A Thought for Today – May 12, 2020

“Believe God, Believe Christ “

Please read the following verses.
John 3:1-15 Jesus Teaches Nicodemus

1 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” 3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. 4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” 9 “How can this be?”l Nicodemus asked.10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things?
11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”

OK, did you notice the verse you just read? It says that everyone who believes. There is a huge difference between believing the Lord God and believing in Him. Scripture says it this way.
James 2:19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that-and shudder.

So the demons believed in God, that God existed, but they did not believe God.
To believe God is to believe all that He says is true and then act on that truth. We believe that He will eternally save us, and protect us. We believe and live out the fact that the Lord God is our Father and Jesus is our brother. we believe that ewer are coheirs with Jesus Christ.
Believing in God or Jesus will not change your life. Believing them, will.

May your belief be strong and continue to grow. Amen
Be Blest, Be a Blessing

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