Saturday, March 31, 2018

Do Not Doubt

So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” (Matthew 21:21-22)

When Jesus speaks, He speaks out of faith in His Father. Therefore, His words move mountains and accomplish His will -- and if we believe, so will ours. Jesus is not telling us to have faith in our  words, or to have faith in our faith (as so many erroneously teach). We are to be one with the Father, as He was, and the Father will give us the same Spirit He gave Jesus. We have what we ask, because we ask in Jesus' name, and all authority, power, and dominion has been given to Him. So, ask again -- and this time, truly ask in faith and in the name of Jesus.

Some of us never rise above asking for things from God, and our prayers center on ourselves -- "me, me, me." But the Lord longs for us to draw near to Him, and He answers the prayers of everyone who desires to see His will done on earth as it is in heaven. Jesus knew the Lord would give Him what He asked, and His prayers reflected that intimacy -- "And I know that You always hear Me . . ." (John 11:42) If you are in Christ, the Father will always hear you, too. Are you in Him? When it comes to prayer, that is the only question that matters.

Let’s Pray – Father, we know that there is power in the name of Jesus, and it is in His name we pray. Let it be granted to us accordingly, and we will give You the glory and praise You deserve. Amen.

3 comments:

  1. He is Awesome...He is Amazing. He is soohhh Loving. I am nothing and I can do nothing without Him. I take joy in the FATHER who laid His life down for me, you....US all.

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  2. Yes I praise you now Lord..as though
    I have already seen the outcome and Your hand upon it.

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