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Fear Not O' Broken Hearts
by T. M. Lowry
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I write these words with a broken heart. A heart not broken by pains of love, but torn in two by deliberate acts of evil. Despite the awful pain it has brought upon the innocent, I shall not fear, for I was not born with “fear” but into “fear” I was born.
This word, “Fear” may seem like just another word that we learned as children. However, “fear” is something evil that creeps into those things that by nature we need only to be afraid of; and if allowed to continue, “fear” will capture our very being. Therefore, we must not permit “fear” into our lives.
Be mindful not to confuse “fear” with our God given instincts of self- preservation. That is to say, “We must always look before we leap,” but we should never allow “fear” to rule or influence our decisions.
Unlike our inborn instincts of “caution” and “awareness”, “fear” is not in-born nor within our spirit.
”For God hath not given us the spirit of fear” (II Timothy 1-7)
“Fear” exists on earth by our own evil manipulation through Satan. Evil breed’s evil thus “fear” is born. Yes “Fear” is very real. It is the evil all around us. Therefore, again we need to know and understand the difference between “fear” and our natural inborn instincts. Bear in mind how, in our own words, we try to describe life and emotion. Some words, such as “love” describe mercy, while others such as “wicked” depict evil.
For example, feelings of being “afraid” or “scared” are words describing natural instincts needed for survival. Warning us of danger, these words describe feelings that we can reasonably compose. However, when something evil instills its word, “fear” into us; this “fear” quickly turns into something we cannot control thus it begins to control our inner self. Again, “fear” is not an in-born instinct, though it is still very real and if we allow it into our hearts its evil will control and destroy our very being.
We do not need “fear” to survive yet its presence is unavoidable and plays its part of earthly conditions. We therefore can, and must, disallow it passage into our hearts. Inasmuch as we must face our fears in order to destroy them, so then we must always be aware of its presence and recognize its origin.
Know that, “fear” is not intended for a virtuous person, for if you walk with God, you have nothing to fear. (Psalms 23)
Know for whom that the law and “fear” is righteously intended. (I Timothy 1:9)
Know that, the wicked that walk with evil, unquestionably have a great deal to fear! “Do not fear he who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul, rather fear only Him who can cause both body and soul to perish.” (Matthew 10:28)
These words stir up God’s grace, making clear his purpose for you who have eyes to see and ears to hear. To discern what is right, we must read God’s word for ourselves and discover His truth through Christ Jesus. “If thou wilt hear the voice of the Lord thy God to do and keep all his commandments, all His blessings shall come upon thee. But if thou wilt not hear the voice of the Lord thy God all His curses shall come upon thee.” (Deuteronomy 28)
In this end generation, beset by earthly sin and temptation, we all shall face one great and final test of our faith in God when we are delivered unto the alter of Satan. Do not premeditate what you will say but instead let the Holy Spirit speak through you. To deny this is committing the unpardonable sin. Those without a clear understanding of His word will fail this test, and the false messiah shall come to deceive them. Stay in God’s word! Beware of the traditions of men. Let no man deceive you by twisting God’s word. Take heed of false preachers for the day is upon us. (Matthew 24:23-24, Mark 13:21-22)
God’s word destroys all fear, and His love conquers all evil.
“Therefore, do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, for God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of prudence.” (II Timothy 1-7)
Again, these words stir up God’s grace, making clear his purpose for you who have eyes to see and ears to hear.
Know that, “We are not born with fear, yet into fear, we are born.”
And in these latter days, as we witness the true face of evil, though it may break many a heart, let your spirit remain strong in the word of God through the true Christ Jesus, His only begotten Son. Amen

T. M. Lowry
Copyright © 2002

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