They think they judged Himself untrustworthy, and that He’s off doctrinally, but it’s not true. You know it’s
like people saying, ‘I tried that [talking about the Word] but It didn’t work.’ No, the Psalmists said, Joseph,
until the time that His Word came, the Word of the Lord tried him.
People got it backwards. So when they say, ‘I tried that. It didn’t work.’
No, It tried you and you quit. Failed. So, when they’re saying they judged Him as off and
doctrinally incorrect – no, what happened they judged themselves UNWORTHY of eternal life. Unworthy
of an association with Him and the Kingdom.
And in time to come when they realize what they forfeited, they CAN’T blame Him. They’re the ones
that judged themselves unworthy of Him.
And they didn’t have to leave!! I don’t care how mad that rich young ruler got. He could have said,
‘Now Jesus, now you listen to me. That’s the worst thing I’ve ever heard in my life. I can’t stand the
idea of it. It’s really hurting me sir. I’ve done my best to keep these commandments, but I’m telling
You right now, I’m NOT leaving you. You’re going to have to help me with this because I know
some how or the other, You’ve got the answers to eternal life.’
Now, he would have worked with him, he would have stayed with him, but he got up and left.
The scripture in Hosea 6:3 says,
‘Then shall we know if we follow on to know the Lord.’
Like these guys, like the rich young ruler, if they’re going, ‘I just don’t understand. Why would He say that?
Why would He tell me that?’ Well, why don’t you hang around and find out. Just stay with Him.
Just keep going long enough and more Light will come.
But if you say, ‘I can’t go along with this or that I don’t understand,’ then you’re just simply saying,
‘I refuse to walk by Faith. I refuse to trust Him.’
That’s the bottom line of that.
That’s what it is. ‘I have to see it. I have to understand it. Or I’m not going to do it. And I don’t
understand it, so I’m not going to trust You enough.’
Thomas did that.
They came in and said, ‘We’ve seen the Lord.’ But Thomas said, ‘No, I’m not going to believe that.
If I can’t see those nail holes and that hole in His side, I will…,’ his will was involved in it, said,
‘I WILL not believe it.’
Now, he has been walking with these guys for over 3 years Keith. He knew these men. He knew they
weren’t a bunch of lairs. But HE make up HIS mind, ‘I don’t understand that. If I don’t see it, I ain’t
going to believe it.’ And Jesus said, ‘Thomas, quit being faithless.’
So, we’re back to that faithless condition again.
People make this statement, ‘Well, I just can’t believe that. I just can’t believe that.’
THAT IS A LIE.
There’s no such thing as a person that can’t believe something.
By very nature of what Faith is, what the person has done, if they said it accurately, they would say,
‘I CHOOSE not to believe that.’
It’s a choice. And when you choose not to believe something a person is saying,
you’re choosing not believe in their integrity as a person. And that’s why it’s such a
serious offense to talk to God, to talk to the Master – who has never lied, cannot lie, cannot fail – say,
‘Well, if I don’t understand that, I’m not going to believe that.’
And if you do that, you DISQUALIFY yourself. You judge yourself unworthy.
Wow. Praise God!
Keith Moore, Faith Life Church, Branson, MO; Kenneth Copeland, KCM.org