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Dear readers, we are continuing with Jesus’ teaching from Mark chapter 11: 22-26 And we are relying on our teacher, the Holy Spirit to help us have a revelation of what the Lord taught. Here is the scripture: And Jesus answering saith unto them, 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. Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
We learned that this teaching applies to whosoever is willing to do what Jesus teaches.
Are you willing to be a whosoever? Jesus also taught that we must be willing to speak out loud to the circumstance, just like he spoke to the fig tree. Let’s look at verse 14: And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
The disciples heard Jesus speak but they did not consider what the words would produce, because they were surprised at the withered fig tree the next day. Jesus knew what his words would produce. Jesus took every word he said seriously because he had faith in God, and God says in Proverbs 18, that death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. The words Jesus spoke were like seed, the fruit that was produced was the death of the fig tree. Our words produce good results or bad results, life or death. God says that our words have the power to do exactly what Romans chapter 4 says, in calling those things which be not as though they were. Our words are either blessing or cursing. The words Jesus spoke to the fig tree cursed the tree and it died.
Until a person gets a hold of the truth of God’s word concerning the power of the spoken word in their own life, especially if they tend to see and speak mostly of the negative effects of circumstances, (I had that tendency until I got a hold of the revelation of this teaching) I believe they would experience improvement by just speaking less while learning this teaching. There were times I wanted to tape my mouth shut, because I knew what I was saying was not in line with the word of God, but it took time to retrain my mind. The Bible calls this renewing our minds. And when you understand the importance of what Jesus is teaching you may want to, too. (laugh out loud) Our brother James writes to us in James Chapter one, saying, Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath…Our words are not idle noise, our words are tools to use in establishing the kingdom of God in our lives and the lives of those around us, if we are willing to speak words that agree with God.
Until next time, God bless you and your loved ones.