'Pisteuõ' - Do It!
"BELIEVING" IS MORE THAN BELIEVING
The Old Testament word for "believe" is "aman" and it means to "uphold" or to "remain steadfast in"! The New Testament word is "pisteuo" and means to "rely on", "trust", "embrace", and "obey".
There are many who "believe" in Jesus Christ and/or the Word but fail to obey it - embrace it, rely on it - and by so doing "uphold" it.
If JOHN 3:16 was truly "believed", it would prompt immediate repentance, water baptism, and the receiving of the Holy Spirit. For our Lord had already spelled out quite clearly to Nicodemus in this same chapter, that certain steps were to be taken and certain results were to be obtained.
In ACTS 19, Paul questioned their appreciation of "believing" because of their lack of obedience in water baptism and results in the Holy Spirit.
To believe in Jesus Christ is not to acquiesce to His claims as the Son of God, but to obey His clear command to obtain salvation and stand upholding and embracing the truth of the Gospel.
"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." JAMES 1:22
Source: 'Voice of Revival'