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Who Will Believe the Report?

"Who hath believed our report and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?" The Bible is a continuous report of truth that reveals life because of the tenderness of love. Whoever will not believe this report will not receive a revelation of God's arm. They will believe that their situation has shortened God's arm and that He is unable to hold them up (Deuteronomy 33:27).

When we do believe the report in a continuous way, we become receivers. Faith is the receptive condition of one's heart toward God. When one is mature in faith, he is a good receiver. A receiver becomes a responder and a responder becomes a producer. When we believe the report, we will grow from glory to glory.

The sin of unbelief is as terrible as the sin of drunkenness. It doesn't smell as bad to men, but it is putrefying as far as God is concerned (Isaiah 1:4). When we live in this state, we forfeit living with a revelation of God's power. Any time we do not believe, we wound the Lord (Isaiah 53:5). His love has a capacity to give without receiving; but because of its perfect, flawless nature, it is wounded when it is rejected. A believer wounds God more when he rejects the report than an unsaved person who lives in sin because unbelief breaks our fellowship with Him.

What is the report? It is that He is beautiful for situations (Psalm 48:1) and that His grace is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9 10).

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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