Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. Mark 6:5 NKJV
Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief. Mathew 13:58
Jesus marveled at the unbelief of people in His hometown. Unbelief in Jesus is the dominant religion of our time!
Does this mean Jesus can only do mighty works when He is supported by the faith of His followers?
Some people believe in the theory of evolution even though there is no real evidence to support it. Some people believe a great explosion created the heavens and the Earth even though they cannot explain what caused the explosion.
People do not believe in the God of the Bible for two primary reasons. Either they do not want to believe (bias against God) or they have been deceived.
Unbelievers influence other people and we find ourselves living in a world that opposes the transforming work God wants to accomplish in us and through us!
God created the heavens and the Earth without the support of human faith. Jesus created Adam and Eve without anyone around to believe He could.
Jesus performs a miracle every time someone responds to Him in faith. There is one miracle Jesus cannot perform unless we believe in Him. Jesus cannot bring a person born dead in trespasses and sins to newness of life without faith in Him!
What is God’s will for people who live in this age of unbelief? The Lord wants us to believe we have been born separated from His love and protection by sin. God wants us to repent of our sin. He wants us to live by faith in Jesus Christ!
Jesus did no mighty works in His hometown because He knew the hearts of the people. Jesus knew they would not respond in faith regardless of the miracles they witnessed.
Jesus is God. He does not need our help. Jesus does want us to join with Him by praying for people who are in bondage to unbelief!
Jesus wants us to trust Him enough to believe He can save our friends and family members. Jesus wants to use us to share the message of salvation with people who have not born again unto everlasting life!
Can Jesus perform miracles even in the midst of unbelief? Yes He can. Jesus can use you to perform the greatest miracle of all. Jesus can use you to bring people out of bondage to unbelief.
Ask Jesus to give you a believing heart!
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