Evil Heart of Unbelief
Posted September 14, 2005
Psalm 45:6-7, "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. v.6
Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows." v.7
These verses refer to the anointed Lord Jesus. You can be sure that if you are anointed of God, with the anointing of Jesus, you will hate wickedness. The anointing hates wickedness.
I John 2:27 says, "The anointing which you have received of him abideth in you, and you do not need that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him."
You can be sure that the anointing of God will not lie.
Psalm 97:10 states, "Ye that love the Lord hate evil...."
Psalm 101:3 says, "I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me."
Mark 11:22-23, "And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. v.22
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith." v.23
Psalm 97:10 says, Ye that love the Lord hate evil, and doubt is evil. I hate doubt in my life. It keeps two things from me that God has given me. I am convinced that doubt is what keeps us from receiving the promises of God.
In Hebrews 3:7-9 it states, "Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his voice, v.7
Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: v.8
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years." v.9
For us to harden our hearts requires a decision of our will, and the hardness tempts God. Pride causes us to harden our hearts. Humility releases God's grace in our life.
In James 4:6 it says, "But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble."
Continuing in Hebrews 3:10-13, "Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. v.10
So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) v.11
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. v.12
Unbelief separates us from God.
But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. v.13
The sin of unbelief causes our hearts to be hardened. All sin comes because we refuse to believe the gospel. If we believe the gospel, we will be doing what I John 1:7 states, "But if we walk in the light (gospel) as he is in the light (gospel), we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." This verse tells us that when we believe the gospel, sin is exposed, and the blood of Jesus Christ will cleanse us immediately of that sin. Let us consider what Jesus demonstrated in Matthew 9.
In Matthew 9:2-7 it states, "And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. v.2
And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. v.3
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? v.4
For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? v.5
But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. v.6
And he arose, and departed to his house." v.7
Jesus ministered the anointed gospel and the sin in this man's life was forgiven at the time he was healed. Sin is not a problem, if we are believing the gospel.
Continuing in Hebrews 3:14-16, "For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; v.14
While it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not you hearts, as in the provocation. v.15
For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses." v.16
God bless you,