Commanding the Deceptive Places
Matthew 21:21: "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.'"
Now, Jesus had just cursed a deceptive and a fruitless tree. He was teaching you and I that in our pursuit of God, we never have to settle for an imitation of victory. Through prayer, we too can speak to fruitless areas in our own lives and break their power to deceive. In addition, we can speak to those areas ahead of us that seem impossible to pass over and command them to cease from hindering our forward progress.
Now, more than ever, it's time to pray.