13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the season of figs. 14 And he answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit from thee henceforward for ever. And his disciples heard it. 20 And as they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots. 21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he saith cometh to pass; he shall have it. 24 Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 25 And whensoever ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any one; that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. 26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses.- Mark 11:13-14; 20-26 (ASV)
18 Now in the morning as he returned to the city, he hungered. 19 And seeing a fig tree by the way side, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only; and he saith unto it, Let there be no fruit from thee henceforward for ever. And immediately the fig tree withered away. 20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How did the fig tree immediately wither away? 21 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do what is done to the fig tree, but even if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea, it shall be done. 22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. – Matthew 21:18-22 (ASV)
These two passages of scripture are a wonderful message about the power of words. You may wonder why I’ve included them in a book on healing. The answer is simple and will be clear to you in just a moment. But first, let’s examine the Word. Matthew and Mark recount the moment when Jesus saw a fig tree that had leaves, indicating it should also have figs, because the figs come before the leaves. But there were no figs. In Matthew 21:19, we learn that the fig tree immediately withered. But in Mark 11:20, we see that it’s morning and they pass by the fig tree and it’s withered away. So which is it? Was it immediate or did it take a day? The answer is both. When Jesus cursed the tree the root immediately died. If the root is dead, then the tree is dead. But the evidence of what had taken place underground wasn’t visible until the following day. The disciples were in awe at what Jesus had done. And Jesus told them they have the power to do the same thing. We all do. If we have faith and don’t doubt and believe what we are saying, then we can speak to our mountains. We can tell our mountains to be cast into the sea. To be removed. And it has to obey. His Word tells us that we will receive what we are praying.
A sickness or disease may be your mountain. Jesus is telling you what to do. Speak to it. He doesn’t say, come tell me about your mountain. I mean, if you want to talk to him about it, you can. He’ll listen. But He told you to talk to your mountain. He didn’t say call the prayer circle. Post it on Facebook. Tweet about what’s going on. He said He’s given you the authority to handle this mountain. It’s not just the words you’re speaking. It’s the faith behind the words. And be encouraged. Even if you don’t see it happen right away, know that the moment you spoke in faith to your mountain, it was removed.
Be Blessed and Have a Fantastic Day!