Monday, October 10, 2011
There are a ton of words in the English language that describe fear. Anyone who has been debilitated by fear knows the pounding heart, the sweating palms and how paralyzing it can be. The Bible tells us that the fearul will not be in heaven. It kind of upset me when I read that until I began to study it. Fear truly is a lack of faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God, impossible. We are to take every though captive to the obedience of Christ. I have had instances in my life where thoughts just went rapid fire through my brain at an unbelievable speed. These were not good thoughts either, mind you. When I realised it, I put a stop to it, just by recognizing it. When we truly believe that greater is He who is with us than he who is against us, it gives us confidence. God never leaves us or forsakes us. If we show fear in the face of the enemy, our defeat is certain. We are not powerless. We have the armor of God and need to learn how to use it. Then look and see that Jesus is our armor. He is our salvation, our righteousness, out peace, our shield. He is the truth. All we need to defeat the enemy is in Jesus Christ. Fear not for He is with you. He will fight for you. For this reason was the Son of God manifest, to destroy the works of the evil one. This includes fear.