Fear is distrusting in God. Adam said in the garden, “I heard your voice and I was afraid.” This was the first time fear happened. God knew by Adam’s fear that a transition took place in his thinking. Adam had to be saved, and fear was just the first symptom.
It was the Apostle John who said, “He who fears has not been made perfect in love, because fear involves torment” showing how destructive fear is. And that “perfect love casts out all fear”. And for those of us who have been made perfect in love? We fear not, even of the biggest enemies and obstacles to humanity. God is bigger than these. Contrary to modern thinking, God is the one who says to the waves: go this far. And God is the one who holds the stars and galaxies in their orbits. If this were not so, we wouldn’t have the reliability or the consistency of the Northern star called Polaris that has been reliable for navigation, unchanged for as long as man has been around, way before GPS. Those who are in darkness refute this because it is to the Glory of the creator God for this regularity to confound their wisdom. But scripture says: Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
When scripture is interpretated by a fear driven mind.
It is the multiple scenarios and whole end times theories that are driven by man’s default operation of fear, being energized by man’s archenemy the devil, who knows scripture. By fear, people who are made in the image of God, give their power to that enemy by not trusting God. Satan is like “a roaring lion seeking who he may devour, experienced by the brotherhood in the world”? Of which some of us are not of this world as Christ is not. Satan in this way, detours the sheep of God wending their way through multiple theories using expired old Covenant concepts, all of which Christ fulfilled. “All the law and the prophets were till John the Baptist. Now the Kingdom is preached and all are entering”. Are you? And “of those born among women there is none greater than John the Baptist. However those who are least in the Kingdom are greater than he”. Are you? If you answered no, you don’t know the things that have been freely given to us “in Christ”. Are you?
All of the end time predictions throughout all time till now have been proven false. We see wickedness abound, but that should serve as a warning to “come out of her My people lest you partake of her sins and recieve of her judgments” because “God has not appointed us to wrath, but for obtaining the Glory of God”. And “if we judge ourselves, we shall not be judged”. And directly from the mouth of Christ “whoever believes in Me shall not go into judgment, but has past from death to life” as a product of faith and not something gifted after a supposed 2nd coming.
For those who espouse end time scenarios as just spelled out, they are blind leading the blind into a ditch.
We must learn to exercise our senses to discern between good and evil and we learn that over time.
The arch rival with God, when fully developed, is a government system He calls “a beast” because a god it is not. It is powerless to save. It is not a save all or a savior but a mimicker, a wannabe, a look alike and a deceiver. It has a mouth of a lamb, but teeth of a lion. Christ said you will know them by their fruits.
It takes on a similitude of the promises and provisions of God, but in a carnal way. So instead of dressing ourselves in God’s promises and putting on Christ one attribute at a time, these people who are governed by fear, run to the safety of governments and institutions, and in doing so pass right by the provisions from God. God said to Abraham “I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” But these seek protection elsewhere.
current system today that people run 2 out of fear for protection and in so doing this they put themselves In Harm’s Way.
Going to scripture for end times and eschatology, is like a room with no corners. You find yourself going in circles with no peace. There is no consensus from anybody on end times. It divides the flock, and disperses and dismembers the body more than any other topic. There are more denominations and more sects and Cults on this topic. That is an abuse of scripture. Scripture is given for our understanding of God, and for our transformation. As scripture says “we are being transformed into the same full image from the glory to the glory as by the spirit”. We are to renew the spirit of our mind with these truths to more clearly associate with the Living God. This is the purpose of scripture and not end times. I repeat not end times. That is a dead end road. Even as the Pharisees ask Christ when his kingdom would come, he said it does not come with (carnal) observation” so you should quit using scripture for that purpose. he And of the Pharases that did that? Christ said “do not go after them. They are the blind following the blind into the ditch. It is the gospel of fear and fear is the enemy of Faith.
When we get together and talk about all the social ills of today, and government abuse, and secret societies, we energize that God. We glorify that God. And we insult the God that provides salvation. God sent his son into the world not to destroy the world but to save it. John 3:17. When Christ prayed to the Father for us and said Father, I pray not that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from evil. But this we just cannot believe and fear another.
Paul the Apostle prayed that we would know the power that is in us — each of us individually — as those who have faith in Christ, the power God the Father showed when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him far above all powers and principalities. Paul wanted us to know this power because that’s where we can go with our tools in faith and trust in the Living God, we can be resurrected by this power in us. But in so doing, by rejecting this power that is in us we resurrect our old enemy, Satan who was destroyed at the cross. And the power of resurrection gifted to us if appropriated by fear, is in turn used to open up the bottomless pit. “Those who lead with the sword will be killed by the sword” and those who live by fear shall have the thing come upon them that they fear most.
Love motivates, fear paralyzes,
so you decide. Align yourself with the Living God through faith, or align yourself with Satan by fear. Which one is your motivator.
If we approach scripture with a fear-based mind it gives us one message. But if we approach it with the love of God we get another message. For after this day is over, after every end-time prophecy has been scoffed at, the only thing left to talk about is the Living God..
The choice is yours. The kingdom of God is at hand. Whatever is Noble whatever is just whatever is pure whatever is wholesome, think upon these things in the peace of God will be with you amen.