Fear Not What the World Fears

King Jehoshaphat did not hesitate to believe the words of the Lord that came through Jahaziel, a Levite, to whom the Spirit of the Lord came upon to encourage with prophetic words, when an invasion of his country was about to happen.  He said, you shall not need to fight in this battle; take your positions, stand still and see the deliverance of the Lord (II Chron. 20:17a).  It happened not by their might, nor by their power, but by the Spirit of the Lord, when they believed the words from the Levite and took action by praising the Lord.  And as they started to praise the Lord while going out before the army, saying, give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever (vs. 21b).  The Lord fought for them and gave them victory.  The power of praise moved the heart of God to give Israelites the victory.  An example for us to follow in these uncertain days, as we hear the utterances from God’s prophets:  Do not fear, this battle belongs to the Lord!

The just shall live by faith, says the Lord. If he shrinks in fear, my soul has no delight in him (Heb. 10:38).  Fear of the Lord should be the only one to exist in us.  Haman thought his plans were all lined-up and secured by the king’s signature to destroy the Jews.  Surprised, the gallows he prepared to hang Mordecai, a prominent Jew, who would not bow to him, he found himself to be the victim of it.  God did then, God will do today, as we hear from His prophets.  Words spoken by them to us are registered in heaven; we will do well to pay attention to them and believe.  We do well not to persecute them with hurtful words, otherwise we will be found guilty of persecuting the Lord, from Whom the prophecy originated.

If God is going to do for us, we are not to tell Him how and when, but to submit to His will, thanking Him for letting us know the outcome of the election.  Let’s join the celebration of God’s goodness toward us, believing today’s God’s prophets.  Do not let fear control your emotion to be against each other in this appointed time when God is acting on our behalf and on behalf of this nation, called USA.  Brothers and sisters, we are the bride of Christ, united as one body to fulfill His purpose for His kingdom.  Listen to the words of our Lord YAHSHUA when He prayed for unity among us: … I pray that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me (John 17:21).  Unity of the bride of Christ is a testimony to the world of the veracity that YAHSHUA was sent to earth by God Himself.  He is the Chief Cornerstone of His church, in Him the whole structure is joined together harmoniously, and it continues to rise into a holy temple in the Lord; in Him you yourselves also are being built up with the rest, to form a fixed abode of God in the Spirit (Eph. 2:20-22).

God, in His time, will smite the head of the wicked ones; those who came against His people, and against His nation.  Overcome your fear of men by declaring that God is your Strength…your personal bravery and your invincible army (Hab. 3:19) (personalized).  Embrace His words and wait quietly for His salvation.  He is our refuge and strength in times of trouble; therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult (Ps. 46:1-3).  He is the One Who created all and the One Who can still the seas.  Know God by the quietness of your heart, believing and accepting His yesterday’s and today’s words.  Believe not what the world is believing, fear not what the world fears, but fear God in trust and in confidence of faith.

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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