To believe with the heart (or spirit) means to believe apart from what the intellect and the five senses can comprehend. In other words, our spirit man believes beyond what is seen with the natural eye. Our spirits are designed to believe the Word of God despite what circumstances indicate. Therefore, the first step to believing with the spirit is to feed the spirit with the Word of God.

  1. “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).

    1. In this scripture, Jesus was referring to the spirit of man, which is the core of who we are; our spirit lives by the Word of God.

      1. Physical food keeps the physical body alive; however, our spirit man (or inner man) cannot survive without the Word.

  2. The “heart” of man is the spirit of man. Therefore, we trust God with the heart (Proverbs 3:5-7).

    1. The physical body is designed to believe the senses. However, the spirit is designed to believe the Word of God.

      1. God and His Word are one. When we believe His Word, we believe Him.

      2. Therefore, believing with our spirit is believing beyond what the senses detect.

    2. We must decide to believe God (with our spirit) every day, even in the face of apparent defeat.

  3. We must watch the words we say because our words feed our spirits (Ephesians 4:29).

    1. We have an inner ear that is directly connected to our spirits.

      1. Therefore, the words we speak (either positive or negative) deposit good or bad things in our spirits.

      2. When we speak words that are corrupt or negative, it grieves the Holy Spirit that dwells within us (Ephesians 4:30).

    2. We must write the truth of the Word of God on the tables of our hearts (Proverbs 3:3).

      1. We write the truth on our hearts by speaking the Word of God. The tongue is like the pen of a ready writer (Psalm 45:1).

      2. Therefore, saying what we believe from the Word of God produces great results.

      3. Spiritual things manifest into physical things when we speak faith-filled words (Matthew 17:20).

      4. The more time we spend in the Word, the more we starve our doubts.

      5. Through the Word, our spirits can gain the faith that our intellect cannot obtain.

  4. The more highly developed we become (in either faith or fear); the quicker we will see results.

    1. When we have peace, we are highly developed in faith. When we are stressed out and worried, we are highly developed in fear.

    2. Development in faith does not come by just repeating the Word over and over again.

      1. As we spend more and more time with the Word, we reach an advanced level of faith.

Scripture References:

  • Matthew 4:4

  • Proverbs 3:3-7

  • Ephesians 4:29

  • Psalm 45:1

  • Matthew 17:30

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church