Scripture Reading: Isaiah 43:2-5
Yesterday the Holy Spirit led us to begin again to review the way we are being exposed to danger as a result of fear. Indeed, a Christian writer made us to know that, “Being free from fear doesn’t mean that we will never experience it or be confronted by it. It means that we are committed to not allowing it to rule our lives, and when necessary we will do what we need to do, even if we have to do it in fear.” Continuing on the different fears that lead to danger, let us look at the following factors:
The fear of losing one’s source of income: Many children of God are engaged in activities that are inimical to their souls because they want to maintain their jobs. They have made God secondary and their jobs first. The Lord is calling us today to stop every sinful activity that we embark in, in other to maintain our jobs. You do not need to lose your sanctity in other to get a salary. No wonder the Scripture queries in Mark 8:36, “What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul.” (KJV)
The fear of the future: One of the instruments the devil uses to hold us to ransom is to keep feeding us with fearful events that may take place in the future, thereby making us see the future with fear, hopelessness and anxiety. They worry about the future of their children, well-being, husband etc. Do not have anxiety over tomorrow; for any committed child of God, your future is secured for “the Lord will bring about the future you hope for……..” (Jeremiah 29:11)
The fear of suffering hardship: The fear of temporally suffering hardship of being in need has driven so many believers away from the way of God. Youths who are to dedicate their youthful age to God, now dedicate their lives to the devil in exchange for wealth. We must not be like Judas Iscariot, who for the fear of being poor, lost his life eternally. If you must suffer lack in order to remain for Christ, though it is difficult, please do, the Lord is worth dying for.
Generally, to get rid of fear from our lives, we must consciously grow our faith with the word of God. The amount of God’s word that you carry inside of you determines the extent to which you can handle fear. The Lord says to you today, “Take heed, and be quiet, do not fear or be fainthearted.” (Isaiah 7:4, NKJV) For if you allow fear to have it ways, you will always be in error.
MASS: GREEN/WHITE Ex. 11:10-12.14; Ps. 116:12-13.15.16bc.17-18(R.13); Accl. Jn. 10:27; Matt. 12:1-8 ST. LAWRENCE OF BRINDISI, PD (OPT MEM)
Prayer Points:
1. Every form of fear used by the devil to torment my life, be destroyed in Jesus name.
2. Every covenant, network, evil link, doors, windows giving the devil the opportunity to torment my life be cancelled now in the name of Jesus.
Exercise: Everything that is causing fear in your life, bring it to Jesus today.
Meditation: 2 Timothy 1:7