June 20, 2012 in Doers TV Christian Blog with
When you read the 11th chapter of St. John, there is the famous story of Lazarus, who Jesus raised from the dead. The real story line is about Lazarus’ two sisters Mary and Martha. Jesus was trying to get Mary and Martha to believe what they desired.
Mark 11:24 says “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
Desire for a thing you need or want comes almost naturally. In other words, you do not have to teach a person to desire what they are carving for. The problem for many Christians is not the “desire” for God’s promises, but believing God’s promises.
Now let me bring a balance right now; we are not talking about desiring “stuff”: and “things” just to consume them upon our lust. And we are not teaching on desiring a “name it and claim it” pimp doctrine taught by many of the false teachers we see on Christian TV who are only after your money, not your well being.
In St John 11 chapter Jesus actually cried or wept in this account. Many assume he was crying because Lazarus died. But remember, Jesus purposely waited until Lazarus died before he came to see about him. Jesus wanted to prove a point to help the unbelieving – believe by a miracle he was to perform – raising Lazarus from the dead.
But it was the encounter Jesus had with doubt and unbelief in Mary and Martha and others that I believe had him crying. He knew Lazarus would be risen from the dead before he got there. Doubt, fear, and unbelief in those he called “Believers” always grieved Jesus.
Mary and Martha had the desire to believe Jesus, but not the faith. And that is why we call it Faithless Desire. Many of us have a desire for the promises of God, but no faith to believe God will manifest those promises on our behave.
Faithless Desire is desiring the promises of God , but doubting you will ever receive them from God.
Are you suffering with “Faithless Desire”. Make a decision to believe in spite of what you feel.
Give us you thoughts on this teaching and leave a comment now. God bless you.