“Anyone (Whosoever you may be) who does not love (show any kind of care, compassion, or concern) does not know (possibly comprehend or understand the ‘meaning’ or ‘nature’ of) God, because God (however you choose to define such) is love.” (is “Love Expressed”.) 1 John 4:8. “In him (Jesus of Nazareth. The Messiah/Christ) was (STILL IS) life, and the life (that which dwelt within Him) was (STILL IS) the light (the energy, power, or source) of men.” (humanity). John 1:4. (English Standard Version- with my own emphasis and insights added.) “That (Jesus) was (STILL IS) the true (very) Light, (Glory of God) which lights (brings the Glory of God to) EVERY man (and woman) that comes into the world.” John 1:9 (King James Version- with my own emphasis and insights added.) “without me (Jesus) ye can do nothing.” John 15:5. (King James Version.) Apparently, apart from Moses, Jesus of Nazareth was the only man in all of history who could “prove” the ‘existence’ of God! And if He couldn’t ‘explain’, or at least ‘demonstrate’, the “Power of God” to those of His own time and culture then; He would have found it like, if not MORE DIFFICULT, to explain/demonstrate today! What could He possibly have meant when he said to his Apostles, “… without me ye can do NOTHING.” Certainly, such an audacious statement would make anyone say, “WHAT?” I think Jesus MEANT “JUST THAT”! If he was and IS all of who he claimed to be; then “literally” what he was saying was, “I am your source of “Consciousness Itself!” Again, WHAT??? But, before you think I have no basis to ‘even suggest’ such; consider… Jesus said to Phillip in the previous (John, Chapter 14:9) mention of the same incident, “Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Phillip? Whoever (not just the Apostles) has seen me HAS SEEN (Has come to “comprehend”, “grasp”, or even vaguely “understand”) the Father. (the One Jesus recognized ‘AS’ GOD). How can you say, ‘Show (demonstrate for us) the Father’?” Jesus in asking of this question states, “Haven’t I already made it possible for you to even vaguely comprehend who “the Father” is?” Truly, without Him (GOD) we can do NOTHING! Amen.
“Freed from the Law” from Ligonier Ministries http://www.ligonier.org/rym/broadcasts/audio/freed-law-june-2019/
DEAD AT THE ROOT
Mark 11:24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Jesus speaks a word to a fig tree that no one shall eat from it again but when they pass it again at the end of the day, no one comments on any change in it. The Word of God has been spoken to it but you can’t see any physical change yet. Then 24 hours later, they again pass the tree and Peter sees that it has withered away.
Normally a tree dies from the extremities down and while the root is viable, it can still have life. However, Jesus’ word goes to the root and it dies from the root up.
Sickness too has been dealt with at the root by Jesus, even though it may still be visible to the eye. Jesus pulled sickness out by the root and declared ‘it is finished’ along with all that He accomplished for us. As you identify with and see what He has done for you, that spiritual reality starts to manifest physically in your body and the symptoms wither. See that sickness pulled out by the root from your body!
Jesus said to have faith in God. The confidence to believe comes from confidence in God Himself, that His Word carries His power and that the Holy Spirit moves on the Word of God. It’s not a hype or a confidence in who we are or in our own level of faith-it’s faith in God.
Then, Jesus, standing at the Mt of Olives, says in verse 23 to speak to your mountain (not speak about it!). You may not have a word to move a specific mountain but you do have a word that says ‘I am the Lord who heals you’, ‘He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses’, and ‘by whose stripes you were healed’.
When He said, “and does not doubt” it literally means ‘doesn’t differ in his heart to what he says with his mouth’ ie believe what you are speaking! Declare Jesus’ victory to your problem.
You believe that you receive it first, seeing that sickness destroyed at the root; declare it boldly and then over time you will see the symptoms wither away.