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.

The second testimony involves the sell of a home.  Once my husband and I met, he invited me to come to his church, which is now our church.   I met him at the church and the Pastor was ministering that night on the scripture Mark 11:23-24.  That night, through the Pastor, God was speaking DIRECTLY to me.  Oh my goodness, I had never heard a message on Mark 11:23-24, and I was so thankful because that message was exactly the information I needed!! What the Pastor did not know was that I needed to sell my current home very badly! 

Now, during the service the ministry was on commanding the mountain in front of you to move by the authority that is held in the Name of Jesus.  Let me tell you, that house was a mountain and I needed it to move. Thank God for God appointed and God anointed Pastors who take time to pray and to hear from the Holy Spirit, and allow the Holy Spirit to orchestrate the church services!

That night, it was a Tuesday, I went home and by faith commanded that home to be sold in Jesus Name, I spoke to that home (Jesus spoke to the fig tree and He said we should speak to our mountain) and told it that it was no longer my property, it did not belong me any longer and that it was a tremendous blessing to someone else!

That Sunday, I went to church, with my now husband, and the Pastor ministered on the need of being baptized in and praying in the Holy Ghost.  I listened to the message, and to be honest, I was skeptical of this message.  Remember, I have a tendency to be analytical and I was analyzing it forward and backward.  Long story short, I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit that Sunday evening and prayed in tongues.  Let me say right here, next to the New Birth, this is ABSOLUTELY, UNEQUIVOCALLY the most important gift you will ever receive from the Father God.  That's why Jesus COMMANDED the disciples in Acts 1:4  DO NOT LEAVE THAT UPPER ROOM UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY GHOST.  They NEEDED the baptism of the Holy Spirit in order to fulfill the FULLNESS of the Father's will for their lives and we do too!! I am about to share with you how important praying in the Spirit is in emergency situations.  (If you are interested in receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and want more information contact Allyson or myself). 

That Monday I met with my realtor and she had the audacity to stand in front of me and say, "every home in this neighborhood will sell before yours does because you have it priced too high.   Nobody will pay even close to what you are asking for."  My response to her was, "Well too bad it's already sold!"  She said, "Who did you sell it to without telling me?"  I said, "Don't be concerned about it, the sell will go through you."  I left it at that and kindly asked her to leave.  Now, the next morning, Tuesday when I woke up I was bombarded with thoughts about how the home was never going to sell, I needed to lower the price, and so on and so on.  All I knew to do at that moment as those thoughts came was to lift up my voice to God and begin praying in tongues.  I prayed in tongues as loud as I could to drown out those negative thoughts for probably five minutes and the Holy Spirit said, "it is done!"  I thank God daily for the ability and the opportunity to commune with Him through praying in tongues.  See, I didn't know everything that needed to be prayed in that situation (Romans 8:26) but the Holy Spirit did.  From that moment forward, I didn't pray over it anymore, I didn't think on it anymore, I just said, "I am so thankful that home is sold and it is done.  Thank you Lord it is done."  I mean I KNEW, on the inside, that home was sold, it was a done deal.  Because I knew it, I was just so full of thanksgiving and praise I could hardly contain myself.  See, my faith saw the evidence before my physical eyes ever did.  Sometimes, when other people are involved, there may be a period of time before your answer shows up in the natural realm, that's ok, just STAND in faith and refuse to back down!  A month and a half went by and I still had not had one person come look at the home, but I just kept praising and thanking God that it was done!  Then, the next week, I got a call from my realtor that a couple wanted to come look at the home.  They came and looked at the home and that couple ended up purchasing that home for the ASKING PRICE! Ha!  How funny is that!  I love how God will just kick the devil in the teeth!  

Listen, in the beginning, my situation looked utterly hopeless!  I mean it looked like I might as well throw in the towel because I was about to go under financially, but this is my favorite line, "BUT GOD"!!!!  BUT GOD, knew the good things He had already planned for me, He had already planned a way out for me if I would not reject the knowledge He was about to impart to me (Hosea 4:6). That knowledge had 2 parts to it, first was Mark 11:23, and that was followed by the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.  First, I had to go church, then I had to be open to both of those parts.   That was my way of escape out of that situation.  

Now, for your situation, God has already told you how your situation will turn out in His Word.  That is why it is so important to know what the Word of God says about your situation.  This produces hope, a confident expectation that progresses into faith.  The Word of God is a more sure Word, 2 Peter 1:19, it is better than hearing the audible voice of the Lord! You just need to have your trust in NOTHING but what the Word says about your situation.  

God has exalted the Word above all else, Psalm 138:2.  There is nothing greater that He can say to you than what the written word has said about your situation.  The Word is the final say so, now whether you are fully persuaded of that is a whole other story, but God has already given you the final verdict.  He has already told you how your situation will turn out, and it has been declared and decreed in the high court of heaven.  The Judge of all has already passed the verdict, you just have to find out what the verdict is through knowledge of His Word, come in to agreement with the Word, and then on the authority of the Holy Written Word, enforce that verdict in your life, all the while giving Glory to God!

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