Is God moving any mountains in your life? Maybe you’ve been overcoming, victorious, and standing high above all the circumstances in your life. Maybe you feel like the mountain is on top of you and you don’t know what to do. I have good news for you!
God isn’t going to move any mountains for you! Wait. Don’t stop. I know…”how is that good news?” It’s actually great news. Keep reading and you’ll find out why.
Most Christians would say that the Lord has moved some mountains in their life or they sure hope He moves one in their life right now, but to be honest, to be biblical, He probably hasn’t. Here’s why: the only place in the Bible it talks about God moving mountains is in Psalms and specially, it says the mountains melt before Him simply because of His glory.
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. – Psalm 97:5 NKJV
That’s the only verse that talks about mountains being moved by God, and again, they’re just melting in His presence because of His glory. That’s it. There’s nowhere else in the entire Bible – Old Testament and New, that says anything about God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit moving mountains in anyone’s life. It’s not there.
All those songs you hear about God moving mountains, all those t-shirts, social media posts, cute sayings – all of them are not Bible. They all may make you smile, encourage you, give you rainbows and sunshine on the inside, put a catchy tune in your head – but they don’t agree with what the Bible says. They don’t agree with God.
Now any biblical scholars out there may point out that I’m wrong and quickly point out those verses in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark. But nope, that’s it. The verse above is the only one that talks anything about mountains being moved by God. But just so there’s clarity (and you can see how awesome this is), let’s look at those verses in Matthew and Mark.
So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. – Matthew 17:20 NKJV
Now look at the passage in Mark 11, because these two verses agree.
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
Notice these two verses. They don’t say anything about God moving mountains. In both of them Jesus is telling the believer that WE will move mountains. Read them again. Jesus has given the believer the authority to move mountains in their own life. He thinks that much of us, to bestow on us that kind of authority and power. He loves us that much. He’s told us – specifically right here – “I’m not going to do it for you, you do it, I give you the power.”
Too often we like to try and lay the responsibility of things getting done on God, when He’s already told us that we have the responsibility. That means instead of praying and asking God to do something for us, that we have to take the initiative, do what Jesus commanded, and use the authority He has given us in His name, and command the mountain to move in our life.
Look at the qualifier that Jesus puts on it in the Gospel of Mark though: “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.” First off, the person has to speak to their mountain. Second, they can’t doubt in their heart. You can doubt in your head, but not in your heart (more on that in a minute). Third, you have to believe that the things you say will come to pass. That’s faith. When all that works together, then you will have what you say.
Remember what Romans 10:10 says, “For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” See, you believe with your heart, not your head. Just like you receive salvation by faith and speak, you believe every other promise God has made, and you speak. That’s what the Bible says – over and over.
And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, – 2 Corinthians 4:13 NKJV
We receive from God by believing and speaking. If God has promised it in the Word, you have a right to believe God for it, and that means you can have faith for it. So stop waiting on God to move the mountain in your life. He’s already told you to do something about it. So do it. You believe God. You speak. You watch that mountain in your life crumble right before you.
There’s a reason that the Apostle Paul wrote 1 Corinthians 13:2: “And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing (NKJV).” He didn’t say that God was going to move mountains for you, but you need to have love and faith in God. He’s making a point that love is the most important thing, but he’s also saying that the believer (you and I) will move mountains with our faith.
Make a stand at the foot of your mountain. Speak to it and watch as it falls until it is laying at your feet. Have faith. You can move mountains.