“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” —1 John 4:18
The love we receive from the Father is perfect and when we allow it to invade our lives there is no room for fear. His love annihilates fear! This scripture also states that we are made complete in love. The love of God that surpasses all knowledge completes us.
If we look at it from another angle: without the Love of God filling us up we are not complete. We need HIs love to fill us and consume us in order to make us whole. Something the enemy doesn’t want us to know is how simple living a life without fear can be. Just receive the Love of Jesus and allow His love to permeate your soul—driving out fear!
We learn from our scripture that fear has to do with punishment. And because of Jesus we no longer need to fear punishment or condemnation before God!
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” —Romans 8:1-2
Fear can cause such a sense of being stuck, trapped or even paralyzed! As such it can create in us a false sense of entrapment. That we will never truly be free from fear—which only creates more fear! But the Truth is—when we accept Christ’s perfect love fear has no place in us and it must leave. Plain and simple.
Fear has to go!
FRIEND, If you have been consumed by fear lately take some time right now and begin to resist the fear the enemy is trying to fill you with. He already lost the battle! Remember from our devotional yesterday, Jesus said, “In this world we will face trouble but take heart I have overcome the world!” (Jn. 16:33). Jesus has overcome the whiles of the enemy and therefore, so have you! Close your eyes right now and allow and fix your thoughts on Jesus. Thank God for His ultimate expression of love—His Son Jesus Christ who died as a ransom for your sin. All punishment was placed on Jesus so that now you can experience God’s perfect love and live your life free from the grip of fear!
TODAY: Allow the perfect love of God to drive out fear and refresh and water your soul.
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