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Prayer 2021 - Pastor Robert Thibodeau EPISODE 125, 6th May 2021
Prayer 2021 - May 6 - Binding and Loosing pt 2
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Prayer 2021 - May 6 - Binding and Loosing pt 2

Scripture For Today:

 

1 Kings 8:48


“…and if they turn back to you with all their heart and soul in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and pray to you toward the land you gave their ancestors, toward the city you have chosen and the temple I have built for your name…”


Binding and Loosing pt 2

Yesterday, we studied the prayer of binding and loosing as outlined in Matthew 21. Today, I want to look at this from Mark’s perspective in Mark chapter 11 verses 12-14 and then 20-26.

Verses 12-14 say, “And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry: And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if perhaps he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter forever. And his disciples heard it.”

Then, in verses 20-26, we read, “And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, calling to remembrance, said to him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursed, it is withered away!

 And Jesus answering, said unto them, Have faith in God. 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 says shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

And, when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: (so) that your Father also, which is in heaven, may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father, which is in heaven, forgive your trespasses.”

Once again, notice at the end of this passage that Jesus is telling us to FORGIVE other who might have offended us. Amen! We can see that, in the eyes of God, forgiveness MUST BE IMPORTANT! We see here that UNFORGIVENESS is the ONLY thing that can hinder our prayer that Jesus mentions. Look at it again…

And, when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: (so) that your Father also, which is in heaven, may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father, which is in heaven, forgive your trespasses.”

He is simply telling us that our prayers will not work if we have an unforgiving heart. But if we maintain a forgiving attitude, we can be assured that our prayers will be answered. Amen! Praise God! Don’t shout me down when I’m preaching good!

In these two passages of scripture, we see Jesus is talking about believing you receive WHEN YOU PRAY. In Mark 11:24, Mark is saying the same thing that Matthew records in Matthew 21:22. Sometimes, we need to see something two different ways so it adds emphasis to what is being explained. 

Matthew 21:22 says, “And all things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.” 

In Mark 11:24, we see, “Therefore I say unto you, what things soever you desire, when you pray, believe you receive them and you shall have them.”

Jesus said in Matthew 21:22, “And all things, whatsoever you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.” Well, that is the same as saying, “What things soever you desire – believe that you receive.” Amen! Do you see it?

“Well, brother Bob, what if we didn’t receive when we prayed?”

I’m so glad you asked…and that is what we will cover in tomorrows session. Amen!

Let’s pray!

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