A Barren Fig Tree Cursed

April 3, 2023 in Bible Verses About... by TGV

Bible Verses About…
A Barren Fig Tree Cursed
101-BVA, (Matthew 21:18-22)
Objective: Mountain-moving faith!

“Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry. And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away. And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither away so soon?” So, Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” (Matthew 21:18–22, NKJV)

Life Application: If we have faith—unwavering faith in the Omnipotent God, do not doubt, and believe that He hears us, we can remove mountains! Faith is necessary to please God. In the eleventh chapter of Hebrews, we see how those Old Testament individuals saw the wonders performed by faith. Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah (childbirth at 90 years old), and even Rahab, the harlot, believed in Yahweh, the God of the Bible, and was saved during the fall of Jericho! If God can honor the faith of the unbeliever Rahab, what about you? Aren’t you His child?— (Compare Matthew 6:30). But wait a minute—are you praying in faith? And remember, “faith without works is dead” (Jam 2:17). Faith and Obedience go hand in hand (Rom. 1:5; Rev 14:12).

We need to keep a few things in mind for God to answer our prayers. First, a confession of/ repentance for sin; a conviction of the fact that whatever is asked is within the realm of God’s will; a sincere and persistent prayer from the heart; a belief in God’s Word (promises) on what is being prayed for; lastly, a Mountain-moving faith that “believes” the outcome of the petition being presented to the Almighty God even before that specific request is “received,” answered, or experienced in life. That’s why “righteousness” was credited (deposited into Abraham’s account) because he believed and received the promise— promises which embraced the coming Messiah (Gen 12:3; 15:5; Rom 4:3). Beloved, today God desires that we demonstrate such faith. Would you?

Notice the three steps to the Practice of Faith (Mt 21:22):
A. Ask— “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7, NKJV)

B. Believe— “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1, NKJV)

C. Receive— “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3, NKJV)


That’s your “TGV Daily.” Until next time, Count your many Blessings!


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