Matthew 13:57-58, “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. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
This is a very sad couple of verses. They are verses about what could’ve been. Jesus could have done many mighty works, but He was hindered because of the people’s unbelief. Oh that it would not be said that we hinder the mighty works of God because of our unbelief.
I don’t know about you, but I want God to work through me. I want to be a vessel that God can use to accomplish something for Him. I never want to hinder God. I never want to quench the Holy Spirit. However, many people have hindered God’s work because of their unbelief. Even Jesus’ own disciples were hindered by their unbelief. Matthew 17:15-16, 19-20 says, “Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief.”
We must believe God and trust that He can do many mighty works in our life. Elijah believed that in I Kings 18. It was him against 850 false prophets. He was confident that God would come through for him. To prove it, he even poured water on the altar he needed fire on. Elijah didn’t hinder God’s work because of his unbelief. Let us determine that we are not going to hinder God because of our unbelief. Let us believe God and allow Him to use our life to do many mighty works for the cause of Christ.