Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. (Matthew 22:29 KJV)
In capsule 8 we identified two types of fear that hinders when it comes to divine healing, Fear of failure and Fear of success. At the root of both, what fuels them is unbelief. Broadly speaking there are three types of Unbelief (ignorance, disbelief and what I call natural unbelief). In this capsule we will concentrate on the first two.
In Matthew 22:29 Christ made a startling statement which is revealing 'The reasons why mistakes are made is due to poor understanding of the scriptures and as a result they don't see the manifestation of the power of God.' In other words wrong belief get wrong result. There is no substitute to the word of God if you are going to walk in divine healing. Prayer, fasting and all other religious calisthenics will only be meaningful only if based on sound doctrines. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation (Roman 1:17), so ignorance or disbelief (that is wrong belief ) can only breed FEAR not FAITH.
IGNORANCE means to be bereft of knowledge, unfortunately ignorance is no excuse in life, what you don't know maybe killing you (Isaiah 5:13). Faith is only based on one thing and that is the 'entrance of God's word' (Romans 10:17). You must have it both in quantity and quality. You see knowledge builds confidence like no other can. Thank God ignorance has a cure, 'And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32 KJV). The 'truth will give you freedom from fear'. Once you come in contact with the truth and you accept it, the rest is simple. Remember you can only have faith for what you know.
The other type of unbelief (aka DISBELIEF) is far more difficult to deal with. Many have been wrongly taught and this has become a deep seated tradition in their lives. Getting rid of wrong belief then takes double effort. It's like trying to write on a board with an existing text on it, If you don't wipe it clean, the new writing will not be easily read and understood. This is the situation with some people, in that they've been exposed so much, for so long, to wrong teaching that they now have difficulty grasping the truth. As a matter of fact they are confused. This people will not make progress except you systematically get rid of their wrong beliefs, and this takes time and commitment on both sides, but it can be done (2 Timothy 2:15).
Remember, Christianity in the absence of sound doctrine, at the very best only leads to superstition and fear.
WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW MAY BE KILLING YOU, WRONG BELIEF ONLY GETS WRONG RESULT