Mark 11:23 quotes Jesus saying, “….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.”
What many people do not know is that when Jesus said this, he was actually quoting the Prophet Zechariah. He who synonymously said;
Zechariah 4:6 , “What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!”
The word Zerrubabel is a compound of two words: Zeru and Babel.
Babel defines Babylon which is a land of confusion. And the word Zeru is a Hebrew word meaning a foreigner. Zerrubabel therefore means, “A foreigner in a land of confusion.” This is why Jesus says we are not of this world! We are foreigners in this land and on a daily basis we face mountains of different kinds and sizes.
What I want to draw your attention to, nevertheless, is the fact that when Jesus was talking about the mountain, (hindrance) He spoke of faith but when the Prophet Zechariah was talking about the same mountain, he only mentioned that it would moved not by power nor might but by the spirit of the living God!
Who is this Spirit? Jesus reveals him to be the the Spirit of faith.