Which Report Will You Believe?
As most of you know, there was another mass killing yesterday. Bad things seem to be happening all around us. When you look at the headlines, you might think the world is getting worse, and some of you may be wondering if the end is near. There are those who would like you to believe that evil has the upper hand, and you’re free to believe that report if you choose.
Or you can choose not to believe it.
Ten years ago, it was almost unheard of to see someone healed or set free of a demon in a gas station or grocery store. A decade ago, miracles were mostly confined to revival meetings and crusades. They’re not exactly commonplace today, but they’re a lot more common than they once were. The increase of healing miracles is just one example of how God is it advancing His kingdom in the world today. He’s been training and equipping tens of thousands of saints to bring the battle to the enemy’s front door. We’re getting there, my friends. Slowly, but surely, we’re bringing the light of God’s kingdom into the dark places of the world.
I’m not buying the propaganda that says we’re losing this battle. Despite what the headlines say, the kingdom of God has more momentum right now than the kingdom of darkness. We’re moving that ol’ mountain, little by little. Yes, there are still bad things happening in the world. I’m not blind to what’s going on. I see the atrocities. But I’m choosing not to let them be my focus because it’s only going to demoralize me. And that’s precisely what propaganda and terrorism are designed to do. They’re designed to demoralize us and rob us of hope.
Atrocities and terrorism will likely continue. That isn’t going to change. But you don’t have to focus on them if you don’t want to. And I would suggest it’s not healthy to dwell on them. It’s better to focus on what God is doing instead. There will always be two reports about the state of our battle—one good report and one bad report. You’ve now heard both. You’re free to believe whichever one you will.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
And of His Kingdom there will be no end.
I have been thinking the exact same thing the past few days. I watched a documentary on WWII last weekend regarding the concentration camps. I decided to focus on what Jesus is talking to me about today. To focus on who I can share that knowledge with tomorrow.
The darkness allows us the saints to shine brighter. Now more than ever people are looking for lasting answers that are found in Jesus. Now is not the time to be hunkering down in fear
Hallelujah! The battle is the Lords!
I agree with this and it is my view point as well. Where sin abounds grace will always much more abound. We might as well agree with the Word on this one.
Brilliantly said, my friend. I wish I could have said it so well!
I suppose we could add, paying attention to the good report is also commanded (see Hebrews 12:1&2 and Philippians 4:8).
So true. We can overcome evil when we as Christians react to evil events by bringing more of God’s love and glory into the world.
My thought and focus will dwell on the kingdom coming and the kingdom at hand.
Amen brother! Keep getting the word out there!
God always brings restoration through wars & tribulations. God is definately on the Throne & is always in charge.
We live in fascinating times so be watchful but don’t despair.