Somewhere Between Faith & Fear

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Robert sporting new blog look!

The Bible makes it perfectly clear: 
Perfect faith does not walk in fear.
Yet the same Apostle Paul who said
“the just shall live by faith” also said
he was “with you in weakness, in fear,
and in much trembling.”

“God has not given us a spirit of fear:  but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (1 Timothy 1:7).  So if fear, then lacking in the Holy Spirit.

Paul said the Holy Spirit would give us love.  John says “Perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18).  So if fear, then lacking in love.

With the Internet abuzz with talk of prophetic trouble coming on Sept. 13, many are fearful.  Even though the stock market can’t crash on the 13th because it’s not open on Sunday.  By then there may not much left to crash anyway!

Instead of fear

Some blessed with understanding will rejoice because the evening of the 13th begins the Feast of Trumpets which pictures Jesus Christ’s triumphant return to the earth to set up His Kingdom and begin the restitution of all things!

Instead of fear that the fourth blood moon—a super one—might mean that the people of earth are in for a nasty shiner, some blessed with understanding will rejoice that the big glorious full moon beams forth that it’s opening night of the Feast of Tabernacles.  This seven-day festival pictures Christ’s and His saints’ glorious Millennial reign on the earth.

“Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world” said Ralph Waldo Emerson.  No wonder it’s regarded as one of the four enemies of faith along with human reason, doubt and worry.

It’s been calculated that:

  • 60% of things feared will never take place
  • 30% of fears about things that happened in the past can’t be changed
  • 90% of fears are about insignificant issues
  • 88% of health fears will not happen.

Paul said “The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17).  This is the same Paul who wrote “I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling” (1 Corinthians 2:3).

As long as we’re human, we’re going to be living somewhere between faith and fear, hopefully closer to the faith end!

How do we do that?  Ask daily for the Holy Spirit to give you faith and love and deliver you from all your fears (Psalm 34:4).

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