Some of you, The LORD said, will never experience the fullness of The Holy Ghost because you are like The Chief Rulers: you see, many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they DID NOT confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God, (John 12:42-43).
As long as you fear man more than you fear God my friend, you will continue to be a slave; not to Christ and The Kingdom of God, but man.
The Chief Rulers believed in Christ but they feared those they wanted to please so they froze up whence came time to accept their time of visitation!
How many times have you known God was dealing with you to testify to the truth of His Word but because you feared what man, would think you quenched The Fire of God all to get along with a Chief Ruler in your life.
Well, tonight God wants to break you free of the chains of being a slave to man, rather than a fool for Christ!
Webster’s dictionary defines a coward as someone who lacks the courage to do difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant things.
A coward consciously shies away from unpleasant situations, doing whatever he can to save his own behind enslaving himself to fear; instead of courageously doing the right thing.
“They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.” John 16:2-3.
“The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1.
“For, If you deny me before men, I will deny you before My Father.” Matthew 10:33.
“But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8.
How can the Church preach Christ and Him crucified boldly and tenuously and they have yet to conquer the fear of man, the fear of rejection and being alone?
Peter is a great example of this, Peter the Bible said followed Christ a far off, and when they had kindled a fire he sat at a distance , and when Peter sat down among them then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely at him, said, “This man also was with him.”
But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.” And a little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.” (Luke 22:54-59).
Oh how we deny Him like cowards when we have every opportunity to stand up and to be counted we coward down away from the fire like Peter because the persecution is great and the cost to follow Him out ways what we stand to gain or to loose by walking boldly as a soldier for His Glory!
But, The LORD is yet saying the Bride must begin to count up the cost!
What are who shall separate you from the Love of God? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
For we ought to be persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35-39)
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!