Sunday, March 22, 2015


In 1973, a church located on Route 46, in Netcong, New Jersey, faced a mountain-like problem.

Having built a church on a recently acquired 8-acre property, half of which was occupied by mountain & woods. The local authority could not grant them permanent occupancy until enough parking spaces was provided.

What would have served as parking space was predominantly woods & mountain. The cost of clearing the woods & removing the mountain was unaffordable by the church at this time.

One Sunday morning, Pastor Ray Crawford exhorted the congregation on Christ's Word on faith that can move mountain (Mat. 17.20). He told the congregation: if you believe this scripture come & pray with me on Wednesday night that God will remove the mountain from the back of the church.

The next morning, the phone rang from a telephone company planning to erect new building & needed to fill & reclaim a large swampy site. They had information that the mountain at the back of the church had correct proportions of sand, clay & rock which was required to reclaim their swampy site.

Within a month from the date of the phone call, 40,000 square yards of fill had been evacuated & the church was paid $5400.

God not only honored the faith of His servant by removing the mountain, but also provided him with funds for paving the site for the parking space. - Pastor Amakor (

Mat 17:20 (ESV): He said to them, "…For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you."

“Ask yourself: Does my faith remove mountains or do mountains remove my faith?” – Unknown.

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