How To Have A Good Report From God by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
Hebrews Ch. 11

In the eleventh chapter of Hebrews we read a marvelous
account of some men and women of days long ago. These
men and women lived in Old Testament days. They walked
with God. They "obtained a good report" from God. They
were men and women of FAITH.

Good Report From God

Verse 39 says, "And these all having obtained a good
report through faith, received not the promise." Oh,
wouldn't you like to have a good report from God?
Wouldn't you like to have God's approbation, God's
approval, hearing Him say, "I am pleased with your
life?" These men and women obtained it by faith in
Him. There isn't any other way. They didn't see God
with their physical eyes, but they believed in Him and
sought Him, and the result was that they obtained a
good report from God.

Walls of Jericho

Verse 30: "By faith the walls of Jericho fell down,
after they were encompassed about seven days." What
knocked down Jericho's walls? Faith! Nothing but
faith. God told His people to march around the walls
and blow the trumpets for six days, then on the
seventh day they were to go around the walls again,
blow the trumpets seven times and shout, then the
walls would fall down flat. Then they were to take the
city. Now military minds would say, "That's
foolishness. We need guns and planes and tanks and
bombs." But all people ever need is God. America today
needs God. He is the Greatest Protection we have. In
fact, when a nation walks with God, it doesn't need
protection, because God will give peace. Time after
time as I read the Old Testament, I noticed that God
gave his people rest. There were times when there
wasn't any war. God is the One Who stirs up war when
the people sin against Him. And God is the One Who
gives rest when they return to Him.

Now the walls of Jericho fell because the people did
what God told them to do. They marched, and the walls
fe ...

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