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Devotional - week of January 3, 2010


SPEAK TO THAT MOUNTAIN

 

For assuredly, I say to you, “whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”  Mark 11:23

 

The word “mountain” is a metaphor which represents the opposition to Zerubbabel and the Jews who had recently returned from Babylon in their efforts to rebuild the temple.

 

The opposition standing in the way of the Holy Spirit teaching believers the life of grace is a three-tiered mountain—the flesh, the devil and the world.

 

Following the instructions of Jesus, we are to say to this mountain, “be removed and be cast into the sea.” Jesus promises that if we believe what we say, we will have what we say.

 

Just as we must continue to obey the five commands that place us under grace, we must continue speaking to this three-tiered mountain of opposition to the life of grace in the lives of others. As we speak to the mountain, we need to keep in mind Romans 8:2.

 

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

 

The Holy Spirit never ceases His efforts to teach all believers the message of the life of grace in Christ Jesus. We involve ourselves with Him by being His instrument for teaching His message of grace.

 

We also involve ourselves with Him by speaking to the mountain of opposition to the message of grace in the lives of all believers.