Father God, we come to You asking for the wisdom to say the right things to the mountains in our lives. We speak supernatural strength on everyone in this community. We speak to mountains that would hinder us from learning in this study. We declare, command, and say to every obstacle they must be removed right now in Jesus' name. We declare that God is righteous and holy to everyone we meet. We declare that everyone in this community is healed, and they will start speaking to the mountains in their lives today. We speak to bad reports that whosoever has received from the enemy, and say they are healed by Jesus' stripes, and they will declare it, and that doctor will give them confirmation too. We declare that Your Word is quick, powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword in our lives. We declare that we have divine revelation concerning this study on "Speak to the Mountain." We speak life to all who are on death beds according to doctors' report. We speak financial breakthrough for all those who need it. We thank You for hearing our prayer, and teaching us to speak with wisdom. Bless this study in Jesus' name. AMEN.
Scripture: Mark 11:23-24 New International Version (NIV)
23 "Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Subject: Mark 11:23-24
We are going to talk about faith in this lesson
I believe in the "whosoever clause" of (John 3:16) and the "whatsoever clause of (Mark 11:23).
I am a "whosoever", so I can speak to the mountain (problem/barrier to my receiving or doing God's Will for my life) and tell it to be removed and be cast in the sea [some dimension that I do not occupy]. That is great!
I say what I want to "come to pass" by the Word of God. I will ONLY say what I want to "come to pass", to become, to come into existence, or begin to be [ginomai-Mark 11:23].
I will not be DIVIDED in my mind. I will not go from confidence in the Word of God to no confidence. I will not be like a wave in the sea going back and forth in my mind. I realize according to James 1:6, that I will not receive anything from God if I am wavering.
I will eliminate doubt by renewing my mind according to the Word of God [Romans 12:2].
I have what I say because I am a believer and not a doubter.
We now see that you can do the supernatural and much more. You can speak and remove a mountain in your life by faith. You can require a mountain to move from here to there. Jesus promises "it will move" [Matthew 17:20], "it will be done" [Matthew 21:21], it "shall come to pass" [Mark 11:23], and it will "obey you" [Luke 17:6]. Jesus says that it is the believer's responsibility to speak to the mountain.
In Matthew 21:21-22, Jesus says if you have pure faith (no mixture of unbelief or doubt), you can speak to any non-productive living thing in your life, to wither and die.
According to Jesus if you are a whosoever who has faith, and doubts not then, "you shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if you shall say unto this mountain, Be removed, and be cast into the sea; it shall be done" [Matthew 21:21-22].
In Matthew 21:21, Jesus allows me a believing whosoever to speak to fig trees and mountains.
I can say to any non-fruitful thing that I encounter in my life, "Let no fruit grow on you ever again, because I do the same works that Jesus did [Matthew 21:19, Mark 11:14, John 14:12].
Jesus promises that if I am a believer and not a doubter that what I say it will happen, "it shall be done", and "it shall come to pass" [ginomai-Matthew 21:21].
I will not pray and ask God to do for me, what I have the authority and ability to do for myself.
I use my authority by "speaking" to any barrier or any demonic activity that is stopping God's will [Luke 10:19].
I do not ask or beg, but I require and demand God's will to be done [Luke 10:9, Luke 10:19, Mark 16:17, Ephesians 6:12, 2 Corinthians 10:2].
Faith involves you placing confidence in God's spoken word and responding to it. The God-like faith will demonstrate itself by speaking and trusting the spoken word of God.
Scripture References: John 3:16; Luke 17:5; Romans 10:17; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:6; 1 Timothy 1:5; Hebrews 11:1, 39; James 2:17; 1 John 5:4
Faith in Action: Faith honor God: Hebrews 11
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
4 By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead. 5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: "He could not be found, because God had taken him away." For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith. 8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11 And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.
13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."[c] 19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future. 21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph's sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.
22 By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones. 23 By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king's edict. 24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel. 29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days.
31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient. 32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground. 39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
1). Name some barriers in your life now?
2). How do faith comes?
3). In Romans 14:23, does it speaks of a "whatsoever clause" or a "whosoever clause"?
4). What do James 1:6 calls a person who waver in their faith?
5). How can you speak and remove a mountain in your life?
6). How do you know when you have pure faith?
7). When you use your authority, what are you doing?
8). Are we to ask or beg a mountain to be removed?
9). The God-like faith will demonstrate how?
10). How is God honored in our faith?
