I don’t believe when Jesus told us to speak to the mountain; He was just trying to get us to speak positive, or was teaching a doctrine that we can have everything we ask for.
Jesus said in Matthew 21:21&22:
“Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
Here are few things to think about when we look at this passage. (Using some Greek words. NOT trying to impress. Just trying to teach some important truths)
1. HAVE faith…
This is not a verbal thing…The word have in the Greek is echo. This means to hold, possess, and have in the sense of wearing. This literally means faith is a part of who you are.
This comes through relationship with The Father. Not just by thinking positive.
2. Do not DOUBT…
The word doubt is diakrino. It means to have a conflict with oneself, in the sense of hesitating, having misgivings, being divided in decision making, or wavering between hope and fear.
Either we trust Him or we don’t. Remember, His plans is ALWAYS better than ours.
3. SAY to the mountain…
Say is the word epo. This means to command or tell. DON’T ASK your mountain to move. TELL IT!
I heard a saying one time, “Don’t tell God how big your mountain is. Tell the mountain how big your God is.”
As you can see, this is not a name it and claim it doctrine. It’s a lifestyle of faith and walking out the authority that has been given to a BELIEVER in Christ.