Hello to You,
Do you ever wonder where we get such a spirit of fear as we listen to each other within our evangelical and fundamental circles? I hope we are not in denial. Surely we see it. A fear that sometimes grows into an angry and bitter spirit.
- Fear and anger from that fear that cause us to disobey God when it comes to honoring those in authority over us.
- Fear and anger from that fear that rob us of the peace of Christ.
- Fear and anger from that fear that make us forget who we are and forget the powerful, amazing truth that God has brought to us.
Where did the fear come from? From a spirit of slavery. Where did the spirit of slavery come from? From our following our humanity – sinful and otherwise – instead of following the word of God and the Spirit of God.
We are not to be a fearful people. We are told to fear God and tremble before him, but never are we told as believers in Christ to fear man, or fear his political systems, or fear his anti-God legislation.
No! We are exhorted to be strong and courageous! So isn’t it about time that we embraced the truth about ourselves as children of God per the holy word of God and start living it?
Message Title: The Spirit of Adoption as Sons!
Message Text: Romans 8:12-17