How does doubt function?
It exalts the notion of self-council. Doubt is the voice of natural man. It favors the kingdom of self, the control of self, and is antagonistic toward the incoming regime of the spirit of God. If the voice of doubt is not silenced, then the Christian man integrates this voice into the voice of the spirit of God and begins to assume that this voice is the Spirit of God. And even though this voice contradicts every sentiment, command, and promises of Scripture, it is deemed the “wise” voice and it is viewed as astute and conscientious Christianity to follow it.
If this voice of doubt is not silenced then the Christian life is built on the false premise of self-council rather than Spirit-Scriptura council thus generating a life that lives from flesh as its source rather than from the spirit in faith and love. And such a life is a sin unto God, it cannot please God, and is damnable in the eyes of Heaven.
If you focus on the facts rather than experience you will integrate and examine safely the word and evidence of God.
“He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.” Roman 4:20-21
By grabbing His evidence and knowing that He cannot lie, He cannot change, He can do everything He says, it is not a wishful thinking, but our comforter’s will to save us.
However, the moment you turn away from doubt, from Satan, and you truly rely on God, you need to be tested. It is mentioned in the scripture as the faith test. Because, do you mean your choice? God cannot stand a wafer. That’s why you should keep focused and keep walking toward God.
Faiths knows that the natural man, the natural world, and all the natural laws defy the living God and His ruler ship and therefore seeks not the council, the endorsement, the validation of these icons of culture to back the idea of belief. And in fact fully expects them to attempt to refute it.
Be sure that by relying on God, Satan will use what is around you to contradict your belief. That’s how it works, I’m just preparing you. Expect the world around you to test what you stand for.
Noah was tested by a cloudless sky for more than 120 years. That’s quite a long time. 120 years building an arc without seeing any sign that it’ll rain.
Abraham was tested by both the sheer impossibility of the promise and the interminable passage of time. Indeed, his wife was getting older and older and years kept on passing.
Jacob was tested by the long dark night.
Caleb was tested by 31 hostile giant empires.
David was tested by the lion, the bear and the 12 ½ foot tall man beast.
Mary and Martha were tested by Lazarus’ four days in the tomb. Jesus-Christ certified them that the sickness will not end up in death.
Even if Jesus-Christ looks out of town like with Lazarus, stay trustful that He is keeping His promise. Don’t listen to the surrounding, stay fixed, look at Jesus-Christ. He doesn’t change and He keeps His promises.
The disciples were tested by the boat filling up with water. What, is Jesus-Christ sleeping? Panic in the air? Jesus rebuked them not to have faith!!
Peter was tested by the natural laws of water and man walking upon it. The entire natural world says that nobody can walk on water. The boat wavered because of the disciples doubt. Jesus asked them to keep their eyes on Him. To have faith in Him!John was tested by the sight of the Messiah suffering, dying and being buried. The Messiah, who came to deliver them, got crucified. The apostle was seeing Jesus suffering, dying and being buried. Where is the confidence here? It is just at this point that should be declared that “My God is victorious; He cannot be defeated, when my God promises, He cannot lie and He keeps on fulfilling His promises.” That’s the faith that is the ultimate wisdom.
“That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus-Christ.” 1Peter 1:7
“Give, and it will be given to you.”Luke 6:38