The Bible tells some fascinating stories that illustrate powerful truths. But sometimes, I like looking at the side stories. They can have some wonderful revelation in them as well.
Jesus was walking one day, hungry for breakfast. He checks out a fig tree that is fruitless. He takes out His vengeance on the tree and curses it. The next day, Peter notices and Jesus makes another direct comment about having faith.
Another time, Jesus is asleep in the bow of a boat. A fierce storm arises. The disciples are in a panic and wake Him. He comes to the deck, wiping the eye crust away, stretching as He yawns (my inference) and speaks to the sea and winds. Immediately, the storm calms and nearly the same comments for His gang…”What’s up with your lack of faith?”
A desperate dad brings his son to Jesus. The boy has a demon and the disciples couldn’t get the demon to leave. Jesus speaks to the demon and after some kicking and screaming, it has to leave.
One day Jesus was asked to pray for Peter’s mother-in-law. She was sick with a fever. He entered the house, leaned over her and spoke to the fever. Mom-in-law felt so much better that she shot out of bed and began serving everyone.
There are many more stories of miracles, demons cast out, healings, circumstances turned around. What I find so interesting was that Jesus spoke to things…even inanimate things. He spoke to a tree that was a bother to Him. He spoke to the demons. He even spoke to the weather and it obeyed.
Please understand: Jesus would have never spoken to these things unless He knew they could hear Him. He also promised that you and I would be able to the same works and even greater because of the authority given to us as believers.
I hope you know that your problems have ears. Your difficulties can hear you when you speak to them. I have come to realize that the works of the enemy need spoken to, not ignored. The mountains in our lives vary, but the method of victory is the same.
“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 11:23-24