FEAR EPIDEMIC IN THE CHURCHES

People are outraged and fearful,because of violence against churches, and Christians.
The question is who are you listening to? And who do you believe,and trust in these latter days?
Have the church forgot what Psalms 23:4 said, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me”.
How about 1 John 4:18 which says, ” There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love”.

Also,2 Corinthians 10:2-6
“But I beg you that when I am present I may not be bold with that confidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled”.

Now is the time,to stand on Gods word and promises in the Bible,and not be timid nor scared,to the point that we think that we can defend ourselves. If we should try to defend ourselves, and take matters in our own hands,then it’s sending a message to God that we don’t trust Him.
God wants to remind us,of what He said,in His word ,and the promises,He made,like :

“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows”.
[Matthew 10:28-31].

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord , “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord , who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.[Psalms 91:1-11].

Can you imagine, a Church of the living and Omnipotent God,putting their trust in men with guns for protection, when,
“Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
{Matthew 16:17-19}

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
(2 Timothy 1:7)
So why the panic attack,is it because, you don’t trust or fear God ? Then you have reasons to panic. Why would the church of the living God,want armed security in the churches. When God says,
“And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him! “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
[Luke 12:4-7].
Listen,I can go on and on,and give you scriptures from Genesis to Revelation of how God protects and take care of His children,but I am sure you gotten the point,and realize that ,Our most effective weapon,is prayer. God said,” If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually”,{2 Chronicles 7:14-16}.
Has the Church forgotten how to pray,or the effects of prayer ?
James 5:16-18, says,
“Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit”.
REMEMBER:
“Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy, To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord ; He is our help and our shield”
Psalms 33:18-20
If you are living in fear,and has turned away from God,reacquaint yourself,by going to the top of this blog,to the salvation page,and follow the instructions, then allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you for the rest of your life.

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REMEMBER

How is it that we can always remember the bad things that people do,and never the good. How is it people can remember the Sabbath day to keep it Holy,but forget the commandments. Is this what the psychiatrist call selective memory? Many Christians must suffer with selective memory,because they always remember what the devil tells them to do,and forget what God says to do. God says ,that He will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus (Phil.4:19),and the devil tell us it’s the job,so we listen to the devil,till we get fired,and then ask God why. God tells us, in Jeremiah 29:11-13. “For I know the plans I have for you,declares the Lord,plans to prosper you and not to harm you,plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me,and come and pray to me,and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me,when you seek me with all your heart”. So if God tells us this why are we allowing the devil to steal,kill,and destroy the words God spoke. God doesn’t lie,so don’t believe the devils lies,doubts and fears,the Bible says in Romans 10:17″So,then,faith cometh by hearing,and hearing by the word of God”. Did you hear and remember what God said,about supplying your needs,according to His riches in glory,not stock market,investment banking,nor insurance or 401k,He did not say by any earthly means. So when are you going to stand on the promises of Christ your savior. Start believing the word of God. Why can’t we remember God’s word and promises? Is it because,we don’t study to show ourselves approved unto God as 2 Timothy 2:15 suggests,or is it,because we don’t allow the Holy Spirit to work in and through us. Because,Jesus said in John 14:26″But the comforter,who is the Holy Spirit,whom the Father will send in my name,He shall teach you all things,and bring all things to your Remembrance,whatever I have said unto you”. So what’s the excuse? Why the doubts,fears,disbelief,or unbelief,get rid of that junk and meditate on the word as Joshua 1:8 suggest so that you can have good success. Remember, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him;for he that cometh to God must believe that He is,a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” Hebrews 11:6. Whatever,happen to us remembering and believing Psal 27,”The Lord is my Shepherd,I shall not want,If God is your Father,then listen and obey Him,no matter what you are facing. God wants to know,”How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God,follow him; but if Ba’al,then follow him.1Kings 18:21. “But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God;for it is He who giveth thee power to get wealth,that He may establish His covenant which He swore unto thy fathers,as it is this day”. I could go on and on,but will you get it. However,if you don’t know the Lord,and would like to know Him,and be a part of His benefit plan,then go to the top if this blog,and click on to the salvation page,and follow the instructions,then allow the Holy Spirit to lead,direct,and guide your path.