SHUT OUT OF THE LAND
When most Christians face desperate situations in their lives: Hebrews 3:6-19
… terminal illness.
… loss of job.
… mounting financial problems, where there seems no possible solution.
… seemingly impossible situations and problems within their marriage and with family members…
They face the seemingly insurmountable obstacle of unbelief. They pray and cry out to God. They bind and lose and do everything they know to do. They repeat God’s promises over and over, make positive confessions, and exercise the power of positive thinking, hoping somehow to produce enough faith to receive the answer to their prayers. But, when they don’t receive the answer they want when they expect it, they begin to vacillate in their faith.
The question is, why aren’t we seeing more answers to our prayers? God has planned that the Church of Jesus Christ operates in the same manifestation of faith that Jesus operated under. Through the Holy Spirit, He has given you power and authority over Satan to heal the sick, cast out demons, and raise the dead. Yet, in the majority of our churches, there is something desperately wrong. We are not seeing a manifestation of what we profess to believe.
Why aren’t we seeing a greater manifestation of God’s healing power where the blind receive their sight, the crippled get out of their wheelchairs and walk, cancers are dissolved, and all manner of diseases are healed? We say we believe God’s promises and believe He is able to perform miracles, yet, we are not experiencing a manifestation of them in our lives.
What has hindered the Body of Christ from walking in the powerful supernatural dimension of faith God has planned for us? Why are there so many weak and stumbling Christians in our churches today? What is missing? What is holding us back?
The major obstacle blocking the Church from entering the fullness of God’s power and blocking you from receiving what you need from God is unbelief. It was fear and unbelief that kept an entire generation of Israel from entering the Promised Land:
But with whom was he grieved forty years? Was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. (Hebrews 3:17-19)
In the Amplified Version, verse 19 is translated, “unbelief had shut them out.” Don’t let your unbelief shut you out of God’s Promised Land!
Make this declaration:
I refuse to be shut out of God’s promises by unbelief