Reconciling the Difference – What do I really believe?

It is the Spirit that gives life; the flesh conveys no benefit [it is of no account]. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life [providing eternal life]." John 6:63 (AMP)

Even with all that I know (in God), and all that I say “I believe,” my actions aren’t lining up with my words. My actions and behaviors don’t line up with my convictions. Because no matter I say, I should be able to make good on it – I should be able to produce it – right?

In this text, Jesus had just fed the 5000 people with 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread, and he had just walked on water. He declares to the people that they’ve been searching for him because they were filled! Hallelujah!!! They’d been looking for answers; their hunger wasn’t solely physical and he was able to fill this space of desperation spiritually. We need sustainment for eternal life, which only the Son of Man can give.

I’m not happy with my space of existence, or my lack of peace. And if I say I believe, why don’t I have it? I need true sustaining bread, because I keep striving for things, I keep a thirst & hunger for more naturally and can’t seem to find a way to stay full.

As the Jews continued to argue with each other about Jesus’ concept of MORE, He gives the heart of communion. Expressing to them the heart of sustainment; the response to “need,” was the taking in of His body (the bread) and His blood (the wine) – believing in His saving power to have life for themselves.

So the people, even his disciples, were offended by his teaching. The law which you say you believe and abide by, comes from a spiritual place. So how can you believe the statutes, without believing the source and foundation from whence it came? So he tells them “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profiteth nothing.”

You can only believe, by way of the Spirit!

Believing is a spiritual principle!
"37 Now on the final and most important day of the Feast, Jesus stood, and He cried in a loud voice, "If any man is thirsty let him come to me and drink! 38 He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said from his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water. 39 But He was speaking here of the Spirit, Whom those who believed (trusted, had faith) in Him were afterward to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified (raised to honor)." John 7:37-79 (AMPC)

God I need you! I need your plan. Jesus, I need you! I need your faith, I need your love, I need your belief! I need peace! I need the fruit of the Spirit – Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control. I NEED the production of your Spirit! This is Sonship, and Sonship shows forth an identity found in relationship with the Father through His Son, Jesus – the Christ!

So as I ask myself if I really see you Jesus? Has the Father revealed You to Me (Matthew 16:16; John 6:44)? I believe you have been revealed to me! But the work is staying here and working my faith; working this relationship, so that I hold it above all else. I must hold it in every stream. I must no longer let myself be tricked by the game, the system of the world, or the enemy.

I must recognize that my REALity is in the Spirit! And from this place, I can produce an eternal outcome! And this place becomes a healthy production for me in the earth. Every day, ask myself: What do I believe? Then ask, Holy Spirit, help me believe!

As I put on strength, I’m reminded of the prayer of salvation: I am a sinner, and I ask your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus is the only Son of God. He was wounded for my transgression, bruised for my iniquities, the chastisement of my peace was upon him, and by his stripes I am healed. I believe that he died for my sins, and rose on the third day; gaining power over death, hell, and the grave. And now he sits at the right hand of God the Father. In this, we have been raise up together with him [when we believed] and seated us with Him in heavenly places, [because we are] in Christ Jesus.

Jesus is our peace!

Ephesians 2:14

Encouragement: No matter how overwhelmed you get, which probably seems to be quite a bit these days – remember that your strength comes from you believing Him! You can’t strive the world’s way and expect to make it, your producing power comes from your spirit! Lord give us the strength to stand in your finished work, in Jesus Name I pray – Amen.

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