How do you move mountains, or anything, for that matter? BY FAITH. Now there is human faith, such as in being able to accomplish desired objectives and there is the God Kind Of Faith, such as to supersede the natural and bring the Super-natural into the Natural. To receive something that does not exist in the natural, it takes more than “possibility thinking.” There is, most certainly, the power to imagine, think and confess situations to change and to adjust to the desired outcome; however, ultimately, I believe, there is The One who created all of us and has made His Spirit (Holy) available to us to walk, live and create as sons and daughters of God and continue do so when we leave this earthen vessel. There is the world of New Age, which also boasts of providing mental tool sets and environments that would allow us humans to create the world we desire. And this works, to a point. To deny the existence of “dualism” and cajole us that EVERYTHING is OK because “we’re all one” is dangerous moral relativism. New Age Solipsism, conveying that there cannot be an objective reality is even more deceiving; someone with a diagnosis of schizophrenia could confirm that. Not being involved in this world to take responsibility and make things better, not just for self but for all of us on this planet could be diagnosed as “ego-centrism.” As Haanel, Mark and our mentors promulgate, our service, in order to be truly meaningful and fulfilling is to Truth and Others. Rather simply, but not simplistically put: God Created Us in His Image; He is a Giver, so are we, at our best.

 Now in order to generate and apply faith, here are confessions from the same passage, by different translators, which are conducive to move mountains, so that people may come over.

The Message
22 Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it,
23 and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, ‘Go jump in the lake’ – no shuffling or shilly-shallying – and it’s as good as done.
24 That’s why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you’ll get God’s everything.
25 And when you assume the posture of prayer, remember that it’s not all asking. If you have anything against someone, forgive – only then will your heavenly Father be inclined to also wipe your slate clean of sins.”

Young’s Literal Translation
22 And Jesus answering saith to them, `Have faith of God;
23 for verily I say to you, that whoever may say to this mount, Be taken up, and be cast into the sea, and may not doubt in his heart, but may believe that the things that he saith do come to pass, it shall be to him whatever he may say.
24 Because of this I say to you, all whatever — praying — ye do ask, believe that ye receive, and it shall be to you.
25 `And whenever ye may stand praying, forgive, if ye have anything against any one, that your Father also who is in the heavens may forgive you your trespasses;

New Living Translation
22 Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God.
23 I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.
24 I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.
25 But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too. ”

Hebrew Names Version
22 Yeshua answering said to them, “Have faith in God.
23 For most assuredly I tell you, whoever may tell this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and doesn’t doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says happens; he shall have whatever he says.
24 Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.
25 Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father, who is in heaven, may also forgive you your transgressions.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
22 Jesus replied to them, “Have faith in God.
23 I assure you: If anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
24 Therefore, I tell you, all the things you pray and ask for-believe that you have received them, and you will have them.
25 And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven will also forgive you your wrongdoing.

I Always Keep My Promises!

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