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Believing: The Key to Everything!

fortknox.jpgWhat if I told you that you could go to Fort Knox , Kentucky , and all the security gates would swing open for you, all the armed guards would bow down before you, all the doors would unlock automatically, and you could withdraw any amount of gold you desire? You would hesitate just long enough to pack and gas up your car. Spiritually speaking, God has done this for us, but far too many people won’t even check it out because of their unbelief.

I grieve for those held in the bondage of unbelief, resigned to their chains as though it were their fate. Some remain skeptical of all spiritual things. Some do not believe they are worthy or important enough. Some don’t believe they are capable of receiving anything from God. Some think the circumstances are too hard for God to overcome. Some only want to believe their own version. Some are afraid to believe because they are unsure of the results.

But the Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life… He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:16, 18). Also, “Without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Heb. 11:6)

Believing is not difficult. It is simply the condition or state of mind in which one accepts something or someone as true. It is the willingness to act in full faith upon something. The simple act of believing secures all the spiritual treasures, all the eternal wealth that God has ever created for us. Think of it: Forgiveness of sins, remission of sins, the promise of Abraham, the baptism of the Holy Ghost, justification, salvation—-all of these powerful spiritual truths are triggered by believing!

God wants you to believe. In fact, the objective of the miracles, the signs and wonders, the reaching of the gospel and even of the Bible itself is to lead us to believe. “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” John 20:31. The condition of unbelief, however, is fatal to God’s will, and it is precisely what the devil wants out of every soul. “And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” Matthew 13:58.

It’s time to proclaim what you believe, and stand on your faith. Believe that God created the heavens and the earth; in the Garden of Eden; in the rod of Moses turning into a serpent; that the sun stood still for Joshua; that Jesus turned the water into wine; that the axe-head did swim; that Jesus fed the five-thousand with five loaves and two fishes; that Elijah was taken up in a chariot of fire; that Jonah was swallowed by the whale; that Daniel was not eaten by the lions.

Believing in the name of Jesus in baptism makes the sins go away. Believing in the promise of Jesus is what grants the gift of the Holy Ghost. Believing is what moves you from wistfully standing in front of your spiritual Fort Knox, and instead, marching boldly through the open doors. Belief or unbelief is not your assigned fate—it is your choice!

Jesus upbraided his disciples because they chose to obey their fears rather than operate through their faith. “Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.” Mark 15:14 .

You possess an awesome power: the power to believe.  No one else can use it for you.  No one else can do your believing for you.  It all comes down to a very personal choice for you.  Choose it.  Use it. 

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