Since we now can see that Jesus’ words had immediate effect, even if those effects were not immediately seen (part 2), let’s look more closely at the process by which His faith filled words worked:
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. - Mark 11:20
The way that many of us and most of the medical establishment deals with sickness and illnesses is quite backwards. If someone has a headache, they may call the headache the problem or if someone has a fever, they may call the fever the problem. Yet, for the most part these are not problems but signs of a problem.
God’s plan is not to “medicate” us into feeling better. He wants us to BE better and this happens through the process of going to the root of our issues. So then many times when we pray about a certain area in our lives we may (like with the headache or fever) initially experience things getting worse in that area. Yet, let us not be moved in our faith because other things may have to be unsettled or disturbed in the process of getting to the root cause.
Consider this process: To the tree, Christ declared: “No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever”. Yet for fruit production to cease, the branch flow of nutrients had to stop; To stop the branch flow, the tree trunk needed to stop sending up nutrients; To stop sending up nutrients, the roots needed to stop absorbing nutrients; And we are told that the tree dried up “from the roots.” What process might you be in concerning manifesting your health, deliverance, relational wellness, ministry, etc? Receive by faith knowledge from God to know root causes. Receive by faith the Spirit’s working in and on your life for them to be “dried up”. May you live in His faith and patience and experience His peace and fullness of joy.
Eternal loving Father, we are thankful for Your presence in our lives. It is both a treasure and a pleasure to know that You are lovingly involved in our development every day. Your love is truly unlimited and Your greatness is truly unsearchable. Thank you for creating us anew in Yahshua (Jesus), Your son. Your word tells us that “the spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly” and we recognize that it is You who is working in us both to will and to do what pleases You. With faith we cooperate with this process. With patience we stand in your reproof, correction, and instructions along the way. We pray for expedience in the process that we may go forth empowered, full, and lacking nothing to affect this world for Your glory and with Your salvation, while also experiencing the benefits that you have promised. In the name of Yahshua (Jesus) we pray and receive.
In the name of Yahshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus the Christ), patience is having her perfect work in me, that I may be perfect, complete, and lacking nothing. I am a new creature with a new nature and more and more everyday my newness is being seen in my behavior and my decision making. I call the light of the Father to expose any root of bitterness, any stronghold of fear, or any self deception in me , that I may grow unhindered and wax strong in the word of the Lord and see good days and long life. I have been redeemed from the curse of the law and I resist and rebuke all satanic activity that comes against any part of my life. You are illegal and I call your assignments cancelled. I will not be moved from this even with time. God’s change has taken place in me. Proper root is being established to manifest the fruit of His promises.
Proverbs 20:27; Philippians 2:13; James 1:4; Hebrews 12:15