How many times have you gone shopping only to hear so much annoying background noise that they call music coming over the PA system? Some of it can be quite offensive and even cause you to shop quickly just to get out of the store!
But wait – that’s not all we hear in the “background”. What about TV commercials advertising all kinds of drugs and even glorifying sickness and disease? Does this actually affect us? Yes, it certainly does!
Listening to any kind of negative input will eventually affect your faith and cause unbelief to embed itself into your mind (soul) and eventually get down into your heart (spirit). This also includes the daily news!
That’s when it becomes dangerous because it will drain your faith. All that negativity is called unbelief and unbelief will negate – cancel out your faith. And even though you might have some faith operating, the unbelief will cancel it and you won’t get your desired results.
Now would be a good time to ask: how in the world can you have faith and unbelief operating at the same time? Because you can have faith for what you’re believing for but in the back of your mind the record of unbelief is playing: it won’t work this time, it’s taking too long, you haven’t done everything right, etc. So what’s the answer?
Drain the unbelief! Cut it off! Stop listening to all those negative commercials, negative friends, so-called traditions that are contrary to the Word of God, and even the news! Just know much negative news do we need to feed on every day? Remember, everything you listen to is feeding you and most of it you really can’t afford to eat! What you see, hear, smell, taste, touch can cause unbelief if it’s contrary to God’s Word. That’s why Jesus told us to be watchful about what we hear because it will get in us and multiply – good or bad!
Mark 4:24 (KJV) 24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.
When you drain the unbelief, your faith will begin to function the way it’s supposed to – even a mustard seed-size faith will work wonders if it’s not contaminated by unbelief.
There’s so much to do and we need to be operating on “high power” in these end times. Let’s get rid of unbelief, get into God’s Word, and get back on track in developing our faith so we can move mountains!
Proverbs 4:23 (KJV) 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Proverbs 4:23 (AMP) 23 Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.
Matthew 17:19-21 (KJV) 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? [Speaking of the demon.]
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. [Speaking of unbelief, not casting out the demon.]
Romans 10:17 (KJV) 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Mark 11:22-23 (KJV) 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.