Shut Out Unbelief

Matthew 12:33-37
 
When Peter begin to sink in the storm because he took his eyes off Jesus, the Lord rebuked him and asked, “Why did you doubt?” Peter had seen Jesus heal all manner of diseases, cast out demons, open blind eyes, multiply the five loaves and two fish to feed 5,000 and raise Jairus’ daughter from the dead. Yet, when he took his eyes off Christ and began to focus on his circumstances, he began to doubt.

 

Beloved, is your faith beginning to waver concerning the promises God has given you? Have you allowed your eyes to become focused upon your circumstances until your heart has become filled with fear and unbelief and you cannot get the breakthrough you need? Christ is saying to you, “Why do you doubt?”

There is no reason to ever doubt or question! Jesus’ power and presence are just as real in the midst of His people today as it was when He walked upon the earth 2,000 years ago. It’s time for no more doubt, no more wavering. We are breaking down the walls of unbelief.

In Hebrews 3, the Apostle Paul reminds us that the children of Israel failed to enter the Promised Land through their unbelief and then warns: “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God”(Hebrews 3:12). One of the greatest dangers you will ever face is that unbelief would gain entrance into your heart. Paul said, “Take heed!” You must be constantly on guard and watching so there will be no opening for unbelief to enter your life. Shut out all unbelief and refuse to allow it into your heart!

Once unbelief enters your heart, it will affect your thoughts, the words coming out of your mouth and your actions. Instead of releasing faith to believe God for the things you need, you will be living in doubt and defeat. Jesus said, “…For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh”(Matthew 12:34). If you allow even the slightest trace of unbelief into your heart, you will eventually begin to murmur, complain, and speak words of doubt, fear and unbelief. If doubt remains, it will eventually lead to disobedience and rebellion against God.

God intends you and me to operate under the same power, the same authority, the same anointing, and the same manifestation of faith that Jesus had! But how is that going to be possible? The supernatural faith manifested in the lives of the disciples and believers in the Early Church was not something they were able to produce through their own efforts. They didn’t try to work it up. They received a divine infusion of the supernatural faith of God on the Day of Pentecost when Jesus came to dwell in them by the Spirit. Faith came with Jesus. He is the Source, He is the Author and Finisher of your faith. (Hebrews 12:1-2). Jesus is synonymous with faith. There is no manifestation of faith, no reality of faith, without Jesus!

Shut out unbelief! Don’t allow your heart and mind to be filled with thoughts of doubt and unbelief. Reject them and keep your heart and mind fixed upon God and His Word. Meditate upon His promises until every fibre of your being is literally charged with faith!

Make this declaration:

I am shutting the door on unbelief. I am rejecting it in the Name of Jesus. I will keep my heart and mind fixed upon God and His Word. I will meditate on His promises.