I can’t even begin to apologize for the hiatus on my blog. So much has been happening to me since my Grandmother passed away in 2013. I found it really difficult to write but I want to start back again.
First I just want to give God praise. It’s been a difficult couple of years but with God all things are possible. I’ve been on an emotional roller-coaster ride and have needed to be alone to really hear what the Holy Spirit has been speaking into my spirit. I saturate myself with praise songs and one song that has been playing in my heart right now is called A Beautiful Exchange by Hillsongs.
I’m heading into a 21 day prayer and fast for the month of November. You are free to join me because in this month, my church and I will be dealing with the strongman of UNBELIEF.
The focus of this Strongman is found in Hebrews 3
Hebrews 3 (NKJV)
The Son Was Faithful
3 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, 2 who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house. 3 For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house. 4 For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God. 5 And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward, 6 but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.[a]
7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says:
“Today, if you will hear His voice,
8 Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
In the day of trial in the wilderness,
9 Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me,
And saw My works forty years.
10 Therefore I was angry with that generation,
And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart,
And they have not known My ways.’
11 So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest.’”[b]
12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called“Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, 15 while it is said:
“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”[c]
Failure of the Wilderness Wanderers
16 For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? 17 Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey?19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
I have bolded parts of the scripture for emphasis. We are God’s house and if anything, we must build on a strong foundation called FAITH. Can you imagine that a generation was killed off in the desert that they wondered around for 40 years because they harbored the spirit of unbelief which is what God characterizes as something that can be found in an “evil heart” in verse 12.
Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Unbelief causes you to abandon God and what God has said about you. Whatever you confess out of your mouth is a direct exposure of what is in your heart. If you harbour doubt in your spirit, you are struggling with unbelief. I know that there are areas in my life that I struggle in my faith, but that is why God emphasizes that we should fight the good fight of faith because he know that the Devil isn’t after your money, your possessions or your life…he is after your faith. The moment you abandon your faith, your life becomes forfeit.
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.