“Who Talks To Mountains?”

by Pastor Kent Munsey

June 9, 2019

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. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. - Mark 11:22–24 (NKJV)

We were created in the image of God, to reflect him, and to be the Lord’s practical representation in the Earth. Moreover, God has given us authority in the Earth. God revealed all of his glory to us in the form of Jesus Christ.

In Mark 11:22–24, Jesus is telling his disciples to have faith in God. He explains that if they do not doubt, but believe in their heart, then they can speak to mountains, and the mountains will be moved.

When we look to the book of Genesis, we find that God talks to mountains. In fact, mountains were created by the words that God spoke. Scripture tells us that even light was created by the words that God spoke. “Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.” – Genesis 1:3 (NKJV). Through the power of God’s words the Earth was created. So, in Mark 11:22–24, Jesus is teaching his disciples about the authority that they have through their words whether they are speaking, praying, preaching, or praising God.

Mountains simply represent large, difficult, and overwhelming objects in our life that denote a sense of permanence. A great demonstration of a mountain in scripture occurs when the Apostle Paul writes, “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.” - Romans 7:18–20 (NKJV). There are mountains in each of our lives; sometimes they are relational, financial, or emotional mountains.

Jesus urges us to speak to these mountains, tell them to move, and if we believe in our hearts without doubting, they will move. God has authority over every created thing. But, he has delegated that authority to us concerning our mountains. As believers, we must speak to our mountains because our mountains are speaking to us. They are telling us they will always be there, and that we will always have to face them. God, however, is empowering us to stand up in faith and speak to these mountains. We must take authority over mountains and start to speak what we want to see. Then, and only then, will we see these mountains removed.

As believers, when we take authority over our mountains by speaking to them, we appear in the image of God.

Discussion/Reflection Questions:

  1. What mountain are you facing today?

  2. Have you taken authority over your mountain by telling your mountain to be removed?

  3. How have you been dealing with doubt and unbelief concerning your mountain being removed?

  4. Take a moment to pray and ask God for wisdom concerning your mountain.

  5. How do you feel God leading you to start speaking to your mountain this week?