Faith and Figs

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John 14:12-14, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.  And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

It wasn’t enough for Jesus to say it once, but twice; “Whatever you ask in My name, I will do.” I was listening to a camp meeting with Kenneth Hagan from 1997 and one of the closers, Keith Moore said something that has been stirring in my spirit all nigh long. He said that he had heard Kenneth Hagan teach that if you ask for the Holy Ghost and don’t receive Him, it’s because of one of two things; 1. No faith and 2. Not yielding.

The same is true when we ask in Jesus name. Either we have no faith in the Name and it’s ability to save, heal and deliver, or we’re not yielded to the working of Gods power to flow through us. Go back with me to the moment Jesus spoke to the fig tree to dry up. He just kept on walking because knew the power of His words, He’s already seen what happened when His Father spoke. So faith is fully expecting that what you ask for is going to happen, period! You ask in Jesus’ Name then go about your business fully confident that the words you speak are backed by the God who created the universe.

Healing? If you asked in Jesus’ name, it’s already done. The key to receiving is praising Him for what He’s done, speaking the Word to doubt and unbelief (like Jesus in the wilderness), being confident that just as Jesus said in the above verses, it WILL be done. Please don’t judge Gods ability to do what He said just because it didn’t ‘work’ for you. If the miracle you’re waiting on hasn’t manifested yet, examine your thoughts. Are you just letting them run wild or are you coming against them out loud with the Word of God. It is written, “By His stripes I am healed.” “If I ask anything in Jesus’ Name it WILL be done!” Hear this, if you’re not willing to take the sword of the spirit and do some battle, you’ve already allowed doubt and unbelief to undermine the ability of God to deliver on His promises.

Father, I yield myself to You today. Not just my hands, but my feet, my mind and my mouth. May I speak You Word with confidence in Your ability, not my own. It’s all for Your glory, not to make a name for myself, but to lift up Your Name. It’s never Your will that any should perish, but all would come to repentance, so Father, use me today to bring glory to Your Name. To have faith in You, to say it and walk away knowing that You always keep Your Word, it never returns to you void. Help me to recognize the schemes of the enemy to undermine Your Word and to immediately cast those thoughts down. If it doesn’t look like You, doesn’t sound like You, it’s not You! I will not be fooled because I know You. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

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