WEEK OF OCTOBER 25 - 31
Jesus didn’t ask you to forgive or to try to forgive – if you could. He commands here that when you stand praying, to forgive. Most people confuse forgiveness with emotions. “I know I’m supposed to forgive. But I can’t after what they did to me.” Or, “Yes, I’ve been working on forgiving him for years.”
Jesus said to forgive now, while you’re praying. Your prayer life depends on it. If you don’t forgive, Mark 11:26 says The LORD will not forgive you your trespasses.
Galatians 5:6 says that faith works by love: no love, no faith. And without faith it is impossible to please Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
The power to forgive is the same power that heals. We see this in the account in Mark 2:1-12, of the man, sick of the palsy, whose friends lowered him through a hole in the roof. Jesus said, “Which is easier to say to the paralytic: Your sins are forgiven you, ‘or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk?” (Verse 9)
Forgiveness is a tangible, spiritual force. It’s the Anointing of God – His burden-removing, yoke-destroying, mountain-moving power. It’s His power for healing and miracles, and it already abides inside your born-again spirit. God’s faith inside you is a force. Healing, love, and forgiveness are forces of God. When you refuse to forgive, brush off the Holy Spirit’s prompting, or just let the offense go without releasing forgiveness, you have choked off the very healing force you have been looking for to receive your healing.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 18 - 24
Jesus gave us His authority to speak to the mountain. He said, “What things soever ye desire…” (verse 24, KJV). The only requirements are:
“and does not doubt in his heart” (verse 23),
“believe that you will receive them” (verse 24), and then to make sure
“when you stand praying, [to] forgive” (verse 25), because faith will not work in an unforgiving heart.
When Peter walked on the water to go to Jesus (Matthew 14:28-30), doubt and fear rushed in as he took his attention off Jesus’ WORD “come” and allowed the wind and the waves to challenge his faith. Focusing on the circumstances moved him into the doubt and fear that made him sink. Doubt and fear are the result of believing the lies of the devil and the evidence of the five physical senses instead of The WORD of God. The WORD will always bring victory over any circumstance.
When you put on God’s armor and speak The WORD of God, filled with the faith of God, backed by the Spirit of God, and in the Name of God, no mountain, or anything else, can ignore the faith command.
With God’s faith in your heart and His WORD in your mouth, there’s no mountain that can stand in your way!
WEEK OF OCTOBER 11 - 17
Luke 17:6 So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you…
Words spoken in faith begin to uproot mulberry trees (Luke 17:6-10) and cast mountains into the sea. Faith-filled words dominate the laws of sin and death and activate the covenant-enforcing angels of God. The angels hear words spoken in faith and respond accordingly.
Not only do angels excel in strength, but they do His commandments. They do what God has told them to do. They obey the voice of His word” (Psalm 103:20). By faith, we are that voice. When we confess and stand on His WORD as final authority in our lives – spirit, soul, body, financially, and socially – it puts us in a place of receiving. With God’s delegated authority we can confidently say to the mountains confronting us, “Be removed, and be thrown into the sea,” and expect them to move. Faith speaks the desired end result.
Notice Jesus didn’t say, “Ask the Father to move the mountain for you.” In Mark 11:23 He says, “…whoever says…” It’s His faith working in and through us that causes the mountains to move when we say. Jesus continued,”…but believes that what he says will come to pass, he will have whatever he says.” Confession brings possession.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 4 -10
First John 4:17 says, “in this way God’s love is perfected in us, so that we may have boldness in the Day of judgment, because as He is, so are we in this world.” God’s faith in us and working through us will do great and mighty things that no one else can do - not the government, or our jobs, education, or position in life. The God kind of faith will get things done with ease that are impossible to accomplish any other way because our faith comes directly from Jesus. How? Faith activates THE BLESSING of the LORD. Then, by faith, THE BLESSING builds a wall of grace and favor between us and the curse already in this world that’s causing all the pain, death, and suffering.
Jesus redeemed us from the curse. Galatians 3:13MSG Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself. Do you remember the Scripture that says, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”? That is what happened when Jesus was nailed to the cross: He became a curse, and at the same time dissolved the curse.