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The Lack of Fear

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The Lack of Fear

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 54:17)

How would you live your life if you knew that you could not be harmed, that no one could defeat you, no bullet, no explosion, no natural disaster, nothing could harm you or kill you, you were invincible. Would you fall into the trap of pride as Samson did, or perhaps using the knowledge to gain things for yourself, attempting to fulfill Mark 8:36, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2)

The second death has no power over us, when we are glorified we will live forever, nothing will be able to harm us or kill us, we will be, for all intents and purposes of the word, invincible. Yet not of ourselves.

You can no more stop the pain of the flesh by thinking about it than you could stand against an entire army today, but someday you will, if necessary. If there is no fear of the flesh, what fear is there?

As far as I can relate to you today, this is the epitome of the words, “Thy will be done,” no fear of any kind, no trepidation, no anxiety, everything in our lives is in the hands of the Almighty for Him to do with as He pleases, and we trust in Him implicitly and without questioning. With the jawbone of an ass, one thousand are defeated, three hundred defeated tens of thousands, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)

There is an extremely fine line that can be crossed here though, the knowledge that it is only by the power of the Most High that we have our strength can easily be forgotten when life is going well, when the victories come one after another, when we do not spend enough time in the valley of the shadow of death. In all reality, it is necessary to keep our pride in check, at bay, for if we do not, the Lord is more than willing to do that for us.

I have seen images of strong, physically fit men, but when the camera pans back, they are sitting in a wheelchair. I have watched the sports stars of today fade into the background as the newest, younger one arrives on the scene. “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” (Gen. 3:19)

If you will, think on this, it is three hundred years from today, the Millennial Period is occurring, and you are asked by the Lord to perform a task on this earth that, if you were not in your glorified state, would mean certain pain, suffering and death. Will you fear? Of course not. So I ask you, if all things happen for good, if He will never leave you or forsake you, if you can do all things through Christ which strengthens you, and if perfect love casts out all fear, then why do you fear today?

It is an honest question, a viable question, and one that you and I should both be able to answer.

“And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.” (Luke 8:25)

Being willing to do something for the Lord is not the same as doing it when the time arrives. “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Cor. 12:9)

One day you will be able to stand next to a large explosion with no fear, one day you will be able to look Satan himself in the eye with no anxious thoughts whatsoever, one day you will never know fear again, in any way, shape or form. I ask only this of you today in this short, poorly written letter, when you say the words “Thy will be done,” give careful consideration to what you are saying, it may mean more than what you’re prepared for.

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