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Fearless Christians

Ron Graham 90x115by Ron Graham 

“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.

The Apostle John is speaking to those individuals who belong to Jesus Christ. He addresses us as little children, which is a term of endearment; he goes on to admonish the brethren against dangers in the spiritual realm. John says “Ye are of God”, only those who are born again fall into this category. Because Christ has been victorious over His foes, we who belong to Him through faith can celebrate His victory over death as we too have victory. Therefore we have no reason to fear Christ’s foes. Why? We’ve been given the power to withstand them. That doesn’t mean Satan is through attacking believers. Quite the contrary, he is fully intent on crippling us in regards to our walk with Christ. How does he do this? His tactic is legendary because of its success.

Fear is the key to Satan’s flourishing but debilitating dark and sinister practices. Using fear as a weapon, Satan and his evil horde of minions have demonstrated enormous influence over the minds of many followers of Jesus Christ. Fear will ultimately eliminate the usefulness of a Christian in regards to their purpose which is to promote the Gospel to this lost world. Fear can weaken our resolve, while we are overcome with a sense of dread, terror, horror, which leads to panic in the face of adversity. Fear can freeze up our walk with Christ which is why fear is a preferred tool of the enemy.

The Worst Case Scenario

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

I’ve written of two towering saints of the twentieth century; Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, leaders of the underground church in Romania, who had both spent years in Communist prisons for their faith. I was blessed to have known them personally in the latter part of their lives. In her late 80s, Sabina was diagnosed with cancer. At one point, they received word that their insurance might not pay for the treatment. Richard was concerned and asked me, “What can we do if they don’t pay?” “What’s the worst they can do?” I answered, “They can put you and Sabina in prison, but you both are at your best when you’re in prison. So what do you have to worry about?” He laughed, but it’s true.

We deal with so many issues and so many things in life that we could be worried about. Try this: Ask yourself, “What’s the worst that can happen?” The worst that can happen is your life ends. But then what? Then Heaven! So stop living in fear and anxiety – and start really living in God’s righteousness. Remember, the worst thing that can happen to you now – is Heaven!

Today’s Mission – Today, don’t walk in fear. Instead, walk fearlessly in God’s righteousness.

by Jonathan Cahn