The Power of Unbelief
Question: Why is it that many churches do not operate in the full power of the Holy Ghost to heal, deliver and set free? Why is the full manifestation of the Holy Ghost not expected?
I have seen many people come into church afflicted with sickness, disease and demons and leave church Sunday after Sunday still afflicted. I remembered a few years ago fervently praying for the healing of a young boy who cried out in a service, as the pastor preached the child cried out in a fit, it was so bad, I felt compelled to go and pray for him but nothing happened. I have prayed for a dog and it was instantly healed, and I know God values that child over any animal, so what happened?
I have asked God this question over and over again, Lord Why? What happened to the power of the anointing in the church? The power of the Holy Ghost operating through your saints, why does it seem like it’s a hit and miss? I pondered this for years to no satisfaction. When I prayed for that child I truly believed that God could and would do something, but it seemed that me just asking was not enough to make a difference and I have seen this same result many times over when prayer went up in the church for the afflicted. Now, understand, I believe the Bible, I believe that God will answer me when I pray, no matter what I prayed, but there seems to be something more to it than just simply asking. I had the faith, now do I believe that God can do it. I knew I had faith then, and surely I must believe that He could do it then, but nothing happened. John 14 lets us know the importance of believing right before asking.
John 14: 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
A few months ago as I brought this once again before the Lord, I was reminded of an instance where Christ could do NO mighty work.
Mark 6: 1-6, focus 4-6
4 But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.5 And He could there do no mighty work, save that He laid His hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
The Lord revealed to me two things, nothing was wrong with the power, Christ had the power of the Holy Ghost at His disposal, after all it is His power; however something was different with the people/environment in which He was operating in. We know that the power of Faith can move mountains, but do you know The power of unbelief can also turn that mountain into a force that SEEMS unmovable even by God. We know that nothing is imposs