Open Heaven Daily Devotional 15 July 2022 

TOPIC: Whatsoever Things Are of Good Report

“As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.”
(Mark 5:36)

READ: Philippians 4:8, Mark 5:22-42 (KJV)

Open Heaven Daily Devotional 15 July 2022 MESSAGE

A report is the result of an action or event. There are good reports and there are bad reports: God is telling you today to think only on the good reports. In Mark 5:25-34, we read the story of the woman with the issue of blood. The doctors had given her a negative report that she was going to die in her sickness. However, she had heard many reports about how Jesus healed people of their sicknesses and diseases.

She had a choice of whose report she would focus on – the report of the doctors or that of Jesus’ power. Thank God she focused on the good report of Jesus’ healing power and she got her miracle. In Mark 5:36, someone came to give Jairus a bad report that his daughter was dead. Jesus told him to ignore that report and only believe that of the Lord. He focused on Jesus’ report and his daughter lived. The report you think on will determine the result you get.

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Many a time, you may get scared of trying something because somebody tried it and failed. If you keep thinking about the people who failed at it, then the result will be a failure. God says “Think on the good reports, not the bad reports”. Someone might have passed through what you are passing through now and did not succeed, but other people experienced the same thing and they overcame it; think of those ones who made it. Even if you don’t know anyone around you who has passed through that particular experience successfully, look into the good report of God’s word. I am certain that your case is mentioned in the Bible and the report is a good one.

There is a popular song by the legendary singer Dr. Ron Kenoly where the lead singer calls: “Whose report will you believe?” Everyone responds: “We shall believe the report of the Lord. His report says I am healed, His report says I am filled, His report says I am free, His report says victory!” Kill the thoughts of bad reports and focus on the good ones so that you can have victory.

Christ in you is indeed the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). You are guaranteed a glorious future if you remain steadfast in Christ Jesus. Focus on this good report.

The report you think on will determine the result you will get.

Psalms 119:1-64