Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? Psalms 118:6
Thought of The Day : Faith kills fear and fear kills faith; watch your thoughts.
LISTEN : Faith kills fear because faith releases God’s power into any situations. When you go with God power goes with you. Where God goes His acts are known. With God on your side and faith in your heart the power of fear is defeated. Fear dies in the presence of God. “No matter what happens to me, I have no fear”, says a man in trouble. His friend asked him, “Why wouldn’t you be afraid?” He replied, “Because God is with me.” My dear, in the same way, you can prevail over situations when God is on your side. When you walk with God fear will disappear. God is Light and light drives away darkness. In the same way, faith drives away fear. Your walk with God will cast away your fears. David said,
“The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me”
Faith in God gives courage and confidence. When God is with you, no matter what is against you, you will surely prevail. You can’t be crushed or terrified by wickedness of men. In a wicked and sin-ridden society, people are forced to live in fear, and life seems so scary because there are threats to human life. Yet, he who fears the LORD can’t live in fear of men. For he who is already buried inside Christ Jesus, no power can turn him or her into a prey. My dear, when you anchor your hope in God your faith will swallow your fears. David said,
“When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.Though an host should camp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.”
My dear, put your trust in God and stop the fear. When you fear God you’ll have no need to be scared of anything or anyone. So, awake your faith and put your trust in God. Henceforth, keep declaring to your situations, “I have no fear for God is with me.” Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Be strong and courageous and rise in faith to overcome your fears.
2. Walk with God and surrender your concerns to Him.
3. When you are afraid, determine to trust in the living God.
4. Fear God and you will not have reasons to be afraid of any anything or anyone.
Prayer : Dear LORD, I thank you for your goodness to me. You are my defence and refuge in times of trouble. Therefore, help me to trust in you for the rest of my life, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Henceforth, receive help to conquer your trials. In Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : When you go with God power goes with you. For where God goes His acts are known.
Quote : “He whose heart is already consumed with fear of God has nothing more to fear.”
Biblical Fact: Did you know God made Moses a ‘God’ to Pharaoh king of Egypt? (Exodus 7:1).
Stunning Fact : Did you know rain contains vitamin B12?
Bible Quiz : How many years did Samuel judge Israel?
God bless you!