What you KNOW will condition what you THINK.
What you think will condition what you BELIEVE.
What you believe will condition what you SAY
What you say will condition what you DO.
And what you do will condition who you ARE!
Let me show us something about BELIEF and BELIEVING?
Do you know that you do not go to heaven and HAVE ETERNAL LIFE by ACTION false piety – or by pretending to be GOOD but by BELIEF and acting on your BELIEF?
Come with me to Romans 10:8-13 the MESSAGE of SALVATION.
The MESSAGE OF FAITH!
New International Version (NIV)
8 But what does it say? The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,[a] that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: 9 If you declare with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.[b] 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentilethe same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.[c]
Belief is not in the eyes.
It is not in the mind.
It is not in the curious bastion of Satanism that Man pretentiously calls THE INTELLECT.
Belief IS IN THE HEART!
YOU BELIEVE WITH YOU HEART!
Your heart thinks!
Le Cur a ses raisons!
And? The Lord God knows why he put BELIEF in the HEART and not the HEAD OF MAN.
That it might not be contaminated by the CARNAL!
Also because the Lord God and the Kingdom of God are found in the HEART of MAN.
New International Version (©2011)
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
But be careful, THE HEART is also the source of all EVIL!
Mark 7:21 ?
New International Version (©2011)
For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come–sexual immorality, theft, murder,
Reason why the Lord God admonishes us to GUARD OUR HEARTS!
New King James Version (NKJV)
23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
YOU SPEAK YOU BELIEF for the devil to hear your PROCLAMTION OF FAITH and then you are SAVED!
You do not think it.
You do not keep your BELIEF in your heart and then expect to be SAVED!
Romans 10: 9 If you declare with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
This is the pathway to HEAVEN.
And, as simple as it is not many so-called churches teach it!
Rather they delve into satanic rituals and winding preaching and a pretext to collect offerings and tithes.
In fact, the MESSAGE of SALVATION should be taught and preached every minute, every second, every hour and every day!
Reason why I preach and re-preach and over-preach it.
4 STEPS to God
Hosea 4:6. 6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Hosea 2:10 says: Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets, the word hewn means; to conform, to fashion, to mould, to make or to design, Hosea: 12:10 says: I have also spoken by the prophets, and have multiplied visions; I have given symbols through the witness of the prophets.
SALVATION in Romans 10 is not ONLY talking about SALVATION when you die!
It is also talking about SALVATION right here on earth!
Salvation from poverty, disease, the acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.
The first step of SALVATION is not work but BELIEF and a WALK OF FAITH!
End of Level One on Belief