Have Faith In God
“Now the next day, when they had come out of Bethany, He was hungry, And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. In response, Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard it.” Mark 11:12-14 NKJV. “Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which you cursed has withered away.” So Jesus answered and said to them, have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore, I say to you, whatever things you so ask (desire) when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Mark 11:20-24 NKJV.
This is the way Jesus said the kingdom works. This is the way He ministered. This is the way He instructed His disciples then, and His disciples today to operate and advance the kingdom. Someone with kingdom authority has to speak to circumstances, situations, to broken bodies, to tormented minds, to sickness and disease. Someone has to speak to mountains. What is the mountain in your life? What is the mountain in someone else’s life? Is it sickness, disease, depression or lack? What ever it is- Have Faith In God! Trust in Him, that what He has done in Jesus Christ has made the provision for your situation, your circumstance, your life to be perfected.
Someone must speak (command) that mountain to be removed! Today, many are speaking top God about the mountain, but Jesus said for YOU to SPEAK TO THE MOUNTAIN! What do I speak? Well, what do you want it to do?” Cancer? Die! Be removed! Paralysis? Pain? Go! Body, be restored! Be made whole! Yeah, but I tried that pastor and it didn’t work. Who said it didn’t work? The second part of Mark 11:23 says that we do not doubt in our heart, but believe that those things we say will come to pass and we will have whatever we say. How many times did Jesus curse the fig tree? Once! Why? Because when He spoke He believed that what He said would come to pass! When you command something to happen, when you speak to that mountain, you only have to speak once. If you believe it has to obey you.
Mark 11:24, “And whatsoever you desire…” What do you desire? I desire healing. I desire this pain to be removed. I desire this debt to be cancelled. I desire the power and love of God to be manifested in and through my life. When? When you pray. When? When you pray. When? When you pray. Believe! Believe what? Believe that I receive them. Believe that God heard and answered yes! Believe He backs up my words! And YOU WILL HAVE THEM!
First, my faith needs to be in God, not in my faith. Then I command, I speak to the mountain. I only have to do it once. It must obey me as I believe in my heart that when I do what God says it will happen. He will see to it. Whatever I desire, I pray, I ask, I only have to ask once because I believe I receive. When? When I pray! Now what? Thank you Jesus! Thank you Lord that the mountain is removed, that it is cast into the sea, that I have what I desire! It’s done! Jesus you are so faithful. Your word is true. You cannot fail. You will not, you cannot be anything but true to Your word. With God, all things are possible. All things are possible to him that believes! I’m a believer and I believe!
In Him, Pastor Joe