There was a time when I was very sick with pneumonia because of over exposure to cold weather; going to the mountains to pray from Friday to Sunday even during the severe winter periods. Praying overnight, sleeping in the tent, seeking the face of ELOHIM, I ignored this pain in my chest for so long until it became unbearable.
At that moment in my life, I became focused on my physical and emotional pains and forgot all the promises of God in my life. The promises that I knew that Yeshua is real and with me. As this pain became more intense, The Holy Spirit nudged me to go and see a doctor, so I went. To my surprise, the doctor called the hospital straightaway to get a bed ready for a pneumonic patient on his way.
I was hospitalised for three days.
During these three days, I was gripped by a terrible fear because I knew what pneumonia had done to many people. I had heard about this illness killing people, the rich and poor alike. Pneumonia is not a disease that affects only the poor. A pop star was hospitalised due to this illness for almost a year. He eventually died of the disease.
To cut the long story short, the fear that I was going to die was so strong that I did not want to go to sleep. I threw the sleeping tablet the nurses gave me away, as I just wanted to stay awake and pray. I was not really afraid of where I was going to end up after death because I had the assurance that the angels were coming to take me home however, I did not want to leave my family.
Whilst all this drama was going on, I did not remember God’s promises over my life. I had prayed for longevity of life, to reach a certain age on earth before going back home, and God had said “It is so, Amen”.
Despite my attempt not to, I fell asleep and my angel came to remind me of the father’s promises for me and I heard it clearly what had been spoken in my sleep as I awoke “HIS Word Is Yea and Amen. Your assignment is not finished yet. Lucifer is a liar. FEAR NOT.”
On that day, I woke up with this song in my mouth; “HE’s A Wonder To My Soul, He is a wonder to my soul, He is never weary and He will not let me fall…….”.
There are so many ways that fear can grip you in life. It could be a fear of people, of the environment, losing your family, loss of job, no money, becoming homeless, sickness, death or losing a loved one, and so on. After living in fear for so long, you sometimes realise that whatever you were afraid of did not always happen. Or, if it did, you even survived it.
There was a way for you to get out of the situation. And you breathed a sigh of relief: “Ah! Thank God. It is over.”
You prayed about everything, but the moment you allowed fear to come in and grip you, you forgot that God has promised that HE will never leave you nor forsake you. You totally forgot or do not put your trust God’s promises given through prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 44) most especially in verse 8 saying,
“Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time and have declared it? Ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? Yea there is no God; I know not any…”
Every time that fear wants to grip my soul I just read through these promises of our heavenly father, the only living God that never lies. He always does what HE says HE will do. As I have read through the word over and over in the bible of all HIS promises, I have never seen HIM do contrary to HIS word and covenant. As long as you do your part; Obey and submit to HIM. That is all it takes not to be afraid.
And, our Lord Jesus Christ said in the Gospel of John chapter 16 verse 33:
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in ME ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”.
God said it clearly in HIS word repeatedly all through the bible that if we keep obeying Him, He will not leave us nor forsake us. God said it to Joshua and the Israelites that HE YAHWEH, would be with them always in the book of Deuteronomy and the book of Joshua. God is a covenant keeping God. He is not a man that He should lie, neither is He a son of man to repent.
When you truly trust in God and love Him with all your heart and your might, and you know that you are on the Lord’s side, He will sail you through any kind of storm of this world. His peace will always envelope you. HE is EL-Shalom, God your peace. Remember that wicked queen Jezebel. When she threatened Elijah the prophet. This was the same Elijah that God performed miracles through; he knew that God was always with him, but when fear crept into his life, he caved in until when God reminded him of who he was in God. That is why the psalmist, King David said in Psalm 23; ‘…. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil or/and evil one ….’
Ah! David Killed the bears, lions, and Goliath, but he forgot all these when Absalom, his own son was pursuing him to kill him. Until he remembered who he was in God; David was a promise of God. He had a covenant tied up with his destiny from God, so he realised that the Good Shepherd, Yeshua would not abandon him.
