who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (1 Peter 2:24)
Because the law of confession hinges on belief, it’s important that you understand a couple of related terms: non-belief and unbelief. There is no such thing as non-belief. Everyone believes something. An atheist believes there is no God, but that is still a belief. You cannot exist believing nothing because God created humans in His image, and He believes. Therefore, we believe—something.
Unbelief, on the other hand, is a God term. It is a biblical term that means you do not believe what God said. In simple terms, God says unbelief is not agreeing with Him and His Word. Unfortunately there has been a great deal of unbelief in the Church. For instance, you hear people say, “God’s going to heal you,” but that’s not what God said. In 1 Peter 2:24, He said, “By His stripes ye were healed”—past tense. If you are waiting on God to heal you, you can forget about ever being healed. God says you have already been healed by the stripes Jesus bore on His back. He has healed you already, and saying what He says is believing.
Whether it is for healing, your family, your finances or something else, Bible believing is based solely on the Word of God without any external evidence to support it. You believe it just because God said it!
Father God, I am a believer in Christ Jesus! I agree with Your Word over my situation (name the situation or need you are believing for and the scripture you are standing on for its fulfillment) In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s classic book, The Law of Confession. To order this 240-page, faith-building book, click here.