As believers, our primary job is to believe.
Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent” (John 6:29, emphasis added).
Lest we become believers who do not believe, or become believers who confused between believing and not believing, like a father whose son was possessed by a mute spirit cried out to Jesus, “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief!” (Mark 9:24).
There are lots of divine things that could happen in our lives if we believe. Conversely, there are many things that can not happen if we do not believe. These are the impacts that could happen if we believe:
1. We shall see the glory of God.
Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? (John 11:40).
Why are there many believers who do not see the glory of God in their lives? Because they do not believe! If only they believed they would see the glory of God. Actually there are many divine things that can happen in our lives if we believe.
So far, there are many believers who have heard and read the Word, but do not see the glory of God, because what determines whether you will see the glory of God is what you believe, not what you hear or know.
That is why, what we hear from His Word must be transformed into what we believe. If all of the Word which we have received has become unshakable faith in us, we will see the glory of God!
2. We will have the authority in our words.
Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done (Matt. 21:21, emphasis added).
Jesus has the authority in His words. What He says, that is what happens. He has told His secret: Believe! If we believe we can do what Jesus has done. We can say, and what we say happens.
The reason why all this time we speak the Word and the Word does not happen is because we say it with doubt. If only we speak the Word with faith and there is no doubt within our hearts, then what we say happens.
In another translation, the statement: do not doubt, translated: do not have a second opinion. If our mouth says ‘A’, but our thought says the other, it means we still have a second opinion, and it means we are still in hesitation.
If our mouth says ‘A’ and our mind says the same thing, confirming to what our mouth says, then it means there is no doubt. Until that point we will say with full confidence and authority so that what we say happens.
3. We will continue to live.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? (John 11:25-26, emphasis added).
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul (Heb. 10:38-39, emphasis added).
If we believe we will continue to live, even if sometimes it seems we are going to die, but we will remain alive, we will not die forever. Application in everyday life: we will become a person that cannot ‘die’. In every way, we will live.
Characteristics of people who live:
a. All that live will continue to grow.
b. All that live will continue to move.
IF YOU BELIEVE YOU WILL LIVE!
Read also: The God of Covenant.