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by: Steve Fawcett

07/01/2020

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  “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.”  2 Tim. 1:7   The spirit of our age right now seems to be one of lawlessness, anger, revenge and fear.  Many elements in our society are doing all they can to stoke fear, anxiety and that it’s okay to take the law into your own hands, to do whatever you feel like doing.  However, that is not to be the case amongst the followers of Jesus.  We don’t fight fear with fear. We don’t fight evil with more evil but good.  Neither do we let ourselves be intimidated into silence as it’s been rightly said: “All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” 

    Let us ask our heavenly Father that those great qualities of His Spirit would be seen in our lives, as mentioned in the verse I quoted above; power, love and self-discipline. 

  And the next verse says: “So you must never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord.”  2 Tim. 1:8  Let us never be ashamed to be identified with Jesus.  So, as Ps. 31:24 says: “So be strong and take courage, all you who put your hope in the Lord.”  

    Pray that this pandemic would end soon.  I read that the Sars 2 epidemic a few years back went for 7 months and then mysteriously just vanished. To this day all our medical experts are totally baffled why it just went away when none of them predicted it would.  Wouldn’t it be nice if this one today would do that too?!

  “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.”  2 Tim. 1:7   The spirit of our age right now seems to be one of lawlessness, anger, revenge and fear.  Many elements in our society are doing all they can to stoke fear, anxiety and that it’s okay to take the law into your own hands, to do whatever you feel like doing.  However, that is not to be the case amongst the followers of Jesus.  We don’t fight fear with fear. We don’t fight evil with more evil but good.  Neither do we let ourselves be intimidated into silence as it’s been rightly said: “All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” 

    Let us ask our heavenly Father that those great qualities of His Spirit would be seen in our lives, as mentioned in the verse I quoted above; power, love and self-discipline. 

  And the next verse says: “So you must never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord.”  2 Tim. 1:8  Let us never be ashamed to be identified with Jesus.  So, as Ps. 31:24 says: “So be strong and take courage, all you who put your hope in the Lord.”  

    Pray that this pandemic would end soon.  I read that the Sars 2 epidemic a few years back went for 7 months and then mysteriously just vanished. To this day all our medical experts are totally baffled why it just went away when none of them predicted it would.  Wouldn’t it be nice if this one today would do that too?!

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