IN YOUR PATIENCE, possess your souls. “men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” Luke 21:26 A sure sign of the end times is that the spirit of fear will be rampant, so much so, men’s hearts will fail them.
Fear is a strong and powerful demonic force that puts one in bondage and holds a person captive. It is a crippling spirit and leaves you open and receptive to its ultimate goal: deception. Look around you, we are ripe with the spirit of fear and thus opening the door for the deception of the lawlessness one. God expects something different from His own.
We are under a season of darkness and we must take notice of what is for us as well as what is against us, that we may by thanksgiving honour God and overcome through perseverance, and may in our patience possess our own souls. By patiently bearing all afflictions, reproaches, indignities, and persecutions; overcoming all fear and letting nothing disturb or distress you; with thanksgiving to God possess that peace and joy in your souls, which the world cannot take away.
In your patience, possess your souls. By patient continuance to overcome fear, sin and the works of the enemy, by perseverance in the ways of God, and the truths of Christ unto the end, ye shall be saved (Matthew 24:13). You are either under His protection or you are not. He knows the days of your life, or He does not. The Bible says, “you are not your own”. Today, you must choose to operate in fear or operate in faith. Dark times do not annul what He has called you to do. You must rise.
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