Because we have liberty in Christ Jesus, which delivers us from any and all of the trappings that come with every kind of religious ceremony and superstition, we also never should allow ourselves to become a slave to either our day-to-day cares or the storms of life. Indeed, there is nothing that should hinder the freedom we have to live and move and have our being in Christ Jesus.
In order to remain spiritually strong and spiritually healthy, we must EXERCISE our individual spiritual Faith muscle! It’s our responsibility to build our own Faith muscle! If our own Faith is weak, flabby, atrophic (wasting away, withering), or false, then it is our own fault – NOT God’s!
The POWER of prayer is FAITH (TRUST) in God, Christ Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Word of God. That’s why this FAITH only comes from hearing the Word of God. Then too, the POWER of prayer also is the POWER of God (the [dunamis] POWER of His Holy Spirit and the [exousia] AUTHORITY in Christ Jesus’ name). It is this POWER and AUTHORITY that God uses when He not only hears but also answers our prayers that are in agreement with His Will. Taking into consideration that we are submitting totally to God’s Will, are being willingly obedient to His commands, and genuinely are acknowledging EVERY GOOD THING that God already has given us (primarily the POWER that works in us), as well as taking into consideration that we also are trusting without doubting, believing and expecting to receive, and demonstrating the right motives, we then will know that we are ready to speak (pray) in FAITH, releasing the POWER and AUTHORITY that is within us that move God to hear and answer our prayers.
Sensual unbelief results from us paying more attention to the physical world and/or our natural senses, or paying more attention to the opinions of others, instead of focusing on the Divine, Supernatural Truth of God. Consequently, we keep looking to Christ Jesus to do for us what He ALREADY has done in us!
Jesus the Christ never taught us to climb our mountains. Then too, the Lord also never told believers to pray, in the “churchy” way, to God about their mountains, or to fast, in the “churchy” way, so that their mountains can be removed. Why not? Well, it simply is because prayer and fasting ONLY deal with unbelief, or the lack of confidence in God’s Word. The truth is that the Lord COMMANDS us to speak to (COMMAND) our mountains, in His name (authority)!