When I taught in Bible Colleges, I taught what John Wesley called “Mental Assent.” Wesley said “people mentally agree that the Bible is true, but they don’t believe it in their heart.” We must believe it with our heart and not our minds. We can’t just say, yes I know the Word of God is true but don’t believe what it says you can have is for you.
How do you know if you are believing with your head and not your heart? Matthew 12:34 says “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” What is coming out of your mouth? Are you saying I hope God will, or He will sometime, or God is going to, are you talking about lack when the word tells us in 3 John 2 “beloved above all things I desire you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.” Are you hoping Jesus will heal you or thinking in the future He will when 1 Peter 2:24 tells us “by whose stripes you were healed.” That word were is past tense so we have already been given healing by Jesus.
Are you believing with your head or your heart? What are you saying. What are you declaring into your life right now by the words you speak.
Jesus told us we can have what we desire when we believe. Our part is to ask, believe it has been done, and allow Jesus to manifest it for us!
Let’s look at one last scripture today 1 John 5:4 “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: ( we are born or God right so we overcome the world) and this is the victory that overcometh the world, ( here is the answer to your situation pay attention) even our faith.” Your victory according to this promise of God is you ARE to overcome the world and you get victory by your faith!
The message Bible says “The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is our faith.” YOUR faith is the conquering power that brings the world to its knees! You can bring sickness, diseases, lack, debt, poverty, relationship problems, whatever your circumstance the Word of God says YOUR faith is the conquering power to bring it to its knees!
Our job is to be like the royal official and take Jesus at His Word.