The "Simple Guide" to Miracles

- Chapter 5 -

The Mountain

Mark 11:23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Keys Of The Mountain

 

Mark 11:22  "And Jesus answered saying to them, “Have faith in God.  23 “Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea, ’and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.

 

 24“Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.

 

25“Whenever you stand praying forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. 26 “But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions.”

 

We have just discussed Faith in the previous chapter.  And once again, Jesus reminds us that we must have faith!  Jesus remarks turn serious with the word "Truly I say..." which literally means "Amen".  It comes from the Hebrew word for "believe", or faithful. Thus, it came to mean "sure" or "truly," an expression of absolute trust and confidence.

 

Now, Jesus tells us that we must speak our faith.  When Jesus says "Whoever says" means that our words are to affirm over, to point out with our words and to call by name.

 

Next, Jesus says we are to speak "And do not doubt" which means we are to make a decision, a distinction, and be at odds with doubt.  We are to pronounce our decision and contend as a warrior and combatant of faith!

 

Jesus continues with this astounding statement "but believe that what you say is going to happen, it will be granted you".

 

Many educated religious people will try to convince you that this is not so.  That Jesus did not mean what He just said.  They will contend that Jesus was referring to Himself or they will place barriers of "depending on God's will" to obscure of these plain Words of Jesus.

 

But, the Truth is out.  Jesus said what He meant and meant every Word of what He said.

 

Jesus concludes with the "Key of Keys".  He says “Whenever you stand praying, forgive..."

 

When Jesus said to "stand praying", He was literally saying to stand firm and to persist;  to keep on standing, immovable and firm, being of a steadfast mind, do not hesitate and do not waiver.  And, again I say STAND!

 

And, finally, "FORGIVE".  This requires that we separate ourselves from the past.  It is the ONLY WAY we can move forward with God, in His Kingdom and see His Miracles occur.

One of my favorite quotes says, "Resentment, the need for revenge, hurt, pride, arrogance and the lot, are the possessions which keep us chained to the rock of suffering, want and of lack, which is our exile from God." 

 

We must allow God to break these chains and we must cast them off.

 

So, how do we utilize the Key of the Mountain?

 

ACTION POINT

 

In order to see the Miracle of Moving the Mountain,

 

  • Have faith in God - Just GO and DO!

  • Speak words of victory over the mountain, (literally)

  • Do not doubt in your heart,

  • Believe that what you say is going to happen,

  • Ask and believe that you have received what you have asked for,

  • Stand praying

  • Forgive, if you have anything against anyone

 

 

John 14:12  “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. 13 “Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it."

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