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.