GOD HAS NOT GIVEN US A SPIRIT OF FEAR
And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. (2 Kings 6:16)
…but with us is the Lord our God to help us; and to fight our battles… (See 2 Chronicles 32:8)
God is the Master of everything. There are holy battle plans revealed unto us by His Spirit. He is a God who has dominion over the temporal, and the eternal. We serve a supernatural God who operates in the realm of the visible, and the invisible – he is the God of it all.
Our role is to conform to His precepts, and to delight in his testimonies. When we heed what He commands, we benefit in manifold ways as God faithfully rewards our loyalty to what He instructs.
God is fearless and He encourages us to fear no evil (Psalm 23). Zephaniah 3:13 tells us, “none shall make them afraid.” And our loving Father placed for us in Philippians 1:28, “And in nothing terrified by your adversaries:…”
The righteous engage in warfare to destroy the works of the Devil. We have at our ready the power of Almighty God who sends forth His heavenly army with His angels to fight the forces of evil. We have plentiful evidence that there is no need to fear when we wholly follow our Lord.
Our mandate is to fear only God and to keep His commandments for this is the whole duty of man. When we walk uprightly before God, nothing and no one can defeat us.
God is our strong tower, our high tower, our ROCK, our shield, our buckler, our defense, and He fights for His faithful servants. When we lie down, our sleep shall be sweet because our Lord neither slumbers nor sleeps. He protectively watches over us and has His angels to keep us in all our ways. He promised that those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
When we are engaged in combat we must remember that our protection is allegiance to God’s truth – being mindful that we are covenant people with missions of holiness. We are appointed to resist fear for there is no need to fear since the Father assures that He is our battle strategist. At His beckoning, His army flanks, and surrounds us. And He gives His angels charge over us. With our full armor in place, we are a force through God, the unconquerable Military Master.
At times, we tend to give glory to Satan when we allow our hearts to become distracted by his opposition. God tells us to guard our hearts and to give no place to the devil. The Word states, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” (Isaiah 26:3). Yes, we do become battle weary and need our Father to restore our souls, and to renew our strength. He is there to help us – He promised that He will never fail us or forsake us.
Let us strive in earnest to remember whose we are, and who we serve. The power of God is mightier than any force of wicked energy. We are appointed to let the peace of God rule in our hearts because we indeed belong to the Most High who is more than enough to defeat the foes of His gospel. He can do that unhindered if we fight WITH HIM the good fight of faith. Our cooperation can guarantee the victories thanks be unto God!
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
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