Dealing With Fear

By THE SPIRIT it is written in Hebrews chapter 2:

14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,

15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

People have many fears such as flying, spiders, snakes, heights… but each of these fears is really a symptom of the fear of death.  A person who is afraid of spiders is afraid of dying by a spider bite so the fear of death is behind phobias.  Jesus came to remove the bondage of the fear of death.  This bondage can last a lifetime if not dealt with through the revelation of Jesus Christ and the unconditional Love of FATHER.  Jesus took on flesh and blood in order to intercede on our behalf and once and for all He destroyed the devil’s power over death.  Jesus died that we might live.

16 For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.

17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.

Jesus had to be made like us and experience like passions including death so that He could be our merciful and faithful High Priest.  What you and I suffer today is not unique for Jesus suffered to even a greater degree as He took on the sicknesses and sins of mankind.  He knows how we feel thus He is able to be faithful to our various situations.  We cannot say that nobody knows how we feel because our merciful High Priest has experienced worse but is still faithful to FATHER’S Word.  This in itself should encourage us to press on to our high calling no matter what our current situation might be.

Jesus overcame the temptations of the devil and is our example in doing the same.  Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Corinthians chapter 10:

13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

Those who attempt to bypass or negate the power of The Blood of Jesus Christ and His work on the cross are subject to the wiles of the devil.  Men who fail to give importance to the work of Christ are exalting themselves in their own minds and are effectively submitting to the power of the devil.  Jesus is our High Priest and no one else can take His place at the right hand of FATHER.  Fear and worry come to those who don’t have or have lost the revelation of Jesus Christ in their lives.  Jesus will always be our elder brother thus we must acknowledge Him in all things.  When we do our worry and fear will depart and in its place will be peace that surpasses all understanding.  In Philippians chapter 4 Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT:

6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Notice that Paul exalts Jesus Christ in being the Key to our ability to have sustained peace.  We must never allow ourselves to discount the work of Christ in our lives.  It is only IN HIM and THROUGH HIM that we have life more abundantly.  As His life permeates every aspect of our existence only then will we no longer fear anything including death.

It is written in THE SPIRIT by John in the Revelation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in chapter 12:

10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.”

Who is the accuser of our brethren?  The devil is the one accusing us before FATHER yet he cannot “cast the first stone” because he has iniquity in him.  We see this in Ezekiel chapter 28:

​14 ​​“You were the anointed cherub who covers; ​​I established you;

​​You were on the holy mountain of God;

​​You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.

15 ​​You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,

​​Till iniquity was found in you.

FATHER’S Throne is based on righteousness and justice thus the devil has no power over us now.  The work done by Jesus on the cross has satisfied the righteous and just requirements to overcome death on our behalf.  We are no longer in bondage so let us embrace His work and not allow fear to plague our minds as we mature in Christ. 

Comments are closed.