February Pastor's Pen
Fearful Heart Failure
One of the things that God says will be prevalent in the Last Days is (Luke 21:26) Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
(Luke 21:27) And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
(Luke 21:28) And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Solomon warns in Proverbs 29:25 “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”
The main reason that there is so much fear in the world is because we fear God so little!
(Psa 27:1). The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
We need to learn to fear the Lord so that we don’t fear men.
There are some things that we need to do to learn to fear the Lord and escape the fear of anything less.The first thing that we need to do to overcome fear is to get into a good God-fearing, Bible-believing Church.(Deu 31:12) Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law: So if you aren’t faithfully attending a church that is afraid to twist scripture or use the wrong Bible then you’re in a church where you will never learn to fear God!
One other thing that we must do to overcome this faithless fear is read the Word of God faithfully.If we don’t read the Word of God daily and witness His power working in us, fear will flood back in on us, and we will become faithless just as the disciples did when they were out on the sea in the storm.
(Deu 17:18) And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:
(Deu 17:19) And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: