Hebrews 4:1-2 (KJV) 1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
The Israelites refused to be persuaded and it kept them out of the Promised Land.
Unbelief – what is it and how do you know if it’s operating in your life?
First of all, let’s define what unbelief is as it pertains to God and His Word. Unbelief can simply be ignorance, meaning you just don’t know something. This is remedied by instruction and good teaching.
Unbelief can also be caused by wrong teaching, where you believe something that is contrary to God’s Word. This too can be remedied by good teaching and by countering the wrong teaching with God’s Word.
Another kind of unbelief is where you let your five physical senses or experience determine what you believe regardless of what God’s Word says. This kind of unbelief is remedied by prayer and fasting to take back control of your five physical senses and let your spirit man dominate. You also need good sound teaching of God’s Word.
So, what’s my point and why should anyone care if they have some unbelief operating in their lives? Because, even a little unbelief can keep you from partaking of the promises of God. And, unbelief means that you’re unpersuaded in believing God’s Word. If this is so, how on earth can you ever operate in the things of God and see His miraculous hand in your life?
My observation of many Christians is that they are steeped in unbelief, and seemingly baptized in it! But worse than that is that they are content to stay that way. When confronted with the truth, they argue their right to believe the wrong way. Go figure!
And here’s the problem: if you don’t have love of the truth, you set yourself up to believe the lies of the devil and he is all too willing to accommodate you. How can you believe for the healing of your body if you think that it’s not always God’s will to heal and you never know what God will do?
We always know what God will do because we have His Word and He always does what He has said in His Word. Now that should be very comforting to you.
If Christians knew and believed God’s Word, they would be able to pray the Word and inoculate themselves against sickness and disease, particularly the coronavirus that has made headlines worldwide in recent months.
Too many times I have witnessed Christians turning to the medical field for answers to their physical problems rather than seeking God and His way for healing and health. The problem with this is that the medical field doesn’t always have the answers as we have seen with the onslaught of the coronavirus. But God always has the answer. Our part is to get into His Word before we have a problem and do things His way because His way always works.
It really saddens me to see people suffering – especially Christians – and yet they are so indoctrinated against God’s divine healing. This needs to change.
I’m going to give you some scriptures to stand on and get into your spirit so that when a problem arises, you will have your arsenal ready. And the best way to ward off sickness and disease is to stay in good health!
Meditate on the following scriptures until you truly believe them. This is God’s incorruptible Word.
Isaiah 54:17 (KJV) 17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
1 Peter 2:24 (KJV) 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Matthew 8:17 (KJV) 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
Isaiah 53:5 (KJV) 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
3 John 1:2 (KJV) 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Psalm 1:3 (KJV) 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Mark 11:23-24 (KJV) 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.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Psalm 91:10-12 (KJV) 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Psalm 91:5-7 (KJV) 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.