No fear here


2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.


Jesus’ prophecy of the world near His Second Coming is described as being full of fear for looking after those things coming on the Earth. Luke 21:26 says, “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”We have seen fear mounting worldwide since 9-11 with the increase of terrorism and terrorist acts happening more frequently. This world is headed for a time of trouble that the Prophet Daniel described as, “such as never was since there was a nation… Daniel 12:1.”


Without hope in Jesus multitudes of people will be gripped by fright and fear. For those who trust in Jesus and God’s promises to keep us there is glorious liberty from all fear. The writer of the same Book of Luke records this in Luke 1:74, 75, “That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.” Notice it says all the days of our life, not some days, sometimes, or once in awhile but ALL the days of our life.


God has not called the Body of Christ in the Earth to cope with fear or any other kind of oppression from the devil. Jesus went to great lengths to deliver us from the bondage of fear (Hebrews 2:14, 15) and to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). It is not the will of God for any of God’s children to live coping with fear, anxiety, panic attacks, or mental and emotional torment.  Second 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.” Fear is a spirit but it is not our spirit or spiritual nature.


The Good News is that we have been delivered from fear (Hebrew 2:14, 15), we’ve been delivered from satan’s authority (Colossians 1:13), and we have authority in the Name of Jesus to resist the devil (Matthew 28:18; James 4:7).  Satan cannot use fear on any Believer who has decided that they will not fear. Psalm 118:6 says, “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?”

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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