This one has meat with our milk brothers and sisters!! LOL Over the past couple of months,the Lord has been showing me some truly amazing things through both his word,and his wonderful grace! What I am about to share with you, I can take no credit for! Nor will I! I present this to all of you,so you yourself can judge this!I want you to! No brother or sister has all truth,we know in part.( 1Cor 13:12-13) But from LOVE some parts are reveled to us his children. Children such as us, who care so deeply both, for the Lord and for each other. Faith is given in the same measure to all true believers. ( Acts 10:34) Since faith comes from God himself,no on can have less or more then another! That may shock a few of you. hehe. We know that only a grain of mustard seed of that faith is required to move any mountain.But yet why is it, that at times the mountain seems to not budge an inch? A lack of faith??LOL NOPE!! But many Churches have taught this to us! And have convinced many of us, that this is the truth.It is not the truth brothers and sisters! So can one have faith and unbelief at the very same time?? YES!!! This man did!!( mark 9:19-29!!) (matt 17:17-21) Only with a different twist on it!!A very impotant twist! I had always believed in matt 17 that this demon could only come out from prayer and fasting!!LOL That is not what jesus is saying here! LOOK CLOSE!! verse 20 It is not prayer and fasting that is required to cast out the demon,prayer and fasting is so we the believer can cast away our unbelief! To line our flesh up with the eternal rather then the natural! ( 2 cor 4:16-18) So am I saying that faith and unbelief are different? If I was pulling you on one side,and another was pulling you from the other side, with the same strength, where would you end up? LOL Yep right where you are! The disciples paid attention more to what the person was doing foaming etc.. then on the promise God himself already empowered them for! There is nothing what?? impossible for who??( luke 1:37!) Since we as believers are sealed in Holy Spirit( eph 1:11-14) and since God has already given every believer EVERYTHING!! that pertaines to life and Godliness! ( 2 peter 1:3-11) What faith can any believer lack in?NOTHING!! So it is not our faith that lacks! It is rather our unbelief!( the natural,our 5 senses) Let me show you some more verses so you can better see. Did the Lord lack faith for those he prayed for in his hometown?( mark 6:4-6)NOPE!! verse 6!! Not faith here rather unbelief by them!! here! The feeding of 5000, which with women and children was really about 15 thousand!5000 men! ( mark 6:34-44) Now watch something!! Jesus then told the disciples to go into a boat and go ahead of him,verse 45,after saying farwell, he went to pray,now evening came,the wind as jesus was seeing the wind was against his disciples in the boat, as they were having a most difficult time. Jesus walked on the water to them. They thought it was a ghost! And cried out! As Jesus stepped into the boat the wind stopped. And verse 52 is the key verse here!! For they had not gained any insight from the incident of the loaves but there hearts were what??YES hardened! unbelief can hardened a believers heart, so they will not recieve! It is not faith in which you lack brothers and sisters,it can be from a hardened heart! Unbeilef causes such. When our eyes are not on the promises of God's Word,and look only to what is around them at present! Emotion and feeling take control, and when they do,hence unbelief! Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God,then!!! How faith can be hindered!!faith we have!but does unbelief hold our faith in bondage?this only you know! Abraham had no more faith then we do!!BUT!! he had more belief then we do! When told Sara would bear a child,he took God at his Word,never did he have any unbelief in anything God told him! In self Abraham bore Ishmael, by God alone!! he bore Isaac! Sometimes we as believers look to help God out, LOL When really we are the ones the need HIs HELP!! AMEN!! God' s help comes from the belief of the promises Abraham never saw!( heb 11:13-19!) ONLY BELIEVE!!!!!! ( mark 5:35-36!!) Notice something here!! The only disciples Jesus took with him from here are Peter,james and john the brother of james!WHY??? LOL because the rest had unbelief! ( mark 4:24)Jesus gave a great example here of just that! Last month I was told there was no way i would get a new car! The bank told me,my brother told me,and my mother told me!I was not looking to them for my help!! LOL 3 weeks later the bank changed its mind,and money which I did not have enough of was covered by the Lord for me! Because i had great faith???? LOLLLLLLL!! NO because i had no unbelief in Jesus who cares and LOVES ME!! I have learned so much these past 2 months brothers and sisters!! I thank my Lord Jesus daily!For his loving kindness and his understanding which I sit under daily! I do this, not because i am better then any of you!!I do this because jesus provides! because Jesus LOVES ME!! Because as he first loved me,can I only love all of you! In HIS PERFECT LOVE!!! ( 1 john 4:17-19) before you pass this word off in your own life as meanless,you may want to consider following your faith in perfect belief! The rewards for doing so are large indeed! And bring so very much hope to others! Because Jesus is not just about us! He is about showing others himself through us! To God be all the Glory forever amen!