“Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent Me.” John 12:44 ESV
Jesus makes it clear that to believe in Him is really to believe in God. this is the great work – to believe in Christ. Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” John6:28-19 ESV
Believe in your mind ~ In believing, you bring glory to God in your thought process that will ultimately be evident inthe way you live. I you deny Jesus, it would be the same as denying God. i heard a person say, “I believe in God but not in Jesus.” Is this really possible? Jesus is God’ precious Son, and so say you don’t believe in him is saying, “God, you do not have a Son.” Making that statement is to deny God’s salvation, thus denying God.
Believe what you see ~ Jesus performed many signs and wonders to point people to God, but they still didn’t believe. Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him. John 12:37 ESV I still believe God works miracles today. I have seen him take a life headed for disaster and turn it around. A life that would, without a doubt, have a tragic end unless God intervened.
Believe why he came ~ You must remember that Jesus doesn’t bring judgment upon those who don’t believe in Him for He came not to judge but to save. If anyone hears my word and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. John 12:47 ESV The reason He doesn’t condemn the world is because those who don’t believe are condemned already. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. John 3:17-21 ESV Jesus is the light that exposes the darkness, adn He is the only way that anyone will ever be forgiven of sin. If you don’t believe this, you deny the very person of God and His salvation.
Because of His Grace ~Pastor David