Fear interferes with GOD’s Intervention. But Faith interconnects with GOD’s Intervention.
Oh, let me say those HOLY GHOST Words again: Fear interferes with GOD’s Intervention. But Faith interconnects with GOD’s Intervention.
This was why JESUS told Jairus: “Do not be afraid; only believe.” (Mark 5:36).
Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, came and fell down at The Feet of JESUS and begged Him to come to his house and heal his daughter, who was twelve years old and dying.
But as He went, thronged by multitudes, a woman having a flow of blood for twelve years, came from behind Him, touched The Helm of His Garment, and POWER flowed out of THE LORD JESUS, which her Faith had interconnected with. (Matthew 9; Mark 5; Luke 8.)
And IMMEDIATELY, her twelve years old affliction of flow of blood (because of which she had spent all her livelihood on doctors, but could not be healed by any), STOPPED! Hallelu-YAH! GLORY TO JESUS!
The moment you believe, The Power flows out of GOD for your victory.
But then, as all that dramatic display of Faith interconnected with The POWER of CHRIST was going on, news came to Jairus that his daughter, twelve years old, had died.
Oh! What a pity! What a situational irony. And what a contrast: A woman’s twelve years old affliction had just ended; at the same time, the life of the twelve years old girl had just ended.
The number 12 indicates perfect manifestation of GOD’s Power and Governmental Authority. This was very much in play in these developments, but needed the Faith of Jairus to get it manifested in the natural.
And so JESUS was quick to encourage him to not allow fear to ruin the BIG miracle that He was just about to do for him.
This was what happened while JESUS was ministering to the woman in response to her GREAT Faith:
“And He said to her, “Daughter, your Faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.” While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” As soon as JESUS heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” Mark 5:34-36.
Look at what THE HOLY SPIRIT is expressly teaching us: As soon as JESUS heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”
JESUS immediately countered the negative report.
If you get a bad report or face an adverse situation, you have to respond with The Report of THE LORD — The Word of Faith, not fear.
“For GOD has not given us a spirit of fear, but of Power and of Love and of a Sound Mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7.
Fear is a prime nature of the devil.
The most fearful and tormented beings in the universe are the devil and his angels. Because they are condemned and exceedingly tormented forever. They are only awaiting sentencing into the lake of fire and brimstone.
Unlike mankind, they can NEVER be redeemed by THE BLOOD OF JESUS, and are rather easily DESTROYED by THE BLOOD OF JESUS when used against them.
They believe and know this Truth, and TREMBLE night and day.
While when YOU have Faith in GOD, you do well (like the woman above), demons believe GOD and tremble.
“You believe that there is One GOD. You do well. Even the demons believe — and tremble!” James 2:19.
You see, like alcohol, fear is a spirit. Just as alcohol is alcoholic, fear itself is fearful.
As such, just as alcohol makes a person drinking it drunk, fear makes a person allowing it fearful.
If you don’t drink alcohol, you won’t be drunk. Likewise, if you don’t allow fear into your body, you won’t be fearful.
Therefore, whenever fear is attempting to come in, respond with expression of Faith in JESUS — and He will help you as fear flees from you.
If you have a problem with fear, just genuinely repent to THE LORD, renounce it by THE BLOOD OF JESUS, and then command it to LEAVE! And never come back.
Fear, doubt and unbelief, interfere with GOD’s Intervention in your life.
But Faith interconnects with GOD’s Power to deliver you.
Therefore, do not be afraid, only believe.
And guess what? Jairus believed just as THE LORD JESUS had commanded him.
And, because he did, his dead daughter was raised back to life.
Whatever dead situation the enemy may have brought into your life, please hear The Word of THE LORD and obey: “Do not be afraid; only believe.”
Ask THE LORD to give you GREAT Faith to believe and obey, yes, believe, pray obey and overcome.
David said to THE LORD, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.” (Psalm 56:3).
That’s Faith with which to repel fear.
Faith is the above all weapon with which to foil the attacks of the devil.
As written, “above all, taking The Shield of Faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.” (Ephesians 6:16).
If fear is trying to come against you, repeatedly declare until you have relief:
GOD has not given us a spirit of fear, but of Power and of Love and of a Sound Mind, (2 Timothy 1:7).
The Word of GOD is “The Word of His POWER” (Hebrews 1:3). Therefore, when you believe, obey, pray, decree and declare The Word, The Power of GOD is released to solve whatever situation is coming against you.
Speak The Word! And assail the assaults of the wicked one.
You have to be FORCEFULLY violent against Satan. He only flees in the face of expression of such a force by the believer, Kingdom Force.
As THE LORD of hosts revealed:
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” Matthew 11:12.
Have Faith in THE FATHER and JESUS as our Great GOD and Saviour Himself (Titus 2:13) has said:
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in GOD, believe also in Me.” John 14:1.
This is a daily call we must answer every moment — more so, in these turbulent times.
I said previously and say here again: Faith is easy when you focus on JESUS.
Only HE is mighty to deliver. Only HE is mighty to save.
Do not be afraid; only believe.
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Addison Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of JESUS CHRIST by The Will of GOD, according to The Promise of Life which is in CHRIST JESUS, (2 Timothy 1:1).
Like John, I like to put my head to The Heart of JESUS so as to know and do His Will always. What’s in His Heart is what matters now and FOREVER. His Heart’s Desire is my only desire.
As John was, I am the disciple whom JESUS loves, (John 13:23;19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20)
And like Paul, Jacob is “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
NB. Surely, “the disciple whom JESUS loves” and “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS”, like ALL The Promises of GOD, are available to every believer to obtain, just as John and Paul did.
“And having been perfected, He became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.