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Love versus Fear

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There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

1 John 4:18

And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and began to pray, saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.” Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him. And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground (Luke 22:41-44). Jesus was fearful in the garden and asked the Father if there was another way to redeem mankind. The Father said no, and sent an angel to comfort him. Jesus’ flesh gave way to fear, but his perfect unconditional love was more powerful. Jesus knew that the Father would give him the strength to endure.

Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine (Isaiah 43:1). The closer one is to the Lord, the more love He will bestow, because God is love. God’s love drives out fear, because fear and love cannot exist together.

For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son (Romans 8:29). Seek to be closer to the Lord, through prayer, Bible study, Christian fellowship, and reflect God’s love to everyone. We can endure life and we know Heaven is our home; because when we die our soul and spirit live forever.

God is molding all believers to conform to the likeness of his Son. Jesus overcame his fleshly fear in the garden because His love was stronger than His fear. Many martyred souls today are killed for their faith in Christ because their love is stronger than their fear. I can do all things through him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13). God’s love for us is so powerful that he gives us his strength to endure all things. And when Christ returns, we get a younger body that last forever; and with no aging or pain.

Today capture any fear from Satan and overcome it through the power of God’s love Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us (Ephesians 3:20). Let God’s power work in you.

Prayer: Lord, take away any fear from Satan and fill my heart with your love. In Jesus name, Amen