Monday, December 19, 2011

UV 276- The primacy of belief

Uni-verse 276/10,000 For better through verse Luke 1 v 45
Luk 1:45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

This verse holds the key to faith and the victorious life. Yes, there are many things that we can do in this life that will bring us success, happiness, fame, wealth or conversely, sorrow, pain, failure and misery. But,there is nothing that we can do that can save us for eternity. If we merely believe the Word that the Lord spoke to us and speaks to us, we will be saved and we will be blessed. If we believe the Word of God we will keep it, meaning we will hear it, retain it and not allow it to leak out of our conscious thoughts, emotions, decisions and memories as a sieve lets water to flow through without retaining any of it.

In real life we focus on the performance so that we will be established. But, the Lord says, believe my Word and there shall be a performance of what the Lord has spoken into our lives as He spoke into Mary’s life. When we believe the Word of God, we believe God and His Word, Jesus. When we believe Jesus, we believe His words.

The word “ belief” has in it the clue for the old English word for the root “lief” means kingdom. When we believe, we live forever as we are ‘supernaturalized’ citizens of the Kingdom of Christ. Belief releases the power, the grace and the peace of God into our lives. The defining quality of the human being is not doing or performing or having or possessing, not feeling or emotions but it is belief. Indeed, believe in the Great I Am, the One who said, “ I Am who I Am” and His Son Jesus who said, “I am the way, the truth and the life,” and you will be blessed. The doing, the feeling and the having will follow in its season or due course.

Prateep V Philip

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