Jesus said to them, “Have faith in God. 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 saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” (Mar 11:22-24) He continues to expand on this teaching when He says, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (Joh 15:7) Finally, always being ready to encourage those of faith He says; “….If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” (Mar 9:23)
Yes, all things are possible for you. You can experience a closer, deeper, more meaningful relationship with our heavenly Father, our Daddy. You can break off the spiritual bondage you are dealing with. You can overcome the challenges you face in life. You can rise to the mountaintop of God’s love and shout, “It is well with my soul!” We serve the Lord of the possible. We have a “can-do Lord.” We are part of a “Yes” and “Right Now” Family. You see, we are promised in the Holy Word of God this very same thing. Let us read, “The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.” (Psa 34:10) You can have absolute confidence of your Daddy’s desire to come through for you. We are encouraged even more, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isa 40:31) Believe and reach out in faith, then wait for the glory of our Daddy to come rushing in. You can count on it, trust in it, believe in it, look for it, expect it, long for it, and you will receive our Daddy’s very best.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Heb 11:6) So how do we have this faith? Another great word for faith is “trust.” So how can we have this trust? It is easy. “I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.” (Php 4:13) You see, the one who died for you is also the one who strengthens you. Let me ask you a question. Why would anyone go to such a great length and pay such a high price? Then, turn around and let it slip out of their hands? I know I would not do that. It would be like saving all your money to buy a prized possession, then throwing it away. That would be foolish. Jesus has paid the price, and has provided us the strength to make our journey home. We all must cry out the same thing, “The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.” (Psa 118:14) If we could have made it home all on our own; then Jesus would not have had to come to earth and die for us. However, He did, and we do need help. Praise God our Daddy, He has sent us help!
In 1 John 2:23-25 we can now understand its warning. “Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.” You see, you cannot have the Father without the path to the Father. If we do not accept the one who paid the price of the ticket, so to speak, then we cannot have the ticket to make the journey. Daddy is not being mean, rude, or harsh. It is the very opposite of mean. It would be a slam and a dishonor to allow His Son to pay the price and die. Then turn around and say that humanity can now make up its own way back home. Our Father honors the sacrifice of His Son in declaring this is the only way. It is a free way, but it will cost us everything. It is a way of peace though the journey is war. Its life eternal to all those willing to die, it is the only way and the way has a name, “Jesus!”
Jesus said to them, “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” (Mat 17:20b) What mountain is standing in the way right now for you? What do you need to overcome and accomplished to experience fully your Daddy’s love? He is reaching out for us. So how do we respond, how do we reach across the great chasm? It is the same way we break this bondage, these hurts, and receive redemption. We believe in His love and we have faith/trust, that He wants us more than words can express. When we believe He wants us more then we want Him. We then can come together as a family in training and reach out into the light together. “Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.” (Mat 18:19) I reach out with you in this very moment, and touch these very things with you. Say this aloud and let us bind it on earth, so it will also be bound in heaven. “With repentant hearts that have turned from our sins, we now turn towards a Holy God and embrace His light. We are our Daddy’s children. We are the family of God. We serve the Lord Jesus Christ, and He is our redemption. We ask for and receive the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. In the name Jesus and by His precious blood we break all bondages over us this very moment. They are all broken and shattered this very moment. We now live in the comfort of His grace, mercy, love, and guidance through the Holy Spirit. In the name of His dear Son Jesus Christ, we pray… Amen!”
“Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” (Matthew 21:21-22)
~We Shall Be Like Him – 1 John 3:2~