“For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2: 9-10).
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5-6).
“I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting” (1 Timothy 2:8).
I can remember “speaking to the mountains” in my life and taking authority over the hindrances that would stop me from getting the victory. That was over 26 years ago and today, I still find myself speaking to the mountains in my life. The greatest mountain in my life has been doubt. Today, I speak to the mountain of doubt that tries to keep me from taking the steps to move forward. In the name of Jesus, I command doubt to go from my life. I am a daughter of the King, and I speak life, provision, victory, peace and joy into our lives.
The second greatest mountain in my life has been pride. Sometimes in all of my self-sufficiency, I forget to ask God for help. Instead, I steadily and diligently chip away at the mountain on my own. The Lord is able to move the mountain without me, but he waits for me to call out to him in prayer. He desires my worship, and when I bless him he doesn’t withhold his hand. Today, I recognize that I need God and I can’t do anything without his direction; with him I can do exploits because he has promised in his word. He is faithful.
The third greatest mountain in my life is fear. This mountain is particularly debilitating. Fear takes charge and causes me to make wrong and irrational choices; choices that bring more heartache. Fear paralyzes me to inaction. Today, I speak boldness to proclaim the name of Jesus. Perfect love casteth out fear. Lord, give me perfect love.
Finally, the greatest mountain that I’m faced with in life is my flesh. I take dominion over my flesh, today, and bring it into subjection to Jesus Christ. Lead me to your perfect will. Give me wisdom and understanding.
The greatest mountains in my life have been cast into the sea, making room for more of the glory of God to fill this temple. If you desire more of God, have you considered speaking to the mountain?
It’s amazing what the Lord can do when you put him first in your life. I’m thankful that he is Lord of all in my life. Without Jesus, I would be nowhere, because I need the Lord. We must learn how to take the initiative. It’s true that if I plan to accomplish anything for the Lord, I need to do it now. There is an urgency in my spirit to get to work because these are desperate times. “God is great and greatly to be praised. We’re created in his image. It’s time to get after it.”
“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all the oppressed. He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy” (Psalm 103: 1-8).
In this week’s Lattereign, we find that the enemy may try to block our way to the gates of praise that releases our prayers, but we must speak to the mountains of doubt, pride, fear, and our flesh, with authority and believe that God will answer our cry. Walls of Salvation-Gates of Praise