A man of God saw Jesus in a revelation. While Jesus taught him, a demon roamed around the area to disturb the conversation. He expected Jesus to rebuke the demon, but Jesus carried on unbothered.

After the encounter, he asked Jesus why he could not speak to the demon. The reply he got taught him a major lesson; “It is not my job to speak to the demon. It is your job. I’ve given you the authority to do so. Use your authority.”

Friend, use your authority. You need to differentiate between praying to God and speaking to your mountain. A lot of times, we expect God to command our mountains to move, whereas the mandate has been given us to speak to our mountain (Mark 11:23). Since faith is the currency of the kingdom, we must learn how faith works (Hebrews 11:1-3).

Faith always works. If it does not work, it is not faith. It is fake. Knowing how to exercise and release your faith is a critical skill to learn this season (Habakkuk 2:4). Faith is received by hearing. It is activated by confession, and it is released by declaration (Romans 10:10, 17). This cycle of faith operation must be complete if you would get kingdom results.

The beginning of the faith journey in salvation. We are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). Sadly, the faith of a lot of people is dormant. This is because they have not learnt to activate it via confession. Confession activates and strengthens your faith. You confess to God and to yourself. You need to speak God’s word back to Him and to yourself (Ephesians 5:19).

You cannot declare publicly what you have not confessed privately. The book of Psalms is full of David’s routine confessions (Psalms 27:1-3). No wonder he could bring down the head of Goliath (1 Samuel 17:45-47). It does not matter the Goliath facing you in life; if you have mastered the art of daily confession, your declaration would have the right potency to bring it down.

You need to partner with God to speak to your mountain. Whereas, God’s job is to establish what you decree, your job is to make the declaration (Job 22:28, Psalm 2:7). Rather than waiting for God to speak to your mountain, you need to rise up and speak with authority and audacity. No mountain is a match for the potency of God’s power resident on your inside. But would you dare speak?

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria