“Knowledge” of the Word versus “believing” the Word.

The other day I was meditating on some scriptures that tell us “by His stripes we are healed” (Isa 53:4-5), and that whatever we ask for in His name if we do so without doubting in our heart, then we will receive it (Matt 21:21). Then I felt the Holy Spirit draw a difference between “head knowledge” and “heart belief”.

There are some things in God’s Word that I truly believe and know will come to pass in my life, and other things I “know” are true, but probably don’t have a strong belief that it will come to pass – at least I don’t know WHEN it will come to pass. But the Word of God says that we just have to ask and believe and it will be done – so I SHOULD know the timing of it!  Jesus – help me with my unbelief!

This is why the church is lacking power and authority today.  We don’t truly believe and we don’t truly know Jesus intimately.  There is much head knowledge, but little evidence of change and God’s power and signs accompanying His people.

Let us return to the Word and truly believe it in our hearts – every word of it – and ask Jesus to help us believe through faith!