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"Have faith in God. 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 those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith" (Mark 11:22-23).

"I just don't know what we're going to do. This situation is just a mess..."

That is a classic example of speaking about the problem and not to the problem...and it will get you nowhere except deeper into unbelief and into more problems!

Speaking out loud to your problems may sound strange to you, but God instructed us to in Mark 11:22-23. He said to speak to the mountain. The mountain represents any problem or adversity in your life. You can change your circumstances by speaking to them. Romans 4:17 refers to such faith talk as calling "things which be not as though they were," and both God Himself and Abraham (the father of our faith) did it.

It's important to note that calling things that be not as though they were is quite different from calling things that are as though they are not. When I declare that my needs are met according to God's riches in Glory, I am not denying the existence of any financial problems I might be experiencing. I'm not pretending they aren't there. I am calling forth the provision and declaring by faith that those needs are met. I am speaking to that financial mountain and commanding it to be removed and cast into the sea.

I remember one Sunday morning many years ago when I had to speak to a mountain of sickness that was trying to prevent me from preaching. I was so sick that as I stood behind the pulpit and started to read the Word, I began to pass out.

Now, I had already gone to God earlier that morning on the basis of His provision and by faith believed I received my healing. But the manifestation had not yet come. So I told the congregation I would be right back, went to another room and started speaking to that mountain.

I ranted and raved and jumped all over the devil. I told him that I was healed by the stripes of Jesus. I told him his power over me had been destroyed, and I commanded him in Jesus' Name to get his filthy hand of sickness off me. When I walked out of that room, I didn't feel any better physically, but I knew I'd done what the Word instructed me to do, so I went right back in and started preaching on healing.

At first my voice sounded bad. My body ached from my toenails to my hair. But as I was preaching, suddenly the power of God hit me, healed me and gave me so much strength, I was able to preach all morning long! I had spoken to the mountain in faith, believing, and it had been cast into the sea!

Speak the Word: I believe those things which I say shall come to pass and I do not doubt in my heart. I shall have what I say. (Mark 11:23)

For Further Study: Mark 11:22-26

Daily Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 20-21; 2 Corinthians 9

Excerpt permission granted by
Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka:  Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Author Biography

Kenneth Copeland
Web site: Kenneth Copeland Ministries
For the last 50 years Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have been passionately teaching Christians all over the world how to apply the principles of faith found in God’s WORD to their lives.

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