The Salvation of Fear

Fear has never been so abundant this days.  From conspiracy theories to bible prophecies.  We are inundated by it everyday.  You could do a search on you tube on how many of this so-called prophets and claims that God spoke to them.  Remember Y2K2012 or whatever they come up with depending on the month which is base primarily on speculations.  They would set dates that some event will happen.  Only to wash their hands when said event didn’t come true.  I am not here to mock or make fun of such individual, rather to examine our hearts.  To ask our selves what really the motivation behind.  Is it to bring glory to Him or to gain recognition? Is it monetary?  Only God knows the heart.  Deuteronomy 18:22 says, “When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.” (NASB)

We become obsess with it that we share and preach God’s word through fear instead of sound doctrine, love and kindness.  Do we want to be love because of fear?  I certainly don’t want to.  That’s not love at all.  2 Timothy 1:7 says,“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”(NASB)

It replaces the purpose we are called and chosen for – to fulfill the great commission.  They are a lot of good authors whose books are well researched.  I’ve come to a point where I grew weary waiting for such things.  Do we look at  rapture as a way for us to leave this world behind because every one loves the darkness?  We should view it as promise  not as escape.

We must be on guard and always watching, you’ll say.  Nothing wrong with that.  Every church age has their own view of the end.  From the time of the Roman empire through the past two world wars, everyone thought that the end is near, until our present age.  I don’t know when Christ returns.  We must always be ready.  Let us not be sidetrack by fear.  The Lord’s prayer mentions “your kingdom come.”  Not, get us out of here.  Jesus Christ himself said on John 17:15 “I do not ask you to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.”

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