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Whom do you fear?

Memorize: 2 Kings 17:39

But the LORD your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.


Read: 1 Kings 18:17-40


Fear is an unpleasant, often strong, emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger. The fear of the Lord however, is not necessarily in anticipation of danger but being in awe of Him. The enemy is constantly creating impressions of danger in the heart of man to cause fear. Unfortunately, anytime man exercises such fear, it is a vote of no confidence in God. Even amongst men, a vote of no confidence is a notice to the one concerned to stay off the beat. The exercise of fear therefore is a warning to God to steer clear of the situation. Since God is not a busybody, He will not come into an affair where He has been rejected. Many are afraid of diseases, auto crash and one form of disaster or the other. In so doing, they make that which they fear their god and it rules overwhelmingly over them.


Unfortunately, all these that men do fear are nothing compared to our God who is the Controller of the Universe. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Those that fear Him are delivered from the hands of the enemy. A lonesome Elijah feared God. Others, including about 450 prophets of a nonexistent god, feared their god to their peril bringing about draught, famine and hunger in the land. Elijah prevailed in the contest between the known prophets even though he stood against 450. His God protected and delivered him from the likely wrath of the king. Those who feared a lesser god however got themselves annihilated by the sword and their god could not rescue any of them.


What is that thing creating fear in you? The more you fear it the more you tell God that which you fear is greater than Him. God is the Almighty and there is nothing hard for Him to do. If you can transfer your allegiance to God instead of the cause of your fear, you shall surely prevail. Fear God and live. Call upon Him in the days of trouble and He will answer you like He did Elijah.


Pray:

Father, I confess you are the only God whom I fear. From this day, please prove your almightiness in my life and affairs by putting everything that stand to cause me to fear to extinction, in Jesus name.

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