. . . We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature . . . giants . . . and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. — NUMBERS 13:31-33
Israel came out of Egypt and to the border of Canaan, to a place called Kadesh-barnea. From there they sent twelve men to spy out the land of Canaan. And the Bible says that ten of those spies brought back “an evil report.”
What is an evil report? It is a report of doubt. (A believer has no more business peddling doubt than he does peddling dope!)
God had already told the children of Israel that He had given them this land flowing with milk and honey. They acknowledged that it was, indeed, a land flowing with milk and honey. “BUT,” they complained, “there are giants in the land, and we are not able to take it!”
The children of Israel confessed what they believed. They believed they couldn’t succeed. Then they said, “We can’t.” And they received exactly what they said! Israel accepted the majority report — the evil report — and said they couldn’t take the land. And Israel got exactly what they said: God did not allow that generation to take the land.
Jesus said in Mark 11:23 that you will have whatever you say.
Confession: I refuse to be a doubt peddler. I refuse to have an evil report!
Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 1988 RHEMA Bible Church AKA Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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