Greetings in The Mighty Name of Jesus, The Christ!!!
“But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
“And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief."
Brothers and Sisters do you really Believe that Our Lord Jesus CAN and WILL do Miracles in Your Life? Is what You Speak and Pray just Words Of Air having No Validity? Our Lord Jesus Demands that we whom He Saved, whom He Bought by His Blood to Walk contrary to the World, Believing in Him we have not seen.
If we do not have Faith, Believing that Jesus will do on Our Behalf then, why Seek, why Ask, Why Knock at all? I have seen Faith In Jesus and His Power and Authority move in ways that can only bring Him Praise. Jesus said that all it takes is the Grain Of A Mustard Seed to move a Mountain, so then, why is Your Mountain No Moving?
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you."
Jesus cannot, will not Move if Faith has No Action… I know some are saying, “I have Prayed…”, “I believe…”, but see these things are only the beginning of The Walk In Faith. Action is Required Emotionally, Physically, Acting Upon. Jesus Moves on My Behalf because I Emotionally and Physically Walk In What I Have Asked. Now, before I get too far, there are Principals that must be already in Action. We Must be Walking In Obedience, both to The Word and The Holy Spirit, Surrendering to The Will Of The Father. In other words, you cannot Ask, Seek and Knock for things Outside The Will Of The Father. I cannot ask to be a Millionaire and expect to be one just because I Prayed, but, if it is within The Will Of The Father, to bring Jesus Glory, then it will be done, even as I have asked. I am speaking at the simplest form of Faith, there are times when Faith is more complex in the Asking.
Elijah Spoke In Faith to bring fire down from Heaven, consuming the sacrifice, alter and those of unbelief, one man standing against 450 prophets of Baal. Noah for 120 years Spoke In Faith that a flood was coming and did but it took 120 Years Of Faith, Walking In Action. Daniel Spoke concerning affairs he was in, still fighting not seeing the victory, took 120 days of Fasting and Prayer before an answer came.
Sometimes Faith must have Evidence To Stand In before Faith can function as with Doubting Thomas who had to have Physical Understand before Faith could work, but, Thomas still had Faith that Jesus was the Messiah.
"6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways."
The Wavering is Disbelief that Jesus is able to answer, there is No Faith, but just Words. Jesus cannot Move, will not Move under such Disbelief, because you do not really have Faith that He can.
If Jesus is Not going to be Gloried in what you have Prayed For, what you have Faith For then you have Asked without Understanding to that in which you have Asked and Prayed For. In All Things Jesus must be Exalted as Savior and Lord.
Jesus said I will Move on Your Behalf but, you Must have Faith and Doubt Not…
"20 And when the disciples saw [it], they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this [which is done] to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. 22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."
"24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth [his] hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased."
"37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. 38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? 39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"
Sometimes Our Lord Jesus must Move First in order for us to Move In Faith, it is to Cast Doubt Out in Whom Jesus Is and Can Do. They are Lessons that Solidify Faith For Greater Works to Glorify Jesus. There are many Lessons that Jesus had to teach in order for Faith to be Produced.
There are times when Faith, like with Noah, can be to a very weary travel before the Manifestation can come forth. There are those who are looking for Jesus to Move, for some, Jesus will not move because you do not Understand what you have asked for and in what you have asked for would bring No Glory to Him, but bring Disaster to you. For some you have not waited long enough, others you are at the finish line and are giving up.
Jesus will Move in His Time and in His Way but Faith and Obedience MUST be at Work. We Must Understand that when Jesus Moves it is to His Glory and is usually manifested for others to See and Believe Whom He Is.
Many like to quote the following Scripture…
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
The Substance is Walking forward Believing In Receiving Of Those Things We Ask… Before They Are Manifested In The Flesh!
So, in bringing this to a close, there are Two Main Things that will keep Jesus from Moving In Your Life, Disbelief and Disobedience, or three, if you count Fleshly Desire. Jesus wants to Move in Your Life and will as long as His Principals are followed According To His Will.
The Movement Of Jesus Is To…
“Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth."
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."
Amen and Amen!!!