Good morning Friend, I trust you had a great weekend. A lot of literature has been written about the subject of faith and it almost feels like we have been saturated by the Faith Message. Today I’m glad to provide an alternative to the Faith Message we have always heard; “Some More Faith Message”. Oh yes! There is no other alternative to the Faith Message except for some more of it. The whole essence of the message of faith is for it to be heard as repeatedly as possible. As believers, we should never get tired of hearing that message of life. Romans 10:17 makes it clear that the God Kind of Faith that has the capacity to move mountains only comes by hearing and hearing. Like one of my instructors said, Faith leaves by having heard. The moment you think you’re having too much of a truth, you actually begin to lose your grasp of it. You get too familiar and begin to lose the power inherent in it. The purpose of this post today is to remind you of this like precious faith that was delivered unto us. It is by it we overcome the world, it is by it we glide over the vicissitudes of life and produce results after the God kind.
Mark 11:23 (KJV) 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.
This is one of the most profound and authoritative words that ever escaped the lips of Living Jesus. It is so absolute, the conditions so clear and the expected result so predictable. WHOSOEVER, SHALL ASK WHATSOEVER, AND SHALL NOT DOUBT, BUT SHALL BELIEVE, SHALL HAVE are the absolutes you find in this ageless verse of scripture. Why would Jesus speak with such confidence and put his integrity on the line over such a declaration. I want to believe it is because He only lived by such a kind of Faith. The Faith business was no longer a venture he explored whenever he faced a brick wall; it was a life style for Him and rightly so… Heb 10:38, Gal 3:11, Romans 1:17 and Hab 2:4. We are going to consider these absolute variables and discover how they can be combined to produce results after the God kind. These are the kind of verses that knock religion down to its wretched face.
1. WHOSOEVER: God has never been racist, partisan or discriminative as many of our religious clergy have represented him. He is the WHOSOEVER kind of God who literally does not care who you are, where you’re from or what your past looks like and doesn’t consider them in relating with you. Even at the time when Jesus was sent only to the stock of Israel, He still had some time to attend to gentiles; The Centurion, The Syrophenecian Woman. He had time for the blind, the lame, the deaf, the dumb, the possessed, the mad and even the dead. The rich, the poor, the publican, the politician, etc. Jesus gave audience to whosoever under the old covenant, talk more of now that in Christ Jesus, there is neither Jew nor Gentile, where all are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise Gal3:29. Whosoever shall call upon the name of The Lord shall be saved, Romans 10:13 and this “whosoever” can receive anything from God at any time using the right access codes. Do you qualify to be called “whosoever”? oh definitely! Then you can get the God kind of results and wrought righteousness in this kingdom.
2. SHALL ASK WHATSOEVER: Jesus used the mountain as an example here in this scripture, but in actual sense he meant whatsoever. It may be anything; a child, promotion at work, a car, a house, money, a spouse, etc. it could be anything. However this “whatsoever” must be provided for in the Grace of God. Whatsoever Grace has not made provision for cannot be accessed by Faith. Now this is where some folks become more catholic than the pope and say things like “what if it is not the will of God for me to have this or that?”. Let me answer that with this logic; Jesus died for our health which is all encompassing of all kinds of sickness or disease. If I peradventure have a cold and need healing for that, do I need to ask if God wanted me to have my cold healed since it was not expressly stated in scriptures that God wants my cold healed? God covered EVERY kind of sickness when He took those stripes on the cross, so I simply reach out and get my healing. As long as I am asking if it is God’s will to heal my cold, I will remain sick of it. In the same vein, if we desire anything His prosperity has provided for through Grace 2 Cor 8:9, then we can have it. What we must consider however is our motive for asking. Is it to consume it on our lust or we are asking for it because we truly need it just like a child would need good food to grow healthy and strong? God loves us and wants the best for us. He doesn’t always scrutinize our desires as long as it lines up with His Word. The beautiful thing about God is that when we fellowship with Him to a degree, His desires become ours and we would not ask anything that is outside the perimeter of His will for our lives. WHATSOEVER means WHATSOEVER. Remove the limitations in your mind, He has promised to provide for all your needs according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus. Just reach out and get it.
By God’s Grace, next week, We would continue with the remaining 3 variables in this passage of scripture. When we understand this really profound truth of God’s Word, results will begin to answer to us after the God kind. God wants you to have His kind of results and that’s why He has revealed this truth to us in His Word. God bless your heart and have a productive week ahead.