Those in Christ are not told to “believe Christ” or to “believe God”, we are told to “believe in Christ” or “believe in God”.
What is the difference?
To believe someone is to give a mental consent to what they said, and sad to say, this is what most Christians have, and call faith. They couldn’t be more wrong, because there’s no difference between this kind of agreement and what was present before Christ came.
But to believe in Christ is what Paul describes in one place…As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: (Colossians 2:6 KJV). In another place he puts it this way…I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and THE LIFE WHICH I NOW LIVE IN THE FLESH I LIVE BY THE FAITH OF THE SON OF GOD, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 KJV)
You see, the just shall live by faith. But we don’t live by our own faith, we live by the faith of the son of God, in other words, we are legally and spiritually impersonating Christ, as the son of God. That is why creation waits for us to manifest, because we are Christ incarnates. And to make it more awesome, Jesus himself tells us to have the faith of God in Mark 11. Jesus also double confirms this by saying we shall do greater things.
Scripture triple confirms this by saying that “As He is, so are we in this world”. Glory to God! HalleluYah! This is something to shout about!
With you around, nobody needs to wait for God or Christ to act. Both are here in you, for you are one with them! Jesus never told a sick person or a dead body that God did not approve their request. Instead he said, “I know You ALWAYS hear me”. Wow!
Paul takes it further and says,…the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we speak; (Romans 10:6-8)
My my my! Did you just see that? With the word of faith in your heart and in your mouth, Christ is here!
No problem in this world needs Christ to come down, we are able to deal with it! Put the word of God on your mouth and frame the world! Glory! Shine NOW! Shine On!