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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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February 12, 2014 - Freedom From Fear

By Marion Haines

Fear is a universal evil. Not all fear the same thing, but all people experience at some time in their lives the deadly influence of fear. Children, of necessity, are taught to fear some things, but certain unnecessary fears are imposed upon them by others.

Every normal adult feels sorry for a child who is afraid and will try to help that child overcome unreasonable fears, but few seem to know that God has provided a way for adults also to cope with their fears. It is a plain way, a sure way, written down in the Word of God for the fearful of all ages.

The person who wants deliverance from fear must first get rid of sin. Sin brought fear to Adam, because it brought condemnation upon his soul. Even a very small child will try to hide if he knows he has done something wrong.

Believe that Christ bore your sins and was victor over Satan. Refuse to remain in fear and condemnation any longer. Christ was sinless and therefore was not afraid. He met demon-possessed men, the raging of the sea, and the cruelty of His persecutors with absolute calm.

God has a promise to suit every kind of fear that could possibly come your way. There are thousands of precious promises in His Word, ready to give you faith for every need and emergency. The child of God must know that Almighty God says, "Fear not!" Jesus the Son says, "Fear not!"

We should not fear sickness when God says, "I am the Lord that healeth thee" (Exodus 15:26, KJV). We need not fear our enemies or demons or witchcraft when Jesus promises, "Nothing shall by any means hurt you" (Luke 10:19). We need not fear poverty when the Word says, "My God shall supply all your need" (Philippians 4:19). We can face whatever comes with the promise, "Lo, I am with you alway" (Matthew 28:20).

Death itself has no terrors for the Blood-bought believer who knows that to die means that he will be with Christ (Philippians 1:23).

A Christian must know too that there is victory over fear through the blood of Jesus. "They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony" (Revelation 12:11). The Blood is the sign of Christ's victory over Satan for us. I have been delivered out of many dangers by remembering that I was covered by the blood of the Lamb, and by testifying that God's promise was true in my case.

— "Freedom From Fear" originally appeared in the July 2, 1961, Pentecostal Evangel.

 

 

 

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