Start the Day with God:
This is the day the Lord has made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it. I start every day with God by speaking life, health, strength, and vitality into my body because I know God's healing power is at work within me. The nature and life of God are resident in my body, driving out all manner of sickness and disease. I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. I believe the word of God above anything that I think, feel, or see. His Word says that I have been redeemed from the curse of sickness. His Word says that by Jesus' stripes I am healed.
My body is free from pain, sickness, and disease. It operates effectively and efficiently free from malfunction of any kind. Every part of my body is functioning properly. Every organ, gland, and system is operating in conjunction with each other in perfect harmony, which is exactly how God designed my body to work. My immune system is strong, vibrant, and healthy. Germs, bacteria, viruses, and parasites cannot exist in my body. If any sickness or disease makes any attempt to try and attack my body, then it is quickly destroyed by the power of God's Word working in me. I boldly declare that I am healed, healthy, and whole. (Psalm 118:24; Isaiah 53:5; Ephesians 6:10; Galatians 3:13).
Speak to the Mountain: Week 4
I speak to every organ in my body and command all of them to operate and function at 100 percent efficiency, the way God made them. My heart is strong and healthy, every valve working in perfect harmony. My heart beats in perfect rhythm, all the blood vessels surrounding my heart are free from blockages of any kind. My liver, my kidneys, my lungs all operate and function effectively and efficiently with no hindrances. All my organs function and perform their duties effectively. All my organs are healthy and whole, free from sickness, disease, growths, tumors, and pain in Jesus' name. Every system in my body operates like a well-oiled machine. My nervous system, my electrical system, my circulatory system, my lymphatic system, my digestive system, and every other system operate in total and complete harmony with each other. They are free from sickness, disease, growths, tumors of any kind, and pain in Jesus' name. I speak life and health to all the glands in my body. I proclaim that they are healthy and whole. My adrenal gland, my thyroid gland, pituitary gland, and all other glands in my body operate and function at 100 percent efficiency, free from sickness, free from disease, free from growths, free from tumors, and free from pain in Jesus' name. My body is healed, my body is healthy, my body is whole. I am full of vim, vigor, and vitality, which is the virtual of God. (Isaiah 55:11; Psalm 107:22; Exodus 23:25; 1 Peter 2:24; Romans 8:11; Psalm 103:1-3; Psalm 68:19; Proverbs 4:22; Proverbs 17:22).
We can speak to every mountain in our life, whether its sickness, financial, relationships, family problems, marriage problems, disobedient children, school problems, job related problems, or whatever that mountain is, you can speak to it in Jesus' name.
End the Day with God:
The Spirit of the Lord is on me. He quickens me and gives me strength. In Him I find rest, comfort, and peace. Even in the midst of the storms of life. I am calm, cool, and collected because my mind is focused on Jesus. He keeps me in perfect peace. I have confidence in God's Word, and I trust Him to bring it to pass. I am assured that He will never leave me nor forsake me. I cast all my cares on Him; in obedience to God's Word, I choose not to worry or be anxious about anything. I will not allow myself to be fearful and troubled about any circumstance in my life. Health and healing are mine. Jesus paid the price for them and His Word says they're mine. I have released my faith, I have received my healing according to the promise of His Word, and now all that is left for me to do is rest in Him until the complete manifestation of healing comes to pass. My God has promised to give His beloved sweet sleep. Therefore, I receive a full night sleep every night, and I fully expect to wake up in the morning refreshed, revitalized, and raring to go. (Isaiah 26:3; Deuteronomy 4:31; Proverbs 3:24; Hebrews 13:5)
Discovery: Week # 4……Peter spoke the Word
"One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o'clock in the afternoon. 2 And a man lame from birth was being carried in. People would lay him daily at the gate of the temple called the Beautiful Gate so that he could ask for alms from those entering the temple. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked them for alms. 4 Peter looked intently at him, as did John, and said, "Look at us." 5 And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. 6 But Peter said, "I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk." 7 And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. 8 Jumping up, he stood and began to walk, and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God."
"36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.
38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.
39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.
42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.
43 And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.
Reflection Question: What did you learn from this week's study?
Father God, grant me the knowledge I need to speak to the mountain, and with that knowledge understanding, so that I can use wisdom to move mountains out of my life. This knowledge that I have received now I give You praises. I desire to walk in victory just as Jesus did when He walked on this earth, amen.
Weekly # 4 Reading: Mark chapters 10-12