Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord. —Jeremiah 1:8??
He has shown me we are in the last days. He has poured out his Spirit in all my meetings. Praise God, no matter how the Holy Ghost came, I knew the Lord was leading. How did I realize this? It is "Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord" (Zech. 4:6).
When I would feel my responsible position and look over the crowded house, I would feel like Peter and begin to sink, crying out, "Lord, help; Lord, use the day to thy glory, and give me a message for this dying people."
Some of those promises would come rolling in, accompanied with the Holy Ghost, until I would feel lost in Christ and see nothing but the multitude rushing on to judgment.
Oh, praise the Lord for His tender care over us and for His wonderful salvation that fills our souls with glory; that takes away the fear of persecution, the fear of man, and the fear of devils. In Christ, we can rejoice in the midst of trials, remembering that "all things work together for good to them that love God" (Rom. 8:28). Confidence in Christ takes away the fear of death. As we look at the grave, we hear a shout from Calvary saying, "I am the resurrection, and the life" (John 11:25).
Lord, take away all my fear so that I may
only see You and not the threats
all around me. Amen.