GET TOGETHER- GOD WILL TAKE YOU WHERE FEAR SAYS YOU CAN’T GOIsa 43:1 ¶ But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.
God is in the business of allowing His children to partner with Him in advancing His Kingdom upon the earth. He didn’t have to do it that way, but He chose to out of His great love for us. Fear is a tactic that the enemy will try to use to hinder the child of God from accepting the assignments that God has for us.
Often the voice of the enemy will come and try to paint a picture that if you step out in faith this is going to happen, or that is going to happen. He will try to get us into so much fear that we become spiritually paralyzed and will not heed what God is calling us to do.
The Hebrew term for fear in this passage is yare’, yaw-ray’. It can have a good meaning like showing reverence toward God. But in the context of this passage it means to be frightened, or terribly afraid.
When the enemy tries to attack our minds with the spirit of fear we have to prayerfully walking by faith stand on the promises of God. God redeemed Israel from Egypt. He also brought them out of the Babylonian captivity. He is in the restoring and delivering business.
You and I need to stand on what God is saying to us in these two verses. First, He created us. He created us for Him and to advance his Kingdom upon the earth. He tells us not to fear. He would not tell us that if He weren’t going to give us reason not to fear. As born-again believers in Jesus Christ we can stand on His words in Lu 12:32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (NKJV)
He promises to be with us when we pass through the waters. Sometimes the waters may be swift. Sometimes water can be very unpredictable. Sometimes waters can be murky and we don’t know what is lurking in those waters. Sometimes water can be very powerful and sweep everything away in its path. But He promises us His children that they will not overflow us.
Sometimes the fires of life can be very hot. We make be facing challenges at our job, profession, or whatever our calling is. The heat can get real hot and the enemy will try to convince us that those fires of life are about to destroy us. But listen to what God says: “When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.”
We have to make a decision. Are we going to believe the lies of the devil, or are we going to believe what God has promises us in His Holy Word?
Today if the enemy is throwing fear at you to inhibit you from fulfilling what God is calling you to do whether it be as a parent, executive, political leader, Pastor, Teacher, or any other assignment that is from God. Stand on His promises. You are created! The waters will not overflow you and you will not be burned! May these words from the Apostle Paul become so alive in our lives “2Ti 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” that when the spirit of fear comes the Holy Spirit will release the power to withstand that assault and we with a sound mind will walk in the love of God in a great and mighty way!(NKJV). When we believe this God will take us to the places that fear didn’t want us to go to.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus we thank You that You have made us people of destiny and purpose. We thank You that You defeated the spirit of fear at Calvary’s cross. Today Holy Spirit help us to stand upon every promise of God that is yes and amen in Christ Jesus . Yes, Lord we will go where you send us.
In Jesus Name
Would you ask Holy Spirit to give you some names off this list and pray over those names the next few weeks. And if you don’t mind pray for me when the Holy Spirit brings me by you.