One of the hardest things to do as a believer is to have faith that God is working in our lives, and to not be afraid when trials and tribulations come our way. Finding the courage to get through tough situations is hard enough already but when we feel that God isn’t there, fear becomes overwhelming!
Enter COVID-19 and uncertainty, worry and fear have increased a hundredfold. These are no doubt perplexing times, unprecedented for the body of Christ in America for sure but we are commanded by the Lord not to worry but instead to have no fear.
What Saith the Scripture
God’s word is crystal clear about our position as believers and this is something every believer must grasp (understand) and hold on too by faith and that is our position. In other words, the very moment a person is saved we are indwelled with the Holy Spirit and sealed as His and we have a promise from God that we will be with the Lord forever.
This is all part of God’s free gift for all mankind and those who believed by faith alone in the gospel alone; that Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again three days later have it all. And so much more. But for now, let’s look a three reasons why Christians should live fearlessly.
You are Saved.
‘Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,’
I Corinthians 15:1-4
We Are Indwelled and Sealed with the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit
‘Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.’
‘Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? ‘
I Corinthians 6:19
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
I Corinthians 3:16
‘that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, ‘
‘Likewise the Spirit (the Holy Spirit that’s indwells us) also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. ‘
‘In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,’
The Promise of Resurrection (Dead or Alive) And To Be Forever with the Lord
‘For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. ‘
I Thessalonians 4:16
‘Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
I Thessalonians 4:17
Beloved we have no reason to fear. NONE. We are blood-bought children of the One True God.