Is It Enough to Just Believe
The Holy Spirit constantly challenges my faith, and causes me to think about what I believe, and why I believe a certain way. And so I present the same questions to you that He does to me.
Today, I posted the following comment on my facebook page, “No matter what people may say, God says that healing is for today!” And several people left the comment, “I believe!” This leads me to the following important, but basic question that the Lord has asked me in the past, “Is it enough to just believe?” Or more specifically, “Is it enough to just believe in healing?”
I know that some will say before spending the time to think before they speak that I am being sacrilegious here, but I’m not. Today, more than ever we need to be willing to challenge our faith, examine our beliefs and understand what it means to have faith in God. What does it really mean to believe?
Let’s read the words from James 2:18-20 regarding faith and believing, “But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?”
Meditate a bit on what James is saying here. He says to someone saying they believe in God, that’s good, but even the demons believe there is a God. There is more to faith then just believing. And it’s the same in any area of our spiritual life, whether we are talking about if God exists or if His benefits, such as healing is real. It’s good to say we believe in healing, and that it is for today, but quite frankly, even the demons believe healing is for today. That’s why they fight so hard against this foundational belief. They know it’s real and they fear the eternal fruit, like salvations, deliverances and more healings that your healing will produce.
But so often people say they believe in healing, and that God wills to heal them. This is good, but it is not enough to just say you believe. You have to take it a step further and activate your believe, put your faith in action. Act as if you are already healed.
The man with the withered hand could have said, “I believe, I believe, I believe in healing.” and nothing would have happened until he put his faith to work, put action behind his beliefs, and the moment he extended his hand his healing actually manifested.
So I ask you, “Is it enough to just believe in healing?” Or is there more? Yes, there is the next step to take–action. Put your money where your mouth is and activate that belief. Then, and only then, do you truly believe.
Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe, Greater Than Magic and The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.