In Matthew 17:20 Jesus says something outrageous (which He actually did often). He taught, “I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Paul continues this outrageous belief in faith that can move mountains with these words, “I can do all this through him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13). Notice Paul says he can do “all” things through his faith in Jesus, not “some” things. Do you believe you can have mountain moving faith?
George Mueller was a Christian minister and evangelist that had mountain moving faith. He was a man of simple means, who with his wife, and through the power of prayer believed that God would provide for all the needs of the many ministries he started in the 1800’s in Bristol, England. Starting with no resources or money, and with mountain moving faith and prayer he cared for 10,024 orphans in his life. He was well known for providing an education to the children under his care, to the point where he was accused of raising the poor above their natural station in life. He also established 117 schools which offered Christian education to over 120,000 children, many of them being orphans. He never asked for any money, yet God provided around 130 million dollars in today’s terms. His ministries distributed 285,407 Bibles, 1,459,506 New Testaments, and 244,351 other religious texts. The work continues to this day.
He kept a record of his prayers which filled more than 3,000 pages. His notes show that more than 30,000 prayers were answered. Time and time again, 30,000 times in 60 years, God answered George Mueller’s prayers
What is the spiritual gift of faith? It is different from saving faith, which is when we confess Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior. When we have the spiritual gift of faith, like George Mueller, we believe God wants to use us to do miraculous things even if the outward evidence says it is impossible. It requires a total commitment to believing that God wants to move mountains through our faith, and letting him use us to do so.
The Holy Spirit of God is the power to move those mountains. Don’t think of the Holy Spirit as a power to tap into. It is not like “The Force” in Star Wars. The more we humbly submit our lives to Holy Spirit, and believe God will use us, the more we will see Holy Spirit move in our lives.
Does this mean we will be able to walk on water, calm storms, and heal the sick? I think so! The key is, does it glorify God? Holy Spirit will not empower us to walk on water as some stunt to impress people. If the situation is such that walking on water will glorify God then pray to walk on water, and see what God does with that prayer. If you have humbly submitted to the Lord, and will give Him all glory, then you may just be able to experience such a miracle, just like Peter did, until he doubted (Matthew 14:22-33).
Over the last two years I have been earnestly praying to see the power of Holy Spirit move in my life and ministry more. God has directed me to humbly submit myself to Him, and He has rewarded me with miracles like I have never experienced in my ministry, and with a much greater regularity. He has shown me that He wants to work through our church’s prayer teams rather than me individually, and has been especially blessing our healing work through prayer and anointing with oil. The more I humbly submit, the more power of the Holy Spirit I see. It is an exciting time in my life. I invite you to pray about God granting you mountain moving faith.
Do you think God wants to use you to do great miracles to glorify Him? What does it mean to humbly submit to God? What can you do to be more humble? Have you ever prayed for God to give you mountain moving faith?
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