Fear, the weapon of the devil
Fear as some people will say is false evidence appearing real. In such cases, you will be seeing or hearing things happening but the line between such things coming to pass or not is very thin.
Faith is what makes an evil deed not to come to pass while fear makes evil occurrences happen. One could then say that fear is the opposite of faith. In previous posts, I have written of how strong Faith is and the benefits that come with having strong Faith.
In this world, we fight battles and each of these battles is spiritual. As written in previous posts, before something can occur in the physical realm, it would already have taken place spiritually. If one is able to sense an evil occurrence spiritually before the physical effect is seen, a turnaround will occur when you engage the weapon of Faith and prayer.
Any believer in this world without Faith is at risk of being injured or cut down. It’s like soldiers being in a battle without their guns. Faith is what quenches all the fiery darts that the enemy fires at us. Also, when we have such Faith we please God because without Faith, it is impossible to please God.
As Faith is the weapon for a believer, fear with tricks is all the devil has.
The devil has no power against those that are children of God but the devil has power over those that work in sin because they belong to him.
The devil’s power
When Jesus went to hell during His death, He stripped the devil of all power he has against God’s people which the devil stole from Adam. The very hell that satan lives in, Jesus has the key thereby making the devil himself a captive. Those who follow the devil and believe they can get something good from him are living in lies. Their master is also a captive. Jesus has the key of death and hell (Revelations 1: 18) so the devil has no power on believers. The devil uses fear as his weapon to gain access to people’s lives.
Once one becomes a victim of fear, he/ she has given permission to the devil to do whatsoever he wants with that person’s life.
So many things are happening around the world today. Various news, occurrences and these things are causing people to panic and feed fear into people’s lives. Rather than focusing on evil reports why not focus on the good and stick to what God’s word says about the situation?
This will enable you to live a more healthy and fulfilling life than the rest of the world. This will also help to grow your Faith. Everything you receive from God is according to your Faith.
Fear is in every part of the world but even in dark times, only the children of light (with their Faith intact) can shine thereby turning people to the true God.
Don’t sell to fear
Even as things look dark now, never give up. Rather than looking at things that would instill fear into you, set your eyes on things to help you build your faith in God. Remember that God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1: 7).
From this verse, we can deduce that both fear and Faith are spiritual forces. Well, this shouldn’t be strange because though we live in a physical world we are spiritual beings and should be more in tune with our spiritual nature. That is where the profit is.
Don’t also forget the weapon of praise. You praise God when things go wrong, if you have symptoms of any illness or confused about what next to do. This is very important because God comes down when our praises go up. I already have a post on this, you can check here.
Thank God He searches the heart of man. When He sees your heart is true towards Him and you are ready to be used as a vessel unto honour, then your light will begin to shine.
If you know you are not standing right with Him and still living in sin, this is the time to turn back to God. Tomorrow might be too late because no one knows what may happen with the way things are going. Count yourself lucky to be among those surrendering to God and accepting Jesus because thousands of people never got the opportunity you have now.
Prayer of Salvation
If you are ready to surrender to Jesus then repeat these words with the whole of your heart.
Lord Jesus, I come to you today as a sinner, I surrender to you. Forgive me all my sins, wash me clean by your blood and deliver me from the power of sin and death. I believe that you died for me and on the third day you rose again. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Come into my heart and be the Lord of my life. Thank you Lord for delivering me from the power of sin and death. I am delivered, I am saved and now a child of God.
Congratulations my dear brother and sister. Now a brand new you have emerged because if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation (2 Corinthians 5: 17). When all this is over, baptism by immersion is the next step for your salvation to be complete.
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