Reality - Chapter 2

Let Your Faith Do the Walking and Your Mouth Do the Talking

MARK 11:23
"For verily I say unto you, That WHOSOEVER SHALL SAY unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and SHALL NOT doubt in his heart, but SHALL BELIEVE that those things which he SAITH shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he SAITH."

LUKE 17:6
"And the Lord said, IF YOU had faith as a grain of mustard seed, YOU MIGHT SAY unto this sycamine tree, BE THOU plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you."

MATTHEW 21:21
"Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, IF YOU have faith, and DOUBT NOT, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also IF YOU SHALL SAY unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done."

In these three verses we see some very important Bible principles. First, there is power in what we say when we have faith in our hearts.

Next, when we say what we believe we release that power out of us into the spiritual realm. This brings change in the natural realm.

We need to learn to quit speaking the problems and start speaking the answers to the problems! This is the Biblical way a Christian can overcome problems, or even mountains. We can have success and victory in our lives by confessing what we believe out of our hearts.

Mark 11:23 says, "whosoever shall say..." That "whosoever" seems to be referring to anyone who has faith.

In John 3:16, the same "whosoever" is used. "Whosoever believeth in him (Christ) should not perish, but have eternal life."

So we see that God is not a respecter of persons. That means He doesn't show favoritism to certain individuals.

With God anyone who believes can work the faith of God to receive supernatural results. If you are a "whosoever" you can use Mark 11:23 and speak to your mountains.

But what really is a mountain?

A mountain can be any problem in life, such as finances, health, family dilemmas, etc. We must realize that we have a problem first, then believe that the problem is subject to change. By believing the Word - the promise - and speaking the answer, the reality of God's Word will bring change over the problem.

Resist Doubt

Doubt is an enemy of faith. Doubt refers to wavering in what you believe. Doubt will rob you of your faith. Doubt is an outside force; it comes to steal, kill and destroy your faith while denying you of your confession (John 10:10).

Really, there is nothing wrong with us if we have doubts come into our head. It's when we entertain those doubts that we run into trouble.

Doubt has no place in the heart or mind of a believer. It's our responsibility to deal with doubt the moment it comes. If we ignore the doubt, or dwell on it, the enemy will seek to gain a foothold in our thinking.

If we take the truth of God's Word and apply it to our circumstances, then refuse to doubt, we are operating our faith as God intended.

The devil produces doubt but God produces faith through His Word. We don't have to receive doubt into our spirits or minds. Just resist the devil or resist the doubts and they will flee from you.

Speaking to That Mountain

If we look closely at these three verses (Mark 11:23, Luke 17:6 and Matthew 21:21) we find an important truth about putting our faith in action.

Notice, in Mark 11:23, the words say or saith, are mentioned three times:

MARK 11:23
"For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall SAY unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he SAITH shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he SAITH."

Here, that "whosoever" is you and I. When we speak the Word, faith attacks the root of the problem. Just as Jesus spoke to the fig tree that was barren so must we speak to our problems. The Bible says that the next morning when the disciples walked past the fig tree that Jesus had cursed they noticed a change. "And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots" (Mark 11:20). Words spoken in faith go directly to the root of the problem.

LUKE 17:6
"And the Lord said, IF YOU had faith as a grain of mustard seed, YOU might SAY unto this sycamine tree, be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and IT SHOULD OBEY YOU."

We see here in Luke how we should speak unto our problem. When we use the Word of God we align ourselves with His answer.

Our confession is the answer to the problem or mountain. Our confession will change or remove any problem!

MATTHEW 21:21 "Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, IF YOU have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if YOU SHALL SAY unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; IT SHALL BE DONE."

Individually, we have to do the speaking. We can speak out the answer and see the mountain removed or we can speak about the problem and watch the mountain become bigger.

Using our faith doesn't mean we are waiting around for God to move; faith puts us into a position to receive - a position from which we should always operate.

First, we find our place according to the natural realm, the problem or situation. That means determining what our mountain is.

Then, we take the Word of God, that position on which we stand, and meditate on the answer until it becomes real in us. This chases all doubt away so we can remain steadfast in love!

Here's an example of how these two principles can work together. At Robin Harmia International Ministries we know that every month we need finances for the ministry or living expenses.

We have to look at the natural side of every situation or problem. We might need $10,000 for the month. The natural situation can appear overwhelming, causing us to fail because of fear or lack.

But, we have made a decision that any financial mountains in our ministry are going to be removed and all of our needs are going to be met.

We look at the facts in the natural, but then we go to the Word of God. When natural situations come we must override them with supernatural answers. Those answers come from the Word of God.

In this particular situation we know that God's Word says that God doesn't want us lacking financially. We know this because Philippians 4:19 says that God will supply our needs according to "His riches and glory", not our own ability.

We've learned from Mark 11:23 that we must have faith in what we say. Words spoken in faith will drive out doubt, especially when the mountain appears overwhelming.

A person of faith will operate spiritually even when he doesn't have the money in hand. Psalm 35:27 describes such a person: "Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant." This verse shows a person acting in line with the answer from the Word of God. At first, they shout and flow with joy, with eternal happiness or contentment in their heart.

Next, they are favoring God's righteous cause by giving into the kingdom of God (by tithes and offerings).

Thirdly, this person praises God continually.

Then finally, we see that God takes pleasure in this person's prosperity, causing money to come unto him. That is why we confess, "Money cometh to the Body of Christ," and "Money cometh to me."

In our ministry we have learned to meditate on the Word of God until it becomes alive in our hearts. Learn to take the Word of God and apply it to your mountain or situation. We don't need to pray about or speak about the mountain; we need to pray or speak out the answer. When our hearts are full of faith, our mouths will release the power of that belief and what we desire from God.

The Language of Faith

At the beginning of this chapter we said "whosoever shall say…" This is us, speaking faith out of our hearts. We know that "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" (Matthew 12:34).

"Whosoever" is you and I. After determining what we want from God, we can go to the Word and seek out the answer. We should make it alive in our hearts through meditating on the scriptures.

Then we can start speaking the answer out through the faith that comes across our lips. It is speaking that answer that removes those mountains.

Faith has a language all its own that will override any situation in the natural realm. Faith is always positive and always now. Faith calls those things that don't even exist in this natural realm, as though they did exist. This kind of faith is the God-language that began in the Law of Genesis. God spoke the earth and all creation into existence.

Realize that your world today is framed by your words!