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Did God Really Mean This

Did GOD really mean this?? Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

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Humm... Does this mean that the Mars Candy Company makes M & Ms.... ugh... unless you are on the other side of the mountain then they are W & Ws?
You know really God doesn't need this type of protection.
Elder on 7/15/

Close, only you forgot to turn your " & " sign upside down.
---francis on 7/28/10

"One person is on one side of the mountain asking to mountain to move to the left.
Another person is on the other side of the mountain also asking the mountain to move to the left. Thus the mountan stays where it is because both have equal faith."
Humm... Does this mean that the Mars Candy Company makes M & Ms.... ugh... unless you are on the other side of the mountain then they are W & Ws?
You know really God doesn't need this type of protection.
---Elder on 7/15/10

Yes he did
What happens is this:
One person is on one side of the mountain asking to mountain to move to the left.
Another person is on the other side of the mountain also asking the mountain to move to the left. Thus the mountan stays where it is because both have equal faith.
---francis on 7/14/10

Yes, God means what he says, and he says what he means. Christians do miraculous things because God is alive in our lives. Jesus says that mountains are deep rooted strongholds that are unmovable by the unbelieving, but by the believer all things are possible. With faith I have saved and changed many souls for the Kingdom, cured a professor of deadly Aids, handed a God-offered job to a jobless man, witnessed needed money appear where there was none, an evil policeman's bike miraculously disappeared, an antiChristian country whom abuses God's children pays for their just deserts, raised a dead infant to life, etc. For God is good, and God is always good.
---Eloy on 7/14/10

God can place a literal mountain in the sea.
The scripture is mostly talking about the mountains of test & trials etc.

When I first got in Church, Mark 11 v 23 was taught on & I didn't understand it then. I thought that's where the Minnesota salt - flats came from.
Then the revelation came to me & was referring
to the mountains of test & trials etc.
---Lawrence on 7/13/10

Yes, He meant it if you understand what He is saying.
---catherine on 2/15/08

With a little faith and lots of help, you could move a mountain. Yes. It is possible. But to make the BLIND (spiritually) be able to SEE, now that is another matter. Maybe it is possible with God. It seems humanly impossible.
---frances on 2/15/08

Yes. Because in verse 22 Jesus said, "Have the God-kind of faith." He showed the God-kind of faith when He spoke to that tree. God showed His faith when He was restoring the earth by speaking. Hebrews 11:3 shows it.

We were created in the image & likeness of the God Who spoke things into existence so we can/do do the same.

Also, our world(life) is framed by our words.
---Rickey on 2/14/08

It's called "hyperbole."
---InimicusStultitiae on 2/14/08

Rebecca::It means exactly that 'Move mountains"or else you doubt the power of almighty God in his word.Did you ever hear of the miracle when the sun came out of its orbit spinning towards the earth & dried up the Rain drenched earth, this happened In Fatima & is recorded.Many may not believe but it is a fact.
---Emcee on 2/14/08

It doesn't mean a literal mountain. It means problems, something blocking your way to trust in God. And by him saying this he wants a person to be speaking things as though they already are, speak into exitence. EX: I am going through a very rough situation at my son's school. I am putting my trust in God whole heartly, standing on his word that he will move.
---Rebecca_D on 2/14/08

Let me ask you first friend: "If u r Christian, r u serious with your walk with God or r u just there 2b seen?"
God meant everything He said. We humans have the audacity 2question Him when we should be asking ourselves, r we serious being a Christian and do we have enough faith in Him? Sure, u can move mountains if you walk close with God n not doubt but believe that it will b done.Yes, I believe
---jana on 5/4/07

Yes, God meant it. There is nothing in Gods word, He did not mean.
---a_friend on 5/4/07

JAmes 4:3 YOu ask, and recieve not, becasue ye ask amiss,that you may comsume it upon your lusts. We need to be careful that we don't ask for things just to comsume them upon our lust. We should be sure that what we are asking for is in line with the word of God. Then read PSalms 37:4-5 This is the key to answered prayer. To delight ourselves in the Lord, don't whine and beg, but delight yourself in Him, in other words obey Him and serve Him with Joy, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
---racha5364 on 10/23/05

All that's required is that you really believe and do not doubt in your heart. 24 Listen to me! You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you will have it. 25 But when you are praying, first forgive (stop feeling angry or resentful towards) anyone you are holding a grudge (persistent feeling of ill will or resentment) against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too."
---Joee on 10/22/05

Mark 11:22Then Jesus said to the disciples, "Have faith in God. 23 I assure you that you can say to this mountain, `May God lift you up and throw you into the sea,' and your command will be obeyed.
---joee on 10/22/05

