A Lot of Fear :: By John Lysaught

There’s fear all around. It’s like a bad odor lingering about. Been this way for some time now. Even before COVID, there was this sense of impending and crushing fear in the air. Yet, during and then with the aftermath of the lockdowns and all the other prophetic-related events happening, this fear is amplified and grows every day.

Why Do We Fear?

Why do we fear? First, let’s frame this in the context of the fear of the current situation of politics, fearmongering about climate change, and, yes, the continuing and lingering effects of the COVID thing and other potential pandemics that have gripped the world with a daily dread of impending doom.

The main suspect is Satan and the propaganda put out by those under him who control the narrative. The fear swaying people are those emotions attached to their heartstrings. It’s like watching a sad movie scene being amplified by accompanying music pulling emotions out for the sake of the moment.

The topics of morality, life, death, right and wrong, and the greater good are just a few examples of what people are being inundated with each day to cause a reaction of fear. The effect of this fear is to conjure up illicit compliance and control to the government by those who control policy from the top down.

Why? Because the world system wants people to believe the government knows what is best for them, not God. Satan and his world system need complete control of people. The only way they can do this is to convince people to surrender their individual rights and autonomy to man. They do this through fear under the guise of safety, security, and to save the earth, of course.

Unfortunately, the chords being played by those behind the scenes to affect this compliance are mostly successful. The population at large is throwing their individual and collective rights at the feet of those who have convinced them that they need the government to save them from all the bad in the world.

Why are those controlling the world successful?

This is a simple answer. Satan, the great deceiver, the prince of this world, has pulled the blinds over the eyes of the unsuspecting and non-discerning Christians.

The excuse for those not part of the Body of Christ is that they have no knowledge of the Truth of the Word about Christ yet, or through their blatant denial of this Truth. For those who are falling for these schemes of Satan that are believers, the blame goes to both the individual believer’s lack of effort and those in the pulpit not fulfilling their job.

Satan has convinced unbelieving people that the God of the Bible does not exist, and therefore the answer to long life and security is the government. For Christians, Satan has twisted and tweaked the Word of God to deceive them enough to have blatant or lingering doubts about the inerrancy of the Word and the sovereignty of God. This is done through decisively placed propaganda, social programming, and agents of evil placed in churches and other Christian institutions to skew the facts and truths found only in the Word of God.

Why Discerning Christians see through the lies.

Through the chaos and noise happening all around, the voice of the Holy Spirit is speaking to believers all the time about the truth and validity of what the world is saying and doing. The issue is a vast number of Christians do not hear His voice because they are not attuned to His voice.

If you have ever been in a crowded and noisy room with your spouse or your child, when one of them cries or calls your name, you immediately know who it is and what direction they are speaking from. This is because we recognize and are attuned to their voice. This is how Christians need to hear the Holy Spirit in the noise of the world.

If, in that same room, a stranger called your name, you would not notice or react to it because you are unfamiliar with their voice. This is the same with the Holy Spirit if we are not tuned into His voice.

The Holy Spirit is always talking to us and giving us guidance. That voice in your heart that is pulling you to the things and ways of God is always active. The issue is that some are not familiar with His voice, so they do not pay attention or respond. Therefore, when the world system and those pushing the world agenda speak, the voice of the Holy Spirit that gives discernment to recognize the obvious and subtle lies is not heard.

Christians that have and continually grow in discernment clearly hear the Holy Spirit as He guides their minds and hearts to the truth of those things contrary to the ways and things of God. To be attuned to the Holy Spirit comes through knowing, internalizing, and acting upon the Word of God in Christ-like ways.

Through reading, hearing, and studying the Word of God, the foundational principles of our faith are sewn in our hearts and minds. Our maturity in Christ can only grow and move forward by doing this. This, in turn, gives us Christians the power of discernment. With the power of discernment, we can know when the world is trying to scare us into their beliefs and compliance with their ways.

Wrapping it all up.

In the Bible, there are many examples of men trusting in God in moments where fear could be easily experienced. But they didn’t. These men were not more human than any other human. They did not have special powers but had something available to all of those who believe in God. These men, as normal as you and me, had trust in God. They had faith that God would see them through whatever obstacle was in front of them.

In Hebrews 11:27, the author said of Moses, “By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.” By faith and not fear. You see this? Two principal aspects that are as true today as they were when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. We do not need to fear!

Fear of mere man is not necessary. In Matthew 10:28, Jesus tells us, commands us, to not fear man but to fear God. Why? Because He says man can only kill the body but not the soul. Another way to look at this is that no matter what a person does to you physically, emotionally, financially, etc., that person cannot take your salvation away.

I know this is easier said than done; we all know this from personal experience. But it takes faith. Even just faith the size of a mustard seed is all we need.

This world can do a lot of bad things to us. Evil people can hurt us, isolate us, turn on us, and deny us anything that is in this world. They cannot take your faith away from you, though! They cannot take Jesus away from you! Why? Because when we put our trust in Jesus, we became sealed in Him by the Holy Spirit.

Knowing this fact, then, when the world tries to scare us to do their will, our stance in Christ gives us the assurance to not fear but to trust in the plan of salvation and eternity God has emplaced through Jesus.

If anything, remember this when you face the world and what it tries to scare you with. Knowing this will make you stand out in the crowd of unbelievers who are stressing and fearing everything going on:

Psalm 118:6, “The LORD is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?”

John Lysaught