Perfect love casteth out fear – 1 John 4:18
Love and fear cannot dwell together. By their very natures they cannot exist side by side. Evil is powerful and fear is one of evil’s most potent forces.
Therefore, a weak and vacillating love can soon be routed by fear, whereas a perfect Love, a trusting Love, is immediately the Conqueror, and fear, vanquished, flees in confusion.
But I am Love because God is Love, and I and the Father are One. So the only way to obtain this perfect Love that dispels fear is to have Me more and more in your lives. You can only banish fear by My presence and My Name.
Fear of the future – Jesus will be with us.
Fear of poverty – Jesus will provide. (And so to all the temptations of fear.)
You must not allow fear to enter. Talk to Me. Think of Me. Talk to Me. Love Me. And that sense of My Power will so possess you that no fear can possess your mind. Be strong in this, My Love.
These are words two English women who wished to remain anonymous heard from the Lord during a blessed season in 1933 during which they sought Him together daily – published as the December 12 entry in the highly recommended devotional book, God Calling, A. J. Russell (Ed.), Barbour Publishing, 1984, used by permission.
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Loved this! I may link a future post to it!
Praise God, and of course I encourage re-blogging. The devotional “God Calling” is an oldie but goodie; if you can find it, buy multiple copies (they are cheap) and give them to other believers as the Lord so prompts you. I received mine as a gift from a Bible study partner, and it was a tremendous blessing (still is!)
Paul said,”The only thing that matters is faith that works by love.” If we are confident that God loves us then we can be confident the God keeps us and will safely see us home. The strongest Faith is confidence in God’s love.
Praise God and thank you! Love never fails! It casts out fear. Knowing, believing, and speaking these words are effectual. “May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword [the sword of the Spirit] be in their hands” – Psalm 149:6
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Thank you and may God send His abundant blessings on you as well.
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He does through conduits such as yourself ❤️ Praise God for loving us via each other / His saints!
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Amen! Learning myself to soak totally in His Presence truly amazing! Praise Him who is able to cast out all fear and I have had bucket loads! Thank you xx
Hi sister! It is so amazing, isn’t it? Sometimes it is clearly supernatural how our faith in Christ having borne our punishment unleashes His perfect love, and then His perfect love casts out the fear. “Casting out” in First John there indicates fear is a demonic spirit, doesn’t it? That then flows right into Jesus’ response to His apostles when they asked Him why they couldn’t cast a very fearsome and obvious epilepsy-causing demon from a boy. He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” (Matt. 17:19-21). To me, His words “this kind” infer that their fear was caused by a far more subtle demon which He did not name. Studying the circumstances in Mark 9 and Matt 17, I believe that Jesus was most likely referring to a spirit of fear or unbelief (see
https://thelordiswithus.com/2015/10/07/this-kind-does-not-go-out-except-by-prayer-and-fasting/). Praise God, the more we press into Him as you describe, the more freely we overcome fear and doubt and express/manifest Him for the world to see and know! Hallelujah!