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The heart of God goes beyond just commanding us to do things. He desires a Father/son relationship. He wants us to share our hearts with Him and allow Him to share His with us.
---anon on 10/22/05

If the servant does only what he is commanded to do, there is no gratitude on behalf of the owner for he has done his duty. Even His disciples, having done all they were commanded, would have been considered unprofitable servants for only doing their "duty". The owner/slave relationship equates to duty and we can do all our duty and never BE a servant. Servanthood is a matter of the heart.
---anon on 10/22/05

Mountains in the Bible are symbolic of kingdoms. Trees are symbolic of men (I see men AS TREES walking). Does it say "trees" or "tree"? Jesus is answering the disciple's request to increase their faith, right after He has spoken to them about forgiving offenses. Offense came by one man and Jesus has dealt with him. He then goes on speaking about a man with a servant and how he treats that servant.
---anon on 10/22/05

Yes, He meant it. God cannot lie.

Notice, it will come to pass. God did not say it would happen immediately.

Often, it takes many years for some things to come to pass, like the earthquakes that are now coming to pass.
---a_servant on 10/22/05

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The WORD says....."And ALL THINGS, WHATSOEVER, ye shall ASK IN PRAYER, BELIEVING, ye SHALL RECIEVE"! How can anyone make exceptions? Yeshua Ha'Mashiach didn't!
---joee on 10/22/05

Following the Episode of the withered fig tree.noticed by Peter Jesus made this statement to show us those who are pure of heart & have Blind Faith & pray conscientiously, & believe their request granted no matter how great will come to pass.However I believe this does not mean material things of this world like winning the lottery!!!
---Emcee on 10/21/05

If it is just the "mountains" in our lives, then is Luke 17:6 just the sycamine tree's in our lives?
---jackson on 10/21/05

Shira.....if this is true..and since we Believe that it is TRUE....then why don't you just "Speak" to your mountain....and not try to "overcome" it?
---jade on 10/21/05

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Rebecca, I am praying for that situation at your son's school. May the Lord bless you and your son. Praise Him in this. I agree with what you said on the most part. This is the way it works most of the time, but I also believe that it can be a literal Mountain. Don't forget that He is God and with Him nothing is impossible. Contrary to popular belief, God is greater than anyone can ever imagine! Praise God!
---John on 10/21/05

God doesn't say something that isn't true. I do believe he was spiritually speaking.We have mountain in our lives that are hard to overcome. All of have those mountains. I have a mountain in my own life now and I am trying to overcome it.
---shira_5965 on 10/21/05

Yes God always means what He says. I first heard this in the early seventys'. Read James, The power of the tongue. Read Gen:, How God spoke the world into existance. I have tested this. You test it, and you will see.
Sabana S.
---Sabana_S_Trimble on 10/21/05

Of course. I know of at least 2 cases where it has literally happened. First, Hong Kong airport. An invalid child (Christian) could not see the planes taking off. The other children quoted this verse, and asked their missionary, Is it true? They prayed for a hill that was blocking her view to be cast into the sea. In short, when the missionary returned from a due furlough, no hill. It had been carted away and dumped in the sea to extend the main runway. Second? I think, USA, Wheaton Bible College.
---David on 10/21/05

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There has always been and always will be a curse on unbelief. The fig tree was in season for fruit but only had leaves since there is no fruit apart from the vine. Apart from abiding in the vine, the branch withers away and is gathered together and burned.
---anon on 10/20/05

"Whatsoever he saith" should always line up with "whatsoever saith the Lord". That is agreement with God and faith in who He is. The mountain was THIS mountain and THIS mountain was unbelief. Jesus, as the humble servant, was a major stumblingblock to the Jews. The fig tree symbolizes the natural nation of Israel who had rejected their Messiah because of unbelief.
---anon on 10/20/05

In other words he says, "Look at that fig tree, Jesus. It has withered away from a curse." Jesus tells Peter, "HAVE FAITH in God. For verily I say unto you, "That whosoever shall say unto THIS mountain (this is a specific mountain, not just anything we consider a mountain) , Be thou removed, and be cast into the sea; and SHALL NOT DOUBT in his heart, but SHALL BELIEVE that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith."
---anon on 10/20/05

I am sure He meant it in the context wherein He spoke it. Jesus has just dealt with those who were buying and selling in the temple. Jesus went out in the evening and in the morning His disciples saw the fig tree He had cursed withered away. Jesus comes to that fig tree hungry and finds no fruit and curses it. Peter, when he saw the fig tree, called to remembrance what had happened and tells Jesus to behold the fig tree that had withered away.
---anon on 10/20/05

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