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Top 10 Enemies of Faith Many People Don't Know


Enemies of Faith
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You may be wondering why your faith is not working irrespective of how long you have been a Christian. If your faith is not working, something is responsible for that. Sometimes what is killing your faith could be something you least expected to affect your faith negatively. In this post, I will be sharing with you from a scriptural perspective Top 10 Deadly Enemies of Faith that can limit your faith and make it unproductive in your Christian life. It is my belief that as you get to know these things and take care of them, your faith will never have downtime. Now let’s know what these things are.


One of the most deadly enemies of faith is fear. It limits and destroys faith in the heart of a man. When fear sneaks into your heart, faith will simply walk away. Fear and faith are two parallel lines that never meet. You can’t have fear and have faith. When fear comes, faith goes. Men and women of faith must be fearless and courageous people.

 What is fear?

F= Focusing

E= Evil

A= Amidst

R= Reality

Fear is focusing on evil amidst reality. It is that unpleasant feeling that something bad will happen to you, instead of good. When your mind is always focused on evil or danger, you attract the same. Because whatever your mind can conceive and believe, that’s what your life will achieve. Fear is a faith killer. Fear killed the faith of Peter when he saw the wind boisterous, instead of walking on the water, he began to sink.

“But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried saying, Lord, save me” Matt 14:30.

Fear made that servant that received one talent in the parable of the talents bury his talent in the ground, instead of making the most use of it.

“And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo there thou hast that is thine” Matt 25:25

If we continue to mention those who couldn’t put their faith to work because of fear, the list is endless. Many people don’t want to get married or enter into a relationship because they are afraid of someone breaking their heart. Some people don’t want to invest their money in any business opportunity because of fear of losing their money. Fear will always stop people from maximizing their faith. Until you have overcome your fear, your faith doesn’t have a future. Hear what God says,

“And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage” Heb 2:15


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One of the deadly enemies of faith is depression. When you are unnecessarily sad and unhappy, your faith cannot work. The Spirit of heaviness and depression is a faith killer. When the devil wants to weaken your faith, he will look for something to ruin your happiness. God is not foolish to tell us to rejoice always. That’s because faith works in an atmosphere of joy. Watch this:

“Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of Salvation” Isaiah 12:3

“…For the joy of the Lord is your strength” Nehemiah 8:10

All the virtues of salvation thrive in an atmosphere of joy. The strength of faith is joy. Where your joy ends, that’s where your faith will end. Until you are full of joy, you can’t be full of faith. If you want to make your faith work, you need to deal with depression, bitterness, and sorrow in your heart. There is nothing good in sorrow. Joy is better than sadness. Don’t wait for anyone to make you happy, celebrate your God and yourself. Shout for joy. Learn to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Sometimes, I dance in my room without an instrument. My heart is full of joy every day and I can’t help it. It doesn’t matter what comes your way. You are more than a conqueror through Christ. For greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. All things work together for good to them that love God, who are called according to His good purpose. Don’t let anything ruin your joy. You cannot be disadvantaged. Everything will turn around for your good. Refuse to be depressed and your faith will never cease to work.


Without controversy, unbelief is one of the enemies of faith you should guard against. What you don’t believe, your faith can’t receive. Don’t be doubting Thomas if you want to become a man or woman of faith. Unbelief says seeing is believing. But faith says, believing is seeing by faith. Doubt is making your judgment based on your human senses. But we walk by faith and not by sight. If you need to see it first before believing it, then it is not faith. Don’t doubt God but believe Him.

In 2 Kings 7:1-17, In a time of severe economic famine and recession, when people were killing their children for food, Elisha the man of God stood up and said, by this time tomorrow, a measure of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel and two measures of barley for a shekel in the gate of Samaria. Take note, it is like saying tomorrow morning one naira will be equal to one dollar. When the king’s commissioner for economic affairs heard the prophecy of Elisha, he doubted him and said, even if God should open the window of heaven, this thing cannot happen. Elisha said to him, you will see it with your eyes but will never eat of it. And so it was according to the word of the man of God. The people trampled on that young man at the gate and he died. He saw the prophecy fulfilled but couldn’t partake of it due to unbelief.

