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How to Speak to Your Mountain

How to Speak to Your Mountain

Have you ever wondered what Jesus meant when he said you need to speak to your mountain?

For truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, he will have whatever he says” 

Mark 11:23

By the time you are done reading this post, you will be ready to speak to your mountains and remove them out of your way.

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What does Jesus mean by speaking to the mountain?

When Jesus talked about speaking to the mountains, he meant for us to speak to our problems. He didn’t say to pray to the Father about our problems; he told us to speak to our problems ourselves.

When Jesus was talking to his disciples about speaking to the mountain, he was talking about 3 things:

  • The power of the spoken word: God created the worlds with just his words. The Bible tells us that life and death are in the power of the tongue. Also, in Mark 11:23 we read that Jesus said that you can have whatsoever you say. We can clearly see that our words have power. I recommend you read The Secret Power of Speaking God’s Word by Joyce Meyer.
  • Your authority: To understand your authority first you need to understand who you are in Christ. The Bible tells us we are the body of Christ and the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is in us. You have the power and the authority to take the word of God, the name of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit to stop the devil’s attacks on your life. If you want to know more about your authority, I recommend the book Believer’s Authority by Kenneth Hagin.

Following Jesus’ example

As always, Jesus is the perfect example for us to follow:

39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Mark 4:39

Jesus didn’t pray to The Father for help. He spoke to the winds and the sea and they obeyed him. Jesus knew who he was and the authority he had.

14 Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard him say it.

20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!

Mark 11:14,20

Jesus spoke to the fig tree and immediately the fig tree withered from the roots. The disciples could not see it right away because it started at the roots.

When we speak to our mountains (our problems) we may not see the change right away in the natural world but if we speak to them and don’t back down, we should see our mountains move.

Jesus told us how to deal with our problems when He told us to speak to our mountains. Walk by faith and see your mountains move.

Why should we speak to the mountains?

Jesus said in this world we will have tribulations (problems). So, when he told us to speak to the mountains He gave us a way to overcome those tribulations.

We need to be imitators of our Father; He used His words to change the environment around Him. We must do the same; We need to use our words to change the environment around us.

How to speak to your mountain

Remember Jesus and how He spoke to the problems. Here are a few steps that will help you follow Jesus’ example.

1. Know who you are in Christ

Just in case you don’t know, this is a little list of who you are in Christ:

  • You are complete in Him Who is the head over all rule and authority—of every angelic and earthly power (Colossians 2:10).
  • You are free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).
  • You are far from oppression and will not live in fear (Isaiah 54:14).
  • You are born of God, and the evil one does not touch you (1 John 5:18).
  • You have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16Philippians 2:5).
  • You have The Spirit of God, who is greater than the enemy living inside of you (1 John 4:4).
  • You have received the power of the Holy Spirit and He can do miraculous things through you. You have authority and power over the enemy in this world (Mark 16:17-18; Luke 10:17-19).
  • You can do whatever you need to do in life through Christ Jesus who gives you strength (Philippians 4:13).
  • You overcome the enemy of your soul by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony (Revelation 12:11).

2. Speak to the natural world

Speak directly to your problem; It doesn’t matter what it is: cancer, addiction, depression, financial breakthrough, marriage problems, sickness, etc.

Speak to your mountain, find a verse in the Bible that you can use against your enemy, and speak the desired end results. Remember the word of God is the sword you use for fighting.


Sickness the Word of God said that by the stripes of Jesus I am healed, so I don’t allow any sickness in my body. Sickness I command you to bow down to the name of Jesus and leave my body now and never come back.

3. Speak with boldness knowing you have authority

Do you remember the story of Peter and John found in Acts 3:1-8?

“Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.”

Peter didn’t even pray for this man. He used his authority and commanded this man to walk. It was God’s power that healed the man, but Peter used the authority he had over sickness and disease to minister the healing power of God.

Peter was bold; he knew that God would back him up. He knew that it was God’s will for this man to be healed and he used his authority to do it.

4. Believe

Believe in your heart that those things which you said will come to pass. Even in you don’t see any difference, keep believing because according to the word of God it will be done unto you according to your faith.

Bible Study-Help My Unbelieve

5. Faith without action is dead

Start acting like your situation changed. Stop speaking and dwelling about your problem. Remember, you already commanded your mountain to move so act like it already moved.

