Due to our society here in America drifting away from the Word of God and leaving out the gospel of Jesus Christ this has allowed Satan (spiritually) to develop a society that is growing in fear. This fear that has been building here in our country has allowed our government and leadership to develop laws of man to govern the people instead of teaching the self discipline that is taught in the Word of God. We have become a nation of critics instead of One Nation Under God with Liberty and Justice for All.
The spirit of fear has been used as a marketing tool of Satan to spiritually rob us of our joy that we simply have in life. Unfortunately, this spirit of fear has even misled many pastors in the pulpit due to their own fears of losing the congregation verses trusting God to supply their needs. God’s word plainly tells us that no man knoweth the day nor the hour and the Lord plainly teaches us to cast our fears upon the Lord while trusting in Him to deliver our needs.
There are many different levels of fear that can take us down into a dark lonely pit of no return. Fear causes us to run to the doctor everytime we feel a sniffle coming on, fears rob us of victory because we are too scaird of failure and our fears often cause us to sugar coat the Truth to the point that Satan will place us in spiritual bondage. Here is an example of spiritual bondage that develops in a broken home that does not follow the Word of God;
Let’s take a single parent that has been recently divorced and lost their child. It is their time to spend with the child and they are looking forward to the weekend. Now, when the child arrives he/shetest the parameters of the home due to losing the structure that once gave them the security within their home. This often takes place due to their own inner anger with their parents and it can lead into rebellion with a child. Out of fear the parent does not want to correct the child because they fear that their child will not want to return.
This fear of a parent not disciplining their child leads to the child now becoming the parent. Instead of the parent guiding the child the child begins to guide the parent and the longer this develops the harder it is to correct. Where many divorced parents go wrong is trying to buy their children’s love instead of teaching them how to be content and work through their issues in life through the love of Jesus Christ.
Another side of this fear that can develop in a broken home is when the parents do not know how to trust God and be obedient to His Word. When this takes place either one of the parents or both tend to turn their child against the other parent due to their own fear of losing the love of their child. This lack of trusting God places us in a spiritual bondage of Satan that can have a negative impact on our children’s future. Where many divorced parents go wrong is trying to rob their own child of the love that is shared with the other parent.
Our fears of speaking the Truth in love and adhering to God’s Word places us in a vulnerable position for Satan to rob us who we are as a child of God and it opens the doors to the pit that will take us down not only individually but also as a nation unless we Wake Up to the Truth in the Word of God. This dark pit of fear has been used by Satan spiritually to divide our children and to capitalize on our emotions. If we are not careful to address our fears in the Truth and we allow them to continue to build then we are setting ourselves up for an explosion that could have been prevented if we would simply follow God’s Word.
Based on the 1st Amendment of the United States of America every citizen has a right to speak the Truth in the Word of God and to share their salvation in Jesus Christ. Where many Christians go wrong is that it is not our place to push our way on another for love is never directed because it comes in our own freewill.
Man should never allow his fears to rob him of the Truth. Nor should any entity be allowed to remove God from our foundation. Without God our homes and our lives become vulnerable to Satan and they cause us to have fears that lead us to following man instead of the Lord. Without the Truth what do we really think that we have and who do we really think that we are? There is strength and security within the Truth of God that protects our nation and our homes for our children’s future.
If there is anything gained from this article it is my prayer that you don’t allow your fears to rob you of the Victory that we have in the love of Jesus Christ and that you learn to simply speak the Truth of God while trusting in Him to do the rest. His Word does not return to us void!!!
James A. Harrison