You don’t need to have faith as big in size as the mountain you have to scale. Just a mustard size faith is enough to crumble every mountain down if you speak out your faith.
There is a correlation between our faith and our speech. In Luke 17:6, Disciples were asking Jesus to increase their faith, in reply Jesus said “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea, and it will obey you.” Jesus was telling his disciples that the size of the faith doesn’t matter, what actually matters is a mustard size faith that speaks and is action oriented, A faith that doesn’t run away to see the problem rather commands the problem to leave and go away.
Action oriented faith is active and doesn’t remain silent to see the problem which could exist in any size or shape, whether in the form of a giant mountain or big tree. Whether the problem has just taken root or has been in existence for years and has turned into a full grown tree, Mustard size faith is powerful in every situation.
Mustard Size Faith works in a sequence to bring miracle into the life of a believer:
1. It looks at the problem rather than closing its eyes. Sometimes we tend to ignore a negative situation or try every measure to escape the pain that is often associated with adverse situations. But Jesus said “Speak to the mountain… Or Speak to the tree…” Unless you look at the problem in the eyes, how would you speak to it. Look at the intensity of the problem rather than ignoring its existence. Acknowledge that there is a problem that needs to be removed and you are the one who is going to do that.
2. The moment you look at the problem, you might be tempted to say something negative. This is where you need to be cautious. There is a direct relation between what we see and speak. We speak what we have seen, which is natural. But Jesus didn’t ask us to gauge the negative impact of the situation nor how will it adversely affect the future. He forbids us to speak anything at this moment. To remain silent at such a situation doesn’t just need practice but the grace of the Holy Spirit. Its the power of the spirit that gives utterance to the believer and the same spirit fills a child of God with self control that helps a child of God to refrain from speaking negative.
3. Once you have looked at the problem and have not given into the temptation to speak negative, you are ready to turn your faith into action by speaking it right to the problem. Speak to the mountain or tree or bush whatever has taken root and created chaos in your life, Speak for its not you or your strength but the power of the faith that manifests by your words. Once you have spoken the word, the miracle will happen.
4. What you have to say is to ask the problem to be removed from its present state and go somewhere else where it can’t exist. Jesus, when taking the example from a mulberry tree said, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea.” which is contrary to the nature of the tree to plant itself into a sea. Similarly, in Matthew 21:16 Jesus said “If you say to this mountain Go throw yourself into the sea, it will be done.”
Your mustard size faith is commanding the mountainous problem or the full grown tree type problem to leave your life right now but it doesn’t just stop there, it goes further and commands it to go to the sea and plant itself there which is not a natural place for its existence.
But you are doing more than just getting rid of a mountain or tree. Jesus is granting you permission to change the natural order of the things if and only if you have mustard size faith. He says that you will work beyond the confines of natural order and leap into the supernatural realm where the word prevails and everything else is in its submission. The new order of the world that father first created when he brought heaven and earth into existence by his powerful word. By possessing a mustard size faith your word will begin operating in the world where word mixed with faith still works. Its not just removing a problem that the Lord has in mind but granting you an access into the new order of things where HIS Word is supreme. What a mighty God we serve! Who has given such power to his lowly creation. Blessed be his name, the one who is who was and who is to come.
Use your mustard size faith not just to be free from every mountain or problem trees but to gain an access into a place where the word is supreme and where every knee bows and every tongue confesses that Jesus is the Lord, What problem can exist in the sea of the knowledge of our Lord.