This morning as I read the Word of GOD, our Lord shared with me that many of His children are afraid. His heart is wounded because many of His people fear the devil while many in the world have no fear of GOD.
Our Lords says to His people:
Keep yourselves holy, pure, and sanctified and you certainly will not be afraid. My heart grieves because My people fear. Gird up your loins and seek Me for how to come into sure places where fear is not your companion. That is not a match made in heaven. I have not given you a spirit of fear - 2 Timothy 1:7. 1 John 4:18 says, "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."
Arrest fear and sentence it to death in you. In the kingdom of GOD, fear is on death row. Many heathen don't fear Me because too many who profess Me as Lord fear the devil. Reverse the curse, people. Satan should fear you as long as your hearts are pure and your lives habitually holy. Agree with Me. That will be a sure indication to Satan that we are on the same side. Amos 3:3 says, "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" When more of My people come into agreement with Me, You can more powerfully resist the devil and he will flee - James 4:7.
Certainly, I perform My Words. Read on for proof from My Holy Bible:
Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid;
And I will give peace...and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid:...
And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.
Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the Lord; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.
..and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.
...and none made them afraid.
...and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it.f.
The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
The Acts 20:24
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
2 Kings 6:16
And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Now as for what you will witness more when you consistently live holy and resultantly resist fear:
and they shall be afraid of you:
And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee.
My Word reveals that not all people will be saved but, for sure, more will enter My kingdom from the witness of my holy saints. More will come to fear Me through what they witness from My sanctified vessels. More heathen will come to respect Me from the holiness and power that pours forth from My anointed vessels of honor. My love will go and glow from within My people and My glory will be seen upon them - Isaiah 60:2. What vital actions will bring holy powerfully anointed revolution? Pure saints who shine and operate with the Spirit of the only GOOD GOD Almighty.
Yesterday I read an article with the headline, "Thieves strikes at 3 churches during services." Here is the link (I'm not sure how long the article will remain on the subject site) http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Thieves-Strike-at-3-Churches-During-Services-125007314.html
In the subject article, it was stated, "Churches have become a target for crimes recently." This a.m. I pondered that and asked the Lord why there has been an increase in such crimes. He shared with me that there is an increase of people who don't fear Him. He further shared that some of that lack of fear is because of the failures of scores of those who are called by His name. Further, many have taken GOD'S longsuffering for granted. He made it vividly clear to me this a.m. that the fear of GOD, for more people, shall come to pass. Why? Because He is about to unleash His fury in their lives up close and personal. This is some scripture content that He shared with me this a.m. :
...and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:
And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth:...
Some will fear GOD to the point that they will repent with godly sorrow and forsake their wicked ways.
The love of GOD can certainly use fear as one means to bring people into His kingdom. He is an awesome GOD and uses whatever means He deems necessary, but surely, this is a season when His fury will be more on display. And He will show the proof because His Word never returns void - Isaiah 55:11.
Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies;...
2 Chroniciles 6:10
The Lord therefore hath performed his word that he hath spoken:...
2 Chronicles 6:17
Now then, O Lord God of Israel, let thy word be verified, which thou hast spoken...
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
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