KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Once again the Holy Spirit unfolds a very important truth about partaking of our salvation in our key scripture. Salvation is an all-inclusive word. It means to be saved from sin, healed from diseases, preserved from trouble, to be at peace, deliverance from demonic activities as well as any form of comfort that a man would need.
We learn from our key scripture that it takes believing in our hearts that o u r Lord Jesus was raised from the dead, and confessing with our lips, the lordship of Jesus to be saved..
The heart is the centre of the human being. I am not talking about our physical heart. This word heart is at times used interchangeably to mean the mind and emotions which is the soul or to mean the spirit of man. “For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thought and intents of the heart”(Hebrews 4:12). Our heart is the seat of thoughts and decisions. The heart therefore controls the direction and general state of every man.
How do we believe with the heart?
Without believing with the heart our salvation cannot be complete. To believe with the heart means you are ready to throw your whole weight or life on what you have believed. One may believe with his head. In this instant he is not ready to cast his life on what he claims to believe. It is called mental assent.
Believing with the heart is to let the word settle in your being without giving attention to other opposing or conflicting situations. This piece of scripture of promise becomes your meditation and rejoicing. For example if the Bible says “Himself took our infirmities and bore our diseases…..” (Matt 8:17). Within you, you focus on this scripture thanking God and rejoicing that there is no more disease in your body. You no longer accept any contrary symptoms although they may be showing up.
You keep this scripture at heart and you do not attend to any other contrary thoughts. The Lord said in Mark 11:23 as follows “Whosoever shall say unto this mountain be thou removed and be cast into the sea and shall not doubt in his heart but shall believe that those things he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith”. This simply means accept the word as it is and act on it.This is what it means to believe with the heart.
With my heart I believe all that the word says. I cast my whole being on what the scripture says without any hesitation or negative anticipations. All things are always possible with me because I believe with my heart.
Psalms 112:7-8 ” He shall not be afraid of evil tidings:his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies”.
Romans 10:10 ” For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation