FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Scripture: Colossians 1:19-23, Mark 11:23-24
In Colossians 1:19-23 we are told, “For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight—if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.” What Paul gives us here is the five-step process of growing into the fullness of accepting being made blameless. Step 1 is, we address and repent of our wicked works through the Blood of Christ, believing and declaring they are eradicated as if they never existed! Mark 11:23-24 says, “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Let us consistently apply this truth to current missteps. Let’s thoroughly and vigorously apply this truth to old actions and events that carry painful memories and evoke guilt! Command the mountain to be removed!