1. to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so: Only if one believes in something can one act purposefully.
–verb (used with object)
2. to have confidence or faith in the truth of (a positive assertion, story, etc.); give credence to.
3. to have confidence in the assertions of (a person).
4. to have a conviction that (a person or thing) is, has been, or will be engaged in a given action or involved in a given situation: The fugitive is believed to be headed for the Mexican border.
5. to suppose or assume; understand (usually fol. by a noun clause): I believe that he has left town.
6. believe in,
a. to be persuaded of the truth or existence of: to believe in Zoroastrianism; to believe in ghosts.
b. to have faith in the reliability, honesty, benevolence, etc., of: I can help only if you believe in me.
Yesterday, I was watching “The Mirror Has Two Faces”, a movie starring Barbara Streisand, when I was struck with some inspirational insight from Father Yahweh that I thought appropriate to share in this week’s article.
The discussion in the movie centered on love, and mankind’s pursuit of love, but what struck me was how Love and Belief are actually bound to one another. So in pondering this concept, I began to think about our Creator, Yahweh, who is Love. And also the Love that The Word / Michael the Archangel had for both Yahweh and Mankind that led him to pursue the mission of becoming Christ Jesus our Savior.
And it struck me that not only was there this immense Love, but also Belief because The Word had to not only love Yahweh, but also believe in Her as well as mankind in order to do what he accomplished for mankind. And, Yahweh had this same Love and Belief in The Word as well as Mankind to even consider allowing Her beloved son to take on this mission that would make him our Savior. So the conclusion that I came to with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, was that where there is Love there is also Belief.
One can say that they believe in Christ Jesus and in our Heavenly Father, but this belief I’ve found, is twofold. Not only is it a belief in the actual existence of, but also in their abilities and integrity. To believe in them is also to have faith and trust and loyalty to them and to fully support them in their decisions and ability to do what is righteous for all creation.
It goes much deeper than what is merely on the surface as simply an agreement made that yes, they do exist. It’s a belief that comes from a deeper part of oneself. Deeper than the mind all the way down into the heart that truly loves and believes in our Creator and loving Savior. To say, “I believe in you” and to mean, “I trust you, love you, have faith in you and am loyal and obedient to you and I’m behind you 100%.” To believe in your mind, but also in your heart lays the connection that makes your belief whole and complete.
Exodus 14:31 When Israel saw the great power that the LORD used against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD and believed in Him and His servant Moses.
2 Chronicles 20:20 “Hear me, Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem. Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be established, believe in His prophets and you will succeed.”
Matthew 18:6 “But whoever causes the downfall of one of these little ones who believe in me – it would be better for him if a heavy millstone were hung around his neck and he were drowned in the depths of the sea!”
Matthew 21:22 And if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
Mark 5:36 But when Jesus overheard what was said, He told the synagogue leader, "Don't be afraid. Only believe."