14And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it. (Mark 11:13-24)


Jesus was hungry and saw a fig tree that already had leaves, which led Him to believe it had figs. But that wasn’t the case. There were no figs. In response, Jesus cursed the fig tree with His words, saying, “No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever.”

Jesus talked to the fig tree. This verse says, “Jesus answered and said unto it.” That means the fig tree had been talking to Him. Some people think this is weird, but things talk to us all the time. Your checkbook tells you that you don’t have enough money to make it. Your body tells you that you’re sick. Situations speak negative things to us without saying a word. Most of us pick up on these negative comments and speak them right out of our mouths, thereby giving them power over our lives.

Jesus did the right thing. He used His words to silence the hypocrisy of this fig tree. It professed fruit by having leaves, but it didn’t possess it. It had spoken something to Him that it couldn’t deliver. Jesus said that it would never yield fruit to anyone ever again—and it didn’t! It immediately died at its roots, and its death was visible the next day. (Mark 11:20)

Jesus’ disciples were overwhelmed with this miracle and questioned Him about it. He said that this was the power of words. Anyone who speaks in faith, without doubting in their heart, will have whatsoever they say. This works in the positive or negative.

Whenever a negative circumstance starts speaking to you today, talk back to it in faith, and watch the situation change.