Immune to fear

Day 56: Jesus Is Real!

By Reinhard Bonnke

If we know Jesus is real, why do we live as if He did not exist? If there is a Father in heaven, why do we behave as if we were orphans? If there is a Savior, why do we cringe in fear and misery? If there is a Healer, why do we not ask Him for healing? 

Jesus says, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” (Mark 5:36) If things go wrong, they can also go right! If the devil can be effective, how much more so can God! Faith is supposed to prove its worth in times of great need. For so many believers, that is precisely when it grinds to a screeching halt. For them, faith only works in blessed Christian meetings; or when everything is going right. To put it figuratively, they wear their life preservers only so long as they are on the ship, and toss them off as soon as they fall into the sea! How ridiculous can you get?Let’s toss off fear, not our faith! Let’s embrace the living reality of Jesus Christ in our life today!  

Faith may follow a process like this: 

1. Believing something is true.
Believing that there is a God is not enough.
The devil believes the same thing—but it’s a start. 

2. Believing a person is genuine.
Many believe that Jesus was a good man.
But He claimed to be much more—the Savior of the world! 

3. Believing in God’s power.
Many believed in Christ’s healing power.
But they did not all make him their Lord and Savior

4. Believing as trust.
Trust makes things personal. We trust people we feel will not fail us. 

5. Believing in Christ.
This is real faith. It is complete surrender to Jesus!

Allow Jesus to take over every area of your life! Completely surrender to Him today. Romans 8:2 says, “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Live your life in the fullness of Christ Jesus, and you will be an overcomer through Him! 

Source: (Daily Fire Devotional, formerly titled Mark My Word. “Jesus is Real.”) 

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