As Jesus journeyed to the cross, and beyond, he had to be sure of one thing. Everything—his life, his ministry, his sacrifices—rested on this one thing. Jesus had to be sure that his twelve disciples were ready to step up their spiritual game.
In order to live into their true calling as apostles—no longer students of the Gospel, but agents of the Gospel—The Twelve would need to make a fundamental shift. They would need to move from believing in Jesus to believing like Jesus. Otherwise, they could not bring Jesus’ Kingdom dream into reality. And the message would die when Jesus did.
So what is it that Jesus believed? And is it even possible for mere humans to believe these things as well?
Shift Your Consciousness
Over the next forty days I will reveal to you what Jesus believed, and how you too can shift your consciousness to embrace these beliefs. Each week, I’ll blog about one of the six soulful steps you can take to believe like Jesus. In addition, each day, on social media, I’ll be revealing how you can put that soulful step into practice, and take on the mantle of apostleship.
Even more exciting, over this next forty days, we’ll also explore what your world would look like if you operated in a higher consciousness with Jesus. This will be a true journey of soulful transformation.
To prepare yourself for this journey of a lifetime, consider six dynamic beliefs of Jesus.
What Jesus Believed
- Partnership: Jesus believed he was one with God. Through this partnership, he co-created miracles with God.
- Prayer: Jesus believed his prayers had power. He spoke of God hearing and answering his prayers. And how his prayers had a positive effect on others.
- Super-Power: Jesus believed he had super-powers. His greatest superpower was working with ordinary people, places and things to bring about brand new realities.
- Purpose: Jesus believed his life had purpose. He allowed this purpose to guide his daily living and decision-making.
- Potential: Jesus believed in people’s potential and held himself accountable for the fulfillment of their potential.
- Possibility: Jesus believed in possibility. He trusted in faith more than he trusted his fears.
Now that you know six of Jesus’ beliefs, prepare yourself to take the six soulful steps that will empower you to believe like Jesus as well. The world is waiting.
From Disciple to Apostle
Just as Jesus needed to know, way back when, if The Twelve were ready to step up their spiritual game, so the world needs to know today if the church is ready to move from discipleship to apostleship. The world wants to know if the friends and followers of Jesus are ready to be Christ-like—to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves—and to act with sacrificial love.
I look forward to the Forty Days of Apostleship, and sharing with you the six soulful steps to believe like Jesus, so that you can answer yes. So much hangs in the balance.
This Lent may you be free to live with new beliefs, new courage and new love. And may you be free to take actions that make a true difference in the world.