How Can I Believe In Jesus?
“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”
What does it take to believe in Jesus?
The answer to that question lies in the question itself, your belief.
The way that you believe that Jesus is real, that He is who He said He is, is by the same way that you would believe that Harry Potter is real; or, that Allah is real, or that evolution is real…. Belief.
We are allowed to believe whatever we want, this is called free will. Free will is the greatest gift from God that we have. It gives us the ability to be like Him, the ability to make choices. One of those choices we get to personally make is what we will believe in.
We will believe in something, even if it’s nothing. Believing in nothing is still faith in nothing. Why is this? It’s because we have a belief system built-in to us by God Himself, in our hearts. Just like He gave our physical bodies the longing to drink water and eat food, He gave our spiritual bodies desires that must be quenched as well.
Our hearts are restless until we establish a belief system, even if we establish it in an idol in our life; such as a hobby, money, an addiction, a person, place or thing – it could even be in ourselves.
But make no mistake, people who claim to believe in nothing will fight tooth and nail to prove they believe in nothing. And that fight, is called belief, or faith. You can’t get around not believing in something. Just like you can’t stop your lungs from pumping oxygen in and out of your body, no matter how hard you try.
What we have to figure out is this: What is the truth?
If we don’t have a truth, all bets are off, we can pretty much make up whatever belief system we want. Without a particular truth, then even ISIS is just fine in what they are doing because that’s their choice of truth.
“Matt, how can you say that?! They are beheading children in the streets and dipping live men and women in pools of acid! That is just wrong!”
… Says who?
“Says me! Any normal person would know that just ain’t right!”
Okay, but says who? Who, or what, are you basing that truth on as “normal”? Who are you to say that’s not the truth?
My friend, without a particular truth, this world is simply an overgrown field of the Serengeti. Without an exact truth – something iron-clad – we are just animals.
The lion is not wrong for killing the zebra, just the same as the house-cat is not wrong for eating the robin, just the same as Hitler would not be wrong for wiping out 6 million people from this planet.
Be faster, be smarter, be stronger, or die. No truth. No rules.
Without a particular truth, EVERY PART OF LIFE is simply “survival of the fittest.” Get rich and do whatever makes you feel good. After all, we are just operating off of our brain’s synopsis’. You can do what you want, when you want. Why? Because you want to.
Without truth, there is no such thing as spirituality, morals do not matter, love is not a real thing, and after death, you simply cease to exist. If you want Mickey and Mini Mouse to be your gods, suit yourself.
So… what is truth? If truth is not real, then the word in itself is an oxymoron.
Jesus said, “I am the truth” (see John 14:6). It’s up to you to believe what He said as the truth. The reality of life is this: Jesus solved the mystery of truth for us, in person, and He did it with love.
Are you ready to believe in Jesus? If you so choose to believe in Him, then based on that belief of truth, absolutely everything about your life should now change because you realize that you don’t even belong to yourself. IF THIS IS REALLY, REALLY, REEEEEEEEEEEALY THE TRUTH…. you would not have the ability to NOT change. If, right now, you know for a fact, that every part of you is intertwined with God, the Creator of the universe, then nothing in your life would ever be the same. It can’t be. -Matt
A prayer for you: Well good morning to you Lord! Thank you for the rain outside my window. I know that some parts of the world would love to have rain, so I’m grateful! I want to also thank you for keeping me and my loved ones safe yesterday. Please place angels around us all day today, as well. Bless us, prosper us. Right now, I lift up all who are reading this directly to you. Those who may or may not believe, and even, those who’s faith is shaken. I am asking that you touch their hearts today and help them to feel your Holy Spirit. Reveal the truth to them on a regular basis and give them the strength they need to overcome any doubt. Bless their lives on a deep level and let them know that it’s you who provides all good things; and, that it’s you who uses all BAD things for our eventual good! I love you Lord, and I appreciate all you do. Keep me safe. Keep me close. In Christ’s name I pray all these things. Amen.
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