gives us this assurance in Mark 11:23 (Amplified):
I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown
into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes
that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.
ladies, that's also "her," "she," and
"her." According to Jesus, when we do this,
we can receive Godís power to move any "mountain" in our
lives--any barrier to the perfect health of our bodies, minds,
spirits, and relationships.
do our part in the healing process by taking authority over any
obstacle to the power of God--by talking to it and telling it to
leave. Then we can receive Godís healing power in any area in
which we have a need.
weapons of our warfare
however, the "mountain" puts up surprising resistance,
and turns out to be what the Apostle Paul calls a stronghold
(2 Corinthians 10:3-4, Amplified):
though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our
warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons. For
the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and
blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and
destruction of strongholds. . . .
a stronghold is a spiritual grip that the enemy and his demons can
have on us--not only on our minds, bodies, and spirits, but even on
our circumstances. The result is sin, physical sickness, mental
torment, and often utter chaos in our lives.
How to attack
ordinary praying doesn't change your situation, there's a good chance
that a stronghold is in the background.
no exception to the pattern; a good many times I've spent days and even
months praying about a certain problem, and the thing doesn't change.
I turn to the Holy Spirit to ask where the blockage is, however, He'll
often tell me that a demonic force is present, and show me how to attack
it. If it seems that your particular "mountain" is kept in place
by a "stronghold," here are some pointers for getting it to
Don't quit praying because you think God isn't listening. Don't give
up because you think the answer is impossible. Pray boldly (1 John
the directions that
God gives, and make accurate prayers. If your problem seems to be
with another human being, love the person, walk in forgiveness, come
against the demon in the background, and pull down the stronghold,
not the person.
in praying what
the Holy Spirit tells you to pray, and (again) donít give up.
Thank Him that he has broken the power of the devil over your
situation, and keep on praising Him!