“Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:”
Two times in the Book of Hebrews the phrase is found, “…because of unbelief.” It was because of unbelief that Israel could not enter into the Promised Land. It was because of unbelief that they could not experience God’s will for their lives. It was because of unbelief that they were not able to see God’s miraculous power. Unbelief kept these people from seeing and experiencing the power of God.
However, it was the belief of the next generation that allowed them to conquer the Promised Land. It was the belief of the next generation that allowed them to experience the blessings of God’s will. It was the belief of the next generation that allowed them to see and experience so many of the miracles that we still talk about today. The difference between these two generations was their belief. One generation didn’t have the faith to believe; yet, the next generation had enough faith to believe God, and that is why they were able to see Him perform the miraculous through their lives.
The greatest hindrance to the work of God is unbelief. Unbelief has always been the hindrance that kept God from doing what He wanted to do and can do. When Jesus walked this Earth, it was the unbelief of a city that kept Him from performing miracles in their lives. Jesus often said to the disciples that their faith is what kept them from being able to do the LORD’s work. It has always been unbelief that keeps God’s people from seeing and experiencing God’s mighty power.
Let me ask you, what is your unbelief keeping you from doing? Is your unbelief keeping you from doing God’s will for your life? Many people are afraid to step out and do the LORD’s will because they are afraid of failure. Many people won’t do the LORD’s will because they don’t believe they can do it. Your unbelief is the only thing that keeps you from doing what God placed you on this Earth to do. Just like Israel, you will wander around in life never doing that for which the LORD made you, and not seeing the miracles that God could do through you. The only thing between you and God’s will is your unbelief.
The only thing between you and seeing God’s power work miracles through your life is your unbelief. Why is it that when you were a child you believed God could do anything, but now that you are an adult you have put limits on God? The only reason you have placed limits on God is because of your unbelief. Let me ask you, when has God ever failed you? When was it that God didn’t fulfill His Word in your life? Can you point to a time when God didn’t follow through with what He said He would do? The answer to these questions is that God has never failed; however, you have limited God because you don’t believe Him, though your history with God proves that He has always come through.
My friend, faith in God is the only way to conquer unbelief. You are just going to have enough faith in God to believe that He can still do the miraculous today. Don’t let it be said about you, “Because of unbelief, they could not…” Instead, let it be said about you, “Because of their faith, God was able to…”