All of us have experienced fear. It is one of the most negative emotions we as humans can experience. It is a debilitating tool the enemy uses to manipulate us. He causes us to be afraid of a host of things such as death, sickness, our purpose, witnessing, other people, and the future.
I’m very familiar with fear. At one point in my son’s illness I experienced so much fear that it was unbearable. The weight was so heavy that I felt I couldn’t go on. The Holy Spirit then prompted me to search the scriptures and see what God had to say about fear.
In my study I was reminded that God is not the author of fear. 2 Timothy 1:7 states, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind,” and because God does not send fear our way He commands us not to fear. Isaiah 41:10 states, “Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
In this time with the Lord, I discovered a host of other verses which emphasize these same points. I also was shown that those who choose Christ literally have nothing to fear. This is because the absolute worst thing that could happen to anyone is separation from the love of God. Yet when you choose Christ this can never happen. Paul makes this clear, “ For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39. Hallelujah.
Paul recognized that nothing the enemy was allowed to do to us here on earth could separate us from God and as a result Paul was fearless. In Acts 21:10-14, the story is told of a prophet advising Paul not to go to Jerusalem because if he did he was sure to be bound and delivered into the hands of the gentiles. At this, the prophet and those close to Paul begged him not to go. What they failed to realize was that Paul was fearless. He declared that not only was he going to go but he was prepared to be bound and killed for the name of the Lord Jesus. Fearless!!
So what about you? Are you ready to take God at His word and become fearless like Paul? I know I am. The devil can’t do a thing to me because I’m covered in the blood!! Through the power of Jesus Christ I will be fearless. I pray you do the same.
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