Beginning To believe

We talk about faith, believing, accepting, relying upon what we know to be true. There are degrees with these words, but in their pure full meaning, convictions and commitments emerge. Then, we are changed from bystanders, students, apprentices and enthusiasts to something much more. It is the difference that Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name) talked about in his prayer to the Father, “In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.” (John 16:26-27) He continued,  “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (John 17:20-23)

The mystery of the ages was God inhabiting His people, who become a temple of the Living God on earth. The indwelling Holy Spirit is the source of faith and associated power within the Believer. The power of God is not like that of the world which is mostly illusion, rather than substance; God is God in reality, space, time and history. Ordinary people with faith in God and at His direction have accomplished so many great astonishing miracles nothing in human history can equal. The disciples in the Bible believed in Yeshua with their entire heart and proved it through martyrdom. This is a sound and reasonable evidence for the credibility of the Bible. Believers like you and I should reach for equivalent faith, surrendering all with faith to Yeshua our everything and life evermore.