when we pray according to the Word of God, and yet the mountain is still there, staring at us, mocking us and telling us that God is not going to intervene? Have you ever grown discouraged in praying? I know I have. So what do you when the mountain will not move? Does this mean God’s Word has failed? Does it mean we are to quit and give up?
I am actively learning this lesson in prayer, that if what I am praying for does not happen immediately, then I am to stand and fight this great spiritual warfare. Think of it like this, God gave the Promised Land to the Children of Israel. It was theirs to possess. But did they have to fight? Yes! They had to go up against Jericho, Ai, and other Giants. While God promised them the victory, they still had to be willing to fight.
How does a believer fight? Thankfully the Bible tells us. It is through prayer! For prayer is our greatest weapon. Note 2 Corinthians 10:6, “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.” So if there are strongholds in your life, mountains that will not move, God promises “Divine Power” to bring those down. This divine power comes one way and one way only, through prayer! Can you see why God so desires us to be people of prayer?
In Zechariah 4:6-7, the Bible gives Christians a tremendous promise to claim. Read it carefully, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, Not by might, nor by power, but my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. Who are you, O mountain? Before Zerubbabel, you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward the top stone amid shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’”
What an exciting Scripture to pray over your circumstance! Today, access the divine power God has granted you. Pray boldly, “Who are you, O mountain? You shall become a plain, in Jesus Name!”