I am sure that we have all heard about the Mayan calendar and the prediction that the end of the world is the 21st of December. In the midst of all this you read about people who are stock piling supplies and getting their survival gear together in expectation of the end. There are even those who are ready for the zombies and have all the latest weapons to be prepared for the final fight for the earth. Does it frighten you? It should not, in fact nothing should frighten a child of the King. Our Lord said in His Word that “"But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” Mark 13:32 (NAS)
“All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations will worship before You. For the kingdom is the LORD'S And He rules over the nations.” Psalms 22:27 and 28 (NAS)
Our God is sovereign and He controls everything. No one can determine when He will return and nothing is outside of His control.
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NAS)
Our God has our good in mind always and is working everything out for our good. If we believe the Word of God is true then we know He is in control and that He is doing everything for our good. If we know this then what is there to fear? He says He will never leave us or forsake us, that greater is He that is in us that He that is in the world, that the work He began in us He will finish, that He is our Light and our salvation, whom shall we fear? He is our hope, our only hope.
"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6 (NAS)
“You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 (NAS)
“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 (NAS)
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?” Psalm 27:1 (NAS)
“My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.” Psalm 62:5 (NAS)
God does not want us to live in fear of the unknown. If you know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior there is no unknown. You must accept the Son to get to the Father; if you have the Son then you have the Father also. “Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.” 1 John 2:23 (NAS)
God does not want us to fear he tells us to abide in Him and rest in Him. If you have fear it is not coming from our Lord but from the father of lies. Satan wants us to be paralyzed with fear so that we cannot serve God and walk in His glorious light and in turn lead others to Him.
Living in this world is perilous and you must always remember to put on the full armor of God. You must stay in His Word and keep your minds on the author and perfector of your faith. He has not given us a spirit of fear. I am sharing these scriptures with you because His truth is the only thing that will set you free. The words on this page mean nothing if they are not coming from the Lord, I cannot give you life, only through God’s Word can you get the victory. Jesus is the victory that overcomes the world.
“Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11 (NAS)“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 (NAS)
“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (NAS)
“So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." John 8:31,32 (NAS)
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 (NAS)
Do not be afraid even when the times look bleak. You must keep your eyes on Jesus or you will not be able to stand. I am often reminded of the story of Peter walking on the water to our Lord. As long as Peter kept his eyes on Jesus he was fine but what happened when he looked at the storm and the waves around him in that deep sea? That’s right, he fell under the water and the Lord grabbed Peter and brought Him to safety. If you do not keep your eyes on Jesus you will fall into the temptation to be full of fear but the minute you turn to Him He will lift you up and bring you to safety. He loves us so much. God loved us even though we were sinners and He sent His only begotten Son to die for us so that we could spend eternity with Him in heaven. If he would do this for us how will He not keep us in the palm of His hand?
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6,7 (NAS)
“And He said, "Come!" And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!" Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?" Matthew 14:29-31 (NAS)
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NAS)
“And I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.” John 10:28 (NAS)
Nothing can happen that is outside of God’s purpose for our lives. He does not cause these horrible things to happen but He allows them to happen because we live in this world filled with sin. Everyone has a free will and a choice and God will not force Himself on them. If they choose the world over Him then they are vulnerable to whatever the world brings. For those of us that have been chosen by God for His Son to keep in the palm of His hand, we are protected. Even when bad things happen God is still in charge and using whatever the situation is for our good. He sometimes allows the bad into our lives so that our faith will grow and we will become stronger in Him for these times we live in. But we must be of good cheer because He has overcome the world and in Him we have peace.
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NAS)
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