What does it mean to believe? The Old Covenant vs New Covenant

What does it mean to believe? The Old Covenant vs New Covenant



Hebrew Strong’s Number: 539 Hebrew Word: ‏אָמַן‎ Transliteration: ʾāman

a primitive root; properly to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figurative to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; moral to be true or certain; once (Isa. 30:21; by interchange for <H541> (‘aman)) to go to the right hand :- hence assurance, believe, bring up, establish, + fail, be faithful (of long continuance, steadfast, sure, surely, trusty, verified), nurse, (-ing father), (put), trust, turn to the right.


Greek Strong’s Number: 4100 Greek Word: πιστεύω Transliteration: pistol

from <G4102> (pistis); to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e. credit; by implication to entrust (especially one’s spiritual well-being to Christ): – believe (-r), commit (to trust), put in trust with.


Psalm 119:65-68 (KJV)
65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
67 Before I was afflicted, I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
68 Thou art good and does good; teach me thy statutes.


John 1:11-13 (KJV)
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.


John 5:23-24 (KJV)
23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.


Brothers and Sister, it is a must that we understand what we are being taught, for our own sake as well as the sake of those we teach. Often time we try and mix the Old and New Covenant teachings together, in the belief that as it is written God and His Word is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Which is true and both the Old and the New are the same in the Spirit of the Word but not always in the Letter of the Word. And so, it is written;


Romans 3:19-20 (KJV)
19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 7:5-6 (KJV)
5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

2 Corinthians 3:4-6 (KJV)
4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.


So, as we can see from these scriptures and definitions, we cannot just take any part of the Word at face value but need the knowledge and understanding of the whole Word. By Study and prayer unto the Holy Spirit for conformation and revelation.


Rev. Dennis Dean Wilson Jr


God’s House of Prayer of the True Worshiper

(John 1:1-4 & 14 / 2 Peter 1:16-21)