Friday, January 23, 2009

Whose Report will YOU Believe?

God, who never lies had promised the Israelites the land flowing with milk and honey. All they had to do was believe that He would give them that which He had promised. However, when the report of the spies was in, they chose to believe the negative.

"And they told him and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. Nevertheless, the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled and very great; and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south; the Hittites , and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan. And Caleb stilled the people before Moses and said Let us go up at once and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said We be not able to go up against the people for they are stronger than we." Numbers 13:27-31

"And all the congregation lifted up their voice and cried; and the people wept that night. And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron; And they said to one another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt. Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel. And the Lord said unto Moses, How long will thine people provoke me? and how long will it be until they believe me, for all the signs I have shrewed among. Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times and have not hearkened to my voice; Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it; But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring unto the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall posses it. Numbers 14:1,2,4,5,11,22-24

"And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel. Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the Lord, as ye have spoken to mine ears SO WILL I DO UNTO YOU." Numbers 14:26-28

Caleb received the land through his belief that God would keep His promises. God let the others have that which they believed as well. Many suffered for their lack of belief in the goodness of the Lord. I have been thinking a lot about the power of our belief. Every promise God has ever given to us is received by faith, or the true belief in our hearts of these things. It is how we receive Salvation, healing and deliverance of any kind. God promises us blessings, but we must have trust and faith in Him to receive them. Throughout the bible, God tells us that we can have that which we believe. Mark 11:23 ",,but shall believe that those things which he saith come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith." Proverbs 23:7 "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he."

From the beginning of our creation, God has instilled the ability in us to have that which we believe. If He had not, we would be unable to receive His Salvation. Now just as we are able to receive God's blessings by our belief, Satan has taken this God given ability and perverted it for his benefit. Think about fortune tellers, who time and time again have claimed to predict the future. Sometimes the evil things they claim come to pass. We know that their predictions are not of God, but rather the demonic form. The bible talks plainly against their idle babbling and not to hear, believe or listen to them. So where do they get the little power they have? They obtain that power through our belief in their words. First we listen, then we speak, then we believe. Our belief releases all the demons in hell to come and bring those things about. That is why it is imperative to speak and dwell on positives things. The more you speak something, the more you believe it to be true. "We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written. I believed, and therefore have spoken; we also believe, and therefore we speak." 2 Corinthians 4:13 If you speak negative things, then you start to believe those things that you speak. If you believe them to be true. They will come about. You receive as you believe! If you believe in the goodness of the Lord, you shall have His blessings, Mercy and Grace. The Israelites had two reports to believe. If they had believed God like Caleb, they could have went in to possess the Land. But they chose to forget the power of God and believe the negative reports. Be careful of your beliefs for they have GREAT power. For this reason Satan tries so very hard to destroy our faith. He is constantly whispering negative words in the ears of God's children. He is hoping and waiting for you to believe these things. For he knows that the moment you start to believe him, he has a chance to destroy God's perfect will and purpose for your life. A God who never lies has promised us blessings, Salvation, Healing, Deliverance! We obtain these things by believing Him and His Word. I know with all my heart that if we had chosen to believe the doctors reports, We would not have Serenity today. We have her because we held on to God's promises. We believed with our whole heart that she was healed. God said it therefore it is! We all have a choice. As for me and my family, We choose to believe the report of the LORD!

A land of milk and honey is waiting, whose report will you believe?