Believing Is Required

Let not your heart be troubled, You believe in God, believe also in Me. 

John 14:1. ESV

Moffats’ translation says, “Let not your heart be disquieted”.  I think we can all acknowledge the reality that when our hearts are troubled we need to come back to the place of assuring ourselves that it is impossible for God to lie.  His word is forever settled in Heaven and His word is true. 

Jesus is telling his disciples that the words He is speaking are the ones that are to bring them comfort and stability in the days ahead.  These are the sure words to hold them when the storm hits.  

As new believers, our foundation must be built upon the infallibility of God and His word. For all of us, without this absolute confidence in His word being true, our foundation for anything to be built in us and through us by God can be hindered and limited.  Thus, we have Christians who are chronic in their conditions, physically, mentally and soulishly.  What can we do?  Believe in God.  Believe in Jesus ~ the word.  Believing is the cure.  If we choose to believe, all things are possible to Him who believes.  He who comes to God must believe!  This is primary for all and requires daily attendance. 

Jesus was the word made flesh.  In the beginning was the Word.  Wisdom and the word are synonymous.  Jesus’ own testimony was that He was THE TRUTH.  In his prayer to the Father, Jesus declares, your word is truth.   From Revelation 3:14 we find his own testimony again ~ The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. He is the beginning and the end.  He is the Alpha and Omega. He is the First and the Last.  He is the one who starts all things by the power of His word and finishes it with that same word.  

When the Father declares His Word, He is sending forth Jesus to accomplish it.  Jesus is a finished work. Jesus has sat down on the right hand of the Father.  

All any of us need is the word from God.  Not simply something we can pick and choose from the bible, but The word that the Holy Spirit breathes on to make truth so very personal to us.  That is the sure word that goes forth out of His mouth that does not return void but accomplishes the very thing which HE sends it to do. 

Jesus is the beginning of all God’s creation.  In the beginning was the word.  This is a huge thought.  There can be no sure beginning of anything in our lives unless it is built from the word.  We see this very principal from Genesis.  In the beginning, God created — the Spirit was hovering and God said…. and it was.  Let not your heart be troubled.  Believe in God.  Believe in Me.  

Jesus is the Amen, the absolute agreement; the yes! to the word spoken from the Fathers mouth. He is the last word on the matter and we must rest in absolute confidence God has spoken.  He has sent His word.  It is working.   Let not your heart be troubled.  You believe in God.  Believe in Me.