In Mark 11:23-24 it states,
“Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea’, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
This principle of believing was expressed in the lesson from the withered fig tree. When Jesus and his disciples came from Bethany, Jesus was hungry and took to eat from a fig tree he saw in the distance. The only problem was that the fig tree that looked to be in leaf from a distance was not in season to bear figs. Jesus then cursed the fig tree and his disciples heard it.
When Jesus and his disciples passed by the same fig tree the next morning, they were astonished at the fig tree’s appearance- for it was “withered away to its roots.”
What is Jesus saying here?
He is saying what Mark 11:23-24 states, that if you believe in a thing and have no doubt in your heart that the thing will happen, it will happen for you.
Jesus gives strict warnings about the wickedness of the heart in other scriptures found in the Bible, but when God has given you a pure heart and he has given you the ability to discern what is from him- he will give you guidance on what it is he has for you. When you receive this guidance, by faith you must believe him.
We must believe in God when he tells us things and know that through Christ Jesus we have already been rewarded these things.
Stay lifted my friends, and keep on believing.
God bless you.