“But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him.”
Jesus taught that His Father could kill people and then throw them into a hellish eternity. Do you believe Jesus? If you don’t, you should!
“The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.”
Do you really fear God?
Do you REALLY want to avoid the snares of death?
Do you fear WHO, the CDC, The NIH, the NIAID, COVID-19 or a zombie apocalypse? If you do, you should not!
According to the CDC:
79,400 Americans died in the 2017 – 2018 flu season
* CDC estimates 49 million illnesses, 959,000 hospitalizations
61,200 Americans died in the 2018 – 2019 flu season
* CDC estimates 43 million illnesses, 647,000 hospitalizations
Up to 60,000 Americans will die in the 2019 – 2020 flu season [non-COVID 19]
* CDC estimates up to 54 million [non_COVID 19] illnesses, up to 730,000 hospitalizations
Three-year flu totals 2017 – 2020:
Illnesses: 146 million
For all of the “go beyond social distancing to self quarantining” for themselves and other believers, where was your concern and self quarantining passion for those who got the flu and for those who died, between 2017 and now?
For all of the “go beyond social distancing to self quarantining” for themselves and other believers, will you have the same concern and self quarantining passion next flu season when, if the last 3 flu seasons are a barometer, we could see deaths in the 60,000+ range, and over 40 million illnesses and between 600,000 and 1,000,000 hospitalizations? And I am not including COVID-19.
Are you planning to live the rest of your life in isolation because of what might happen that is bad, to you or through you? Dr. Tony Fauci is now saying COVID-19 could re-emerge in the 2020-2021 flu season, and beyond.
Have you ever read this verse, “He who separates [isolates, sequesters, or severs from others] himself seeks his own desire, [and] he quarrels against all sound wisdom.”
So, according to Scripture, the selfish ones are the isolationists, not the interventionists!
Fear God! Are you feeling it, yet?
We live in a feel-good society where any gesture that appears to be keeping people safe is rewarded like a participation trophy.
“Are you self-quarantining?” “Why yes I am!” “Yea, great job! Me too!”
On the other hand, “Are you self-quarantining?” “Why no I am not. I am believing God to protect me and to use me to bring peace and healing to those who are afraid and or are sick.”
“You are so self-centered! Don’t you know you could be infecting, or killing people?”
And who really is the selfish person? Who really fears God?
I totally get not everyone is on the same growth path. But it really seems those who have little to no faith want those who have more, or great faith, to show some respect and stop being so darn courageous.
People who have a history with God of being led into fiery trials are not at the mercy of those who have never been exposed to a fiery trial.
Success breeds success and makes one responsible for the standard of faith they have attained. “Let us keep living by that same standard to which we have attained.”
Fear breeds fear and faith and fear cannot coexist with each other. One of them will have to go, and will eventually go.
Socialism and Communism lower everyone’s [well, the common people’s] standard to the lowest common denominator. Uniformity is the prized possession of a socialist, communist worldview.
We are seeing these “social” core values rise and thrive in the midst of the saints. It is a sad season we have been in and are still, in Christianity.
Fear is a worse virus than the virus you are currently afraid of! And please do not insult my intelligence with the whole, “I’m not afraid, I’m being cautiously smart.”
Hmmm! Caution – care taken to avoid danger or mistakes.
If you are a Christian you are called by God into danger! “I send you out as sheep among wolves.” Does it get any more dangerous than that?
I am shocked at how many people, and supposedly Christian people, have fallen into the fear trap of, “What IF someone gives it to me or someone I care about?” Or, “What IF I give it to someone else?”
Read these verses slowly.
“The fear of man brings [permits, grants, produces, assigns] a snare [bait, lure, noose]. But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted [inaccessably high, safely set on high, to be secure].”
Dear one, do you realize what you are doing to yourself when you allow fear to dictate to you what you will or will not do?
“Job said, ‘The thing I greatly feared [revered, respected, was in awe of] has come [arrived because I agreed with it] upon me.'”
Remember the verse at the top that said, “The fear of the LORD is a fountain [wellspring, source, flow] of life, that one may avoid [be kept from] the snares of death.” Are all your fountains in Him? Or are your fountains in your being cautiously smart?
Dear one, there is debate as to whether all that happened to Job was the result of his fearing it all would come upon him, or not. It really does not matter because Job confessed he had great fear of calamity and that calamity found him and his family.
For him to say “greatly feared’ means he must also have struggled with some “minor fears.” Here is a great question, what if Job’s lack of success in conquering minor fears fed into the greater fear’s faith that it could attack him and prevail against him?
Do you claim Psalms 91?
If you do then why do sit in your home fearful of catching something that percentage-wise is minuscule, and are afraid to venture beyond your yard? Do you actually need God’s protection from this in your own home?
Do you quote, “God has not given us [me] the spirit of fear.”?
If you do why is fear controlling your life? What if you refuse to go and the one you were to go to dies because you did not go?
Take courage, I have some better what IF’s!
What IF God actually protects you and “yours?”
What IF God uses you to bring peace to someone who is afraid?
What IF God uses you, yes you, to bring healing to someone who is fearful and sick?
What about THOSE what IF’s?
Are you teleworshiping with your church family? It takes zero faith to sanctuary in your home all the while singing, “I am not a slave to fear.”
Are you telehealing with someone who is sick – with ANY sickness? Why teleworship and not teleheal?
Why is there no area in your life where you are exercising even a mustard seed size faith?
Jesus said, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed you can say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and cast into the sea.’”
I hear Jesus saying with a thunderous voice [Like a lion He is roaring out of Zion], “HOW COME YOU HAVE NO FAITH?”
Jesus mentions 3 levels of faith. They are, 1] No faith, 2] Little faith, and, 3] Great faith.
We all operate at different times in different levels of faith. We should never be in ‘No faith’ because Jesus has given to every person the “measure of faith.” Is it really possible to reach and live in Great Faith. The Centurion reached that level and Jesus lived in that level. And He said, “The things that I do you shall do, and greater things than these shall you do. Because I am going to the Father.”
Do you believe Jesus?
There is so much negativity and most, if not all of it, is based on a premise that is false.
People are now wanting the head of the man who is head of WHO.
Why? Because he is corrupt and in bed with communist China, and he used the P-word, which triggered a lot of people’s greatest fear – which is the zombie apocalypse.
There is compassionate courage, and then there is sympathy that is not courageous!
Sympathy consoles and even joins in with the worry ward. Compassion intervenes!
Jesus was never moved with sympathy.
Jesus was always moved with compassion! That is why He was not afraid to touch the leprous man on the head. That is why Jesus stepped into danger and defeated it at its source.
If you are a Christian, and most especially a born again and Spirit-filled Christian and have not heard God say to you, “Hunker down in your house”, then to hunker in your bunker is sin. He said, “Go into all of the world.” He did not say “all of the safe spots.” And He did not say, “Get permission from you governmental leaders.” He said to you, “Go,” you have to go!
If you are having trouble ‘going’ you probably need to drink more of His joy from the wells of salvation. Or maybe you have not drunk enough from the water that He gives that keeps you filled so you can spill. Or maybe, just maybe, you are drinking too much worldly “wine” and not enough of His new wine.
Whatever you are partaking of that is keeping you bottled up inside of you and inside of your house, stop drinking it.
This should be God’s people’s finest hour, but instead, they are holed up in their house where they hope and pray the big bad wolf doesn’t come and blow their house down!
Receive and steward God’s passion, power, presence, priority, process, promises, protection, provision, pruning, purging, purity, and purpose!
Dr. Kevin M. Drury, DMin
A radical spiritual revolutionary
Revolution Movement Co-Founder
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