Nena Arias | November 27, 2023
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
(2 Timothy 1:7)
As Marxism continues to increase and we have such an incompetent and sickly president in Joe Biden we are experiencing the effects of his inadequacy as president of the nation at present. It is easy to sense the fear and uncertainty that is looming over our heads in such a menacing way. I venture to say that America had never been in such a position before since our founding even when an incompetent president was in office because the accumulation of such bad decisions had not mounted like they have now in my estimation.
Millions of people are frightened for their future because of this Marxist worldview and what has happened everywhere it has been implemented. People that are paying attention and know a little about world history just don’t know what the future might bring. Are their fears and uncertainty justified?
Deep down inside I think people still believe in hard core conservative values because they want the results they produce but don’t have the worldview that produces them. It is due to that worldview that they keep voting for the wrong people into government offices yet expect different results. Somehow they erroneously believe that the Marxist worldview will render the best plan to achieve economic equality. Somehow they believe that big government is the solution to the nation’s problems. However, that ideology is totally opposite to the true American dream. The lack of discernment causes people to not vote for the original American traditional values.
As true Christians and loyal citizens to this nation we have a great opportunity every election to remind everyone that the pursuit of riches contrary to God’s divine plan is a nightmare and not at all where our main focus ought to be.
The apostle Paul in his first letter to Timothy reminded him not to lose God’s true perspective of this and how to stay on track:
“As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called ‘knowledge,’ for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. Grace be with you.” (1 Timothy 6:17-21)
Fear and uncertainty should not be part of God’s people. We are warned what would happen when we put our confidence in man; and of the benefits of putting our trust in God:
“Thus says the LORD: Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:5-8)
Even though hard times are coming our way I see a great opportunity for God’s people to stop looking for political messiahs and accept God’s calling and responsibility to build this culture on God’s revealed truth. That is the good news of the gospel of the Kingdom that sets people free from sin, fear, uncertainty, and false expectations generated by the humanist worldview.
The time has come for Christians to understand the importance of getting rid of their small faith and replace it with God’s vision of his Kingdom here and now, not in a far distant future. We must become serious students of the full council of God as revealed in his Word the Old and New Testament to be rid of fear and uncertainty.
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
The world belongs to our God and not to the devil and his followers. The same encouragement that God gave Joshua he gives to us, “Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go” Joshua 1:9. God expects his church to regain control of the earth. We can do it by obeying God’s commands and proclaiming that this world belongs to our God and to our King Jesus.
Our heavenly Father has the last word on everything that happens here on earth. Therefore, we have absolutely nothing to have fear and uncertainty about even if what is happening seems overwhelming and frightening in the natural. If we truly know and trust that God is in control, we have nothing to fear. The spirit of fear does not come from God. Fear has no place in our lives.