Beloved, I have provided rest for you, you only need to enter into it. It is available to all who will fix their minds on Me and not on the worries of the world. I am faithful. Do not be counted with those who do not believe Me and could not enter into my rest because of their unbelief. Have faith My child. Enter into the promise of rest, peace and joy that I have already provided for you. I am enough for you. Hebrews 4:11
When My people who are called by My Name repent and turn from their wicked ways, I will heal them and their land. I will remove the reproach of their enemies. I will tear down the barrier walls in their hearts. I will remove the veil of deception and bring them into the light of My Son. Salvation comes to those who believe and confess. Redemption is near to the broken-hearted who release their sorrows and trust in Me. My saving power is available to all who come and all who are seeking. Turn your heart toward Me. Remove unbelief and doubt. Trust in the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ. you will not be disappointed.
My child, do not walk in unbelief. When you do, you are calling Me a liar. Satan is the one who lies. Focus all your unbelief on his lies. Trust Me. I am the truth, they way and the life. Believe, trust and obey Me. My light shines brightly through a yielded believing vessel.
My child, abide in Me for apart from Me you can do nothing. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. Believe this My child. Don’t let any unbelief reside in you. Truly believe and truly receive all I have for you. For without faith it is impossible to please Me.
John 15:5-7 Hebrews 11:6
My child, I am taking you on an adventure of a lifetime. Be ready to experience miracles. Be open to the move of My Spirit in ways you have never seen before. Have an expectant open mind. Wash away all doubts, fears and unbelief. Get rid of the negative mind set and let Me move you into the miraculous.
“What does my sin say about my faith?” Well, though it may be pretty ugly, I wouldn’t beat myself up too badly over it. Of course we fail to believe God perfectly! Jesus remains hidden, and we are but human. And even though Jesus, being our example, never sinned in His humanity, it doesn’t mean that we’ll ever reach such a level of perfection while here on earth. No matter how good we ultimately become as God’s children, we will always experience shortcomings in various areas of our lives.
Still, accepting the reality of our circumstances doesn’t mean that we turn a blind eye to God’s truth. Being naïve to the dynamics of sin as it relates to both faith and obedience, unbelief and disobedience, merely serves to weaken our ability to make right choices. The insightful writer of Hebrews says: “Take care, brethren, lest there should be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart, in falling away from the living God. But encourage one another day after day…lest any of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.”(Hebrews 3:12-13) Notice here how sin hardens us, in turn fostering further unbelief. Like a snowball—growing in size and gaining momentum—sin and unbelief feed on each other, serving to lead the believer further down the path toward alienation from God.
In order to prevent this from happening, we must guard our heart—even from seemingly insignificant sins. At the very least, disobedience stalls our growth. At worst, it hardens our heart to the point where we simply cease to believe. Allowing unbelief to take root is absolutely foolhardy, for when faith is shattered, God no longer has a basis for relationship with us.
While absolute sinlessness may not be attainable, walking in the holiness of Christ is. This is why we must never surrender to the domination of sin in our life, but rather set our heart to pursue growth in our faith through obedience. Even though we’ll never fully arrive at the perfection of sinlessness this side of eternity, the important thing is to keep moving forward.(Philippians 3:12-14) God loves watching His children work out their faith in this way, and will never fail to shower His blessing on those He finds so doing.(Philippians 2:12-13)
To answer this question of the weakness of the flesh, we must look beyond the question of sin to the issue of faith. Faith is the basis for our relationship with God.(John 1:12, Ephesians 2:8) It is simply impossible to come into relationship with God without it.(Hebrews 11:6) Our faith is God’s supreme treasure, and our obedience to Him is the evidence that faith exists within us.
Paul talks about “the obedience of faith.”(Romans 16:26) In Romans 6:16 he tells us: “…when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness.” Therefore, obedience is the litmus test of faith—the proof that faith exists.
In the same way, disobedience clearly reveals the presence of unbelief. In talking about the Israelites’ sin in the wilderness, the writer of Hebrews says: “And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient? So we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief.”(Hebrews 3:18-19) Here sin and unbelief are inextricably linked.
Disobedience—sin—is born of unbelief. So when we sin, we prove that we harbor some level of unbelief in our heart. To test this hypothesis, just imagine how you would behave if Jesus, in all His glory, visibly appeared to you. Would you sin? Of course not! The last thing you would want to do is displease Him in any way. Unbelief would be totally eradicated, and therefore disobedience wouldn’t be an option at all.
Excerpted from: Free from the Power of Sin: The Keys to Growing in God in Spite of Yourself
My child, My timing is always perfect. All you need to do is trust Me. When you worry excessively and remain anxious, it proves that you don’t have your trust fully in Me. Make the commitment to believe Me instead of fearing the future. Choose to put all your trust in Me instead of trying to control your circumstances. Have faith instead of living in unbelief. Your actions prove what you believe. Choose to believe Me.
My child, I want so much for you to believe Me – Really believe that I am who I say I am and that I will do what I say I will do. Never doubt Me. Your faith will grow as you make the choice to believe instead of doubt. I desire that ‘choice to believe’ become automatic and doubt becomes non-existent. Then you’ll experience the wonder working Power of My Holy Spirit on a continual basis. Don’t limit what I can do because of your unbelief. Choose faith.
My child, have I not given you promises in My word? Have I not assured you time and time again that I will take care of your needs? Trust Me then. Make the decision to believe Me instead of the lies of the evil one. I desire faith, not unbelief. Choose to believe Me and do not be anxious. I will bring about every promise and every word that I have for you. Set your eyes squarely on Me. Watch and see what I will do as you choose to believe Me today.