Use God’s faith.
In Mark the 11th Chapter, Jesus teaches us some basic principles about faith.
1. Have the God kind of faith … I like to say it this way. “Since we are the temple of the living God, He lives in us. Since He will never leave us nor forsake us, He is always with us. Therefore, we not only have access to Him in the most intimate way, we have access to what He has and what He operates in. Therefore, don’t just have the God kind of faith. Actually, USE HIS FAITH.”
2. Say to the mountain, “Be thou removed” and when you say it — believe that it will move and it will move. I wrote a song about this years ago, that simplifies this concept. “I believe when I pray. I believe what I say. When I pray, not when I see.” So, the moment you pray it — you have it. In Hebrew, the word for thing is Dabar. In Hebrew the word for “word” is Dabar. Hmmmm…. so if I have the word, I have the thing I am believing for. So, speak to the obstacle in your life. Tell it to be removed. Call things that be not as though they were and stagger not at God’s promises. God is not a man that He can lie. His promises are yes and amen. His word will never return unto Him void. His word will accomplish where unto it is sent and purposed.
3. Now when you stand praying forgive. This step may be the step that almost everyone leaves out and it is the reason why so many people pray and get no results. Most of us equate forgiveness with how we feel about someone. However, forgiveness is bigger than that. Forgiveness isn’t passive. Forgiveness is purposeful and pro-active. You must forgive people on purpose. If you have any unforgiveness in your heart whatsoever, your prayers will be hindered, delayed or even rendered powerless. So, when you stand praying forgive. Forgive your parents, your friends, your spouse, your children, your siblings, your boss, your elected officials, your unelected officials, your enemies, people you’ve forgotten, terrorists, murderers, rapists, thieves and remember to end your list with I forgive anyone that I can’t think of. You must pray, I hold no unforgiveness in my heart for anyone.
Faith works by love. Faith without works is dead. Forgiveness must be given by faith. So, you must speak out your forgiveness in prayer. You may even wish to go to the person who has hurt or betrayed you. (Only do this though, if you believe it will bless that person. Don’t do it, to make yourself feel better.).
I would love to hear your comments on this teaching. This is easier said than done, but if you do this you find yourself in the category called “righteous” and the “effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much power.”