Mark 11:22-24 ESV
And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Matthew 21:22 ESV
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.
That your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
It was one of those days yesterday! My daughter had her orientation for nursing school. It started out really well! We found out only half of those who applied got in. The professors told us those who sat in the auditorium were very special and were the ‘cream of the crop’. I liked that part.
We dispersed and the parents went to one meeting and the nursing students went to another. We found out she will be going 7 days a week, sometimes 14 hours a day. She is tough and she can handle it. This is just part of being in medicine so we were prepared for that part. When it started to try to turn sour was when I found out in one year college tuition has gone up a thousand dollars per semester! It didn’t help we almost didn’t make the cut off and would have been charged late fees, that her books were 500.00, they didn’t have her uniform that is required in her size and we had to run all over the city to find only pieces of it, or that I only got three hours of sleep last night! Her day ended in tears and so did mine!
As I watched my daughter, who is one of the kindest, most generous souls I know, cry I had to make a decision. Not everything was going as we planned. I had a choice. I could either continue to cry, wonder ‘why God why’, or I could trust God in spite of what I was seeing and set an example for my daughter to do the same!
God reminded me of all the faithful souls that were believing Him for mighty things that died without ever seeing them come to pass in their lifetimes. Did they stop believing because they went to Heaven before the things they prayed for came to pass? NO! They believed until their time here ended and God brought it about, even when they were gone. They could have given up, but the Bible tells us they believed and Jesus found them in faith until the end!
We have that same opportunity. What a testimony to our faith and to others when we believe in spite of what the circumstances tell us. When we are able to close ourselves off from the disappointments of the day and remember how God has always come through for us, even when we saw no end in sight or a light at the end of the tunnel.
God’s word is true no matter what it looks like is happening in my life. My life and the circumstances of it are temporary. God’s word is forever established! I have seen things change on a dime when I praised God through hard times, but I never have seen change when I was moaning and complaining. Thank God, praise and trust bring breakthroughs and nothing about that is ever going to change!
There is an old song we used to sing when I was a little girl. I can only remember a small part of it, but what I remember is powerful to me. I think the song was titled, “He Will Do It Again“. I remember this much…‘Just take a look at where you are now and where you’ve been…Hasn’t He always come through for you, He is the same now as then…you may not know how, you may not know when, but He’ll do it again.”
God bless you, dear reader! You have nothing to fear or dread today, or any day…the God of this universe, if you are a Christian, is your Daddy God! You don’t just know of or about Him…you are His own! How could it NOT work out for you?? You are loved by the most powerful being that exist and when He sees you coming, He runs to meet you! Think about that or awhile and let it sink in really good, as we say in Texas. Yeah…let it sink in really good!
Amplified Bible (AMP)
11 Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].
Recently, I have had two friends diagnosed with cancer…both are younger than fifty-five. I just had blood work done that came back with some results I am not pleased with. I want to see an excellent report on my follow up blood work by the time I see my doctor again. I ask you to agree with me in prayer for my dear friends and for me, precious reader! God‘s will is healing, health and wholeness!
PRAYER FOR HEALING/GLORIA COPELAND
This is what Jesus said about prayer, “Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain,’Be thou removed, 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,” this is Jesus speaking “Therefore, I say unto you, what things so ever you desire when you pray, believe that you receive them and you shall have them.” That’s in your Bible, Mark 11:22, 23 and 24. Jesus said to believe that you receive when you pray, and you will have it. Now I am going to pray for you. Now faith take takes the answer when it prays. As I pray, you take your answer, and you begin to do what you couldn’t do before. If you couldn’t lift your arm up, throw it up there! If you couldn’t get up, get up! Act on the Word of God. Why? Because you’ve received your healing. Father, I pray for every person. I pray the healing anointing to come upon them right now in the name of Jesus. In Jesus’ name, you be healed from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. You just right now say, “I take my healing. I take it, Lord. I take it.” And, then do something you couldn’t do before. If you couldn’t throw up your hand, throw it up there. If you couldn’t move a leg, begin to move in Jesus’ name. What are you doing? You are taking your healing. You take it. Faith takes! Glory to God! And, this is one of the key places when Jesus teaches us about how to receive anything from the Lord. If you need help in your finances. Take prosperity. Believe you receive it, and act on it. If you need a job, take a job right now as we pray. Glory to God. We’re here for you. We’ve have all kinds of information, teachings on the website, articles, prayers, devotionals, things to help you grow in the Lord. Ken and I are intensely interested in you. And, we know that Jesus is intensely interested in you and wants you healed and prosperous and well. This is Gloria Copeland reminding you that Jesus is Lord! –Gloria Copeland
Amplified Bible (AMP)
23 Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.
24 For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].
25 And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and [g]let it drop (leave it, let it go), in order that your Father Who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop.
26 [h]But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your failings and shortcomings.
