Whose Report Will You Believe?
A report is an assessment or account given of a particular matter, especially in the form of an official document, after thorough investigation or consideration by an appointed person or body. A report can also be a spoken or written description of an event or situation, especially one intended for publication or broadcast in the media.
Reports are very important in our lives because it can help us to identify some root causes of some issues we battling with as individuals and as a nation. A medical report can unearth the cause of some illness you’ve been battling in the body for a long time for the appropriate medicine to be administered for healing. An economic report informs citizens how well the government is using the nation’s resources to expand production, trade, industry and wealth creation.
A report can be generated for any activity in life. All what is needed is thorough observation and investigation on the particular matter. As true as this may be, there are three main reports in life; The Report of Men, The Evil Report and The Report of God. The report you choose to believe determines the outcome of your circumstances and situations. The divine and God ordained instrument of choice in life is the tongue.
“For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned”.
The Report of Men
When you choose the report of men, the forces of nature will limit, dominate and prevail against you. The doctor’s diagnoses and prognosis will determine how long you will live, the economic report will determine the kind of food you will serve on the table and the financial report will determined the quality of your life. In this mode of operation the quality of your life is determined by the opinions, judgments and analysis of men. It is referred to in the scriptures as walking by the senses or sight. Until you can see, smell, touch, feel and taste it’s not real and true to you. You are subjected to and subdued by the elements and such people end up as victims and casualties in life. In this realm what you see in the physical is what you get or happens to you. You can complain, cry and even murmur but there is little you can do to change your circumstances or situations
The Evil Report
This is also called the report of the enemy. Believing and walking by doctrines, philosophies and traditions inconsistent with the revealed word of God is subscribing to the report of the enemy. These are doctrines and teachings of devils meant to divert the path of people and lead them astray by making them blind to the truth of God’s word. That is what he did to our first parents in the Garden.
He said, “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
The enemy’s number one target is to defile and corrupt the credibility and authenticity of the word of God to you. His assignment is to convince you that what God said is not possible because the facts and figures suggest otherwise. He was able to convince the tens spies sent to the promised land to check it out and they returned with an evil report for they said “We are not able to take the land because the land eats up its inhabitants”. An evil report is a faithless report, a report that does not take into consideration what go has said about the matter. God said “I have given you the land go and possess”. An evil report brings fear, anxiety, doubt and panic to ones life. It reduces your sense of productivity and creativity to inactivity. An evil report causes you to murmur and blame God for your circumstances. An evil report will make an unbeliever out of a believer.
The Report of God
God has designed it in His own wisdom that the just should live by faith. The enemy knows this that is why he is bent on destroying the credibility, authenticity and authority of the scriptures (Bible). Don’t allow anyone convince you that there are inconsistencies or errors in the Bible but rather pray for revelation and illumination from the word; it is the trap of the enemy. The Bible is the raw material for the production of faith. When there is no raw material how can goods be produced. God is a faith God and without faith you cannot contact Him or anything related to Him.
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
When God’s word becomes the final authority on all issues of your life then you have chosen the report of God (faith). Your confession then changes to agree with God.
“I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, I have the life of God in me and I cannot die before my time, My God supplies all my need, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, I am an overcomer because I am born of God, my life is forward and upward only, I cannot be defeated because greater is He that is in me than the forces that array about me” and the like becomes your proclamation even in the face of seemingly overwhelming circumstances or situations. Please remember this: no circumstance is too stubborn to cause God to break His word.
You are blessed.