Open your mouth

Matthew 21:18-22 ESV

In the morning, as HE was returning to the city, HE became hungry.  And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, HE went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves.  And HE said to it, "May no fruit ever come from you again!" and the fig tree withered at once. 

When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, "How did the fig tree wither at once?"  And JESUS answered them, "Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' it will happen.  And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."

As a child I use to be confused by this scripture.  I couldn't understand why JESUS would not just make the fruit appear.  Why curse the tree?  Yet, as I continued to live and grow in HIM, I realized that it is often necessary to curse some things at its root and to speak death to it.

You see it was not about JESUS' hunger, nor about the tree not having any fruit.  It was about the law of giving and receiving.  You see the tree was taking of the nutrients of the ground and all that was available to it, yet it was not producing/yielding any fruit.

There are some things in your life that is not yielding any fruit.  There are some things that have been around for a long time.  So long they've taken root in your life.  They are draining your joy, peace, love and even for some your finances.

Today is the day that you open your mouth and say no more.  Today is the day that you tell fear no more! Today is the day that you speak to the thing that has its roots in your family, in your marriage and your ministry.  Speak even to the thing that has taken root in your mind.  Wherever it is, you speak to it!

Today is the day for you to take back your life; the abundant life that our GOD has prepared for you!  Do not doubt!  No matter how long it has been there, no matter how deep it's roots; today that mountain shall be removed in JESUS name!


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