What do you fear most in life? Is it sickness, evil powers, cockroaches, snakes, death, needles, examination, social rejection, failure, loss of job, armed robbers or public speaking?
When in fear how do you react? Do you FIGHT or take to FLIGHT?
In the year 2013, let’s walk with three words “DO NOT FEAR”.
Do not fear because (Isaiah 43: 1-7)
It is an assuring command
We are His through redemption (vrs. 1)
He LOVES us and will exchange people for us (vrs. 4)
We are PRECIOUS and HONOURED in His sight [verse 4]
We are formed and created us for his glory (vrs. 7)
Isaiah 43:2 says, when we pass through water – I AM (is) with you. When we pass through Rivers – it will not sweep us (Joshua 3). When we pass through fire – we will not burn (as with Shadrach, Meshach and Abedenego) (Daniel 3).
Jesus is the Redeemer. He redeems by buying back; recovering ownership; restoring and bringing back into original function, honour, worth or reputation.
The Holy Spirit act as a seal of redemption so FEAR NOT, DO NOT FEAR, DO NOT BE AFRAID
In conclusion, Go and overcome all fears in 2013. Jesus is with you AMEN.