Fear Paralyzes; Faith Accesses God’s Power!  

Deuteronomy 28:1 (KJV) 1  And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

Fear paralyzes; faith gives access to God’s power! With all that is going on in the world today regarding the coronavirus-Covid 19, it behooves us to take a look at what God has to say about all this. Is He really protecting us or should we all just cower and hide? Just how protected are we?

Well, I’m glad you asked because it’s important to know just where we stand regarding the promises of God. Can we really depend on God in times of crisis or do we have to get on His waiting list?

I know these seem like silly questions but I think many people ask them and really don’t know the answer. As I have said many times, you can’t just shoot up a prayer hoping it sticks and then wonder why it didn’t work. There’s more to it than that. Read on.

Notice in the opening scripture that verse 1 is the first of 14 verses of blessings that God had for His people but there is a catch. We have to pay attention and do what He has said. Then the blessings come on us. But if we don’t, then we open ourselves to the curses which are listed in verses 15-61.

As I have said many times, there’s a God-part and a man-part. God has already done His part and now it’s up to us to do our part to access His promises.

 We all love Ps. 91 but I want you to notice something in verse 1:

 Psalm 91:1 (KJV) 1  He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

 God is specifically addressing those who dwell in “the secret place of the Most High”, namely God. Those who have made Jesus their Lord and Savior, walking in His ways, and dwelling in Him are the ones that are protected. It’s not the unsaved because they haven’t made the Lord their habitation or dwelling place.

Having said all that, let’s talk about our protection.

 Isaiah 54:17 (KJV) 17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Here we see that no weapon can prosper against us if we abide in the Lord. We have to rebuke every evil report that comes against us to discourage us and cause fear to overtake us. Just because someone says something evil doesn’t mean we have to receive the evil report. God’s report is what counts.

Romans 8:11 (KJV) 11  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Here we see that the Holy Spirit in us quickens us – makes us alive. That means we’re not dead!

Galatians 3:13 (KJV) 13  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

The fact that we have been redeemed from the curse of the law is covered in Deut. 28:15-61. Every sickness, disease, virus, etc. is under the curse of the law and we have been delivered for it. It has no right to attach itself to our bodies. This is where the man-part comes into play. We are the ones who have to stand against the evil ways of the devil. We have to use our authority and rebuke it and stand on Ps. 91 and the other scriptures and not waver. And that, dear brothers and sisters, takes faith.

Faith is the access door to all the promises of God. Just because God has said it and promised it in his Word, doesn’t meant the promises are going to fall on us like ripe cherries off the tree. We have our part and we are the ones who have to take hold of the promises with our faith.

Like it or not, that’s the way it works because that’s the way God has set it up to work He’s a faith God and that’s how He operates. We are made in His image and that’s how He intended for us to operate. If we do things God’s way, then we’ll get God’s results. And that’s what we want.

We are the ones who have been given dominion over the power of the devil and we are the ones who have to resist him. God has given us all the tools we need: the Name of Jesus, the Blood of Jesus, the Word of God, the Holy Spirit, the angels, the whole armor of God, etc. We are equipped but we have to use it. We have to take our stand and not waver but stand firm and see God’s deliverance. We are overcomers and we are victorious.

I believe that a great revival of the Word is about to break forth after this whole crisis is over and we will see multitudes of people turn to the Lord and take their rightful place. Praise the Lord of Glory!

 James 1:6-8 (KJV) 6  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7  For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
8  A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Mark 16:18 (KJV) 18  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Psalm 112:4 (KJV) 4  Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Matthew 10:26 (KJV) 26  Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
Deuteronomy 28:15-61 (KJV)

 Deuteronomy 28:1 (KJV) 1  And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

Psalm 91

1 Peter 2:24 (KJV) 24  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Isaiah 53:4-5 (KJV) 4  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

James 4:7 (KJV) 7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Genesis 1:26 (KJV) 26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Pamela

Author: Pamela Moyle

Pamela is a teacher, author, and life-long student of the Word of God, teaching foundational truths to help others walk by faith and not by sight!

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