Have You Ever Felt Like Doubting Thomas?
Adapted from an excerpt from “Christian Survival Kit” by Andrew Wommack
We’ve all found ourselves with doubts at one time or another.
Or maybe you’re seeking a supernatural experience rather than just believing God’s Word.
In John 20, the disciples were telling Thomas about the resurrection of Jesus.
Thomas replied to them, "Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe" (verse 25).
Eight days later, Jesus appeared and said to Thomas, "Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing" (verse 27). Thomas fell down saying, "My Lord and my God" (verse 28). Jesus looked at him and said, "Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed" (verse 29).
In other words, Jesus said there is a greater blessing on believing God's Word than on experiencing a supernatural manifestation.
I'm not telling you to turn down anything from God! Many powerful men in the word of God had visible manifestations, but their hearts weren't set on them. They were seeking God. If God gives you a visible manifestation, don't reject it—but don't seek it.
Get to the point that you exalt God's Word above everything else. Until you get to that place, you aren't going to be capable of handling a visible manifestation. It would ruin you. It would destroy you. That's the reason we don't get more of them. We'd start following visions and just run wild.
Satan can counterfeit visions, but he can't counterfeit the Word of God. The Word of God is superior to all of Satan's wisdom, and there’s no way he can touch it. He can give you a dream. He can give you goose bumps. He can give you an angelic vision. He can give you messages that can fool you if you don't know the Word, but he can't counterfeit the Word of God.
The Word of God is superior to everything else. Trust in it!