KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:64 KJV” But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.”
We learnt in our previous discussions that, the word of God is Spirit and life. It is the highest principle that rules everything in this life. Submitting to it is the only means to unlock the mighty potential within it. The Lord said there were some of the people with Him who did not believe all that He was telling them about the word. In actual fact He knew what was in their heart and the one who would betray Him. This is very unfortunate yet there are many professing Christians who do not believe what the word teaches.
What on earth could make a people walking daily with Jesus yet refuse to believe all that He says, after seeing all the miracles the Lord did? Judas His financial secretary later betrayed Him for only thirty pieces of silver. You may be saying now that, Judas was too callous. Consider the many acts of unbelief and blatant disobedience that you might have done. Every act of disobedience and stubbornness is a function of unbelief.
Unbelief is also a product of an unconquered self.
You should be a crucified(dead) man to be able to follow Jesus.
Gal 2:20 KJV” I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Death to self is the main stance that leads the child of God to overcome the devil. (Rev 12:11)
The blatant show of unbelief demonstrated by the children of Israel was a sign of a very high level of self-centeredness. Believing in the concept of the word is to accept something which one has not seen as real, yet because God’s word says so he accepts it as real. Thomas said, until I see the nail print in His hands, I will not believe. Jesus after correcting Thomas, said, blessed are those who have not seen yet they do believe (John 20:28). This is what many are not ready to do, and so they have become unbelieving believers.
It therefore takes death to self to act in real faith.
Please note: it is not just hearing the word that builds faith, but a heart that is dead to self that would build faith when it hears.
You may do the following:
- Accept you are crucified with Jesus.
- Take time to hear the word and meditate on the scriptures by accepting promises as personal prophecies from God to you.
- Speak out those prophecies to yourself always.
- Act on them believing they are already fulfilled
THOUGHT: FAITH IN GOD IS NOT A RISK, BUT RATHER IT IS THE VICTORY
1 John 5:4 KJV “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith”.
Psalms 34:5 KJV “They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.”