"This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."
Did you pick up President Roosevelt's definition of fear after his famous quote?
Fear is the terror that paralyzes what we need to turn from retreat and advance to victory.
God outright declares that the fear that paralyzes us and holds us back did not come from Him. Look at II Tim 1:7:
|7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.|
In a culture that is the hostile toward Biblical values, and intent on eliminating absolute biblical truth, and insists on leaving God out of our "nations business," fear of persecution can silence our voices. Fear can force us into a corner with hands up and mind convinced "there is nothing else we can do."
The antidote to unfreeze us into the right actions in the midst of hostility is God's love, God's power, and God's sound-mindedness.
Church, as long as God is in control (and He is), we have hope, and our work to spread the message of Christ and all the liberating and bible based life-changing principles is not in vain.
Let us move forward all over the world with the love, power, and sound-mindedness that God provides.
Pastor Kennedy (MZO)