Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | September 28, 2013


“…Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it WILL MOVE; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go except by prayer and fasting” (Matthew 17: 14-21).

The disciples were unable to drive out this demon and they asked Jesus why. The disciples had been given the authority to do healing, but they had not yet learned how to appropriate the power of God. His disciples were a reflection of the unbelieving and perverse generation they lived among. In this passage Jesus wasn’t criticizing His disciples, but as with us today, He encourages us to greater faith and “faith comes by hearing the Word of God” (Romans 10: 17). We must also remember that it is God Who moves mountains, BUT OUR FAITH MUST BE PRESENT as well. The mustard seed is a very tiny seed; yet Jesus points out that even small or undeveloped faith is sufficient.

I traveled to the “Big Island” of Hawaii three years ago. The greatest part of the island is composed of thick layers of black, volcanic rock. When we were driving I thought it was unlikely that any vegetation would be ever grow in such an environment that had an obvious lack of soil, extremes in heat, and little water. We had stopped to take some pictures and there under a crevice of one of these great slabs of volcanic rock there was a tiny fern growing. I was so excited. As we traveled on, I noticed many little tufts of fern and various grasses struggling to keep living. It reminded me of the concept of “SEED FAITH”. God has a way for getting your needs met and for solving your problems. The way He does it is rooted in your FAITH BECOMING A SEED.

When we plant a seed, God changes the nature of that seed so that it becomes a plant. The power of life surges in that tender, young plant to such an extent that even a mountain of earth or rock CANNOT STOP IT FROM PUSHING UPWARD! Hallelujah! Jesus says our faith in God is like a seed. When we put our faith into action, that is, when we RELEASE IT TO GOD, it takes on a totally new nature. It takes on the nature of a miracle in the making! When we are faced with a situation where we see no way out; we need to humbly seek to know where God is in that situation (John 5: 17). Jesus listened to the voice of the Father and He watched Him. You need to KNOW God’s will (written for us in His Word) and then base your prayers upon it. Praying for a miracle is welcoming a gift or fruit of Holy Spirit to manifest. When He witnesses His desire to do something, you can then ask Him to perform the miracle you know He wants to bring about. It is also important to exercise the spoken word. God has GIVEN US AUTHORITY over diseases, demons, sicknesses, storms, and finances (Genesis 1: 28; Matthew 10: 1; Mark 16: 16-20; Luke 10: 19). Often, we keep asking God to act, when in fact, He calls us to employ His authority with divinely empowered speech. We are to declare God’s Word (His authority) over our situation, in Jesus’ name (John 14: 9-14; 1 John 5: 13, 14)!

What is the mountain in your life? Loneliness, loss of a job, disease, wounded relationships, trouble in your home? Something else? Brother and sister BE ENCOURAGED! Jesus shows us the way to see that mountain removed; He is our Provider (Genesis 22: 8-19) vs. 14 “And Abraham called the name of the place, ‘The-LORD-Will-Provide.’ His mercy is NEW every morning and He is FAITHFUL to all His promises (Lamentations 3: 22-24; 2 Corinthians 1: 20-22)! Praise the LORD!

First, God says that you have a measure of faith (Romans 12: 3). It is resident within you.

Second, God says that this faith comes alive by “hearing the Word of God” (Romans 10: 17).

Third, God says that you can apply your faith to see your daily needs met. How? You DO something as an act of your faith. You sow the ‘mustard seed smallness of your faith’ INTO an ACT OF LOVE (Matthew 17: 20). LOOK TO JESUS and His promise… “Whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he WILL have whatever he says” (Mark 11: 23).

“Fear not those places of trials and suffering; let not your faith be hindered in these desert places for I say unto you, ‘Prepare to see Me change these barren places into places that radiate My glory!’ I say unto you, ‘Every valley in your life will be raised up and every mountain you think is immovable will be made low, yes, even removed under the glory of My Presence.’ Your life will be as polished steel and My glory and healing power will be released through you to those cowering in the darkness of oppression.”

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