Believing Is Having
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. — JOHN 6:47
The same Greek word translated everlasting is also translated eternal. Here it’s describing the God-kind of life, which never ends. In other words, Jesus was saying, “He that believeth on Me has the God-kind of life.”
Notice the phrase: “He that believeth hath.” You see, believing is having. That’s the way you have whatever God has made available to you in His Word—by believing it. Believing is possessing.
Many times, people substitute mental assent, or mental agreement, for believing. They agree that the Bible is true and even admire the Word of God. They confess that every word of the Bible is true. But they don’t possess anything, because they’re just mentally agreeing to it. But real believing is possessing; it’s having.
Someone once said, “Believing ends in the glad confession, ‘It’s mine. I have it now.’”
Remember, Mark 11:24 says, “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” He that believes has. Believing is having.
When you pray, believe that you receive it and you’ll have it. When are you going to have what you desire? After you believe you receive it. Believing is having. If you believe you receive something, you’re going to say, “It’s mine. I have it now.” You’re saying that by faith.
Confession: Believing is having. I believe I receive healing. I believe I receive whatever I need. It’s mine. I have it now.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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