John 3:16 “For GOD so loved the world, that HE gave HIS only begotten SON, that whoever believes in HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Once Admission has surfaced, released from the soul and GOD’s sure Apprehension has grasped their attention…
…then lockstep which follows as “Next!” in Conversion…is where someone’s heart is trans- formed by believing!
By HIS Sovereign compul- sion, yea, spiritual drawing, where all other “options” are witnessed as Failures…
Belief becomes real as our only solution and finally we feel HIS pure love for us children!!
So! Oh yes, LORD! Oh yes, LORD! Amen and amen! I hold firm to THY NAME as my only Salvation.
Though admitting my sin with Belief in YOUR grace, yet reborn and made new am I by THY pow’r – solely!
As HIServant overwhelming with sincerest belief and deepest love for the LORD our JESUS, our SAVIOUR,
Devotional: Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please HIM: for he that comes to GOD must believe that HE is, and that HE is a rewarder of them that diligently seek HIM!”
Such belief goes beyond simply reciting GOD’s NAME or repeating verses.
James 2:19 “You believe that there is one GOD; you do well: (but) the devils also believe…and tremble!”
They believe in fear since they know they have an “ending” of eternal pain!
Matthew 8:29 “And suddenly they cried out, saying, “What have we to do with YOU, JESUS, YOU SON of GOD? Have YOU come here to torment us before the time?” — So!
CHRISTian belief must be much deeper and in the form of a personal relationship with GOD.
Sometimes, even when we’re trying to be strong and faithful, we relate to the dad in Mark 9:24.
“And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, LORD, I believe; help THOU my unbelief!”
So we first admitted we needed a SAVIOUR — even CHRIST — and now we believe that HE alone is our forever Solution!
This leads us to speak up and shout out — even confess the NAME of CHRIST and committing our heart and soul to HIM!
Romans 10:10 “For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
And that’s the B and C of the ABC’s of Salvation. Belief and Confession!
iAdmit and iBelieve require that inseparable tie between us and each action! It is a total surrender to the LORD!
So seek HIM with all your heart; have faith in HIS NAME in all situations; and hold fast to your new or renewed belief in CHRIST JESUS!
Amen and amen!