When God speaks, He speaks according to His capacity and ability as God. Your own duty is to believe God, don’t ask Him how. Because God is not a man that He should lie, He is not the son of man that He should repent, whatever He says; He is capable of bringing it to pass.


If you are the kind of person who listens to people’s opinions more than what God is saying and your own inner convictions, your faith will be dead on arrival. A good example is the case of blind Bartimaeus in Mark 10:46-52. People tried to discourage him but instead of listening to other people’s opinions, he cried out the more and got his healing. Human opinion is not a divine verdict. Don’t allow what other people think or feel about you to hinder you from putting your faith to work. People can be wrong, only God is always right. The same place where people said no one can succeed, you can make it in that place.


Ignorance is a faith killer. Hosea 4:6 declares that lack of knowledge of God and His word can destroy your faith. Your faith will err when you don’t know the scriptures. Faith needs knowledge and information to grow. When you are deficient in knowledge, your faith will be limited in delivery. Your depth in knowledge determines the height your faith will grow. Get more knowledge of God, it will make your faith strong and cause you to do exploits.


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Faith works by love (Gal 5:6). When your love for God decreases, your faith will also decrease. The boundary of your love for God determines the limits of your faith. If you don’t love God, how will you believe Him? If your faith is not working, check if you are still in love with God. When you turn your heart away from God, your faith will deflate like a punctured tire. Lack of love is a lack of faith. What is killing your faith could be that your love for God has waxed cold. Renew your love for God and your faith will never stop producing the result.


Wrong association with faithless people can suffocate your faith and make it unproductive. Because evil company corrupts good manners. And he that walks with the wise shall be wise, but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. When all your friends are Indian hemp smoking, pistol carrying, and womanizing people, it won’t take time, you will start acting like them. I often say that friendship is not by force, but by choice. Not everyone can be your friend. Eagles don’t fly with vultures. If you want to safeguard your faith, surround yourself with men and women of faith. Faith is contagious, and so is unbelief.


Another faith killer is poverty. Poverty is a messenger of death and destruction. When you are financially handicapped, when you see something you like and want to do, you will shrink back into your shell, because you don’t have the money and wouldn’t want to embarrass yourself. Some people are living in a ghetto, not because they don’t have faith to live in a duplex, but poverty has crippled their faith. Poverty will make a man prefer eating dry bread with coke instead of eating good food in fast food. Nothing limits faith like poverty. Sometimes, you need to treat yourself well with the good things of this life, not because you have all the money, but because you don’t want poverty to decide your lifestyle. Friends, money is not evil. The love of money is the root of all evil. I believe in prosperity. Money gives a man a voice on the earth and protects him from shame and harassment.


Procrastination is an enemy of faith. Many people have missed their God-given opportunities due to procrastination. Faith is now, it is not later. Anything worth doing is worth doing now. If you are fond of procrastinating, your faith will be limited in delivery. For instance, there is something the Spirit of God may ask you to do now, he will give you the grace and passion to do it now but when you postpone it till tomorrow, you will find out that the zeal and strength to do it is no longer there. Deal with procrastination.


Another dangerous faith killer is sin, especially those secret sins that people do behind closed doors which they don't want anyone to know. Sin is a spiritual weight; your faith can’t go far when you are living in sin. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to anybody. When sin comes, faith will die. Nothing limits faith like sin. Please don’t joke with sin, it is serious. Stay out of sin if you don't want anything to kill your faith. When sin goes out, faith comes in. When sin goes down, faith grows up. Sin is not your friend. It is one of the enemies of faith. Beware of it.

CONCLUSION: Everything you have learned from this post will only be useful to you if you decide to put it into practice. Now you have known those things killing your faith and making you weak spiritually, it’s time to make a change. Ask God to give you the grace to implement this truth in your life. God bless you.

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  1. So great and I am blessed

    1. Thanks for your engagement. I am glad you found value.

  2. Wonderful post for every growing christian. But correction on your quote on blind Bartimaeus . Mark 10:46-53 not Matthew . Thanks