Many, if not all, believe in something or someone. Man is born to believe and worship someone because God created man to worship Him. Man is free to believe but to whom one must swear allegiance? How we do know we believe the right thing or the right person? Here are some guidelines that spell out the indicators to see whether we can be called Biblical Believers.
A biblical believer is GENUINE when it comes to believing. "But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He rewards them that diligently seek him" (Hebrew 11:6). The initial contact with God is by grace through faith.
When it comes to worshiping, a biblical believer is TRUE. Being true means in accordance with the actual state or conditions; conforming to or consistent with a standard. A biblical believer worships the true God, the God of the Bible. Jesus said that the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24).
A biblical believer is EXCELLENT when it comes to working. Mediocrity is never their standard. A biblical believer rarely settles for anything less than the best. A biblical believer adheres to this admonition, It is admonished to study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).
When it comes to fighting a battle, a biblical believer is VICTORIOUS. The Bible declares that for everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world-our continuing, persistent faith in Jesus the Son of God (1 John 5:4). A biblical believer does not easily succumb to conflict and hostilities in life. They stand to fight and fight because the victory is sure.
When laboring for Jesus Christ, a biblical believer is FAITHFUL. They remain true up to end and longs to hear this commendation, "Well done, good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: you enter into the joy of your Lord" (Matthew 25:21&22).
When it comes to fellow shipping, they prefer to PRIORITIZE their relationship with Jesus Christ as best exemplified by Mary and Martha found in Luke 10: 40-42, While Martha was very busy and distracted with all of her serving responsibilities; she noticed her sister Mary sitting close with Jesus. She approached Him and requested Jesus to tell Mary to help her. But Jesus reprimanded Martha. Instead of telling Mary, she told Martha that Mary has chosen the good part that which is to her advantage, which will not be taken away from her. Mary is an example of one who do not allow busyness in life to get in the way of fellow shipping with Jesus Christ.
Biblical believers FOCUS their love of God. They followed this truth to the letter, They do not allow the joys of this world to cloud the joys of heaven. They have fixed their eyes on Jesus who is the Author and Finisher of their faith.
Another characteristic of a biblical believer is when they witness, it is POWERFUL. A true believer in Jesus Christ is one who entered into the relationship by faith and acknowledges that he is a workmanship of God. They acknowledge that the power is generated from God and not from them.
When it comes to giving, they are GENEROUS AND CHEERFUL givers. These people believes that they are merely a reservoir of God's riches and so do not hoard their blessings. They believe that as they are blessed by God they should share their blessings to others.
They are also winsome AMBASSADORS for Christ. They are representing a Divine kingdom and has set an example worthy of emulation.
Finally, a biblical believer is a courageous WATCHMAN. A watchman blows the alarm when there is an impending danger. They are alert and responsive to God's still, small voice and may suffer being misunderstood but they stand steadfast to the truth.
It's always advisable to set goals and targets. These indicators could be one of them. It will not only improve the quality of our lives, it will surely prepare us to meet our God. It is hoped that after assessing and evaluating ourselves, may we find ourselves one of the biblical believers in this present age.
We want to improve our lives. We want to look good. The best look however springs from the inside and flows outside. The best example we can find are the people who made a strong and deep relationship with their Creator, Maker and Lord. Let us challenge ourselves to become these kind of people.
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