For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:23 KJV
Yesterday we talked about doubt. We defined doubt as is the Greek word diakrino and it means I distinguish, discern, doubt, hesitate I separate, distinguish, discern one thing from another; I doubt, hesitate, waver. The main meaning of the word diakrino is to make a difference. We talked about Jesus brought up speaking to a mountain after they saw him speak to a tree. In comparison to a mountain a tree is small, miniscuile even. What Jesus was saying was, “Don’t make a difference between speaking to a tree and a mountain.” Perhaps that does not bring this home for you. Jesus was saying, in today’s terms, “Don’t make a difference between a headache and cancer. Don’t make a difference between a $25 dollar debt and a $250,000 debt. Now you may be wondering, “How in the world am I supposed to do that? Jesus gave the answer to that question as well.
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. Mark 11:22 KJV
Jesus’ answer to them was to, “Have faith in God.” The actual translation of what He said can be read in the Douay-Rheims Bible Version.
And Jesus answering, saith to them: Have the faith of God. Mark 11:22 Douay-Rheims Bible Version
The answer is “HAVE” the faith of God. He saying, “Here! HAVE THE FAITH OF GOD!” Use God’s faith to bring it to pass. Can you see God saying, “Light be and then closing His Eyes to peek and see if it actually works?” Of course not. You know this is how God operates. He believes then He Speaks. But this is not just how He functions. We do the same thing.
But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE,” we also believe, therefore we also speak, 2 Corinthians 4:13 KJV
So God the Father and Jesus want us to HAVE the same faith God Himself has and then believe and then speak and don’t doubt. Don’t make a difference whether we feel or think its something big or small. Don’t make a difference. By Jesus telling us to not make a difference He is essentially telling us, “There is no difference between a headache and cancer.” Human beings look at things in terms of hard or easy and that came as a result of eating from the tree of the “knowledge of good and evil.” God the Father never intended for man to even know about doubt. If you have knowledge of doubt then you have the opportunity to doubt. That knowledge of it (which is evil) creates the possibility for it. Viruses and germs had no authority or ability to harm Adam and his wife. The animals could not attack them and would not. Why? Because Adam had authority and ability over them. Jesus has restored this authority and ability to believers through His Glory which He gave to us in John 17:22. However you have to know this and be conscious of it. Be conscious of your authority. Be conscious of your ability in, through and by Christ. It’s the same authority and ability that Christ Himself has because we are His Body. So I encourage you, BELIEVE don’t DOUBT.
All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!