I hope this message meets you well.
Today, I want to talk about Fear. The truth is that, fear is a healthy response that our body produces in order to keep us alert. Indeed, fear can even be good in a sense. However, just like many things in life, fear has been perverted. The enemy often uses fear as a tool to attack people. The only person that we should fear is God. God is the most powerful being in the entire universe. However, the enemy uses fear as a tactic to shift people’s focus away from God, so that instead of thinking of the power of God, the person would focus on the fear of the enemy. Many people in the Bible used fear as a tactic to attack believers. One such example is King Sennacherib.
The Bible says in 2 Chronicles 32:17-21
17 The king also sent letters scorning the Lord, the God of Israel. He wrote, “Just as the gods of all the other nations failed to rescue their people from my power, so the God of Hezekiah will also fail.” 18 The Assyrian officials who brought the letters shouted this in Hebrew[a] to the people gathered on the walls of the city, trying to terrify them so it would be easier to capture the city. 19 These officers talked about the God of Jerusalem as though he were one of the pagan gods, made by human hands.
20 Then King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz cried out in prayer to God in heaven. 21 And the Lord sent an angel who destroyed the Assyrian army with all its commanders and officers. So Sennacherib was forced to return home in disgrace to his own land. And when he entered the temple of his god, some of his own sons killed him there with a sword.
God is powerful. Many Christians underestimate the power of God because God is trying to connect with us as a father and friend. God is good to us, but do not mistake God’s mercy and kindness for weakness. God is the greatest force in the entire universe, we are chosen is why we get to call him father and friend. The enemy uses fear as a tool, but God is greater than the fear of any human being. May God bless you all, stay blessed in the name of Jesus, Amen.