What hinders faith ?

Unbelief hinders signs, wonders , and miracles among the people of Jesus’ hometown. They were too familiar with his human family living there and so took offence that he could be so different from them.

Matthew 13:58 [Full Chapter]
Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

Unbelief among the disciples hindered their work of faith. They had more than enough faith, even moving a mountain , but unbelief caused by looking at the physical and natural instead of the spiritual, had blocked them from using Jesus’ supernatural authority and power to heal and deliver the epileptic boy. The disciples still could not understand that they were dealing with the supernatural.

Matthew 17:20 [Full Chapter]
So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

Unbelief in the spiritual is not normal. Jesus marveled at how come people could be so perversed when they persisted in looking at the physical world and treated it as all there was.

Mark 6:6 [Full Chapter]
And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.

How to overcome unbelief ? Be honest. Admit it. Cry out to God to help.

Mark 9:24 [Full Chapter]
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

Unbelief is caused by hardness of heart. Yet Jesus was not detered by the unbelief of some disciples. He told them off. Then He also told them God’s good plan for them.

Mark 16:14 [Full Chapter]
[ The Great Commission ] Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.

Unbelief of man cannot change God’s plan.

Romans 3:3 [Full Chapter]
For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?

Abraham’s positive example of walking by faith : he didn’t allow human natural unbelief to overcome him. He continued his faith walk that gave glory to God thereby having his faith strengthened.

Abraham, father of faith
Abraham, father of faith

Romans 4:20 [Full Chapter]
He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,

Others’ negative example : the Israelites couldn’t enter the promised land because of unbelief. Unbelief means unbelief in God. What a sin ! What a price they paid !

Hebrews 3:19 [Full Chapter]
So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
———after posting the above , I received this following link which is most relevant and confirms the message today !

http://www.awmi.net/devotion/jesus/jun_02

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