(1 John 4:18) There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
Mature love displaces fear. The more mature your love is the more powerful your faith becomes!
But watch that second part: “For fear has to do with punishment.”
When you catch that, it changes your whole paradigm for soul-winning and discipleship!
Preaching hellfire and damnation only brings about fear but only love will cast out fear!
If you find yourself in fear, find a way to express the Love of God to someone.
If it doesn’t work, increase the dosage until fear is gone!
The Bible tells us that we are empowered to go boldly before the throne of Grace — if we can do that, we have absolutely nothing to fear!
We extinguish the flames of fear by turning on the fire hose of love.
© 2016 – Derrick Day (www.derrickday.com)