Saturday, April 8, 2006

Mark - Release the Power

Release the power of God

Mark 11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

The first step in prayer, is to have faith in God.

Mark 11:23 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.

We need His power to move the daily mountains and obstacles. This is Holy Spirit power, which had not yet come to stay with them. This power comes through Jesus. By prayer, God intercedes for us. We pray according to his will and according to his word. That is the way to pray.

Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Belief is the first step to faith, they are similar words.

Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
Mark 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

One thing will block your prayers and maybe keep you from going further in God's Spirit.

Mark 11:25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

Search your heart and see if there is someone you can't forgive. They may not be worthy, having sinned greatly against you. But, for your eternal life and prayer life, we must forgive them. God will forgive you. Your forgiveness will bring God to the one who is undeserving of forgiveness. They will have a chance to repent and receive Jesus, and if not they will perish in their sins. But? You will not perish with them. As children of God we are to seek to save the lost. Unforgiveness means we still are under bondage to someone's sin.

1 Sam 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
1 Sam 2:10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.

They will mock Jesus and they will mock you. He forgave offenses, so must we.

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Eaglewings New Testament Studies

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