E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett

B. Childress
Apr 15 2012

Believing is the verb form of faith; it is acting on the Word.  Believing is acting before God acts.   It is having faith that
God has already acted before He acts.  Believing is an utter abandonment to the Father, and to the lordship of Jesus
Christ.  It is the utter surrender, if you please, of your reasoning faculties to the Word of God.  Believing is the
unqualified committal of your entire being to the will of the Father.

Here are some of the things that believing does:

It opens up your entire life to the fullness of the life of God.  It gives Christ the first place in your life.  It turns your self-
life over to the lordship of love, the Jesus kind of love.  It is receiving life, health, wisdom, and power from Him.  It is
unconsciously entering into all He has done and all He is for us.  It is being who He says we are.  It is arriving at the
knowledge that
“he that believeth on me hath…” (John 6:47).  Believing is having; it is possession.

Now, I can say to you, “Believing is being,” and you will understand me.  Believing the Word of God is the utter denial of
the world-mind that rules those around you.  It is the denial of the dominion of mortal weakness over you.  It is the denial
of the weakness of your body, soul, and spirit.  It is an affirmation of the strength and health of your body, soul, and
spirit.  It is the utter denial of fears, doubts, and unhappiness reigning over your life any longer.

Believing is entering into all that our redemption in Christ Jesus means in the mind of the Father.  It is a now
participation in all the fullness of that redemptive work, the healing of our bodies, and the forgiveness of all our mistakes
and failures.  It is the utter righteousness of God becoming ours.

Believing is the exchange of all that we have been for all that He is.  It is the now joy in the Holy Spirit.  It is freedom from
worry.  It is Jesus in everything.  It is being “
now blessed” with every kind of spiritual blessing in Christ.

Believing is strength for every emergency, victory in every battle.  It is Christ’s
now meeting of every need.  It is Jesus’
now entering and filling our whole being – body, soul, and spirit.  It is losing ourselves in His greater Self.  It is losing our
burdens in His love.  It is the end of us and the beginning of Him.

Believing is abundance swallowing up our limitations.  It is our leaning back upon His fullness.  We are complete in all
His completeness.  We are satiated with Him.  His grace is all we need.  We are lost in Him; we are found in Him.

Now when we lay hands on the sick, it is His hands being laid upon them.  When we pray in His name, it is He who is

This is believing.

What It Means to Believe

It is possible for us to learn the key of believing.  Again, the word believe is a verb.  The word faith is a noun.  Believing,
therefore, is the verb of faith.  It is to act.  You can’t believe without acting.

There is a law that governs believing.  In Genesis is found one of the three great Scriptures on which so much of the
New Testament is founded.

    [Abraham] believed in the LORD; and [God] counted it to him for righteousness.  (Genesis 15:6)

Here, the word “believe” means “to support…to be established…to stand firm.”  Abraham made an unqualified committal
to God.  He abandoned himself utterly to God.  He gave up all; he had no other help.

We find this illustrated best in the book of Daniel by the Hebrew men Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.  They would
not bow down before King Nebuchadnezzar.  Even when the king threatened to have them thrown into a fiery furnace,
they were at peace.  In their minds, if God rescued them, so be it; if He didn’t, they were more than willing to burn in the
furnace.  They abandoned themselves completely to God. (See Daniel 3:1-30.)

The first step in faith is reaching the place where you abandon all.  You cannot trust God with all your heart as long as
you are leaning on someone else.  If you trust any other, you can’t fully trust Him.  Faith, like love, demands all.  You
cannot derive love’s best as long as you have any other idol.  As long as you trust in self, you cannot trust in God.  As
long as you are looking elsewhere for help, you are not trusting the Lord absolutely.  The law of trust is utter

    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.  (Romans 10:9)

You cannot believe in Jesus until you confess His lordship.  It is absolutely impossible.  The moment you do, the Lord
begins to act.  You will find ground on which to stand when you reach the place where you can say, “Lord, I trust You
and You alone.  If You fail me, I am doomed.”  Belief is the ability to say that wholeheartedly, with no mental reservation.  
Belief is the ability to say,
“I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me” (Galatians 2:20).  Then, God can act.

    Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge
    him, and he shall direct thy paths.  (Proverbs 3:5-6)

You have trusted in everything else.  Now, trust in the Lord only.  Stop reasoning; stop leaning on your own

Can God lie?  Entrust yourself utterly to Him.  God’s Word cannot be broken.  The man who trusts in the Lord is trusting
in the safest bank in the universe.  Don’t trust in the reasoning of people.  If you are going to trust God, abandon
yourself utterly to Him.  Then, He will say, “
In all thy ways acknowledge [Me].”  Don’t make plans without Him.  In all your
ways, give the Lord His place; yield to His dominance.

You have lacked wisdom; you have tried this and that.  Now, go down on your knees and cry, “My Lord, I will recognize
Your lordship.”  You have thought the thing through.  You have arrived at the place where you have found you cannot
achieve success without God.  So, get on your face before Him and say, “Lord, I yield my will, my life, my everything to
the lordship of Jesus.”  “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”  Fear Jehovah and depart from
everything that is unlike Christ.

    It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.  (Proverbs 3:8)

This means that He will touch your stomach this very day.  He will touch your bones.  If you have any disorder, He will
heal it now.  He will be the very center of your healing, health, and life.

    He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.  (John 7:38)

When His nature has come in, you have received the very power of God Almighty.  I want you to so utterly yield to this
life of God in you that you will feel His power in your now.  That is reality.
 “Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in
the world”
(I John 4:4).

You have tried everything else.  Now, let Jesus Christ come into your life.  Yield your entire life to Him, and He will take


KEY’S TO RECEIVING GOD’S MIRACLES, by E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett, Copyright 2011, Whitaker House.