WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT
ISAIAH 53:1- Who has believed our report. Everything written in the Scriptures is the report of God and to believe them is to walk in the path of life. I have come to discover that there are more unbelievers in the church today than amongst the regular unbelievers.
I have come to discover that somebody can even be a church member, or worker or even a gospel preacher and still doubt and disbelieve things written in the scripture.
Yesterday we encountered a certain woman during our outreach evangelism and after sharing the good news with her.
She told us that she was a believer and a worker in one very popular pentecostal church, and She said that the only reason why she even listened to us at all was because we did not preach to her about the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In her explanation, she said that the coming of the Messiah which Christians preach, is a false story which is used to scare people to do good.
But in reality for her, Christ is not coming back again or so to say.
This is exactly how many unbelieving church goers think about the gospel of salvation and repentance whenever they hear it.
They saw the whole thing as repetitive preamble which are used to motivate ignorant worshippers.
that is why most of them attend church services and activities and still swim in immorality.
*WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?*
When Jesus said in Mark 1:15…
*The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel* .
Who believed him and how many repented from their evil ways?
When Jesus said in John 3:3…
*Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God*
Who believed him and how many accepted his report?.
When Jesus said in Matthew 5:20…
*For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven* .
How many church members believed him and how many tried to work out their salvation with fear and trembling?.
When the scripture said in 1Corinthians 15:50.. .
*Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption*
Did we believe that report, that our material possessions including our credentials, titles, personality and class will not go to the next life with our souls?
There are so many things written in the scripture and being preached everyday, which many unbelieving church goers don’t believe.
Remember that Judas Iscariot was once an apostle of Jesus Christ and he listened to Jesus preaching the gospel everyday, yet he was still stealing money from church purse because he never believed the gospel.
Today there are millions of unbelievers in the church who don’t believe the gospel.
Everyday they come to church, because to them church is like a family organisation or a social club where people gathers for various reasons.
Beware of unbelieving believers
By their fruits you shall know them (Matthew 7:15-20)
*For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:10)