Exodus 6:7 - "I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians."
Joshua 23:14 - “Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed."
Psalm 46:10 - "He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Isaiah 43:10 - “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.
Isaiah 45:3 - "I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name."
Jeremiah 24:7 - "I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart."
Why do we, as Christians, refer to our 'faith' as a 'belief system'? Why do we proclaim 'in faith' that we 'believe' the Lord is going to do something? Oh, my dear friends, we have been duping ourselves and therefore relinquishing our power, which the our Lord and Savior Yahushua Ha Mashiac entrusts to US as His disciples. We have been like the foolish steward who buried his 'talent' in the ground without multiplying it.
The greek word for 'believe'/'belief' is pisteuo which means “to consider something to be true and therefore worthy of one’s trust, belief”. To most sunday morning Christians and to the majority of people in the Western world and I'm sure even the world over tend to look at 'belief' the way they once 'believed' in the easter bunny or santa clause or in the boogeyman. Belief is NOT speculation. It is not unwavering. It does not doubt. So verily, I tell you, turn your 'belief', your 'pisteuo' into your 'knowing', your 'gnosi'.
For hear the WORD of the LORD: Hosea 4:6 "My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children." Repent! Like the man in the Gospel - Ask the Lord to HELP YOUR UNBELIEF..HELP YOUR UNKNOWING!
And remember one thing; 2 Corinthians 1:20 "For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God." ALL the promises, ALL the spiritual blessings, ALL the riches, ALL the glory, ALL the fullness of God, ALL His righteousness and ALL his power rest upon US, you and me, His disciples, His servants, His friends and His brothers and sisters.
May the LORD add a blessing to the reading, to the hearing and to the doing of His Holy Word!