In Exodus 17 we read about an encounter that the children of God had with an army called the "Amalekites" who were from a generation of people from the line of Esau.
They were people who were atheists and rejected the true God. They were a people well known for their sorcery and ability to transform themselves to resemble animals to avoid being capture (I know hard to be believe when we live in a world that says humans transformed from Apes). They were a bloodthirsty generation that created riots/wars and burned cities( sounds familiar). They were people who were specialists in knowing the unknown origins.
One of the common characteristics that attract this kind of spirit is finding a person who is filled with doubt, complaining, lukewarmness, or is a planter of doubt. The motivation behind seeking these people of character was to bring forth three great sins in them: 1. Idolatry 2. Murder 3. Sexual Sin (unchastity)
It took a generation with the opposite spirit (filled with the spirit of God) to go out and fight against this kind of mindset. If you read Exodus you can clearly see that the generation Moses was leading was always complaining and complacent and would have settled with remaining in the bondage of their minds, their will, and their emotions.
Moses was leading them through trial after trial surely his mind had to be perceiving something greater, his heart had to have been gripped by God if he was relentless in his pursuit of the promise (freedom) where God was leading them.
Fast forward to today the bible clearly has many scriptures of warning signs to stay away from doubt.
In James 1:6 "But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind".
In Jude 1:22 " And have mercy on those who doubt".
In Luke 24:38 "And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?".
But this one scripture in Mattew 14:31 "Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” is the key to our deliverance.
What Jesus did at the cross was the final battle against the Amalekites. He was the weapon God declared that he will use to fight that generational spirit here on earth(exodus 17:16). And right here in Matthew, Jesus reaches out his hand and says let me deliver you from this.
So what do you think is the problem that we are still facing today when we are seeing the people of God living in Christ where they are in a constant state of complaining walking in lukewarmness or just being a planter of doubt to others?
If Jesus stretched out his hand, is he not capable of freeing anyone willing to grab his hand?
A woman who bleed for 12 years and had no solution for her condition how did she get healed when everyone around her doubted she could?
We are in a season where the Lord is dealing with the Amalek spirit in us, it is truly a time to grab the hand of Jesus and allow him to break off the bondage in our minds that have been keeping us in a state of unbelief.
To have awaking we must first awaken to the unhealthy state of emotions that has been affecting our vision to biblical truths. We must come into the realty that whom Jesus sets free is truly set free from the old mindest and some of those things you believe to be how God created you, could really be bad habits that were formed.