TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
Fear is one of the enemies strongest tools that he likes to use. When we are in its grip our faith in the Lord Jesus is greatly hindered. Our thought process is not on the only One who can deliver us. When we trust in Jesus, He is the author of our story and He determines how it ends. 1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made in perfect love.” So know Jesus and know His perfect peace and love for you.
THE HEEVIE JEEVIES
Sometimes, for no reason whatsoever, a good and godly person can get the feeling like something bad is about to happen. It usually includes an attachment of “and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
This is a theme that transcends culture, the ages and beats up on saved and pagan alike. Everybody gets the heevie jeevies now and then. It is a feeling of impending doom, and a sickening dread that threatens us.
Even in our own generation, teenagers flocked by the millions to a movie called “Final Destination” and its popular sequel. It’s a really scary movie about a bunch of kids who cheat death, then spend the next two hours running from it. The conclusion is that, once death is after you, it is going to get you.
I have something to tell you that will absolutely deflate the terror that once death is after you, you are doomed. Let me turn that 2-hour movie into a 5-minute flick.
Death is not after you. Death already has you. It caught you before you were even born!
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men.
– Romans 5:12
Death isn’t chasing anybody! It doesn’t have to. Death never has and never will pursue you. With that knowledge comes freedom!
There is a great country song by Tim McGraw where he sings about having cancer. Knowing death is inevitable, he sings, “I loved deeper, and I spoke sweeter, and I gave forgiveness I’d been denying. Someday I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying.”
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO LET GO OF THE FEAR OF DEATH. YOU ARE FREE TO LIVE LIKE YOU ARE DYING AND EXPERIENCE GOD’S BEST FOR YOUR LIFE!
From my book: SOUL INVASION