God has not given us a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7, NLT)
It is true that Satan has risen against this generation but as God’s elect we should always remember that He that lives in us is greater than the enemy that is causing evil around us. The scripture says in 1 John 5:8 that Jesus holds God’s children securely, and the evil one cannot touch them. This means that although there are accidents on the streets, sicknesses and diseases, sudden deaths, wars and threats of war, shootings, spread of viruses, etc, Jesus holds us securely, and the enemy and his demons cannot touch us. Praise the Lord forevermore!
Let me ask you these questions:
Do you live in fear in your daily life? Do you worry about the things you don’t have? Are you afraid because roads are not safe? Do you shiver because of threats of diseases? Do you worry about the security of your job? Do you get scared about the welfare of your family? What is your greatest fear?
God sent me to you with this message; “DO NOT BE AFRAID for I am with you.”
One weapon Satan is using in these last days is FEAR. He will present facts about your situation(s) to make you think or believe that there is no hope. His main objective is to shift your focus from God and His love for you, and to make you walk in fear instead of faith because he knows that without faith, you cannot please God.
Satan sends his message of fear through News, reports, and words from people we know. Some of the journalists, experts, and people we listen to are unbelievers. Others might have accepted Jesus but they have not taken time to grow in the word of God. Thus, they base their reports on human knowledge, which is limited to the flesh. It is good to know what happens around the globe but don’t let your heart be troubled. Know that although all those things are happening, God still sits on the throne and He is protecting His own. Do not worry because God is with you.
Friend, do not be afraid for God has ransomed you. He has called you by name; you are His. When you go through deep waters, He will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through fire of oppression, you will not be burned up. the flames will not consume you. He will brighten the darkness before you and smooth out the road ahead of you. He will not forsake you.
Jesus holds God’s children securely, and the evil one cannot touch them. You are God’s child; therefore the enemy cannot touch you. Do not be afraid.