“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.”- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.
“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.”- Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.
“Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.”- Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929.
“Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances.” -Dr. Lee De Forest, inventor of the vacuum tube and father of television.
“Everything that can be invented has been invented.”– Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.
We are all touched by unbelief in one way or another. Many of us see it as a harmless, healthy dose of doubt that we need from time to time. But God sees unbelief as rebellious sin! When God brought the children of Israel to the promised land, they sent spies ahead to scope out the land. Ten of the spies came back with a report full of fear, lies, and doubt. The people listened to these men, rejecting Caleb and Joshua’s full-of-faith testimony that God could do what He was leading them to do.
The result was that the children of Israel were given 1 year of judgment for each day the spies were gone: which equaled 40 years! Each one of the fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, and grandparents would perish in the wilderness, with only the next generation and Caleb and Joshua being allowed to enter in.
The application here is dramatic: are you living a paralyzed life of unbelief? What is God calling you to do? Where is He calling you to go? He wants to bring you into the fullness of the promised land, a land flowing with milk and honey, but your faith is the admission ticket! Throughout the Gospels it was unbelief that Jesus marveled at, and often would not do miracles where people were doubting. Don’t allow Satan to whisper his lies to you anymore.
Remember this familiar quote?
“You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” —Satan to Eve in the garden of Eden.
Give God your doubts, and begin living the fruitful life of faith today!
“Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, In the day of trial in the wilderness, Hebrews 3:7-8