For example, if your mountain is financial breakthrough, then think like a person who doesn’t have any financial problems.

  • Plan a future vacation.
  • You can make a list of things you would like to buy and give to others.
  • Start thinking and organizing your budget.
  • Imagine yourself being debt-free.

Instead of thinking of your money problems, call those things that are not as though they were. Use your faith and be aware of the enemies of faith.

Speak to your mountain quotes

Must-watch sermons about speaking to your mountain

Here are a few sermons based on the Bible that will help you and encourage you to speak to your situation. Make sure you listen to them because faith comes from hearing the word of God, and you need faith to move a mountain. But don’t be only a listener of the Word, be a doer of the Word.

Speak to the Mountain- David Wilkerson

Speak to the situation- Andrew Wommack

If Jesus said:

If Jesus said that you can speak to your mountains and they will move is because you can do this.

What is your mountain? What have you been praying for?

Maybe you need to speak less about your mountain and speak more to it. Speak The Word of God, that is how we fight our battles!

If you don’t know what to say to your mountain, email me or comment at the bottom, and I will be more than happy to help you with this.

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Born in Costa Rica. Wife and mother of 2 boys. Studied Biblical and Ministerial Studies and graduated from Harvest School of Ministry. Helping you and encouraging you to develop a personal relationship with the Lord so you can live a beautiful kingdom life.


  1. Stacey

    So good! I need to speak to mmt mountains and remember who I am in Christ. I need to live in who he made me to be! I am powerful because he is in me! Thank you!

    • Carolina

      Yes, our focus needs to be on Jesus and not on our problems. Thanks for stopping by!

      • Fannie

        Im praying for this. Corona virus to leave and this sickness not to come near to my family how do I speak to this problem with out just crying to god about it

        • Carolina

          Remember, Jesus has given you as a born-again believer authority. Use that authority and with boldness speak the word of God against this virus. Don’t be scared, be wise and trust God and use His Word to protect you.

        • Tracy

          I believe that my custody and child support case will be settled out of court– before I have to incur thousands of dollars in debt to an attorney. I believe that settling is right and most fair to my children. I believe that reaching an agreement that is workable is better than fighting in court over things that are already decided. I am speaking to the mountain of divorce and telling it to go, be cast in the sea, and be destroyed forever. I now receive financial breakthrough and prosperous living for my son, Marcus; daughters Olivia and Rachel; and myself in the victorious name of Jesus The Christ I pray. Amen and it is so!!

          • Anna

            You may have to walk through this mountain but you can walk through it in peace. Daniel 6 says God delivered Daniel from the power of fear. Peace is your weapon. Fear is your enemy. Jesus came to restore peace in our hearts. You can move mountains.

      • Benjamin

        Believing God for the restoration of my marriage after 5 years of divorce

        • Carolina

          I’ll will be praying in agreement with you.

    • im

      After using my authority in Christ and commanding my eye sicknesses ( cataract, corneal dystrophy, dry eyes and blurry vision) to go in the name of Jesus, how will i act healed? I believe that i am healed in my heart but i don’t know how to act it as if I am healed. please help. thank you. Im

      • Carolina

        Acting healed, doesn’t mean that you will stop medicine or going to the doctor unless you are being led By The Holy Spirit to do that. Acting healed means waking up every day and thanking God for the miracle that He has done in your eyes. Acting healed means speaking life and health over your eyes all the time, instead of speaking the problem, you speak the promises of God. Acting healed means that even in your worst days you choose to believe the word of God, it means seeing yourself completely healed with the eyes of your spirit even when you can’t see it with your natural eyes. I hope that helps you.

        • Im

          Thank you Carolina. I really appreciate you giving me concrete steps to act healed. I believe on speaking to my mountain and humbling myself before God knowing that apart from him I am nothing. Knowing my place before the Almighty and just entrusting myself to his capable hands and not worry have given me a lot of peace and confidence in life. Now I am applying what you recommended and I am more at peace and I know it is just a matter of time that my healing will manifest because God is good and faithful and his word never fails. By applying these principles in the past I have seen him performed several miracles in my life such as miraculous healing of my severe dry eyes syndrome which the enemy is trying to put back on me again. I know that to walk in divine health means to continue to walk in faith. Thank you and God bless!

          • Carolina

            So awesome to hear, I will continue to pray for you ❤️

    • Aluma Richard

      Whoever shall say to the mountain.

      I was studying this verse and it’s a definite past tense.

      If I speak to the mountain once and believe that it’s gone,do I begin to thank God that he has healed me already through speaking the word over my life or do I continue to speak to the mountain?

      Help me,I am confused?

      • Carolina

        The Bible says believe you received when you pray. This talks about faith, about believing without doubting. So when you speak to your mountain just like Jesus did, and you don’t doubt it in your heart, then you can just thank God for moving your mountain. Jesus only spoke once, full of faith without doubting. If you have like a grain of mustard…

  2. Brandi

    Speaking directly to our mountain is more powerful than we may think. God gave us the authority to trample and tread over scorpions, so we have to use that authority to tackle our mountains as well. Great post.

    • Carolina

      Amen, I agree. we need to speak to our mountains who are God is and not fear them.

  3. Fannie

    Im praying for this. Corona virus to leave and this sickness not to come to my family how do I speak to this problem

    • Carolina

      First, you have to look at the Word of God and find a verse that applies to this situation, then pray using this verse and speak to the virus in Jesus’s Name using the promise of God. For example, the word of God that I’m using against this virus is: No evil will befall me, no plague will come near my dwelling. That is a promise that is found in Psalm 91. I’m a born again believer so I know that this promise of God is for me, so I speak it out loud every day. I speak to the virus and I remind it that no plague is allowed to come near me or my family (my husband and kids). This is the verse I’m standing on for this season. If you have more questions or need more help you can email me at

      • Jacquelyln Aldana

        Dear Carolina,
        Thanks for taking time to provide such outstanding resources. I will check your website more often as a result of what you share. God is great and I am most grateful.

        • Carolina

          Thank you so much for your kind words. God bless you!

  4. Princess knowles

    This is awesome I am really enjoying it. However I am requesting some help on What To Say To My Mountains

  5. A. L. Douglas

    how do i speak to my financial problems or mountain? health problems or mountain; wrong attitudes around me and our church; sickness in others lives!

    thank you so much;

    • Carolina

      Hi, thanks so much for reaching out. I will send you an email later on today with answers to your questions!

  6. Nicole

    I am in a marital crisis, my husband has left me for another woman and we have a 2 year old. I am standing for my marriage. How do I speak to my mountain (the affair) and for healing in the marriage?

    • Carolina

      Hi, thanks so much for stopping by. I sent you an email since my answer was kind of long.

  7. Betty K

    I need prayers to get out of debt, get a promotion or a better job, for people to come to our fellowship, get a permanent place for fellowship and provisions and people for it

    • Carolina

      I will be praying for you.

  8. Toni. H

    I would like to change the hours that I work. Change do you have weekends off. I would like Speak to my financial issues. Like to be able to help others.

    • Carolina

      Look in the word of God for bible verses that apply to your situation. When you speak to your mountain or your situation speak the word of God. Keep praying and believing God!

  9. Yvonne

    Pastor Carolina,

    I loved your article. It was more thorough than most women write. I was so impressed a woman wrote it. Thank you for being so thorough. I can’t say enough, other than it was excellent! Keep writing!!!

    I lived in Punta Renas and traveled the country.
    Costa Rica is beautiful. I’m proud you come from there and wrote this article.

    Many blessings to you and your family.

    • Carolina

      Hi Ivonne, Thanks so much for your kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed the article!

  10. Mpumi

    I’m in need of financial breakthrough, how fobi speak to this mountain

    • Carolina

      Hi, find in scripture verses that apply to your situation and speak those verses to your mountain. Remember, the answers to all of your questions are found in the word of God. I will be praying for you!

  11. Penny

    I’ve had a mountain in my marriage from day one. This year 35. Felt like I’ve done everything. Need it moved.

    • Carolina

      I will be praying for you and your marriage. Keep your faith strong, God always makes a way where there seems to be no way.



    • Carolina

      I’m so sorry you are going through this. The one scripture that pops in my heart for you is: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” Feel free to email me at and we can talk more about it. Blessings

  13. Eva kimaita

    Wonderful word,have learnt how to speak to the mountains,they will never come near me

  14. Candice

    Need help moving mountain

  15. Wende Erickson

    When speaking to the mountain does the other person involved have to hear G-d’s words spoken too? For that is my husband and his health and well being is the mountain I will be speaking to. Wende

    • Carolina

      He will benefit from hearing the word of God and speaking the Word of God himself.


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