Mark 11:22 “Have faith in God.
23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
25 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
So many of us are praying now for the future of our country, because it is of vital importance not just to this generation but to generations to come. So, remember what Yahshua said when He reminded Us to have faith in The Father. Saying, “Have faith in God.” (Vs 22)
Then He gives us His assurance that we have the ability to even move mountains. Saying, “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” (Vs 23)
Then should we not put Him to the test? If we are praying that the enemy be thwarted in his attempts to take over this country. So that we can live free again and so that our children can also have that legacy. We can simply pray that Satan’s minions be removed, and they will self-destruct, or simply fade away.
That’s the promise!
“Therefore, I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” (Vs 24)
Once we have begun to pray, then we must expect to have what it is that we have prayed for. Begin to look expectantly for God’s answer to that prayer, exactly as it was prayed. There is no reason for God to not answer this prayer, am I right?
But Yahshua follows with one reason that God may ignore such a prayer. He says, “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.” (Vs 25)
If we are indeed His children, then we will purge ourselves of any burden of unforgiveness. I say burden because that’s what it is, when we can’t forgive other’s then that’s kind of like shooting ourselves in the head, and expecting the other person to die. We have removed ourselves from the mercy and grace of God. No matter what crimes have been committed against us, it must be forgiven.
“But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” (Vs 26)
We must clean out our temple, and remove all of those things that hinder our prayer, and Yahshua brings forward this issue because at that time it was most important on His list of things to not do.
Remember What He said about the Commandments of God.
“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
Loving God is keeping the Commandments He gave us, and loving our neighbor is the same. We do for our neighbor the things we want for ourselves. And to be forgiven should top the list!
So, if we really want our prayer’s to be heard, let us be obedient children of God, keeping peace with others, and keeping the commandments of God the Father. Let us ask ourselves why He would entertain prayer requests from those who are not really of His flock to begin with.
John 14:23 “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.”
2nd Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test?
Shalom my friends,