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Mountains in the… 

bible often represent frustrating problems.  Mountains are big.

They seem like they will never move and often represent obstacles and challenges. There are three types of mountains you will confront in life.

The first, is the one you go around.  In Deuteronomy 2:3-4 we are told,  " And the Lord spoke to me, saying, 3 ‘You have circled this mountain long enough.  Now turn north, 4 and command the people, saying, “You will pass through the territory of your brothers the sons of Esau who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you." In this type of “mountain”,  God is not trying to get you to change your mountain, he is using the mountain to change you.  An 11 day journey took 40 years to complete. This is very much like our own lives going around the same mountain, same arguments, same doubts, same anger, same bondages because you are following the same pattern. If you are still going through the same issue, you are circling around the same mountain.

The second, is the one you go climb.  In Matthew 17:1-4, we are told "Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. 2 And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light. 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him." You know this mountain you are confronted is meant to be climb, because he called you to it. The three disciples closest to Jesus were called out of the twelve to go to the mountain top. In Exodus 3, we also find Moses was called to the mountain top. You know you have been to the mountain top because you come back changed to make a change. The disciples were change to confront the power of darkness which overcame a young son.  Moses came back changed to bring deliverance and freedom. When you to the mountain top, not everyone can climb the mountain with you, because not everyone can handle your elevation. Some people can handle you in the valley, but they can't handle you at the mountain.

The last type of mountain is the type you go speak to.  Jesus instructed us in Mark 11:23 “Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.” What happens if you don't speak to your mountain? If you don't speak to your mountain, the mountain will speak to you.  Jesus didn't say to speak about the mountain, but to speak to the mountain. Jesus spoke to the fig tree. It didn't seem like anything happened, but when they came back later it dried up from root up. Stop looking at the size of the mountain and look at the size of the mountain mover. Don't let your mountain talk you out of your miracle. What kind of faith moves mountains? Faith that defies that facts. So speak to your mountain today!

 

 

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