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FEAR NO EVIL!
On the surface, modern life appears more like vaulting through the valley of despair than the standing on the Peaks of Possibility! In fact, sometimes it seems that everytime we have a "mountain top" experience, where we really connect with God and Christ and our Faith, the very next day - something really stupid happens!
But in this life, it is a given that we spend most our lives down in the valley. Like Moses, the mountain is where we receive Encouragement, Exhortation and the Examples to live by, from God. Also like Moses, we then have to come down from the top of the Mountain of God and live among the people.....and the thing about down here folks is - down here we have hate, greed, poverty, crime, pornography, vile acts, drugs, devastation, destruction and despair!
The laws of God - His Moral Laws - are written on our very consciousness. We have a spiritual heart which MUST connect with our Creator in order to live the Life He call us to. His Life is laid out for us in a Plan. He said so in Jeremiah 29:11 (MOFFATT) " “For I keep in mind my purpose for you, a purpose of weal (prosperity or happiness), not of woe, to let you have hope for the future…”
However, we can choose to deviate from this God Ordained Plan and make things harder on ourselves if we so wish! And we do this all the time. It is now time to return to the Blueprint! Sure we can LIVE in the Valley while on earth, because we have no choice. But we do not have to participate in its filth and darkness.
It is now HIGH TIME to realize that while we were once part of the Dominion of Darkness, now we are co-inheritants of the Kingdom of Christ.
Now is the time to realize that the Valley of the Shadow of a disgusting DYING world is just a training ground.
Now is the time to realize we have nothing to fear but fear itself.
Now is the time to realize - FEAR NO EVIL for He is with you and I - He promised it! Now - FEAR NO EVIL BECAUSE AS THE NEW LIVING TRANSLATION SAID - WE LET HIM, HE WILL BE RIGHT BESIDE US...TWO SETS OF FOOTSTEPS...NOW, ISN'T THAT A COMFORTING THOUGHT?!!