BELIEVING- (Why is it hard to believe) 5-22-2020
Believing-to accept something as true without natural proof to support it. Heart belief- not head. Believing was never meant to hard-It comes from the heart.
Job 13:3 Surely I wish to speak to the Almighty, and I desire to argue and reason my case with God [that He may explain the conflict between what I believe of Him and what I see of Him]. AMP
JN 3:12 If youre unable to understand and believe what Ive told you about the natural realm, what will you do when I begin to unveil the heavenly realm? TPT
Jonah 2:8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. KJV
Jonah 3:4 Jonah entered the city, went one day's walk and preached, "In forty days Nineveh will be smashed."
5 The people of Nineveh listened, and trusted God. They proclaimed a citywide fast and dressed in burlap to show their repentance. Everyone did it rich and poor, famous and obscure, leaders and followers.
6 When the message reached the king of Nineveh, he got up off his throne, threw down his royal robes, dressed in burlap, and sat down in the dirt.
7 Then he issued a public proclamation throughout Nineveh, authorized by him and his leaders: "Not one drop of water, not one bite of food for man, woman, or animal, including your herds and flocks!
8 Dress them all, both people and animals, in burlap, and send up a cry for help to God. Everyone must turn around, turn back from an evil life and the violent ways that stain their hands.
9 Who knows? Maybe God will turn around and change his mind about us, quit being angry with us and let us live!"
10 God saw what they had done, that they had turned away from their evil lives. He did change his mind about them. What he said he would do to them he didn't do. MSG
Mark 5:34 And He said to her, Daughter, your faith (your trust and confidence in Me, springing from faith in God) has restored you to health. Go in (into) peace and be continually healed and freed from your [distressing bodily] disease.
35 While He was still speaking, there came some from the ruler's house, who said [to Jairus], Your daughter has died. Why bother and distress the Teacher any further?
36 Overhearing but ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear; only keep on believing. AMP
Mark 5:39 And when He had gone in, He said to them, Why do you make an uproar and weep? The little girl is not dead but is sleeping.
40 And they laughed and jeered at Him. But He put them all out, and, taking the child's father and mother and those who were with Him, He went in where the little girl was lying.
41 Gripping her [firmly] by the hand, He said to her, Talitha cumi which translated is, Little girl, I say to you, arise [from the sleep of death]!
42 And instantly the girl got up and started walking around for she was twelve years old. And they were utterly astonished and overcome with amazement. AMP
MK 5:36 But Jesus refused to listen to what they were toldand said to the Jewish official, Dont yield to fear. All you need to do is to keep on believing. TPT
JN 20:27 Then, looking into Thomas eyes, he said, Put your finger here in the wounds of my hands. Hereput your hand into my wounded side and see for yourself. Thomas, dont give in to your doubts any longer, just believe!
28 Then the words spilled out of his heartYou are my Lord, and you are my God!
29 Jesus responded, Thomas, now that youve seen me, you believe. But there are those who have never seen me with their eyes but have believed in me with their hearts, and they will be blessed even more! TPT
Isa 43:10 You are My witnesses, says the Lord, and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know Me, believe Me and remain steadfast to Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me.
11 I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior.
12 I have declared [the future] and have saved [the nation in times of danger], and I have shown [that I am God] when there was no strange and alien god among you; therefore you are My witnesses, says the Lord, that I am God.
13 Yes, from the time of the first existence of day and from this day forth I am He; and there is no one who can deliver out of My hand. I will work, and who can hinder or reverse it? AMP
isa 43:10 Yahweh says, You are my witnesses, my chosen servants. I chose you in order that you would know me intimately, believe me always, and fully understand that I am the only God. There was no god before me, and there will be no other god after me.
11 I, only I, am Yahweh, and there is no Savior-God but me.
12 I am the only one who revealed this to you. I saved you, foretoldthe future, and brought it to pass. It was not some foreign god who did this! You are my witnesses that I am God, declares Yahweh.
13 From the very beginning, I am the only God!No one can be snatched from my hand. When I choose to act, who can reverse it? TPT
Matt 21:22 Absolutely everything, ranging from small to large, as you make it a part of your believing prayer, gets included as you lay hold of God." MSG
MT 21:22 Everything you pray for with the fullness of faith you will receive!TPT
Mark 11:24 For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].
MK 11:24 This is the reason I urge you to boldly believe for whatever you ask for in prayerbelieve that you have received it and it will be yours. TPT
2 Cor 4:13 Yet we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, I have believed, and therefore have I spoken. We too believe, and therefore we speak,
14 Assured that He Who raised up the Lord Jesus will raise us up also with Jesus and bring us [along] with you into His presence. AMP
2 COR 4:13 We have the same Spirit of faith that is described in the Sc riptures when it says, First I believed, then I spoke in faith. So we also first believe then speak in faith.
