MEMORY VERSE: But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelations 21:8
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 20-24
Bible scholars have told us that ‘fear not’ is repeated 365 times in the bible. I suspect it is so because God wants to daily remind us to live every day being fearless. This is what God has to say to those who are living in fear, “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” (Isaiah 41:10). He continued and said, “Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.” (Isaiah 41:11). He went further still and said, “Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought” (Isaiah 41:12). However, the Lord is not speaking to everyone through the text, Isaiah 41:10-12, that we have just read. No, No, No! For example, if you have just fornicated and you have missed your period, you need to worry. The text, Isaiah 41:10-12, is not for you if you are single and you are in a relationship with a married man or woman, No! Also, the Lord is not speaking to you through Isaiah if you are into fraud whether internet fraud or spam emails. If you don’t repent, very soon you will be exposed. If you are a drug dealer, you need to worry because if you refuse to repent the long arm of the law will soon get hold of you.
The Lord was speaking through Isaiah, in Isaiah 41:10-12, to His own children. Are you a child of God? Have you accepted the Lord as your personal Lord and saviour? There are several reasons why you and i must not entertain fear in our hearts. For example, fear is one of Satan’s greatest weapons which he uses against children of God. According to 1 Peter 5:8, he goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. He roars to cause fear. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Fear causes stagnancy and regression. It leads to indecision. It causes one to loose battle. Fear is contagious. Fear hinders one from entering into Canaan land. God has a Canaan land for every of His children but right inside Canaan land, there are giants who must be dislodged first before one can occupy the land. The bigger the breakthrough, the bigger the opposition you will face. This is why in boxing, a cruiser-weight boxer is matched against cruiser-weight boxer and a heavyweight boxer against heavyweight boxer. If you are a heavyweight, expect a heavyweight opposition. The fearful can never be a friend of God. Why? Fear is the opposite of faith and the bible says, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrew 10:38a says, “Now the just shall live by faith”. Fear causes doubt and the Lord says, “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord ”( James 1:6-7). Fear can cause a man to deny God or disobey God. Fear can push a man to do the unthinkable. Fear, if not dealt with, can lead a man to hell. It is fear that causes a man to lie. No wonder the bible says, the fearfully will not make heaven. Revelations 21:8 says, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”.
PRAYER POINT: Father, please rid me of fear.
Bro Samuel | Reaching the world