For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and 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 saithMark 11:23

On a certain day, the Lord Jesus was hungry and came to a fig tree, hoping to find some fruits but there was none, as it wasn’t yet time for figs. Responding, the Master said to the tree, “… No man eat fruit of thee  hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it” (Mark 11:14). The next morning, as they passed by, Peter saw that the tree had withered away, and he called the Master’s attention to it saying, “Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away” (Mark 11:21).

When Jesus talked to the tree, it looked the same; it didn’t seem like a change had taken place. What Peter and the other disciples didn’t know was that the roots of the tree in the ground had died. Responding to Peter, Jesus said, “Have the faith of God” (Mark 11:22). Then in verse 23, He continued, “…whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and 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.”

Here, the Lord Jesus was teaching us the power of the spoken word; the power and dominion of the human spirit. You were not created to be a victim in life. If you don’t like the way your life is right now, you can change it. Never feel hemmed in; never feel like you’re defeated or disadvantaged in life. If you don’t like the way your life is going, Jesus has stated clearly that you can change it with your words.

Your mouth was given to you to determine the course of your life. Your life is the character of your words. Therefore, make your life beautiful with your words.

Prayer

My spirit is refreshed and enlightened by the revelation of God’s Word to me today! What a joy, to know that I can chart my course in life, in the direction of God’s destiny for me! I walk in righteousness, victory, health and dominion today, and forever, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Study: Proverbs 18:21; Matthew 12:35-37

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