You may be saying in your heart, ‘Oh, you don’t know what I am going through, or how terrible I have behaved towards God and mankind and you may be thinking that your past is haunting you; however, have you forgotten the promise of God which says; “Your sin I will remember no more.”
You may have lost your job, have nothing in the house to eat, be unable to pay your mortgage, be on the verge becoming homeless; yet, God is still your provider. He is Jehovah Jireh.
Just remember how He miraculously rescued Elijah by feeding him through the ravens. The prophet’s widow, had nothing to pay her husband’s debt off except a jar of oil; yet, God miraculously multiplied oil through Elisha the prophet for the woman to sell and pay all her creditors and still had enough left to live on.
Our Lord Jesus Christ told Peter to go and catch a fish, open its mouth and get money out to pay the tax. I know you will probably say that God will not perform that miracle today. Or say that you do not know how to fish. However, your career or the talent that God gave you can be used to generate money. I once started a business after I was made redundant from my salaried job. I did not wait for anyone to give me money. What God did for the widow and for Peter, He also did for me. Peter was a fisherman, so Jesus told him to catch a fish for his miraculous abundance was in the fish. The widow obeyed God’s command through the prophet and her miracle of surplus erupted.
You need protection; HE is El-Nissi, God your Banner. He is your El-Shaddai, you All-Sufficient God. When you are in need, spiritually, materially, financially, Physically, emotionally, or mentally; HE is your Jehovah Jireh, your Provider. If you are in His will and covenant, He will supply all your needs in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. HE sees everything about you, knows your enemies’ plans and their hiding places; EL-Roi, sees everything. When you are not well; HE is the healer your Jehovah Rapha; for by His stripes you were healed even before you were born. Just claim it.
Whatever you are passing through, God will not leave nor forsake you. God is Love and when you are with Him, there is no fear in LOVE because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
He has said it; He will do what He has promised and make it to come to pass. Remember His promise to you and me in John 16:33; …… In this world you will have tribulation: but be of good cheer (that is Fear Not); I have overcome the world.
When you want God to show up for you will have to truly make Him your God and accept His Son Christ Jesus your Lord and Saviour.
Finally, my Lord Jesus Christ says in the book of Revelation chapter 21 verse 8 that as for the cowardly, the untrustworthy, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those involved with the occult and with drugs, idol-worshippers, and all liars – their destiny is the lake burning with fire and sulphur, the second death.
God is not willing that anyone should perish. I do not want you to go to hell in eternity. Today can be your day of repentance. Do not delay. Tomorrow may be too late if you delay. I want to give you a minute to think about it.
My Lord Jesus Christ let me know that He is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to God the Father except through Him; Christ. When you know the truth, HE shall set you free from the bondages of this sinful world.
He is the door, the bread of life and the living Water. He is the light.
Do you truly want to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord & Saviour? This is a new covenant, a new oath to eternity with your maker.
Lord Jesus (Yeshua the Messiah), He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can see God except through His Son. He is the Door to the Father.
Then say this prayer of affirmation with me.
Dear Jesus Christ, I am a sinner and I am sorry for my sins. I need you as my Saviour. Jesus Christ, save me, come into my heart as I am opening the door to my heart for you today. I am receiving you as my Lord and Saviour.
I am going into a new covenant with you, Lord Jesus Christ, I receive you now as my Lord forever. I believe you died for my sins. I believe you rose on the third day to give me eternal life. I am giving you all my heart as I surrender my life to you. Take total control of me now & forever, in your Holy name I pray.
Blessed are thou oh Lord, King of the universe, who has fulfilled all of His Law(commandment/covenant) through Yeshua the Messiah and has covered us with His righteousness. We thank you for these souls that you have accepted in your Love. Thank you for the forgiveness of their sins. Let your name be glorified forever in their lives, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Jehovah bless you and keep you. Jehovah make His countenance to shine upon you and be gracious to you. Jehovah lift His face towards you and give you peace forever. Amen.
Shalom, Shalom, Shalom!!!