Whose Report Would You Believe??
And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David (Luke 1:31-32 KJV).
This was the report the Angel of the Lord brought to Mary. Certainly it did surprise her, seeing that she knew not a man for she was a virgin and she wondered how all these things were going to be.
Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? (Luke 1:34 KJV).
The Angel had brought the report of the Lord but it contradicted what was true in the natural sense, and to Mary, the birth of a son whose name was to be called JESUS, was quite out of sight.
But she didn’t stop there, the record in Luke reveals that she consented to the word of the Lord; for she received the word of the Lord and the greatest miracle ever to have occurred in the history of the world was made manifest, because a young virgin believed the report of the Lord.
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her (Luke 1:38 KJV).
God was made incarnate in the womb of a woman and became man’s saviour, the word was made flesh and made it dwelling among men.
(1 Timothy 3:16KJV) “Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”
Whose report are you believing, even as the year draws to a close?? Moses had to choose between believing Caleb’s report or the other men’s report. This was after he sent them to spy out on the land of Canaan at the Lord’s command (Numbers 13:1-33 KJV).
1st Report: 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. We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.
And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
2nd Report: 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.
Beloved, amidst all the contradictory circumstances and reports this year, you can still keep your trust in this God who has promised to crown the year with His goodness (Psalm 16:11). For all His promises concerning you are yea and Amen.
Let God be true in your life, and every other man a liar.