14 We do this because we are convinced that he who raised Jesus will raise us up with him, and together we will all be brought into his presence. TPT
LU 8:12 The hard pathway represents the hard hearts of men who hear the word of God but the slandererquickly snatches away what was sown in their hearts to keep them from believing and experiencing salvation.
13 The seed falling on the gravel represents those who initially respond to the word with joy, but soon afterward, when a season of harassment of the enemy and difficulty come to them, they whither and fall away, for they have no root in the truth and their faith is temporary.
14 The seed that falls into the weeds represents the hearts of those who hear the word of God but their growth is quickly choked off by their own anxious cares, the riches of this world, and the fleeting pleasures of this life. This is why they never become mature and fruitful.
15 The seed that fell into good, fertile soil represents those lovers of truth who hear it deep within their hearts. They respond by clinging to the word, keeping it dear as they endure all things in faith. This is the seed that will one day bear much fruit in their lives. TPT
John 6:28 This made them ask him, "What must we do to carry out the work of God?"
29 "The work of God for you," replied Jesus, "is to believe in the one whom he has sent to you." PHILLIPS
John 12:44 But Jesus loudly declared, The one who believes in Me does not [only] believe in and trust in and rely on Me, but [in believing in Me he believes] in Him Who sent Me.
45 And whoever sees Me sees Him Who sent Me. AMP
John 12:44 Jesus summed it all up when he cried out, "Whoever believes in me, believes not just in me but in the One who sent me.
45 Whoever looks at me is looking, in fact, at the One who sent me. MSG
John 14:1 DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me. AMP ↕↕↕
JN 14:1 Dont worry or surrender to your fear. For youve believed in God, now trust and believe in me also. TPT
John 11:40 Jesus said to her, Did I not tell you and promise you that if you would believe and rely on Me, you would see the glory of God?
41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
42 Yes, I know You always hear and listen to Me, but I have said this on account of and for the benefit of the people standing around, so that they may believe that You did send Me [that You have made Me Your Messenger].
43 When He had said this, He shouted with a loud voice, Lazarus, come out! AMP
Acts 8:34 The eunuch said, "Tell me, who is the prophet talking about: himself or some other?"
35 Philip grabbed his chance. Using this passage as his text, he preached Jesus to him.
36 As they continued down the road, they came to a stream of water. The eunuch said, "Here's water. Why can't I be baptized?"
38 He ordered the chariot to stop. They both went down to the water, and Philip baptized him on the spot.
39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of God suddenly took Philip off, and that was the last the eunuch saw of him. But he didn't mind. He had what he'd come for and went on down the road as happy as he could be. MSG
Acts 16:31 And they answered, Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ [give yourself up to Him, take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping] and you will be saved, [and this applies both to] you and your household as well. AMP
Rom 3:22 Namely, the righteousness of God which comes by believing with personal trust and confident reliance on Jesus Christ (the Messiah). [And it is meant] for all who believe. For there is no distinction, AMP
Rom 3:22 The God-setting-things-right that we read about has become Jesus-setting-things-right for us. And not only for us, but for everyone who believes in him. For there is no difference between us and them in this. MSG
ROM 4:3 Listen to what the Scriptures say: Because Abraham believed Gods words, his faith transferred Gods righteousness into his account. TPT
RO 4:20 He never stopped believing Gods promise, for he was made strong in his faithto father a child. And because he was mighty in faith and convinced that God had all the power needed to fulfill his promises, Abraham glorified God! TPT
Rom 6:8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, AMP
ACTS 9:38 When the believers heard that Peter was nearby in Lydda, they sent two men with an urgent message for him to come without delay.
39 So Peter went with them back to Joppa, and upon arriving they led him to the upper room. There were many widows standing next to Peter, weeping. One after another showed him the tunics and other garments that Tabitha had made to bless others.
40 Peter made them all leave the room. Then he knelt down and prayed. Turning to the dead body, he said, Tabitha, rise up! At once she opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, she sat up.
41 He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers and all the widows to come and see that she was alive!
42 The news spread all over the city of Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.
1 Cor 1:21 For when the world with all its earthly wisdom failed to perceive and recognize and know God by means of its own philosophy, God in His wisdom was pleased through the foolishness of preaching [salvation, procured by Christ and to be had through Him], to save those who believed (who clung to and trusted in and relied on Him). AMP
2 Tim 1:12 It's also the cause of all this trouble I'm in. But I have no regrets. I couldn't be more sure of my ground the One I've trusted in can take care of what he's trusted me to do right to the end. MSG
2 TIM 1:12 The confidence of my calling enables me to overcome every difficulty without shame, for I have an intimate revelation of this God. And my faith in him convinces me that he is more than able to keep all that Ive placed in his hands safe and secure until the fullness of his appearing. TPT