Have Faith In God
One day Jesus is looking within some leaves and could not find any fruit on a fig tree, for the fruit appears the same time as the leaves do on a fig tree. Jesus then SPOKE to the fig tree out loud, for The Bible tells us that the disciples heard Him. Next Jesus and the disciples go to the temple and then in the evening they leave the City. The Bible then tells us, “In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!” 22 “HAVE FAITH IN GOD,” Jesus answered. 23 “I tell you the truth, if anyone SAYS to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and DOES NOT DOUBT IN HIS HEART BUT BELIEVES that what he SAYS will happen, it WILL BE DONE for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED IT, and IT WILL BE yours.” (Mark 11:20-24)
Jesus speaks to this tree, this object and the disciples hear it. So, Jesus spoke out loud to an OBJECT and told it what to do. Then what happened? TIME! He spoke to the tree and then the next morning they are all walking by the tree again. Now, Jesus did NOT spend all night after He spoke to that tree and doubt or worry if what He said to the object was going to happen or not. And when He spoke at first, you could not see that anything had happened, His Words were working from THE INSIDE OUT! When we speak to an object or situation what God says we can, and WAIT and let TIME do its thing, we will eventually see our Words of Faith were working all the time. Our Faith will make a demand on that object or situation to change, if we do not stop and begin speaking AGAINST our Words of Faith that we’ve already spoken!
When Peter said, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!” Jesus took that opportunity and very moment to teach His students, and what was the subject? “HAVE FAITH IN GOD,” Jesus answered.” Jesus did not say, Well, Peter I wanted to show you some gardening tips! OR Peter, that was good you noticed that we are traveling on the right way by the fig tree. NO! Jesus was using what the disciples had seen as a teaching tool to show them How To Have Faith In God For Something! Jesus was showing them and us that we must SPEAK what we BELIEVE and have NO DOUBT and then we shall have what we SAY! And Jesus said, IF ANYONE would do this it would work for them! Will all the Anyone’s please say, Amen! Church, it is time for us to begin speaking to our circumstances what God says, and not doubt and believe what we say WILL COME TO PASS! It is time for us to learn and master The HAVE FAITH IN GOD Lesson! It’s our time Church to exercise the teaching that Jesus was instructing His first disciples that day long ago. We, His present disciples are the ones in His Class now and like that day with the fig tree the subject He wants us to learn is to . . . HAVE FAITH IN GOD!
“The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 14 Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard him say it.” – Mark 11:12-14 (NIV)