Because of your unbelief…

The only time in the Bible that we see Jesus get mad with people is when they had unbelief. In fact, a few times, he would strongly rebuke them, such as  in Matt 17:17, in response to their unbelief he says, “You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer am I going to have to put up with you?” I used to read this passage and wonder, why does Jesus have such strong feelings about unbelief. He does not seem express these strong feelings toward his followers about sin, hypocrites, or corruption.

As I began to dig deeper I began to understand that its not so much that the people did not believe anything. You cannot be held responsible for something you were never exposed to. Non-belief is not believing anything, while unbelief is choosing not to believe. The followers of Jesus literally refused to believe the words  He spoke. Everything in the Kingdom of God is based upon belief. So without belief, you do not have salvation, healing, deliverance, or anything.  ‘Unbelief’ is one of those spiritual words that through the years does not really have any practical usage in today’s society, so lets just call it what it is.  If you do not believe the words of Jesus, you are basically calling him a liar. You are basically attributing the chief description of the devil, to Jesus. He is not a liar, there is nothing that He has ever spoken to you or anyone else that has not come to pass, so therefore this is the ultimate insult and form of blasphemy.

Are you calling Him a liar today? Has he  given you his word concerning things that He would do for you, and you just brushed His words aside?  How would you feel if someone called you a liar? Especially if you never lied, and was not even in your ability to lie? The Word of God is the most powerful thing in this universe, it is the ultimate rock that we can trust and stand on. In John 1, Jesus is defined as the Word which became flesh.  Jesus, His Word, and the promises of God are all one. So the next time you just throw away his promises which He declared in his Word, just know that you are calling him a liar.

Troy Anthony Smith is a successful entrepreneur and the founder of Demonstrate It, an organization that believes in healings, signs, and wonders. Mr. Smith currently resides in Hollywood,CA, where he can be found at the grocery stores, malls, and street corners, laying hands on the sick, casting out demons, and declaring the good news of the kingdom of God.


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