Free from fear

 Communion with God  Comments Off on Free from fear
Dec 142017
 

“He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty…Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler…” (Psalm 91:1).

Is it possible to live free from fear in this dangerous and unpredictable world?

Yes!

It most definitely is!!

Because protection is a solid promise of God.

But it’s not a promise that’s offered to just anyone.

It is promised to those who abide in the Lord.

To abide means to dwell, to remain and to continue.

To abide in the shadow of the Almighty is-

– to live in continual union with Him,

– keeping His Word and obeying His voice.

Those who abide in the Lord can live without dread of what the devil will do.

God’s promise of protection doesn’t guarantee-

– that the devil will leave you alone!

Christian security is-

– not absence of danger-

– but presence of God!

It means that God will give you a way of escape-

– every time the devil rears his ugly face at you.

If you are afraid of the dangers around you-

– spend more time in the Word and in prayer until your trust in God overcomes your fear.

Draw closer to the Lord until you are abiding in the shadow of the Almighty.

No matter how dangerous your situation becomes–

He surely shall deliver you!

You can live free from fear!

(PA)

But I’m going to trust that!

 Faith, Fear, Future  Comments Off on But I’m going to trust that!
Nov 152017
 

“But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not be weary, they will walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

We have all considered-
– whether we would be willing to suffer for, even die for, Jesus.

For me-
– though, being willing was not the tough question.

My fearful question is:
Would I actually be able to?

I always find hope in the fact that God promised that He would always be with us.

When we come to Christ-
He fills us with His Spirit, and the Spirit of the Lord will be sufficient in the day of the crisis.

He does not give us strength for tomorrow’s crisis today.
He gives us strength for the crisis when the crisis time comes.

It’s understandable that each of us would gulp and say, “I hope I am willing.”
And then wonder deep inside if we really would be.

Well, I want you to know, as cowardly, weak, and selfish as I am-
I know I could not do that on my own strength.

But I’m going to trust that-
– the power of the Holy Spirit will give me strength in that moment of crisis
– strength that I just can’t imagine having today.

(PA)

Free from fear

 Communion with God  Comments Off on Free from fear
Jul 072015
 

“He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty…Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler…” (Psalm 91:1).

Is it possible to live free from fear in this dangerous and unpredictable world?

Yes!

It most definitely is!!

Because protection is a solid promise of God.

But it’s not a promise that’s offered to just anyone.

It is promised to those who abide in the Lord.

To abide means to dwell, to remain and to continue.

To abide in the shadow of the Almighty is-

– to live in continual union with Him,

– keeping His Word and obeying His voice.

Those who abide in the Lord can live without dread of what the devil will do.

God’s promise of protection doesn’t guarantee-

– that the devil will leave you alone!

Christian security is-

– not absence of danger-

– but presence of God!

It means that God will give you a way of escape-

– every time the devil rears his ugly face at you.

If you are afraid of the dangers around you-

– spend more time in the Word and in prayer until your trust in God overcomes your fear.

Draw closer to the Lord until you are abiding in the shadow of the Almighty.

No matter how dangerous your situation becomes–

He surely shall deliver you!

You can live free from fear!

(PR)

But I’m going to trust that!

 Faith, Fear, Future  Comments Off on But I’m going to trust that!
May 272015
 

“But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not be weary, they will walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

We have all considered-
– whether we would be willing to suffer for, even die for, Jesus.

For me-
– though, being willing was not the tough question.

My fearful question is:
Would I actually be able to?

I always find hope in the fact that God promised that He would always be with us.

When we come to Christ-
He fills us with His Spirit, and the Spirit of the Lord will be sufficient in the day of the crisis.

He does not give us strength for tomorrow’s crisis today.
He gives us strength for the crisis when the crisis time comes.

It’s understandable that each of us would gulp and say, “I hope I am willing.”
And then wonder deep inside if we really would be.

Well, I want you to know, as cowardly, weak, and selfish as I am-
I know I could not do that on my own strength.

But I’m going to trust that-
– the power of the Holy Spirit will give me strength in that moment of crisis
– strength that I just can’t imagine having today.

(PR)

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

 Fear  Comments Off on Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia
Apr 202015
 

“Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666” (Revelation 13:18).

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia-
– is the fear of the number 666.

There are people who will go to extremes to avoid the presence of 666 in their lives.

For instance-
– when former president Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, moved to a new home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles in 1989-
– their address was 666 St. Cloud Road.
They had the address legally changed to 668 St. Cloud Road.

While there is no reason to fear any particular number-
– there will one day be good reason for non-Christians to fear the man to whom 666 refers in the Bible the beast who comes up out of the earth to promote the worship of the beast out of the sea, the Antichrist (Revelation 13:1,11).

Gematria was the “science” of assigning numerical values to Hebrew letters.
And in so doing many early Christians thought 666 referred to Caesar Nero who persecuted the church.
Others see the sixes referring to a diabolical trinity one digit short of the divine number seven.

Instead of fearing a number-
– be on guard today against the Satanic spirit of godlessness that will empower the Antichrist in the future.
It is only the fear of God that can deliver us from the fear of man!

(PR)