Fig trees and mountains need faith and forgiveness.

Fig trees and mountains need faith and forgiveness.

Mark 11: 20-25 “In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!” 22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

Withering fig trees and moving mountains are possible through faith and forgiveness.

Today the Church will again work with people’s need for salvation and demonstrate the dangers of rejecting Jesus (the withered fig tree).

Today the Church will work with people with insurmountable problems in their lives (moving mountains).

Both are needed, one carries a future threat and the other a present possibility. If you only focus on the fig tree curse then Church becomes heavy in its talk of judgment and threat of eternity. If you only focus on moving mountains then the Church becomes a social action group.

Both operate through prayer, an alignment with God where not only requests are made but you hear what He is wanting to do.

The success of the Church is dependent on faith and forgiveness.

Simply put: Do you believe God can and will? Do you have unforgiveness in your heart?

Perhaps right now you can answer those 2 questions in case you meet a fig tree or a mountain.

 

 

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