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Thresh the Mountains

By Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

      "Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt" (Matt. 15:28).

      By faith the walls of Jericho fell down--yet what more unlikely! We walk by faith. Do we? What record is there on high of things that by faith we have obtained? Is each step each day an act of faith? Do we, as children of God, really believe the Bible? Are we ready to take the place of even a worm, as our Master did--"But I am a worm and no man"? Or if we realize our powerlessness and our insignificance, do we believe that it is possible--that it is God's will for us--that we should thresh mountains? "Fear not," said the Lord by the prophet of old, "fear not, thou worm Jacob...behold I will make thee a sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel".

      How then, do we ask, are we to thresh mountains? Let us listen to our Master: "Have faith in God. 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." Do we ask when this shall be? The Lord continues: "What thing soever ye desire when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them". Let us therefore "be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let our requests be made known unto God".

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