DIG for Tuesday the 12th of May…..faith is not the issue, the issue is unbelief….. Mark 9 v 24

We have been looking at faith for the last few DIGs, and have seen that we all have the same measure of faith and it is the faith of Christ (Romans 12 v 3, Galatians 2 v 20 and Philippians 3 v9).

Lack of faith is not an issue for us today.

The issue is unbelief.

We can all have faith and believe, but also at the same time all have unbelief.

The job of the Christian today is not to try and get more faith (after all you have the measure of faith and it is the faith of Christ) but to get rid of unbelief.

In 2 Peter 1 v 3 we read that we already have been given all that we require for life and godliness, and the way to see this manifest is knowledge of Him.

In this context Him is referring to Jesus.

The way to remove unbelief is through knowledge of Jesus, and that can only be found in one place, in the Word of God.

The whole of the Bible is about Jesus, from Genesis 1 v 1 through to Revelation 22 v 21.

By immersing yourself in the Word, gaining knowledge and understanding, you can remove unbelief from your life.

You will then see the manifestation of life and godliness that we are promised in 2 Peter.

Unbelief robs us of what the Lord has already purchased for us, unbelief ruins live and unbelief kills.

Knowledge of Him, through the Word of God, is the destroyer of unbelief.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your inspired Word, and thank you through understanding it has the power to change my life”.

Mark 9 v 24…..And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief


DIG for Monday the 11th of May….. met at their expression of faith; the father with unbelief…..Mark 9 v 24

One of the people that I empathise most with in Scripture is the father of the boy with the dumb spirit (Mark 9 v 17 to 29).

The father could be said to have less of an expression of faith than the other people we have looked at recently, but for me he certainly is one of the most honest men in the Word.

He is a believer in Jesus; he calls Him Lord (Mark 9 v 24).

But he knows that his faith is not operating at the level he requires, and knows he is full of unbelief.

He is honest with Jesus and admits he has doubts and fears, all caused by his unbelief.

Jesus even meets this man at his level of faith and at his need.

The compassion, love and mercy of Jesus have no bounds, even reaching a man who has levels of unbelief.

This is true for us.

We can have doubts and fears and we can have unbelief, yet Jesus will still meet us at our level of faith and minister to our needs.

Jesus does not demand 0% unbelief before He will help us and minister to us.

He knows our hearts and knows at what level so faith and unbelief we are operate from, and He still loves us!

Take heart today even if you know you have unbelief in your life; take heart and know that Jesus loves you and wants to minister to you.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ, and thank you for His love, His compassion and His mercy”.

Mark 9 v 24…..And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief

DIG for Friday the 13th of June……the danger of unbelief…..Hebrews 3 v 19

Unbelief is a dangerous trait in the life of the born again believer.

You may be thinking but if I believe how can I have unbelief; well, we read about this in the Word so that is good enough for me (Mark 9 v 24).

We can believe in Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, yet have unbelief around aspects of what we can receive through His finished work.

In a number of situations in the Word we read about the nation of Israel not entering the Promised Land, and this is a picture (type or shadow) of us not moving into the abundant life that Jesus has provided for us.

In this example the writer to the Hebrews is talking about Moses not leading the people into the Promised Land (Hebrews 3 v 16 to 18) and said this was because of unbelief (Hebrews 3 v 19).

Unbelief meant that they did not possess the Promised Land that the Lord had provided for them.

Unbelief means that sometimes we do not possess the “promised land” of healing and wholeness, joy, peace and prosperity that the Lord has provide for us through the finished work of Jesus Christ.

All that we need for life and godliness has already been provided for us (2 Peter 1 v 3), but we can miss out on this if we do not fully understand and believe about what Jesus has already done; we can miss out because of unbelief.

My friend, unbelief is a killer!

But it is a killer that can be destroyed.

Unbelief is destroyed by renewing your mind to the truths of God and the Kingdom that we see in his Word.

The Bible is the killer of unbelief; or it can be if we spend time in the Word, meditate on the Word, understand the Word and allow it to renew our minds.

If we understand (or believe) the truths in His Word then the Word will make us free (John 8 v 32); notice that it does not say read but understands.

It takes work and time and effort my friend, but it is work, time and effort well spent.

Do you need to see change for the better in areas such as healing and prosperity?

If yes then you need to remove some point of unbelief from your life.

To remove that unbelief read, mediate, learn, understand and believe what the Word of God says about that area.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word, thank you for the truths held within that if I know and believe will set me free”.

Hebrews 3 v 19…..So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief