Mountain Will You Move?
17:20"If ye have faith as a grain of mustard
seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to
yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be
impossible unto you."
of Jesus disciples had just descended from the
Mount of Transfiguration where they had witnessed a
picture of Christs kingdom, seeing, in vision,
Jesus in discussion with Moses and Elijah. They found
the other disciples at the base of the mountain
unable to cast out a demon from a young boy. They
wondered why they could not do so. Jesus said it
would take faithlike a grain of mustard
seedand they could move the power of this
mountainthe Mount of Transfiguration, the
kingdomto "yonder place," where the
child was now, and they could accomplish the miracle.
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 these things which he saith
shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he
instance, Jesus and his disciples are on the side of
another mountain, the Mount of Olives, where Jesus
had shortly before cursed the fig tree. This miracle
represented the casting off of the nation of Israel.
Like all other prophecies it required faith to
believe in the fulfillment of an action yet in the
future. So today there are many Bible prophecies
still unfulfilled. If we have faith as a grain of
mustard seedinfinitesimally smallwe can
believe that not only the judgment of Israel, but all
of Gods propheciesthose of blessings as
well as those of judgmentwill come to pass.
17:6"And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a
grain of mustard seed, ye 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."
Here we find
Jesus outside the house of a Pharisee. There was no
mountain to point to, so he pointed to a nearby
sycamine, or mulberry tree. His lesson had been
forgiveness, even as often as seven times in one day.
His disciples response was, Lord, increase our
faith. Pointing to the sycamine tree he uttered these
words. The sycamine tree has the unique quality that
when a branch is cut another grows very quickly in
its place. The lesson was that if they were
cutoffendedby the words of another, they
should forgive and God would quickly heal the wound,
and new blessings would branch out in the place of
will you move? Or will you find mountains of your own
that faith can move?
Mountains of doubt,
Whatever your mountain,
CAN MOVE IT if you only have
As A Grain Of Mustard Seed!