“And the LORD spoke to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh And say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Let My people Go, that they may serve Me.” (Ex. 8:1 NKJV)
One of God’s immediate desires is for us to be free from the bondage of fear to enable us serve Him in an acceptable way (Ex. 5:1, 8:1, 9:1). God wants us to be free from bondage, this includes, the fear of death (Heb 2:14-15), of failure (Josh. 1:7, Judg. 6:12), of the unknown (Matt. 6:31), of economic challenges (Phil. 4:19).
Fear separates us from God and puts us in bondage. God wants us not only to enjoy life but to enjoy it more abundantly (John 10:10). Fear brings with it hopelessness, doubt and torment (1 John 4:18).
God does not want us to be fearful about what tomorrow will bring (Matt. 6:31). Some of us are so fearful of tomorrow that we fail to live for today. Unlike a son of God, who is expected to have a sound mind, the mind of Christ (2 Tim. 1:7), the average man’s heart is so full of fear.
Fear is of the devil. It is the devil’s landing pad (John 14:30) and if this is allowed in ones heart (Job 3:25), and such a person does not confront and remove the root of the fear with the word of God, he will eventually be devoured by the devil (1 Peter 5:8).
Sin is inevitable (Ps. 119:11) when we fail or refuse to believe and trust the word of the Almighty God, and instead prefer to base our trust on what our carnal senses reveals to us, setting our eyes on things on the earth and not on things above (Col. 3:2).
When we seek the Lord, He not only hears us but deliver us from all our fears (Ps. 34:4). God wants us to be strong, bold and fearless (Is. 35:4). He is our helper and has promised never to leave nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5-6). Why do we then still live in fear?
To live a life devoid of fear and be fruitful in every good work (Col. 1:10), we must do away with religion and develop our personal relationship with God. We must renew our mind to trust the Lord with all our heart, and when we do not lean on our own understanding, only then can God’s purpose be fulfilled in our life (Prov. 3:5-6).
Be warned that the fearful shall have no part in eternity with God (Rev. 21