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Coming live from turtle30cshell.com I am your host Christina Farris. Today is February 12, 2016. Today Message is entitled:
God Will Grant The Desire Of Your Heart|
Today's Scripture Passage is from:
Mark 11:12-33 KJV
Jesus chooses to explain the deepest desire of our heart by the death of a fig tree, he declared he would no longer bear fruit. See whatever we ask of our Heavenly Father He desires to make it happen. He desires to move the mountain in our life, the mountain of sin. If we can believe God grants the desires of our heart and we witness this, we also understand His ability and power to forgive our sin. Jacob told the Lord if he would bring him back to land of promise He would worship Him. For fourteen years Jacob was in a foreign land. Gaining two wives, sons, livestock and more. God calls him to return to his homeland. Jacob desire was to live in the promise land of his fathers. This story is found in Genesis. Fourteen years is a long time to be away from home, but the desire was to go home. He was not even very far away from home when God showed him the ladder to heaven. Yet he desire something more then heaven at the time was his family. Sin will take you further then you want to go. Jacob lied to his father to steal the birthright he had already bought from his brother Esau. His father not knowing what Esau did. Esau was his father's favorite and he was going to be bless by his father, and Jacob betrayed his father by pretending to be his brother by disguise. His father was blind and old. He would not know the difference. Jacob deception would cause his father desire to kill him, so he would have to leave. His mother told him to go to her people. God would call Jacob back to the land of promise, the land of his people fourteen years later.
The power of God to grant our desires is not always given at the time we ask for it. God has a timetable to meet the needs and desires of your heart. Sometimes, he takes us through the valley before getting the mountain top. And other times we walk the edge of the mountain only to once again go to the valley in our life for a reason. The journey is long, but the gift of God is plentiful. Nothing will happen that is not common to man. Yet with faith God through Christ Jesus heals our diseases, heals our soul, mind and spirit. Repairs the damage of life road. The greatest miracle is the forgiveness of the heart and the ability to forgive others.
The Pharisees got angry because they did not understand the power in which Jesus had. They did not understand the power given to Him was from heaven, because He was the Word of God and the Son of God in the flesh. Jesus asked about John the baptist and his authority, of whether John authority was from heaven or not. The Pharisees were scared to answer him, because despite what they said it would effect the crowd. The Pharisees desired the people not to follow Jesus, but many followed anyway. Jesus refusted to tell the authority given him to make the fig tree dry up and the mountains to move in people's life, for they would not believe.
Our biggest failing is not believing the word of God. Our biggest failing is not thinking it is possible to receive the gift of God. Our greatest worry is perhaps God not forgiving us of some sin we did, but I can tell you this Jesus paid the price for all our sin. He came to redeem the world if they only would believe. It takes faith to believe in God's redemption plan for mankind. Do you have faith today? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved and confess your sins and He is able to forgive you of your sins.
When this passage begins it also talks about Jesus turning over the money changers and casting out those who desired to make his house a den of thieves, for God's house by all nations should be a house of prayer. This anger the pharisees because they were profiting off those who sold in God's house. The fig tree was only a sign of how the sin of the Pharisees was fixing to dry up. They would no longer produce fruit. In fact the would plot on how to destroy Jesus. As we lead up to the crucifixion of Jesus, let us hold to knowledge that God had a plan to save his people from their sins.