... because of their unbelief

Matthew 13:53-58 53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. 54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? 57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. 58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

What is amazing to me is that the people recognized great wisdom and great power and instead of receiving Him they defaulted to the physical image they already had of him. This shows a people who did not know history because had they truly known past prophesy they would have known him. They would have had the understanding and the miracles and wisdom spoken would have just been the proof. Instead they were offended by him. They had so much focus on the natural and in tradition (not even fully understanding why certain things became tradition in the first place) that they missed the supernatural. And he did not many mighty works there because of THEIR UNBELIEF. Matt.13:58 How sad is this! Jesus went around pouring the love of the Father out on everyone who asked and would recieve. He came to his home country to love on those who knew him, were related to him, who He grew up with and they were offended by him. 😢 They not only rejected the message and power of Jesus but the love of the Father. What are you in unbelief of today? Are you missing out on the outpouring and love of the Father because you just can't believe it, or maybe because your doctor said or the test results said. Has someone spoken lies over you your whole life so it's offensive to hear that God wants you well, He wants you healed, He wants you whole and he desires intimacy with you? Is your unbelief keeping you in bondage to fear, anxiety, sickness, pain, poverty, lack, selfishness, pride. You've never seeing a miraculous healing, your doctor says there is no cure, your pastor said God heals some but not everyone and he gave you a disease to teach you a lesson so you are offended by what I'm sharing. Friends Jesus said, "If you've seen me you've seen the Father." No where in scripture did Jesus refuse to heal anyone, even gentiles which was not acceptable in that time. Jesus never told anyone that God wanted them sick. He never sent anyone to the doctor for healing or the church leaders to cast out demons. And he never told anyone to change their diet, take these pills and exercise. Now I am by no means saying any of those things are bad at all. Nutrition and exercise are important but it should not be our run to cure, it should be a part of our plan. Jesus is our run to cure. Understanding and wisdom of God and his word are the run to cure. Jesus healed while on earth and he gave us his Spirit and a command to take the gospel to the ends of the earth and heal all who are afflicted, cast out demons in Jesus' name and walk in the power of the Spirit. (Mark 16:14-18) God not only wants you well, He wants to use you to make others well. Those who have eyes let them see and those who have ears let them hear.

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