This is one of three pages in a series about learning to pray with an overcoming faith…
- Use your sword! (The truth about the armor of God)
- Four sample prayers – your daily sword!
- May NO fruit EVER come from you again! (Matt 21:19)
These next three pages are additional informative information…
- God did it Sovereignly, for His own sake
- The faith that takes us over the Jordan into the promised land
- Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone
The actual post begins here… enjoy!
These words in this prayer that I have written can be a daily prayer for your life and for those around you. Let’s focus for a bit on the way you say this prayer… because how you say it really makes a difference. We are the church and we make these things known to the rulers and authorities in Heavenly places. So go ahead and “make it known”.
How do I (Mark) do it? The way I speak those words is based on the example Jesus Christ set when He spoke to the fig tree: “May no fruit ever come from you again!” (and the fig tree withered away). Let’s take a look at how forcefully He spoke to the fig tree…
Matt 21:19 And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “May NO fruit EVER come from you again!” And the fig tree withered at once.
“May no fruit ever come from you again”. That is boldness. It’s a statement of fact. A command. And then it occured! What had been spoken in bold faith then came to pass. You and I need to speak like that. Bold faith.
Matt 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
The words “you will receive, if you have faith” are vital. It is our faith that determines the effectiveness of our prayer. So our understanding of the words of this prayer matter a lot. Before we move forward to part four of the prayer, let’s dig one more time through the mechanics of this prayer. Let’s deepen our understanding of the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Part two of the prayer (the end of bad fruit and the arrival of new good fruit) follows naturally from the first (the removal of the sin of the world through Jesus Christ). These two concepts are intimately connected, they have a cause-and-effect type of relationship.
Your faith for the second concept (global freedom from the effects of sin) is activated more powerfully when you already believe that the first concept has occurred (the global removal of sin by Jesus Christ on the cross).
If you cannot conceive of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God removing the sin of the whole world, (and not just believers 2 John 2:2), then you will have no foundation to believe the words of Isaiah about a radical transformation of the whole world because of the Christ who was to come and has indeed already come 2000 years ago… He is Jesus Christ!
If you don’t believe the words of the bible that say He took the sins of the whole world, then you have no foundation to believe the words of Jesus Christ when He said “be of good cheer, I have overcome the world”.
The second concept (freedom) is a result of the first concept (removal and reconciliation). When Jesus Christ took the sin of the world upon Himself and paid for it, ONLY THEN with sin gone, can the anger of God cease and we can begin to live under His grace.
Only when the thing which separated us from God was removed by the Lamb of God, ONLY THEN was the veil of separation torn and the Heavens opened, no longer being closed to us like brass… as a result of Jesus Christ we are no longer separated from our Father God.
A house must be built on a solid foundation. In that same way, the second concept is built upon a solid foundation of the first concept – Jesus Christ on the cross and raised up in victory over sin and death. There is no other solid foundation on which to build your spiritual life and ministry.
Would you like to intercede for peace in your country or in the world? All you need to do is get a map of the area you want to pray for and get this list of scriptures (or download the MS Word version) and speak each scripture out over the area you are praying for. It’s as easy as that.