Summary: Jesus said we can say to the mountain "Be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea" if we don’t doubt but believe those things which we say shall come to pass. It’s time to start believing those things that we say.
Believing Those Things That We Say
INTRO - We are still talking about becoming the church. We learned that it is time to stop playing church and start being the church. As the church we are Mount Sion. We are that spiritual place and that holy place in which God dwells because the Spirit of the living God dwells in us. We are the city of the living God. We are the house of God that is to reach beyond the four walls of the building to transform the city that the church is in into the city of the living God. We are that heavenly Jerusalem. We are that holy city come out of heaven from God that is to effect change on the earth. The earth is to become new because of us, the New Jerusalem; the heavenly Jerusalem. It starts with us becoming new. Old things are passed away, behold all things are become new in you. It starts with you, and then you have to pray and say to the Lord, “Expand it!” Your home should become new. Your job should become new. Everything that has to do with you should become new. You can’t go to the same old places. You can’t do the same old things with the same old people you used to do them with and do them to. Behold, all things are become new because of you, that heavenly Jerusalem. The church is that place. The church is that place through which an innumerable company of angel comes into the earth. This is none other than the house of God and this is the gate of heaven. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. His name is Jesus Christ! You are the gateway. You are the doorway. You are the window of heaven. Malachi 3 says Bring ye all the tithe into the storehouse and prove me herewith sayeth the Lord of host if I will not open you the window of heaven. God wants to open you up and pour you out a blessing. You are supposed to be a blessing. We are supposed to be a blessing. We are the general assembly. It’s time for us to assemble. It’s time for us to get it together so we can be a blessing. It’s time to start praying together. It’s time to start believing God together to get out of a state of less than enough or just enough into more than enough. The church is supposed to have more than enough so the church can be a blessing. It’s time to start believing those things that we say! We having the same spirit of faith, believing the same things, speaking the same things need to stop doubting those things we speak. It’s time to push the doubt out!
TEXT - Mark 11:22-26
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.
Sometime the mountain is not an external problem. Sometimes it’s an internal doubt that needs to come out because doubt confines faith. Doubt restricts faith. We have to push the doubt out. Say “push”.
We are in spiritual warfare so you have to push. The devil is trying to get into your home, into your job, into your church, so you have to push. The devil is trying to steal your faith so you have to push the doubt out. You have to pray your doubt out. You have to say your doubt out “Be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea.” You’ve got to say to your doubt “Get the hell out of here” because doubt will bring hell into your life. Doubt turns into fear. Fear turns into unbelief. Unbelief turns into murmuring, complaining, fretting, arguing, fussing, fighting, backbiting, gossiping, and negativism, lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, the pride of life, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality, pornography, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, hatred, variance, wrath, strife, sedition, heresy, envying, murders, drunkenness, disobedience and rebellion which is as the sin of witchcraft. It all starts with doubt. Tell your doubt to get the hell out of here! The problem is not your problem, it’s your doubt.
Joshua 6:1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.