Before the public broadcasts of television evangelists, Americans still believed in God’s power to perform miracles. However, after organizations like the Christian Research Council began to expose some of the fraudulent methods used by so called healers, faith in America declined. This hypocrisy turned faith into fiction.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him, Hebrews 11:6.
Doubt has always been the greatest stumbling block to faith. While talking to his disciples, Jesus used a fig tree void of fruit for a teachable moment. After cursing this tree, it immediately withered. Astonished by this amazing act, each began to ask themselves, “what will Jesus do next?” Seconds later, Jesus uses an analogy of a mountain to distinguish faith from fiction.
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith,” Matthew 21:22.
Whenever placed into an impossible situation, miracles seem improbable. Mountains of doubt often remove faith from someone’s mind. This negativity causes many to never ask God for help or divine intervention. However, Jesus wants individuals to use prayer aligned with faith to remove fiction from the equation. Therefore, when the odds are against or your back is against the wall, cry out to God so that a miracle is made possible through faith.
by Jay Mankus