Believe word study… Part of a Whole…
Chapter 7 (John 7:5, 31, 38, 48 NKJV)
For even His brothers did not believe in Him.
Believing requires more than family loyalty.
And many of the people believed in Him, and said, “When the Christ comes, will He do more signs than these which this Man has done?”
His signs were more than enough for people to believe in Him, and yet it is still hard for people today to believe in Him!
These people were really looking for a deliverer, but not a Savior!
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
Believing has an out-going effect on those who accept Jesus Christ.
Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? (John 7:5, 31, 38, 48 NKJV)
People look to rulers for example, but sadly, they are not better, and often worse examples. But even if there are good rulers, it is weakness to look to them alone for example.
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Believing had delayed blessing that we no longer wait to receive… So why does humanity delay today? (John 7:37-39NKJV)