Sunday, October 16, 2005

How to Move the Mountain

How to pray for loved ones salvation and deliverance, and how to ask God to move on our behalf for the battles of this life.

Daniel 2:31-45 – the Mountain is representing Christ and the glory of His Kingdom.

Isaiah 11:9 - They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Habakkuk 2:14 - For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Mark 11:22-23 – we instinctively see the mountain here as whatever the problem is, but Jesus says have faith in God, and whosoever says to this Mountain, i.e., God! Have faith in the Mountain, the Solid Rock; a mountain thrown into the sea becomes an island of refuge and hope!

So what does Jesus mean be telling us to ask God to be removed into the sea?

The sea stands for the Gentiles, the harvest, the lost, your family and loved ones (Psalm 74:13 / Psalm 89:9 / Jude 13). The sea stands for sin (Isaiah 57:20 / Micah 7:19); while they are drowning in the sea of sin we ask God to intervene, to splash down and cause them to see their helpless state of peril. Daniel 7:3 / Revelation 13:1 portray the sea as the tumult of the world, so we say to God, cast yourself into the midst of the sea and become an island for my family! The greatest thing for a shipwreck to see is a shore to rest on. Land ho!

As for our own battles we must realize that God is the Mountain. He is bigger than whatever we are looking at; the Mountain isn’t the problem, it’s the solution, our problem is the small thing. We need to see with spiritual eyes, prophetically, as God sees things. Spiritually we see a Mountain, but the Mountain is God who has already crushed that thing under His glory, and we fall on Him and are broken and set up On High!

Perhaps you might think that this commanding God to move stuff is a little much, you say that prayer doesn’t move God it moves us. Well, okay then; but listen here, I can prove that you can pray and move the Mountain, because the Mountain of God’s glory is in you (Luke 17:11), and Colossians 1:27 says Christ in you the hope of glory. We put legs to the Mountain, according to the power that works in us (Ephesians 3:20). We can become a walking, talking Mountain of God’s glory! Hallelujah!

Exodus 15:17 - Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, [in] the place, O LORD, [which] thou hast made for thee to dwell in, [in] the Sanctuary, O Lord, [which] thy hands have established.

Psalm 30:7 - LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong:
Psalm 48:1 - Great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, [in] the mountain of his holiness.

Isaiah 2:2 - And it shall come to pass in the last days, [that] the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

Isaiah 2:3 - And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Isaiah 25:6 - And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

Isaiah 30:29 - Ye shall have a song, as in the night [when] a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.

Isaiah 56:7 - Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices [shall be] accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

Isaiah 57:13 - When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take [them]: but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;

Jeremiah 31:23 - Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The LORD bless thee, O habitation of justice, [and] mountain of holiness.

Ezekiel 20:40 - For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.

Micah 4:1-2 - But in the last days it shall come to pass, [that] the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

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