Jesus was basically shut down in his hometown. There is also a way for you to stop God's power and blessings from effecting your life. You may experience small blessings but be hindering the really good stuff.
God is not good one day and bad the next. There is a distinct separation between who God is and what He does versus what often happens in the earth. Many have believed that God is in control of everything but this teaching will fix that.
Many people today are very quick to disconnect from one obligation and move on to something else. The believer's in the early church had a self devotion to the things of God and didn't require a continual external motivation.