Text: 2kings 6:13-17.
” And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
2 Kings 6:16.
Do you know that, as a child of God, you are not alone?
Knowing this truth and being established in it will help you to overcome fear and all its products. 2Tim 1:7 and Rom 8:15 clearly state that God hasn’t given any of His children, the spirit of fear nor have we received it. Did you get that? He hasn’t given and we haven’t received! So, if He hasn’t given it, who then gives it? If we haven’t received it from Him, from whom did we receive it? Of course, it’s the devil. God gives us confidence, boldness, liberty while the devil gives fear, torment and bondage.
Do you know what Jesus meant, when He said that, in the world you will have trouble? (Rom 16:33). You see, the world is satan’s domain, for he is called the prince of this world. He is here to oppose God and the believers. So he fights, sending his fiery horses and chariots against us, in form of troubles, disappointments, failures, lack, threats and the likes, just to make us fearful or confused. God doesn’t want you to be ignorant of this devilish scheme lest you be beguiled like Eve and fall prey. Don’t let him outsmart you. See beyond the troubles, so you can stand against him. Out of ignorance, many believers have sunk into depression from the tantrums that life has thrown at them.
In our text today, the servant of the man of God was afraid and confused when he saw the horses and chariots of the adversary that surrounded them, and he exclaimed, “Alas my master what shall we do now?” (2Kgs 6:15 TLB). Elisha knew that he might find it difficult to believe if he just told him not to fear, so he simply asked God to open his spiritual eyes to have a glimpse of the invisible company around them. But does God need to always show us these before we believe His word? God has called us to live by faith and not by sight. We fear because we don’t believe His word.
Notice that the first thing Elisha said to his servant was”fear not”. God is saying the same to you today, “Fear not”. This phrase, “Fear not” appears in over 365 places in the Bible. I believe that is not a coincidence. For each day of the year, God is saying to you, “Fear not”.
Friends, you don’t need to fear the horses and chariots of the adversaries? Rather, be assured that you have more with you than the enemies you are seeing, so, I say again, “Fear not”.
1. Father, please, help me to trust You and to believe Your word, even when I see the contrary in Jesus name.
2. I renounce the spirit of fear and I break its bondage in my life in Jesus name.
1. God has not given me the spirit of fear nor have I received from Him, the spirit of bondage again to fear.
2. I may not see them but I know that I am not alone, for I have invisible company with me.