Isaiah said to them, “Tell your master, This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard–those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.” 2 Kings 19:6
The enemy of any people group or of a nation will always strive to spread false truths to bring down the morale of the people and raise up more fear. Whenever people begin to fear, they become more vulnerable and can be more easily overcome or swayed to a different way of thinking and acting.
Hezekiah was terrified at the threats of Sennacherib. Isaiah told him that God said to not be afraid of the words Sennacherib spoke against Him.
Every believer has enemies that are trying to tear them down and overcome them with fear. The world threatens believers on a regular basis in many different ways. Their desire is to cause the believer to fear and give into their ways.
Although the world appears to be tough and powerful, they are nothing in the eyes of God. No one can overcome the power and authority of God in the life of one who believes and follows Him with all of his heart.
God has a plan for all of His people, the believers and the world cannot overcome that plan. At most the world can take the physical life of a believer, but then he is promoted into eternity with God.
Instead of believing the threats of the world, believers must turn to God and believe His word in their lives. When Jesus rose from the dead, He had overcome the worst that the world can throw at a believer.
God speaks truth while the world is speaking lying threats and fear. Do not fear the lies but believe God’s truth.
As a believer there will be some in the world who will threaten you in various ways. The world does not want you to believe in and follow God and will do whatever it takes to break you down.
Do not allow yourself to be overcome with fear, but trust in the Lord your God who has overcome death defeating the enemy. Do not believe the lies that the world is speaking in blasphemy against God to cause you to fear.
Know that Jesus is with you, and He has overcome death. The enemy cannot defeat God nor you.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as Lord and Savior; that you will know the power God has; that you will believe God’s words; that God will strengthen you to not believe the threats of the world; that you will have peace in following God; and that God will defeat your enemies.