Second quarter Ministerial Dues are due by Saturday, June 15, 2013. You may pay online or by mailing a check to the District Office. Please mail all dues to: P.O. Box 248, Tioga, LA 71477.
Isaiah is full of fear nots:
35:4… “Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.”
41:13… “For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”
43:1… “Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.”
Joel 2:21 says, “Fear not, … for the Lord will do great things.”
Luke 12:32 says, “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
And Revelation 1:17-18 says, “Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”
When we, His people who walk in the fear of God, seemingly have reasons to fear, we can rest assured we have far greater reasons not to fear.
We must remember those words were not given to us merely for comfort; they are commands. According to Revelation 21:8, “the fearful” head the list of those who will have their part in the lake of fire.
When we fear the One who gave the commands, when we fully believe that He is sovereign and that His Word is true, regardless of what we see, feel, hear, or “know” – then are we able to face whatever comes our way without fear. We must choose: either we fear God – or we fear everything else.
Psalms 34:9 sums it all up quite nicely, “O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.” Or in my way of thinking, “O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is nothing to fear to them that fear him.”