"The next day as they came back from Bethany, He felt
hungry. Spotting in the distance a fig tree in leaf, He went
to see if he could find anything on it. When he came up
to it, He found nothing but leaves; for it wasn't fig season.
He said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!"
And His disciples heard what he said."
Here Jesus spoke to the fig tree, His disciples heard Him. The next day they passed the tree. Jesus' spiritual force worked on that tree. It was dried up from the roots (That's important). Most people look at the outside. But spiritual faith starts from the inside.
Jesus said, "Have faith in God!" We have the spiritual capability and compacity to do what God did and does. We have a new man when we are saved. We are a new creation! Our spirit man is a new creation and of God. The seed, the making of my DNA is of God.
Mark 11:20-24 says,
"In the morning, as the talmidim (disciples) passed by they
saw the fig tree withered all the way to the roots. Peter
remembered and said to Jesus, "Rabbi! Look! The fig tree
that you cursed has dried up!" He responded, "Have the
kind of trust that comes from God! Yes! I tell you that who-
ever does not doubt in his heart but trusts that what he says
will happen, can say to this mountain, 'Go and throw
yourself into the sea!' and it will be done for him. Therefore,
I tell you whatever you ask for in prayer, trust that you are
receiving it, and it will be yours."
Mark 11:25 says,
"And when you standing praying, if you have anything
against anyone, forgive him; so that your Father in heaven
may also forgive your offenses."
Since my DNA or make up is of God. I have His love, for God is LOVE! (for more on this stop hereand read 1 Corinthians Chapter 13.
You see the Fruit of the Spirit are spiritual forces that are strong. The greatest of these is LOVE. You can live without your body, but your body cannot live without you. We (humans) have been natural oriented and not spiritual oriented. God never changed, even though many ministers preach only the natural. God said, "I AM" the Lord Raffa, the Lord that healeth thee." Here, the central thought is on developing and educating the born again human spirit.
Your faith needs to be trained and developed. Your mind needs to be trained. The body cannot live without a blood pump. The pump is the heart.
Mark 11:22 says,
"...Have the kind of trust that comes from God!" (CJB)
"Have faith in God!" (KJV)
Now, back to the spirit Man. The Spirit Man is actually the heart of Man. Believe in your heart. Pray and believe in the inner man, your inner man (heart). Again, you are a spirit, inside your spirit being is your soul. You and your soul live in a physical body. When the body is removed, the mind is more knowing that you think it is.
To strengthen your spirit, you should pray and believe. Believe things that you pray for will come to pass. But Jesus also says that you must forgive your brethern. So it's a command to forgive.
Your steps to developing your spirit consists of :
1.) Practicing meditation. Meditate on the Word. Take time to meditate on the Word. Don't meditate on the pain or your finances etc...meditate on the Word of God. Talk to yourself about it. Mudder day and night that you may see into what you're meditating on.
2.) Spend time with the scripture that covers your situation. Meditate on it. Talk about it. The more you hear it, the more you belive it. The more you believe it, the stronger your faith becomes.
The word will change the picture!
3.)Become a doer of the Word. An actor of the Word. Make up your mind that whatever is in the Word is truth. Example: "By His strips you were healed!" If you are sick and on your way to a doctor; go to the word first, not ater. (If you're on your way to s doctor, go to the Word first; even on your way to the doctor).
4.) Take the Word personally. Place yourself in agreement with what God says about you in that ord. make up your mind that you are who God says you are. You can do what God says you can do. You can have what God says you can have.
Put yourself in agreement with God.
When you put these steps to successfully meditate on God's Word into practice during your quiet time and throughout the day, you will begin to see a dramatic shift in your thinking, believing, speaking and receiving. Don't be a spectator in this life - reach out and take the supernatural success God has in store for you!
Be an actor of the Word...(James 1:22)
Determine to do everything written in the Word. Alter your lifestyle to fit the Word instead of trying to alter the Word to fit your lifestyle. Obey, the Word by faith. Don't try to do it. Don't hope to do it. Just do it! because the Bible commands you to do it.
Put the Word of God Above All Else!
Ask in any matter of life, what does the Word of God say about this?