Our part in the new covenant of grace is to simply believe! What should we believe? We are to believe in Jesus! Now this answer may not be as straightforward as it seems. If you were to ask people on the streets if they believed in Jesus, you would probably get all kinds of answers. There would be those who believe that Jesus existed as an historical figure, moral philosopher, religious leader or a prophet. Sadly, the truth is that believing all these things about Jesus will not save them.
So let’s establish what it means to believe in Jesus. To believe in Jesus is to believe that Jesus is the only way to salvation and that once you receive Him, you receive the gift of eternal life. Furthermore, to believe in Jesus is to believe beyond the shadow of a doubt the penalty of your sins–past, present and future–were all paid for on the cross and that today all your sins and lawless deeds He remembers NO MORE!
The new covenant’s emphasis is to believe that you are forgiven of every sin and that God has erased them from His memory. If you don’t believe this, it will be impossible for you to depend on and expect God to protect, provide for and prosper you. If you don’t believe this, it will rob you of the ability to receive His goodness, blessings, unmerited favor and success in your life. So believe. Only believe! Believe that Jesus became flesh, went to the cross, shed His Blood, and died for your sins and that He rose from the dead.
Joseph Prince, 100 Days of Favor.