So Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief, for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20 NKJV
A man came to Jesus and said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the water.” “So, I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” Jesus rebuked the demon and the boy was cured.
The disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”
As far as we know neither Jesus nor His disciples ever moved a mountain. What is Jesus saying in this passage?
It is possible for men and women to move mountains. It happens all the time. Tunnels are dug through mountains. Roads are built through mountains. We can physically move a mountain with a backhoe, crane or tractor.
We cannot change hearts. We cannot change lives. We cannot save anyone including ourselves. Those are things only God can do.
Jesus and the Apostles raised the dead, cured the sick and cast out demons. They fed vast amounts of people with limited resources. These are much greater miracles than moving a mountain. Jesus is doing even greater miracles today!
With even a small amount of faith we can impact the world. With just a small amount of faith we can witness much greater miracles than just changing the physical landscape of the world.
Through faith in Jesus we can witness the greatest miracle God has ever performed. We can see people who were born dead in trespasses and sin raised to newness of life in Jesus Christ. We can see God restore broken hearts, lives and families!
Jesus is calling us to join with Him as He restores His creation one life at a time!
The Lord is calling us to join with Him as He restores the lost, the lonely and the broken hearted. Jesus is calling us to join with Him as He sets captives free!
Exercise your faith by praying for God to remove obstacles that keep people from surrendering their hearts and lives to Jesus Christ!
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