DO NOT BE AFRAID

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:20 KJV” But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.”

The Lord came to the struggling disciples by walking on the water. He said to them, It is I, do not be afraid. The psychologist say fear is a natural instinct that helps people avoid danger. Despite this view, in ninety nine out of a hundred incidences, fear has produced very devastating effects to those who allowed it to control them. The child of God does not live for himself or herself. She is on this earth to show forth the praises or mighty   deeds of the one who saved him out of darkness into His marvelous light. It is therefore the Father’s duty to make sure that His name is glorified in you. You cannot be trusting in Him, for Him to fail you. The Lord cannot and has never failed. Since the creation of the world the sun has never failed to shine. God is forever faithful.

Fear is faith in the enemy. Refuse to believe in the enemy. Fear means refusing to acknowledge the presence and protection of the Lord. Accept that, the Lord is always with you. Fear is to pitch your strength against the impending danger and realising you can’t match up; you then go into an emotional feeling of insecurity. Face all situations by acknowledging the Almighty power of God in you. Fear is focusing on that negative condition such that it builds in you pictures of destruction and ultimate failure or even death. Now, focus on the word of God. Dear one Fear has torment. Fear makes you subjective, such that you bow to the evil condition and your whole system, or body finally accepts that negative condition. Fear also means to conceive an evil seed which would be given birth to, if you do not destroy it early enough. You must rather fill your heart with the word of God.

It is easier for the Christian to build up faith in his heart than Fear, our system or whole being, by virtue of our new birth in Jesus, is designed to believe the Lord and act on his word rather than being afraid. Many fear because they loose sight of the fact that, the Lord is always with them. He is the Almighty God who cannot lie. He can’t be defeated by anything. He would only manifest His delivering power if you acknowledge Him in that moment of trial. You do that by refusing to be agitated and rather to be unmoved or shaken. Remember, He said I will never leave you nor forsake you.

One thing to do is to always practice the presence of the Lord.

 Put your faith into action any time an occasion shows up.

The practice of your faith will make it strong to trust God in dire moments. Psalms 23:4 KJV”

 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me”.

The testimony of the psalmist is that, the Lord is with him. Do not be afraid. Your victory is His victory so keep standing for Him. Always declare ‘the Lord is with me’.

THOUGHT:  YOUR VICTORY IS HIS VICTORY, SO STAND FOR HIM

FURTHER STUDIES

Isa 43:2 KJV” When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”

Psalms 34:5 KJV “They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.”

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