“And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.” Matthew 13:58 (HCSB)
The enemy wants to distract, discourage and make you question where you stand and what you believe! The bottom line is he wants you to doubt what you believe, to lose your passion and ultimately to see your heart hardened! A calloused and offended heart becomes a tool, even a weapon in the enemy’s hand! There were only a few things that was said to make Jesus marvel, and one was unbelief (Mark 6:6).
A hardened heart is what causes people to become blind to what is going on right now. There are actually people who refuse to see what is standing right before them. Their hearts are hardened. Unbelief leads to hardened hearts. Unbelief is rampant in our nation, especially in regards to the Holy Spirit and the supernatural. But it is also in regards to what’s going on in our nation and world. Unbelief creates a veil over our eyes (2 Corinthians 4:4) like cataracts.
Unbelief leads to rebellion and lack of rest (Hebrews 3:7-8). Ultimately it leads to turning away from God (Psalm 106). Unbelief caused people to miss what Jesus was doing right in front of them! “But despite all the miraculous signs Jesus had done, most of the people still did not believe in him.” John 12:37 (NLT)
Hearts are hardened and don’t want to believe what is happening right before then. Demonic infiltration has happened in high levels of civil and business leadership, but worse, in the church. Witchcraft is real, and there are wolves in sheep clothing! Wickedness is more prevalent than most want to admit. Many refuse to believe the media is simply propaganda and spewing a narrative rather than communicating truth. The level of corruption in our world is staggering. Many were surprised the election could be stolen. Many more were shocked that they could and continue to get away with it! After a while hearts get hardened and lose the fiery passion to live, fight and stand for Jesus! If you are reacting to this post, you may have some of the toxins of unbelief operating in you!
Cry out for God to give you eyes to see what is truly happening, even if it is not what you want. Pray for an increase in the manifestation of the power of God. Jesus displayed signs and wonders to reveal His glory (John 2:11). But even then, people needed eyes of faith to see and believe. Pray for a fresh new heart and renewed spirit (Ezekiel 36:26-27). Pray for God to verify and stand on His word (Jeremiah 1:12, Isaiah 55:11)! Pray for ways and opportunities to encourage other believers, especially ones who are struggling (Hebrew 3:12-13). Pray that any unbelief and hardness of heart would be broken off of your pastor, and that God would restore the firm foundation of his faith. Pray that unbelief would be broken off the church across our city!