Is It Possible To Have Enough Faith To Move A Mountain?

As I read Scripture it tells me that if I have enough faith I can move a mountain.  I believed this was just an illustration because how could faith move a mountain?  I then wondered: were the pyramids built by faith since they did not have the mechanical equipment to build them?   What does Scripture really mean: If I have enough faith I can move a mountain?

I happened to read an article on the Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida.  According to Stephen Wagner the castle is one of the most amazing structures ever built.  It is compared to ancient Greek temples and the pyramids of Egypt and elsewhere.  This castle was built by a Latvian immigrant who had a quarry cut, transported and constructed by this one person only.  He used huge blocks of coral rock weighing as much as 30 tons and then was able to move them and set them in place without the use of modern equipment.  It is estimated that 1,000 tons of coral rock was used and 100 tons was carved into furniture.  He would allow no one to watch him build this vast home and now a museum.  No one apparently knows how he was able to do it other than if you have enough faith you can move mountains.

Mark 11:23 – “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.”

Matthew 17:20 – “He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

I Corinthians 13:2 – “If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.”

In a Fate magazine article concerning the Coral Castle, it states, “Alternative science investigators suggest that Leedskalnin (the builder)  somehow learned the secret of the ‘world grid,’ an invisible pattern of energy lines surrounding the Earth which concentrates points of telluric power where they intersect. It was here, at one of these intersections of Earth energy, that he was supposedly able to move his prodigious stone blocks using the unseen power of our planet.” Yet that still does not explain how Leedskalnin was able to tap this power, and others cannot.

When Leedskalnin was asked how he was able to build the castle, He replied: “I have discovered the secrets of the pyramids.  I have found out how the Egyptians and the ancient builders in Peru, Yucatan and Asia with only primitive tools, raised and set in place blocks of stone weighing many tons.”

I was reading the Gospel of Mark, in the second chapter where four friends who brought a paralytic to Jesus to be healed.  The room was so packed that they couldn’t get in so they went on the roof, made an opening in the roof and lowered the man down in front of Jesus.  Jesus said: Mark 2:5 – “When Jesus saw their faith; he said to the paralytic, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven.’”  He saw their faith which I believe is a very important part of this story.

Do you have enough faith to take action?  It seems like we need more than faith, we need to be bold in getting started.  Matthew 7:7 – “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”  It seems like Christ is saying we must ask, we must seek and we must knock in order for the door to open.  What about those dreams or visions that is in your mind hoping that God will open the door and you will walk right on through?  What happens if God requires that we must put action to our faith before He opens those doors?

I share the above illustrations to show that with God nothing is impossible.  We may be asked by God, through the Holy Spirit, to do something we believe impossible.  I shared in my recent blog: “From a small traditional church to a mega church” things that we thought were impossible actually become possible.  I am now convinced that if we have enough faith we can move mountains.  However, faith may require research and hours of prayers and preparation before we learn how our faith can move a mountain.  Like 300 years ago who would have believed in an electric light?

There are a number of people who are waiting for God to get them a job, to find them a spouse or to take care of their financial needs.  When Jesus saw their faith He healed the paralytic man.  Would the paralytic have been healed if he sat at home praying that Jesus would heal him?  We know faith is important but I believe God expects us to show our faith by also taking action in some situations.

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  1. Do you think those that bend spoons with their minds are Charlatans? Of course faith can move mountains but its an analogy to show you that with your mind you have forces of the universe that are UNSEEN, but they are still there and if you understand what humans really are then you will understand that scripture. We pray to a God that sees things that be not as though they are. In other words we live in a creative world where everything underpins everything else and its symbiotic and mathematically perfect in every way with every plant tree grain of sand and human or human part thereof.

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