The world trades in fear. Stock options are open for all and most are in a buying frenzy right now. It is costly on so many levels.
God, on the other hand, is giving his stocks away for free to anyone who’ll believe Him; power, love, a sound mind.
Hallelujah, Jesus first. Everything else follows day 14 of Adventure adventurers. We’ve got some adventurers out there out there putting yourself into the the world into the fray, letting your genius be known, letting your creativity flourish. Today I want to talk about again. The great exchange that took place at the cross and the scripture that I’m pulling from is found in two Timothy one verse seven. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but power, love and sound mind. Here we are, man. We have been given a spirit of power, of love and of a sound mind instead of fear.
What an exchange now the world that we live in, especially right now and is trading in fear and people are buying it up wholesale. This is so costly on so many levels, whereas God, on the other hand, is giving his stocks away for free to anyone who believes in power, love, sound, mind, joy, peace. You name it if it’s got good stamped on it. In the real sense of the word, God is laying it on the table for us to take a hold of. Now these are just a few of the many rich deposits that he wants to add to your account.
It’s really interesting to note as well here that the Scriptures teach that fear is a spirit. It’s a spirit that grips the heart of man when faith is not present. Think of it like a vacuum. Think of your inner man much like a vacuum. There are areas of our life that if we choose not to fill them. Yeah, that vacuum will crave to be occupied and left alone. It’s going to suck in whatever is in the prevailing atmosphere in which a person kind of dwells where they inhabit.
So we’ve got to be careful what we charge the atmosphere of our life with. This is why Jesus again, speaking of spirits, said, when a demon is cast out of someone, it goes out into wilderness places looking for somewhere to live, looking for somewhere or someone else to inhabit. And then later comes back, finds the house that it was presently or the body that it was previously in dwelling, cleaned and empty and jumps back in. Only this time he invites seven of his awful mates to join him.
A vacuum will crave occupation. And so we have to be really careful to continually fill our mind, our heart, our spirit with the right things. And following the four, all of humanity really came under the influence of this spirit. One of the first things that we see takes place in the Garden of Eden, following Adam and Eve’s rebellion is that they are driven to hide and they say we were afraid they were fearful. But Jesus exposed the real perpetrator behind this. In and through the cross, stripped him clean of his disguise.
Jesus rose victorious, were told, and paraded his enemies through the heavens, making an open show of them and really at the head of this Motley train of adversaries is fear and death. But even Satan’s biggest guns are powerless against God’s Grace. The Scriptures say in Hebrews two verse 15 that Jesus came to deliver them who through fear of death, were all their lifetimes subject to bondage. Jesus sets people free. He exchanges freedom for the fear that once held our heart. And life. And death has no sting for the children of the King.
Jesus has so fully resolved the tragic situation that humanity found itself in when he became what the Bible terms the second Adam completely spotless pure, a perfect representative. And where the first Adam failed, Jesus conquered and in Him, we conquered too. This love, this power, this sound and fixed mind of Christ pushes fear from our lives. And even death has no dividend. He is defeated and Jesus is victorious. I just want to pray, Father. I just thank you today in the name of Jesus for the word of God that sets us free.
Thank you that you are indeed a deliverer that you’ve given us a spirit, not a fear, but power, love and a sound mind. You have filled us with yourself and Lord. We can choose to walk in your ways, Lord, if there are any areas of our heart that remain a vacuum that we have not intentionally filled with your truth, I pray God that you would lead us Holy Spirit. Lead and guide us into the places where we would be filled with your spirit, filled with your presence, filled with a knowledge of your ways, filled with your word in Jesus name.
Well, thanks for listening.
Hopefully, it’s been an encouragement to you today. If you want to connect any further, you can do so through my website at davidleemartin.com.
Have a great day.