I have heard this scripture all of my life…well, most of it. I have not always heard verse 26. The problem with that is if you don’t do the last scripture then verses 22-25 will NOT work in your life. Faith is what is casting the mountain into the sea! The Bible tells us faith works by LOVE.
Love forgives and dismisses the need to see someone punished for what they have done! Love does not keep account of any wrong done to it, but there are “Christians” sitting in churches all over the world who carry grudges, hate people, can’t wait to see them tarred and feathered, BUT YET you let a job opportunity or something they want come up, they will quote the first of these scriptures, call people to “agree” with them in prayer, yet they have animosity for others in their hearts!
Will that prayer be answered for those people? It is highly unlikely! Then they want to blame God and others for their lack!! You cannot take part of the word and throw the rest of it away! With God supernatural laws are built into the word of God. You MUST have ALL elements in place for the Word to work mightily for you!
If you do not tithe and give, you won’t be supernaturally blessed in your bank account! If you ignore God’s laws and harm your body, you WILL one day see sickness pertaining to your disobedience. But let us turn this around! If I do tithe and give, and FORGIVE those who wrong me, I will see abundance. If I do release all bitterness and wrath and take care of my body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit, I will live a long and healthy life!
The Bible says if I don’t put away negative emotions and act on faith in LOVE, my faith will not act for me! It would be like me getting into my car and telling my car to go without putting in the key that starts all the mechanics that makes my car run. I am going nowhere!
If you are broke, tired, sick, disgusted ask yourself if you are carrying a grudge or if you are holding onto something that should have been let go of. It is worth it to turn it loose!
Blessings, precious reader! I will see you soon!!
All of these things come to us by faith. But it must be faith that works by love. (Gal. 5:6)
The most important thing you must learn in life is Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to heaven! The second most important thing is how to get faith to work for you in life! Everything you receive from God, every blessing, healing, prosperity in finances, protection, promotion, all your needs in general, comes by God to you THROUGH faith. What is bad is when you can’t receive because you don’t have faith actively working in your life to the highest degree.
Faith works by love, just as a car works by an engine. Physical laws came from spiritual laws. If you want to fly, you must enforce the “law of lift and thrust”. If you don’t, the law of gravity is going to have you crashing! It is the same with spiritual laws. When we put those laws in place, we get a result every time! For instance, the law of seed, time, and harvest is going to produce a crop of something in your life depending on what you have planted. Seed, time, and harvest is where you plant something through either negative words or positive words. If your mouth is always complaining then you are always going to get more to complain about. You are harvesting negativity. If you are speaking words of praise and faith, you are going to get more to praise about! You are producing what the word has promised. BUT!! If you are not walking in love toward people, you have poured sawdust in your oil! No matter how many scriptures you confess, if you aren’t practicing love toward all, you are going through a motion!
If you know anything about mechanics, sawdust mixed with oil, increases the viscosity, which then buffers most of the
noise from worn bearings! It won’t be long until your engine will sputter and you will be calling for a tow truck or you will be walking! It is an old trick people use to sell a clunker of a car!! The same thing is what happens when we mix criticism, anger, unforgiveness, and bitterness with faith. It just does not work!
We all know out of the abundance of the heart (mind) the mouth speaks. You cannot think negative thoughts toward people and then walk in God’s love toward them. If you do allow your thoughts to head in negative directions, you will be a negative person wondering why everyone else around you is blessed and all you seem to have is trouble. Check your thoughts!
There is a lady who is immature in her walk with the Lord. I have not always been as patient as I should be with her. Her mouth is not renewed with the word of God because she is a baby Christian. Just like babies need patience when you teach them new skills and ideas, baby Christians need this, too. I had begun to notice she was ALWAYS complaining. She would say things like ”I don’t have this, I don’t have that, if anything can go wrong, it is going to go wrong with me! Why me, why me, why me???” I noticed the more she talks this negativity the more really DOES happen to her. What is she doing? She is cursing herself with her own words! The more she talks, the more she plants, and the more she plants, the more she harvest! She is getting exactly what she is thinking because she is voicing her thoughts! Oddly, she is a very angry woman and you can set her off and offend her easily. Why? Because a cycle of negativity has been set in place giving place to anger, which is negating her love walk where her faith cannot work! She is her worst enemy, and can’t we all be?
You cannot love people if you think badly of them! If you think critically of others, it will effect your love walk and your faith will literally shut down the blessings, as well as what you have been asking God for. It isn’t that God is withholding it from you. God said He gives ALL good things LIBERALLY! Are you seeing results in prayer? If not, check your attitude toward others. You will most likely find a root, just like I did!! Thank God we find it so we can uproot it and learn from it! When that happens, look out, we are about to be abundantly blessed and so will others because without the stinking thinking, WE won’t be stinkers anymore!
Blessings to you, precious reader! Go with God, as He surely goes with you!!