FEAR NOT; BE STRONG

Why are christians fearful,when God tells us ,so many times,not to be afraid. Let me list a few scriptures that reassures us of this: Isaiah 43:1″ Fear not,for I have redeemed thee,I have called thee by thy name,thou art mine”. Have you been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb? Galatians3:13 reminds us that,”Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,being made a curse for us;for it is written,cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree”. Then Revelation 5:9 says,”And they sang a new song,saying,Thou art worthy to take the book,and to open its seals;for thou wast slain,and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred,and tongue,and people,and nation”. So now that we know that we belong to God,Romans 8:15 reminds us,”For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear”. For God hath not given us the spirit if fear,but of power,and of love,and of a sound mind”{2Timothy 1:7}. What we must know and understand is that,”Ye are of God,little children,and have overcome them;because,Greater is He that is in you,than he that is in the world”{1 John 4:4}. Then Psalm 118:6 tells us what to say,and how to think,”The Lord is on my side,I will not fear. What can man do unto me? ” He told Joshua ,and is telling us,”Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage,be not afraid,neither be thou dismayed,for the Lord thy God is with thee wherever thou goest”Joshua 1:9. Thus saith the Lord unto you,be not afraid or dismayed by reason of this great multitude;for the battle is not yours,but God’s,says,2 Chronicles 20:15. We must also remember what Ephesians 6:10-12 says,”Finally,my brethren,be strong in the Lord,and in the power of His might,put on the whole armor of God,that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,but against principalities,against powers,against the rulers of the darkness of this world,against spiritual wickedness in high places”. And to confirm this 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 says,”For though we walk in the flesh,we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal,but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;casting down imaginations,and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God,and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;and having a readiness to revenge all disobedience ,when your obedience is fulfilled”. For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him,who is the head of all principality and power,according to Colossians 2:9-10. And Jesus said in Luke 10:19 “Behold,I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions,and over all the power if the enemy;and nothing shall by any means hurt you”. So why are we afraid,or scared. “Fear not,neither be afraid,have I not told thee from that time,and have declared it? Ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? Yea,there is no God,I know not any”{Isaiah 44:8}.

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