KEY SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 1:17 KJV” Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them”.
Our key scripture is a very profound one. It states that we must be very courageous to act and speak on behalf of God. If any servant of God fails to do so God would confound him before the people or the condition he may be facing. The Bible is filled with countless instances of how certain individuals or group of people overcame very dreadful situations through courageous stands.
1.The huge walls of Jericho were brought down through courage (Joshua 6)
2.David faced Goliath through his courage (1 Sam 17)
3. Jonathan and his armour bearer defeated a whole Philistine army by courage (1 Sam 14)
4. Elijah’s contests with the prophets of Baal was done in great courage (1kings 18:23–40)
5. King Jehoshaphat and the people of Israel defeats multitude of fighters from Ammon and Moab (2 Chronicles 20)
In all these ventures it took courage on the part of the people of God to face supposedly terrible and unsurmountable enemies or oppositions. As they moved forward in courage the great power of God was released to defeat these enemies. Jonathan took on a whole army and slaughtered them terribly. Dear child of God, your fear and decision not to move forward and face that enemy is your real enemy. God always needs a man to express confidence in Him, for Him to do the impossible among men.
One of the differences between conquerors and non-achievers is courage. It took the courage of David to bring him from obscurity, to the lime light. Stop being afraid for your life and leave your life in God’s hands. Courage simply means standing in the name of God and for Him. How can you ever fail in such a venture? Lift up your head, look ahead, and in the name of the Lord move forward, coming against anything that seems to threaten you. It would succumb because of the Lord who is with you.
I know the Lord is ever present with me. I speak in His name, as all glory goes to Him
He will always honor His name and bring glory to His name. This is the reason for my courage in trying moments. I can’t be disappointed
Exodus 14:13 & 14. KJV” And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Acts 3:4 –7 KJV. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them, And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.