Monday 26th November 2018
Had people known the psychological and spiritual havoc that fear wrecks in them, they would have dispelled it into the air. Don’t you know that fear is False Evidence Appearing Real? Fear stands for faithfulness, entanglement, anxiety and relegation! All these are negative things you must avoid like plague.
The Bible explains why there is fear. Adam and Eve, having rejected God’s status, becomes afraid (Gen.3:10). So, sin engenders fear (Gen.4:1). We are asked to fear God .This is not to see Him as a monster or terrific Lion roaring hungrily at its preys! Rather, it is reverence and honour for God (Pro.1:7). When we fear God we keep His commandment that created both heaven and earth. Fear, apart from the fear of God, is of the devil, and is negative. While the fear of God produces righteousness and love, unholy fear births faithlessness, anxiety, entanglement and relegation .Fear of whatever (future failure and fall) becomes real when you take it by its appearance. The fearful is the coward who dies thousand times before death comes!
We cannot totally assume that fear will not set in sometimes, but when it comes, the best thing to do is to stay calm and heed Moses’ charge to Israel at the bank of the deadly massive Red Sea: Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace (Exo. 14:13,14). The more you allow fear to grip your heart, the more likely the risk of high blood pressure! Avoid this.
Dear reader, any fear? Feed the air with them, have hope, and he still. God sees and hears your sighs of pains. He will strengthen your feeble knees (Exo 3:7). He has not given you the spirit of fear (2 Tim. 1:7). Stay peaceful in Jesus.
1. Lord, give me uncommon assistance to feed the air with my fears.
2. I am not given the spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. So, get lost, you spirit of fear, in Jesus’ name.
3. Pray for brethren who are suffering from hypertension, wherever they may be – at home, in the hospital, or elsewhere, that God should heal them completely.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Ezekiel 24 -26
Source: Living Water Daily Devotional