And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’ ”
(Luke 16:30-31 NKJV)
The reason why people don’t believe is not because there is a lack of evidence. It is not because people have not seen a miracle. It is because they don’t want to believe. God has provided enough evidence in the Word and in this world for people to trust in Him. The issue has never been a lack of evidence. The issue has always been a lack of desire.
Satan has all the evidence in the world. He knows God’s power and glory, yet Satan refuses to put his trust in God. It is because he desires something else.
What evidence was Adam and Eve lacking when they disobeyed God? God was walking in the cool of the day with them. The Garden of Eden was in perfect peace. Eden was a utopia! And they choose not to trust God. Why? Because they didn’t want to. They desired something else.
Cain. The people during the time of the flood. The people after the flood. The Israelites in Egypt. The world who heard about the Egyptian plagues. The Israelites in the wilderness. The world who heard about Isreal in the wilderness. Israel in the promised land. The world affected by them in the promised land. They had the evidence, they just desired something else.
All throughout history, God has done great miracles and wonders. God was speaking through Moses and great prophets. Yet, people heard the Word and refused to believe. They refused to trust in God because they didn’t want to. They wanted something else.
What is it that you desire? Is it truth? Even if the truth hurts? Is it God? Or are you desiring something else?
The rich man in the parable didn’t want to believe Moses and the prophets because he liked trusting in his own riches. What did he need God for if he was rich and could buy and have anything he wanted? What does Satan need God for if he is so wonderful and powerful himself? What did Eve need to trust God for if she could be god herself? What did all the people from then till now need or want God for, if they can be their own gods? If we can live and do and have whatever we please, why would we want god?
God is real! The heavens declare the glory of God! The earth is full of His glory! He made us and not we ourselves! Ask the birds! Ask the trees! We didn’t buy this body! We didn’t create our breath! Instead of looking in the mirror and seeing the miracle, people want what they want. People want a lie.
Yet, when people desire the truth, Jesus is waiting. Jesus says, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness shall be filled! Jesus is knocking on the door of the hearts of people all around the world. If only people would begin to desire truth! God requires truth in the inward parts, for those who worship God must worship in spirit and truth, and those who are of truth will hear Jesus voice!
There has never been a lack or evidence of what is true, there has only been a lack of desire for it.