Jesus said in Luke that the kingdom of God is within us. God’s address is found within those who believe on the finished work of the cross….where the veil was rent in two. No more distance between God and man. God incarnated Himself in man redeeming us unto Himself…. undoing what Adam had done; re-presenting us back unto Him from the fallen state we found ourselves in. Jesus went to the cross to remove every lie that we have believed about ourselves.
That through the incarnation, every document of guilt has been shred….every principality and power employed by the do-it-yourself tree (the tree of the knowledge of good and evil) had been eliminated.
Many of us know 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.
I once believed that the mountain was a car, a job, a home, overcoming a health issue, etc. and that I had to pray and believe those things into my life. But Grace (God's Divine Influence) tells me that the mountain is the activity that goes on between my ears telling me I don’t qualify for God’s goodness. The mountain is represented in the earth that God doesn't love all of mankind; only those who have joined the Christian club
The mountain is represented in the heart that says, “I have a sickness that will lead unto death”. The mountain is found in the heart of the parent whose child wants nothing to do with them and their God. The mountain is represented in the lie that I cannot find a job because I am too old….too young…..too inexperienced…..over qualified….
But Grace is telling me that the faith which will move mountains is the PERSUASION that Christ has already done it all. Jesus met all the requirements of the law needed to secure for us the victory God intended for us to walk in from the foundation of the earth. The victory being His life, His peace, His joy and His contentment!
So when circumstances of life or the meditation of my heart begins to conflict with the Truth, I remind myself of Who I am and of Whom I belong… and from that platform, His peace and His rest moves those mountains on my behalf.