Faith is to Believe and Speak

Having God kind of Faith

2 Corinthians 4:13
New King James Version (NKJV)

13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,”[a] we also believe and therefore speak,


  1. 2 Corinthians 4:13 Psalm 116:10

Jesus speaking to the Fig Tree

Fig Tree, Picture of Self Righteousness

Mark 11:12-24
King James Version (KJV)

12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:

13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.

14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;

16 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.

17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.

18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.

19 And when even was come, he went out of the city.

20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in ( OF ) God.

23 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.

24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

  • Have God’s faith, God kind of Faith
  • Fig tree : picture of Self Righteousness
  • Mountain : Rabbinical Expression for a big problem
  • 3 times say, 1 time believe

First time Fig Tree mentioned in Bible

Man’s Covering

Genesis 3:7
New King James Version (NKJV)

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings ( loin – Up to the waist ).

  • Man’s solution/covering is imperfect

God’s Covering

Genesis 3:21
New King James Version (NKJV)

21 Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed (fully clothed) them.

  • Picture of Jesus sacrifice
  • Perfect Covering
  • Remission of sins by Shedding of Blood

Death and Life

Proverbs 18:21
New King James Version (NKJV)

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.

  • God don’t want you to die
  • Death is an enemy to God.

Purification of Heart by Faith

  • Faith is to Believe and then speak
Matthew 5:8
New King James Version (NKJV)

Blessed are the pure in heart,
    For they shall see God.

Acts 15:9
New King James Version (NKJV)

and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Jesus spoke to the wind

Mark 4:39
New King James Version (NKJV)

39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!”And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

Jesus spoke to a man with Infirmity

John 5:8
New King James Version (NKJV)

Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.”

“Let there be light”

Genesis 1:3
New King James Version (NKJV)

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

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