Verdict Rendered

Fear is a spirit that seeks to make you feel small, insignificant and powerless. Fear seeks to keep you paralyzed by what you see and hear, but the Bible says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7) Fear is a weapon of the enemy because he knows better than we do how powerful we really are, because of Jesus Christ who lives inside of us. Remember we are the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Fear feeds on our lack of understanding of who God is. His nature, His ways, His character, His plans, His modes of operation. When we don’t understand someone, including God, we can misunderstand what they are doing and it can cause fear. But when we do know someone’s heart, someone’s character, someone’s nature, we do not question (as quickly or easily) what they do because we know them. When you know God you realize He is always working all things together for our good. What we see is not what it always appears to be. There is always a redemptive plan in motion, no matter what it may look like to the naked eye.

I was praying Psalm 76 this morning and it says, “You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; The earth feared and was still, When God arose to judgment, To deliver all the oppressed of the earth.” God’s judgment is to deliver the oppressed, not to condemn them. We are living in a time of God’s judgment, the judgment of God has been released from heaven, He has rendered a verdict and declared deliverance to the nations. He is dealing with the enemies of humanity and is setting us free. This is His nature, He is redemptive all the time. Therefore, there is nothing to fear, for the kingdom is here!

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