Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Believe God: Verses on Belief in John

 John 1:7
He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.

Testimony builds belief. Jesus' life was a testimony of the light of God, the truth of the gospel and the hope of salvation.

 John 1:12
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,

We receive Jesus by turning our life over to Him. (John 3:16; Romans 10:9,10). We then have the right to be children of God. We choose to live for Christ Jesus. It is belief in Jesus that changes us from being of this world and instead being accepted into God's family.

Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these.”

Nathaniel believed, because Jesus saw him. There will be many things from the Scriptures and that happen in our life that will solidify our belief in Jesus.

 John 3:12
“If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?

Nicodemus came to Jesus to inquire about His ministry. Jesus turned the conversation to belief, salvation and new birth. Nicodemus questioned what Jesus was saying and this questioning was an act of unbelief. We can't believe if we question what Jesus says. Belief accepts what Jesus said and is saying to us. Don't reject what the Scriptures say, instead ask for insight into the meaning.

John 3:15
so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.

Belief brings eternal life. As we believe we come to know Jesus. (John 17:3) Belief is not only an idea, but is also an experience.

John 3:16
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

It is God's love that made a way for us to have eternal life. Without Jesus dying for us, we would not have access to God or His eternal life.

Verses quoted from NASB.

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