Fear Not!


Freedom from fear is God’s Will - "I will trust, and not be afraid" (Isaiah 12:2). Freedom from fear, at all times and under all circumstances, is the will of God for His people. The trust and love which He desires, and imparts, casts out the fear that springs from unbelief. Fearlessness, we affirm, is the prerogative of the child of God, and, in so far as a man is possessed by Christ, will he be liberated from fear. Where He is, fear takes flight, as darkness vanishes before the light. "It is I, be not afraid." His resurrection greeting and gift was peace; "Peace from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come." The hearts that enthrone Omnipotence, dwell in the secret place of the Most High, and abide under the shadow of the Almighty may well exclaim: "Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed and the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea." Far beneath the restless, swelling billows there is peace:

The Roman Emperor threatened Chrysostom with banishment if he continued a Christian. He replied, "Thou canst not, for the world is my Father’s house; thou canst not banish me." "But I will slay thee," said the Emperor. "Nay, but thou can not," said the noble champion of the faith, "for my life is hid with Christ in God." "I will take away thy treasures." "Nay that thou cannot," was the response, "for, in the first place, I have none that thou know of; my treasure is in heaven, and my heart is there." "But I will drive thee away from man, and thou shalt have no friend left." "Nay, that thou can not," once more said the faithful witness, "for I have a Friend in Heaven from whom thou cannot separate me."

"Fear Him, ye saints, and you will then have nothing to fear."

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