Had a major revelation today while out walking. This blows my mind.
Jesus cursed the fig tree and it withered in full from the roots in 24 hours. Yes. The disciples began to see the tree wither immediately (i.e. droop down from a lack of moisture), but when they came back to the tree the next morning they noticed the roots themselves were dried out.
When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither at once?”
Jesus then immediately parallels the tree to a mountain.
And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this 👉 mountain, ‘Be 👉 taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it 👉 will happen. 22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” Matthew 21:20-22
Mountains have roots. Mountains grow.
Mountains have roots in the earth that can be up to 5 times larger than the visible surface portion of the mountain. Mountains also grow over time as tectonic plates shift, and mountains will grow to the point that the downward force of gravity exceeds the push up from within the earth.
Jesus is saying, to permanently move a mountain - you must first tear it up from the root! Then, it can be cast into the sea.
- All sickness has a root.
- All trouble has a root.
- All distress has a root.
To move the mountain by a mustard seed of faith (Matthew 17:20), we must first 👉 cut off (literally meaning to curse) all supply to the root.
- Covenants with darkness.
Every mountain that continues to grow in our lives has a root source. And it will grow until the root is dealt with. Worse, at the core, unbelief feeds the root of the mountain sized problem. And what was once a hill, grows itself to mountain sized proportions.
In fact, even if you could rip out a giant mountain without taking the root too ... over time the mountain will grow back!
Folks. We don’t move the hand of God, we rip out and move the mountain itself. God’s right hand moved 2,000 years ago - cut off supply to the problem - and by a measure of faith that has already been provided (Romans 12:3), toss your sorrow into the sea!
You think you can't move it .... because, well .... it's a mountain! But. Choke out the root system.
Don’t believe harder, believe deeper. Deep to the core of your heart, and kill the root of the mountain by being firmly rooted in the love of Jesus (Eph 3:17)!