The Kingdom Warriors' Blog

11/09/2016

The enemy’s weapons: Unbelief

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 15:05

What is the difference between doubt and unbelief?

When you doubt, you really don’t know what to believe, but when you have unbelief, you choose not to believe.

What are the reasons for choosing not to believe?

There are several reasons why a person can chose not to believe. We will have a look at some of them.

Understanding

Sometimes we encounter things that cannot be understood in a human way. Then it can be easy to dismiss the whole thing, but the Word of God tells us to trust in the Lord and not lean on our understanding.

Prov. 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

Vested interest

Sometimes we are so stuck in seeing things the way we want, that we simply do not want to see the truth. We choose not to believe in the truth, because the truth does not suit us.

Demonic influence

Evil spirits can use both our understanding, and our self-interest to get us into unbelief, but it can also be a direct attack from the evil spirit world. The latter applies to those who find it difficult to receive salvation. The enemy has blinded them.

2 Cor. 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers …

Why does the enemy try to get us into unbelief?

· When it comes to unsaved people, the answer is obvious. The enemy does not want them to be saved.
· The reason the enemy tries to get us into unbelief is that it limits us, making us less dangerous for him.

We can be affected by other people’s unbelief

It was hard, even for Jesus, to perform miracles in Nazareth because there was so much unbelief.

Mark 6:5-6
5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.
6 He was amazed at their lack of faith. Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village.

How should we deal with attacks of unbelief?

First, we need to let God and His Word be more true to us than our understanding, and our carnal nature.

Prov. 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

Second, we need to command spirits of unbelief to back off from us, and from people around us.

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