Does it seem weird to speak to things? Well what about Jesus cursing the fig tree in the gospel of Mark? He spoke to the fig tree. He didn’t pull it up. He didn’t ask His disciples to cut it down. No, his words were enough to cause it to die by the time he returned that same way. Jesus continued on after finding the dead fig tree to teach about faith. He underlined again the importance of faith-filled words and how battles are won and victories gained by using them.
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “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. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:22-24).
We are to say to the mountain, “Throw yourself into the sea.” Mountains are the things (including financial lack) that stand in the way of us fulfilling God’s will for our lives. Jesus told us to speak (out loud) to the mountains in our lives.
You may remember that Jesus called Simon by the name “Peter.” He called Peter a rock when it looked like he was anything but a solid guy that could be involved in building the kingdom of God. I believe when Jesus said those words, it actually released the power that helped make Peter into “the rock” that he would become. This is how God operates. We see it again in Amos.
Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7).
Why does he reveal is plans to the prophets? So they can prophesy it. Say it. Speak it into existence. God has the prophets say it because they are his representatives on earth today and he is not currently physically here to say it himself. So we audibly speak His will for life, and become the prophet of our own life.