Faith, The Lifestyle of Saints
Move That Mountain?
This object and popular colloquial phrase (simple or common, nonliterary statement) mentioned in Mark 11:23, of "moving a mountain" was a trendy figure of speech Jesus used to emphasize the action wherein the pretext, and the fig tree died for deception.
The critical analysis within this passage requires us to study (2 Timothy 2:15, Hebrews 4:11-12) how to empower our prayer life with the ability to move hard or conceivably impossible things or issues in our lives. The promise to answer prayers, or better said, Kingdom petitions was not addressed to the uncommitted multitudes (non-citizens), where we have commonly popularized this statement, but to His disciples (legal citizens) who are dedicated to the application of building a lifestyle to sustain the Kingdom of God.
Consider this passage with Mark 11:24; it's not how hard you pray but the integrity of your Faith in Jesus Christ that matters. Think about it, it's what is in your Faith that makes it compelling, and according to Revelations 8:3 the angels carry only the prayers of the saints before the altar of God and mingles them with incense and lift them before the Almighty God who smells the sweet savour (2 Corinthians 2:15).
Mark 11:23 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.
Lord, Master and Relational God, Jehovah (Genesis 2:4); we thank You for the understanding of "mountain moving" power. We praise You for the angels who bring our petitions for the Kingdom before Your Altar burned with incense before You. We decree and declare blessings upon those who have found that petitions to build Your Kingdom require a prayer lifestyle built upon the fruits of Your Spirit, so that; whatever we ask will be cast into the sea and used for the building of Your Kingdom. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom and the Glory of God, we petition, with anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.