Have you ever thought about why people want you to be afraid? Have you ever considered the power of fear to paralyze you into inacation? Have you ever noticed that fear is without substance and yet it alters what you do significantly? Why does fear have such a grip on people? Why do we succumb so readily to that which we cannot see? When we partner with fear, we give up control of ourselves and are controlled by a narrative which has no substance to it.
I was reading Matthew 10 this morning and the words of Jesus penetrated deep inside of me when He said, “Do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.” Fear silences us, so Jesus says do not fear, rather speak. Fear conceals things, henceforth, why Jesus says He is going to reveal things. Fear is so powerful, it makes us not want to have what is concealed revealed, but Jesus says, do not fear them, for He is about to reveal what they have had concealed, so you no longer fear.
Many have been praying for a third great awakening, but what they don’t understand is that an awakening will be the revealing of that which has been concealed. God has been working behind the scenes in ways we have not seen to eradicate wickedness and establish righteousness. When He reveals what has been concealed, we are going to have a new challenge we face, the truth. The truth is going to liberate us, but at first it might shock us. The shock is going to wake us up, for we have been put to sleep by fear. God is releasing a great awakening of the likes we have never seen in this generation and it is going to remove the spirit of fear that has paralyzed us, so God Himself can mobilize us. We are about to be a move of God!!!