1 John 4:18 is our focus for this thought.
There is no Fear in Love, But Perfect love Drives out fear. Because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in Love. 1 John 4:18(NIV)
This single verse struck me in a way i had never seen before. I have been working through this in prayer and God has shown up Big time. re-read that verse. pause and pray.
lets look at that first line. There is NO fear in Love. I think about how the culture brings you a love story and throws an element of fear right in the middle. so twisted. In our case Our love story began on the Cross. yet we hold on to fear and worry. there are two types of fear Human fear and a righteous fear. Righteous fear is fear of the Lord. Human fear is the curse we all have. In our relationship with Christ we should have no man-made fear only righteous fear. Yet we are afraid of our sin creeping up and worries about our lives. I want to look at one thing for a moment Ephesians 6: 10-20 I want hit on one thing for a moment.
The helmet of Salvation. our mind controls our thoughts and movements. I love how Paul uses a helmet. our head is covered and secure in a helmet. Now as to Salvation we must be secure in our Salvation. Therefore fear has no place in our lives, in our Salvation, or in our relationship with Christ.
Christ is Love therefore LOVE drives out All fear. All fear not just this or that but ALL fear is Driven out by Christ. Fear was mans punishment before Christ. Fear is what separated man from God. Man was afraid to call God our Father. I know in my life I have areas i am working through with God that Before were off limits to Him due to fear. I am done Not being made perfect because of fear. This is why I want to empower everyone to live for Christ with Freedom and without Fear. kinda gives the statement No Fear a new Meaning. The New motto is No Fear Made Perfect in Love. Blessings Love you Jake Dickinson
Exodus 3:14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.”
This phrase just keeps running through my mind. I can’t shake it. God has just say two words for his name. “I AM” Moses must have what are you. But I feel God Identified him self so that we can be identified with with him. Everything God is we were created to be. Sin killed it. Christ revived it so be Identified by “I AM”. Write It out and start with I AM.
I am worthy
I am free
I am an heir
I am blameless
I am forgiven
I am worth it
I am called
I am saved by Grace though Faith
I am in love with THE LOVE
I am a purpose filled life.
I am made for this
Luke 4:14-37 MSG
Jesus returned to Galilee powerful in the Spirit. News that he was back spread through the countryside. He taught in their meeting places to everyone’s acclaim and pleasure. He came to Nazareth where he had been reared. As he always did on the Sabbath, he went to the meeting place. When he stood up to read, he was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it was written, God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, To set the burdened and battered free, to announce, “This is God’s year to act!” He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the assistant, and sat down. Every eye in the place was on him, intent. Then he started in, “You’ve just heard Scripture make history. It came true just now in this place.” All who were there, watching and listening, were surprised at how well he spoke. But they also said, “Isn’t this Joseph’s son, the one we’ve known since he was a youngster?” He answered, “I suppose you’re going to quote the proverb, ‘Doctor, go heal yourself. Do here in your hometown what we heard you did in Capernaum.’ Well, let me tell you something: No prophet is ever welcomed in his hometown. Isn’t it a fact that there were many widows in Israel at the time of Elijah during that three and a half years of drought when famine devastated the land, but the only widow to whom Elijah was sent was in Sarepta in Sidon? And there were many lepers in Israel at the time of the prophet Elisha but the only one cleansed was Naaman the Syrian.” That set everyone in the meeting place seething with anger. They threw him out, banishing him from the village, then took him to a mountain cliff at the edge of the village to throw him to his doom, but he gave them the slip and was on his way. He went down to Capernaum, a village in Galilee. He was teaching the people on the Sabbath. They were surprised and impressed—his teaching was so forthright, so confident, so authoritative, not the quibbling and quoting they were used to. In the meeting place that day there was a man demonically disturbed. He screamed, “Ho! What business do you have here with us, Jesus? Nazarene! I know what you’re up to. You’re the Holy One of God and you’ve come to destroy us!” Jesus shut him up: “Quiet! Get out of him!” The demonic spirit threw the man down in front of them all and left. The demon didn’t hurt him. That set everyone back on their heels, whispering and wondering, “What’s going on here? Someone whose words make things happen? Someone who orders demonic spirits to get out and they go?” Jesus was the talk of the town.
We as soldiers for Christ are rejected in our own Hometown. Why? Because we walk with Christ. His mission is ours. We are often times defined by the people who know us through our past. Defined by what our parents or family have done. We stand like Christ did ready to bring the Gospel but are shut down because we are the “Carpenters Child”. Held to what others know of us not what Christ knows of us. See Jesus was there ready to free the people of Nazareth spiritually. What is our Nazareth? Who or what is ready to reject us?
1 Be confident in your identity in Christ. This is the enemies biggest tool. If he can make us loose our Christ like identity, he can kill our vision.
2 show love
By showing love we are putting on Christ. This is our greatest weapon. With love we can destroy the devils strongholds.
3 Speak with conviction.
When we speak with conviction we show just how strong we are in Christ.
Pray with out ceasing. This is our open conversation with The Father.
Love you all
Jake Dickinson 2013.
With Christmas here I think of why Christ really come. As a child the full meaning of Christmas was not as revilent to me as were the cool things I would recieve. But we all grow up hearing “it is better to give than to recieve. Christ gave the ultimate gift through his death he gave the world the ability to have a relationship with our father. This Christmas we should remember to thank God for The gift of Christ. Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year
Open up the skies fall down like fire. We don’t want anything but You! (Taken with Instagram at Sun Rise)