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Mountain Theology: Speak To Your Mountain

Updated on July 5, 2020
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Rev. Margaret Minnicks is an ordained Bible teacher. She writes many articles that are Bible lessons.

Mountains are simply beautiful to look at. Some people find them so fascinating that they aspire to climb them. When they succeed at climbing one mountain, they try for a taller one.

Mountain: Definition

Most people recognize a mountain when they see one. In fact, some people live where they can see mountains all the time. Others have to take a road trip in order to view the beauty of a mountain.

A mountain is a natural elevation of the earth's surface. It has a much greater altitude and steeper than a small hill. Mountains rise to a summit and greater than 2,000 feet. Mountains are usually in the form of a peak. That's why they are easy to recognize.

Not Physical Mountains

So far, physical mountains have been described. However, the Bible talks about mountains as metaphors. The mountain Jesus taught about is not a physical mountain. He used that image because a mountain is so colossal and hard to climb like some of our problems.

The size of a mountain frightens us just like the size of some of our problems. The shape might also cause us fear because it symbolizes something that we just can't get over just like some of our problems.

Mountains will come in everybody's life. Some will be hard to climb and some will not be. The thing about spiritual mountains is that you are not supposed to climb them, dig a hole through or tunnel underneath.

According to Mark 11:23, Jesus taught that we are to speak to the mountain because as disciples of Christ we have that authority.

In fact, in all three of the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke we see that Jesus is teaching people to speak to the mountain. What does that really mean since mountains can't hear or talk back? It means taking the authority that we have and telling our problems to move out of our lives. According to the gospel writers, we are to speak to the mountain and not doubt in our heart. We are to believe that what we say will happen.

Unfortunately, people think this is non-sense even though it is in the Bible. Therefore, they do not speak to their mountain. Instead, they speak about their mountain which does no good.

Mountain theology is simply doing what the Bible says and speaking to the mountain and telling it to move into the sea. It is needless trying to get your mountain to move any other way.

Consider This

Think about how you handle your mountains. Are you speaking to them or are you speaking about them? Are you taking authority over the mountains that come into your life?

Are you on the mountaintop or are you bogged down because the mountain is on top of you? There really is no need to try to climb a mountain when you are weary and heavy laden. Don't try to go around your mountain because it will be too difficult. It is too laborious and it will take hundreds of years to dig a hole hoping to tunnel through. The Bible says none of these choices will work. Instead, it tells us exactly what to do with mountains, and we already have the equipment to do so. We have a mouth to speak to our mountain!

Your Choices

You can speak about your mountain to your family, friends, and even your pastor. While you might think you are doing the right thing, what you are doing does not line up with what the Bible says.

The Bible is not silent about what we should do. Neither does it beat around the bush. Jesus does not stutter. He comes right out and tells us what to do with the mountain we face.

"I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him" (Mark 11:23).

It might be challenging to refrain from speaking ABOUT your mountain and begin speaking TO your mountain. However, that is the only way you will get results.

Which do you do?

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    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      2 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Sean, what a powerful example of God's confirmation to you. Meditate on what He wants you to write about the mountains. I look forward to reading what you what you write.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      2 years ago from Greece, Almyros

      I loved the way you made it so simple to understand, my dear Sister! The amazing thing is that this very morning I was on the road and I stopped to watch the beautiful mountains. Then came to my mind the picture of my beloved Jesus on the mountain teaching Love. I started to pray, and my thoughts were similar to yours. I decided to write a text about the mountains, and now I read yours! I love His humour! Now I will write something different about the Spiritual significance of the mountains, I hope I'll publish it soon.

      Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of your Heart with us!

      God Bless you!



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