Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Fear Not

“Fear not [there is NOTHING to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I WILL strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I WILL help you; yes, I WILL hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.  (Isa 41:10 AMPC, emphasis mine)

The two words “fear not” appear more than 300 times in the King James Version of the Scriptures; many times, our Elohim is the one that is speaking these words.  It would it be safe to assume He is trying to get our attention, that these two words are extremely important.

‘Fear’ is defined as “a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.”[1]  What I would like to call attention to is the fact that ‘fear’ is an emotion, a feeling, and, as children of the living Elohim, we are not to walk according to what we perceive, and our corresponding feelings (see 2Cor 5:7).  Our focus should always be on the One who has delivered us, redeemed us, and calls us by name (see Isa 43:1).

There will be those, our adversary haSatan among them, who will come and whisper to us, reminding us of what losers we are.  We are never going to amount to a hill of beans, they say, and we might as well give it all up.  We may even try to convince ourselves that we are whooped, beaten, that others have the upper hand, and that our Elohim has forgotten all about us.  Or perhaps the adversary will try to convince us there really isn’t a God anyway, because if there was, surely He would have come through for us by now …

But Yahweh our Elohim, the El Gibbor, the mighty Elohim, says, fear not, all of these voices are nothing but liars (John 8:44).  Yes, it may be a day or two before we see, in the natural, the deliverance we know is coming, but NEVER, EVER, let the devil see you sweat …

Be sober, WATCH, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in the belief, knowing that the same hardships are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.” (1Pet 5:8 ISR, emphasis mine)

What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?]” (Rom 8:31 AMPC)


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