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.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 3
Mark 11:22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.
“Have faith in God,” or have the God kind of faith.
“Have faith in God” is a direct command. But even bigger, Jesus is not commanding us to use our natural, human faith. He’s making available to us His faith – THE FAITH OF GOD. The only correct answer to that command and offer is, “Yes, Sir! I believe. I will. I take it. I have it. I thank You, and I forgive” (verse 25).
Jesus is the Author and Finisher (developer) of our faith. God’s own faith was born into us when we accepted and made Jesus LORD of our lives, and by the work of the Holy Spirit we were born again. We were born of the Spirit of our Father, of the same seed – the incorruptible seed of the WORD of God – as Jesus, our covenant Brother.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20 – 26
God creates with words. He created Adam in His own image with words of dominion. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion…, over all the earth….” (Genesis 1:26).
In Adam, He reproduced Himself. God gave Adam His own authority over everything on this planet and crowned him with His glory.
What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor. (Psalm 8:4-5)
God created Adam to rule – a living speaking spirit, like his Creator. God never changes. He used the same process by which He created Adam to create Jesus the last Adam: His words.
And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. (1 Corinthians 15:45.)
Jesus is The WORD. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1).
The WORD was made flesh, spoken into the earth by God’s words through the mouths of His prophets until the Seed was born through whom all the nations of the earth would be blessed. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” (Genesis 22:18)
Through His words Jesus operated in dominion in the earth.
Walked on water, Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. (Matthew 14:25-26)
Spoke to fig trees. 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.” (Mark 11:13-14)
Transcended time. Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going. (John 6:21)
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19
Matthew 8:26 Then He sent him away to his house, saying, “Neither go into the town, nor tell anyone in the town.”
Mark 4:39AMPC And He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Hush now! Be still (muzzled)! And the wind ceased (sank to rest as if exhausted by its beating) and there was [immediately] a great calm (a perfect peacefulness).
Raised The Dead:
Mark 5:41 Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”
John 11:43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!”
Cast Out Devils:
Matthew 8:16 When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick,
Matthew 8:31-32 So the demons begged Him, saying, “If You cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of swine.” 32 And He said to them, “Go.” So when they had come out, they went into the herd of swine. And suddenly the whole herd of swine ran violently down the steep place into the sea, and perished in the water.
(Mark 1:25, Mark 5:8, Mark 9:25, Luke 8:29, Luke 10:18)
Healed The Sick:
Matthew 4:24 Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.
Matthew 12:15 But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great [a]multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.
(Matthew 8:16, Matthew 12:22, Matthew 15:30, Matthew 19:2, Matthew 21:14, Luke 4:40, Luke 8:48, Luke 9:11, Luke 9:42, Luke 14:4, Luke 22:51.)
In Matthew 12:37 He said, “For by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned.” Just before He went to the cross, Jesus stopped speaking and said to His disciples, “Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me” (John 14:30). Because He only spoke God’s words, the devil had no entrance.
Jesus knew the power of God’s WORD over principalities, powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this world (Ephesians 6:12). We are to be imitators of Him (Ephesians 5:1).
Believing and speaking God’s WORD in prayer, intercession, and daily living is the only way to victory!
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6 - 12
Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
John 3:34AMPC For since He Whom God has sent speaks the words of God [proclaims God’s own message], God does not give Him His Spirit sparingly or by measure, but boundless is the gift God makes of His Spirit!
John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
John 8:47 He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”
John 12:48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.
John 14:10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
John 17:8 For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me.
WEEK OF AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 5
God’s WORD is His will. He and His WORD are one. John 1:2 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” And Hebrews 11:3 says that, “the universe was framed by the word of God.” Jesus, the second person of the Godhead, the living WORD, was born into a flesh body in the earth realm through the spoken WORD of God God’s words, His creative force are filled with His power and are sent forth by Him to do specific things. They will not return to Him empty but will accomplish what they were sent to do.
(Isaiah 55:11). So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
God created the entire universe and all that is in it with His words of faith, including the angels. Lucifer, an angel of God, was created to be the anointed cherub. When he tried to exalt himself above God, he became the enemy of God and is now known as Satan, which means “an adversary.”
Since Lucifer-Satan, or the devil-was created by God with the Word, he is subject to it. On the mount of Temptation Jesus backed Satan down using the power of the written WORD of God that created him. In Matthew 4 Jesus passed Satan’s temptations by saying to him, “It is written.” and spoke God’s WORD to counter each temptation
Matthew 4:4 “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”
Matthew 4:7 “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the LORD your God.’ ” “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”
Matt 4:10 Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”
The devil had and still has, no defense against the power and authority of the written WORD of God. Notice, verse 11 says, “then the devil left Him..., and immediately angels came and ministered to Him.”
Jesus has given you His authority and the power of attorney to use His Name to bind the devil and his demons’ activity in the earth. Your every prayer to your heavenly Father should be based on God’s written WORD, just as the prayers of Jesus were. Jesus spent time in The WORD of God and spoke only the words of His Father (Mark 13:31). Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
WEEK OF AUGUST 23-29
Because you are a sower, you can stand on the promises God made in His Word:
2 Corinthians 9:10-11AMPC
And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness [which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity]. Thus you will be enriched in all things and in every way, so that you can be generous, and [your generosity as it is] administered by us will bring forth thanksgiving to God.
God has promised two things to those who are sowers:
In the book of James, we see that faith without works is dead. When Abraham was willing to offer, or sow his son Isaac in obedience to God, the Word says Abraham’s faith was made perfect. The Amplified translation says his faith reached supreme expression.
James 2:22 You see that [his] faith was cooperating with his works, and [his] faith was completed and reached its supreme expression [when he implemented it] by [good] works.
Our faith, no matter what endeavor we apply it to, does not reach its full expression until we sow something. Make the decision now, to become a sower and enjoy a lifetime adventure in faith, fully sustained by the greatest spiritual law: the law of seedtime and harvest.