The fool has said in his heart there is no God.
Jesus fell because I fell. He shielded me!!
We have the faith of God.
The Fig Tree Withered
Now the next day, when they had come out from 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.
Bethany is a place where Jesus loves to go. Bethany means the house of the poor. Jesus loves His time there.
Fig tree having leaves – means fruits are coming.
Fig tree shed his leaves.
It was not time for figs.
When leaves come, together with leaves, there is taqsh. Taqsh is like a bud on a fig tree that is a sign that fruit is coming.
Jesus came to the tree looking for the first fruit.
Jesus was not angry when He curse the fig tree. The fig tree is showing off that it has its first fruit. Upon close inspection, it is a barren fig tree.
The fig tree dried out from the root. The curse began at the root. When we curse something in Jesus’ name, sometimes we don’t see the result immediately. The first area is the root.
The Lesson of the Withered Fig Tree
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 ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
God is a faith God. He called Light Be and there was light! God used His name in creation!
God spoke and God saw!
Before God saw, God spoke!
We are made in the image of God!
Jesus is not cursing Israel. He is cursing the system Israel was in.
The devil is afraid of our words, our speaking power!!
If we speak to any mountains, and it shall be removed. God said SPEAK to the mountain! After u pray, speak to the mountain!!
As long as you are doing (performing), the devil is winning.
As long as u r speaking, the devil is losing!
When we come together and pray, good things happen!
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.
My God supplies all my needs! Feel like millionaire! God’s word is good to me!
Believing and speaking. God does not like religion, He loves reality!
Holiness is obtained by faith!
Blessed are the pure in heart (person who is holy) shall see God.
So how to be holy?
Don’t be inward-looking.
Believe and speak-that is all!
We believe and we speak!
We shall have whatsoever we speak!!
David spoke to Giant. Long before he do, he spoke to the giant!
Speaking is what knock down the giant.
By faith, the Jericho wall collapsed
We having the same spirit of faith!
2 Corinthians 4:13
And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak,
Our God will give us this land! He will take us in!
Faith is God’s “currency”
Salvation is through faith.
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, “The man who does those things shall live by them.” But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven? ’” (that is, to bring Christ down from above) or, “ ‘Who will descend into the abyss? ’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Righteousness of the law focused on doing right and not believing right.
Believe must be on the right person. Believe the right thing or person.
Many are trying to get righteousness by holiness. This is focusing on performance.
So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us, and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Get a pure heart by faith.
Christ is my Righteousness! Christ is my sanctification! Christ is my holiness!
Believe and speak!!
I believe and therefore have i spoken.
We believe and we speak!
Provision is all paid for at the cross!!
The reproaches of those reproach me fell on the cross.
Once we speak it, rest!
His righteousness is by faith. The church still believe in righteousness by performance.
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach)
The more we do, the less we speak. Therefore the devil is winning.
It is faith that makes everything works!
You get what you believe!! Use the spirit of faith !!
Speak Amen!!! A way of allowing God to flow in our lives!!
What is the thing that kills faith?
Performance track mill kills!
If u focus in corresponding action, it is no longer corresponding.
The action is not important but faith is! Without knowing it, we are going back to the law.
When Abraham was under the stars and God preached to him and he believed the Lord.
God spoke! We are made in His image!
Put our trust for health by speaking!
The righteousness for faith speaks!
The law is not of faith!
Doing is not speaking!
Faith is simple.
Fig tree nothing happen first day, but something happen in the root. The second day, u see the result!
The higher u go in rank, the more u speak and the less u do.
Use your faith, thank God everyday!!
Start speaking it!! Knowing is not enough.
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.
Praying and speaking goes together!
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Believe when we are praying! Believe we are receiving!!
What is earnest prayer? Earnest prayer to God is speaking!
Speak the word and this is intense prayer!
Curse the bondages of devil, curse the evil habit.
Speak good and we shall see good!!
This year is going to be a great year for me!
My God supplies all my needs according to His glory and riches!!
Never say I am tired. Speak the good! This was what work for a japanese 110year old man who is still strong and doing manual work. He said he never say he is tired.
Speak the good and see it happen in our lives!!
All Jesus’ works!!!