If you want to live long in the LORD, you have to first live strong in the LORD. And to live strong in the LORD you have to be strong in the Word of God. Ephesians 6:10-13 The Word of God is the seed for every breakthrough you desire.
But you must believe every word of God that has been said concerning you before you can receive the fullness of those blessings. God needs something to act upon – FAITH
What you believe is so powerful! It can make you or break you. Many have failed and lost many good blessings ordained for them because of wrong belief system.
The evil things that we are experiencing today are often a result of the wrong beliefs that we have. Similarly, the good things that we are experiencing today are a result of blessings of right believing of God’s Word grace, love and promises for us, which makes us live in the abundance that Christ has come to deliver to us.
It is therefore crucial for us to understand the basis of right believing and use that to uproot every seed of wrong believing we may have. This will make us receive the fullness of God’s blessing, joy overflowing and full of glory.
In this post, we will cover the following outline:
- What is right believing?
- What is wrong believing?
- The foundation of right believing
- Wrong believing is the root of unbelief
- Kinds of unbelief
- 10 signs you’re believing right
- How to maintain and sustain a lifestyle of right believing
What Is Right Believing?
Right believing is a process of believing what is right? When I checked the synonyms of ‘right’ I found the following 24 words:
So, right believing means to believe what is true. John 17:17 ‘Thy Word is True’ Trusting God and His words is the greatest good anyone can do himself in this lifetime. This makes me remember this lovely song TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS:
Right believing means having faith in the revealed word of God and the written word of God above the physical evidences we may see, taste, hear and touch.
Meaning of Wrong Believing
Wrong believing on the other hand means believing what is not true. Romans 3:4 ‘Let God be true and every man a liar’. Anything that is contrary to the Word of God is subject to change, but the Word of God is forever settled!
There is no doubt, wrong thinking produces wrong believing and this results in wrong experiences. Also, you cannot grow in faith with wrong believing; instead, you will sink in fear.
The Foundation Of Right Believing
Most people are mostly moved by their circumstances than by the word of God. But the foundation of right believing is simply FAITH!
Faith is based on knowledge – 2 Peter 1:3
Everything you will ever need; healing, prosperity, joy, peace, wisdom and leadership are all given to us. These exceeding great promises are given to us through knowledge. But you need faith to draw it out, your mind has to be renewed in order to draw out all these.
Everything that you need, you already got in your spirit.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God while unbelief comes by hearing anything contrary to the Word of God.
3 Kinds of Unbelief
There are three kinds of unbelief you must avoid in order to stay strong in right believing:
IGNORANCE – lack of knowledge because you don’t know. How do you overcome this? Hearing the truth and you will overcome
DISBELIEF – this is belief but belief in the wrong thing e.g saying miracles is for the days of the disciples only. However you have to erase the disbelief first by renewing your mind and get hold of the truth – Romans 12:2
NATURAL UNBELIEF – this is when you see something contrary to what you belief, you just trust your 5 senses than the word of God, what do you do when your sense knowledge is not working properly, that is trusting God fully? The answer – FASTING and PRAYER
Fasting and prayer affects natural form of unbelief when you fast your natural desire and craving for the things of the flesh decreases.
10 Signs You’re Believing Right
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Benefits Of Rights Believing
Scripture reference: ROMANS 5:1-11
With particular reference to Paul’s letter to the Romans, we see a number of benefits that accrue to those who rightly believe in what God has already done, through His grace.
What are these benefits?
1. We Have Peace With God
We have peace with God. “Therefore since we have been justified through faith we have peace with God.” The war is over. There is no more struggle. God is not mad at me. I’m not mad at God. I’m not in rebellion. We’re not fighting each other. We’re in harmony. There’s peace between the Lord and I.
The amazing thing is that God holds absolutely nothing against you any more, if you’re a believer. We have perfect peace. Peace with God, peace of God which is peace of mind. This isn’t based on performance but it’s through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. It’s not my performance, a false peace that I’ve worked real hard and I’m pleasing God therefore God’s at peace with me. No. The only lasting peace comes from the Prince of Peace. So we have peace with God.
2. We Have Access To God
We have access to God. “Through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace which we now stand.” This word “access” is an important word. Access to divine revelation, access to insights and uncommon ideas.
3. We Have Hope And A Future
We have a hope in life. “… and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.” In the New Testament hope does not mean wishful thinking. In the New Testament hope means confidence. Hope means “I’m confident it will work out.” Hope is essential to living. You can’t live without hope.
You’ve got to have it. Doctors will tell you that people in the hospital who don’t have hope don’t do well. People who have hope get well much quicker. Why are Christians so happy? They have hope. They have a future.
As believers, we know that no matter what happens, no matter how many problems and trials we go through we know what the ultimate outcome is going to be – in our favor! We know what the final score is going to be. We’ve already fast forwarded to the end of the game and we know we’re going to win. We’ve already read the last chapter in the book.
So we have hope. Hope is confidence.
How To Maintain and Sustain A Lifestyle of Right Believing
Time needed: 2 minutes.
You can use this easy to follow guide to keep on shining in your right believing:
- TAKE ACTION
Take captive every thought coming into your mind that does not agree with the Word of God. Lead those thoughts away, and let them be replaced with ones that are obedient to Jesus Christ. In other words – change your mind and believe the Word!
Proverbs 4:23, 2 Corinthians 10:5
- RECEIVE THE WORD WITH GLADNESS
Whenever you receive the Word with gladness, very easily, it imparts faith and courage to your spirit. It provokes supernatural growth of your faith and you will know it.
And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified (Acts 20:32 )
Beloved, I pray today that the Holy Spirit will reveal to you areas of wrong believing in your life so that any hindrances to your breakthrough may be removed.
Just go to the Lord right now and ask, “Where have I believed wrong, Lord?” And let Him guide you into all truth and show you the way to your victory.
When you know the truth and believe right, you will live right, experience freedom from bondages and walk in the blessings of God!
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