The third enemy of FAITH is unbelief.
Just because you are a believer in Christ, doesn’t mean you cannot entertain unbelief.
Unbelief is the refusal to accept a truth, to think that something is not possible even when told it is.
Unbelief is a twisted belief in impossibilities, in the power of failure over victory; it is to unconsciously think or act like God is not able to do what He said, He will do.
Unbelief is to elevate transitory circumstances over the rock-solid truths of God’s Word.
Unbelief destroys faith; faith is believing with corresponding actions to the word of God.
Take a look at this example:
‘Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”
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,”” Matthew 17:19-20.
The disciples didn’t succeed at casting the demon out, because of their unbelief. They tried, but thought it was not going to work.
They didn’t believe in the authority delegated to them by Jesus, so all they did was in vain.
Unbelief totally destroys faith, yet pure faith even when it is as small as a mustard seed could do the work.
Faith works effectively in its purest form. It is not the size, but the strength of your faith that does the job.
Jude said; “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,”Jude 1:20.
Unbelief is a sign of lack of trust, confidence, and faith, in God’s word. It is a decision made either consciously or unconsciously.
Thomas made it, because he was basing his faith on sensory perceptions.
“The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe,” (John 20:25).
Unbelief is always prevalent in the lives of those who elevate what senses perceive over what God’s word says.
To move from unbelief, train yourself to uphold the supremacy of God’s word in your life.
Make conscious decisions to trust in the word regardless of what you feel, see, hear or think.
God’s word is dependable, and it is the foundation of your faith. Speak in tongues often so that you can build up your most holy faith — purest state of faith, free from unbelief, doubt or fear.
In my next article, I will show how to fully overcome all these enemies of faith.
~ Robert Ssesanga
Pastor Robert Ssesanga founded Aflame Gospel Ministries and is Senior Pastor of Aflame Gospel Assembly in Kampala, Uganda. An author and speaker, he travels internationally preaching the Gospel with signs, miracles and wonders, as God attests to His word with power. His emphasis on victorious living and enjoying the supernatural life has impacted many lives in many nations. His passion is to demonstrate the gospel and impact generations.