“The fear of man lays a snare,but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.” (Proverbs 29:25).
Fear is Satan’s oldest successful weapon against us.When he convinced our first parents that God was withholding something from them, the fear of ‘missing out’ gripped them, and sin followed hard on its heels.Nothing has changed in 6000 years. Satan had won. Tragically, man has lived with the fear of death ever since. Doomed to face a just God in an unjustified state. That is why God took such extreme measures to break the curse of death on the cross. Jesus became our justification. Glory hallelujah! Satan cannot take away our salvation. But he will tempt us to give it up – if we let him. He continually utilizes every form of fear at his disposal. He will gleefully drive you crazy worrying about the things of this world.To fear man is to walk into Satan’s trap. This is hand to hand combat in the demonic realm. Resist him, or he will remain up-close-and-personal; filling your head with the notion that all your fears are necessary to protect yourself. The opposite is true.Perfect love casts out fear (1Jn.4:18). Perfect love is found in the presence of Jesus. Being in Christ is to abide in that refuge of perfect love. People can bring much anxiety to our lives. We must see all things in light of our eternal destiny, or we will fall under the fearful influence of man and his problems. As scripture assures us: “If God is for us, who is against us?” (Rom.8:31), and we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?” (Heb.13:6). John StaigerIf you have been blessed by this message, please feel free to: Like, Comment or Share it with your friends.