Mountain of Unbelief
Mountain of Unbelief!
There is a mountain before all of Owingsville! A mountain that we don’t like to think about! A mountain that keeps us from doing anything in our churches, our community, among our friends; I want to take a moment of your time to tell you about that mountain!
12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry: 13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. 14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
Jesus was coming from Bethany to Jerusalem one day and he saw a fig tree, so we went to see if there were any figs on it when he saw there was no fruit He cursed the tree!
20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 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 those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Peter saw and remembered the fig tree that he had cursed just a day before and said with amazement verse 21
Jesus answer to him and to you was to “Have faith in God”
Then refers to a “Mountain” different people have preached that mountain as being different objects that you will come upon in life but one said that mountain was special the “Mountain of unbelief”
Zacharias in Luke 1 God promised the aging priest a child who would go before the messiah but Zacharias couldn’t get over the thought that he and his wife were old!
But God can do anything with anyone at any age!
If I told you there was a place that Jesus didn’t do any wonderful miracles in you might run me out on a rail! If I said there was a place that saw no great things for one reason or another you might think I am crazy but there was on in this scripture : Matt 13:53
53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. 54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? 55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? 57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. 58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
They could have saw miracles untold, bodies changed, works of God like never imagined before but they couldn’t get over that mountain and they didn’t cast it out!
Simon Peter in Matt 14 on the sea during a terrible storm saw Jesus walking on the water! So he called out if it be you Lord bid me to come to you on the water. Jesus said come, Peter was over the edge, walking on the water when he saw the water, heard the storm, felt the wind and he began to sink because of doubt!
Jesus asked Peter wherefore didst thou doubt?
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
Christians today can’t get over that mountain! They go by faith for years then one problem or another causes them to stumble in disbelief!
How can I cast that mountain out of unbelief? With prayer and faith!
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
How can it be that simple? Because God can do all things in our lives if we just believe!
All you have to do is with faith command that mountain to be cast into the depths of the ocean and it will be done! Command that soul to be healed it will happen!