Overcoming Fear & the Corona Virus - Part 2
OVERCOMING FEAR AND THE CORONA VIRUS
BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB
AND THE WORD OF YOUR TESTIMONY
The Word of your Testimony
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation 12:11 MEV
Jesus Christ has been appointed by the Father to be the High Priest over your confession of faith in His covenant promises to you (Heb. 3:1). Your confession of faith is the word of your testimony. What have you been thinking and talking about to yourself and others? Whatever your thoughts and conversation have been (whether you realize it or not) is the word of your testimony. Are you afraid and discussing all the negative things that are happening in the world around us and in your life? Or are you remembering what God has promised and what Jesus has done for you so that you don’t have to be afraid?
Many do not realize that fear is faith. Fear expects bad things to happen. Fear causes people to become upset, anxious, and worried. Fear convinces people that they are going to get sick, that they are going to lose loved ones, and that they are going to go broke. Fear says our nation is going down the tubes. Fear never speaks anything positive. Fear is based on what might happen and what ifs. It is not based on truth.
On the other hand, faith in God and His Word is based on what God has said no matter what you hear, feel, or see. Faith is not based on emotions or circumstances. Faith believes that God is not a liar and that His Word is true (Heb. 11:1). Faith does not ignore the negative circumstances, but faith enables those who believe God’s Word to overcome those circumstances. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony…
You have been given the right as a son or daughter of Almighty God to stand on His Word which is His Covenant for whatever you need. God has bound Himself to keep His Word. He does not lie and He does not change His mind. Think about it. God gave His promises to you for a reason. He knew adverse circumstances would occur and He made provision for it ahead of time. He gave us His Word so that we can know what to do when trouble comes. Jesus warned us ahead of time that as long as we live in this world, we will encounter problems (John 16:33). It goes with the territory.
Many have accused God of “allowing” terrible things to happen or worse yet, that He is the source of those terrible things. As Jesus said in a conversation with the Sadducees one day (regarding a different topic), “You are mistaken because you don’t know the Scriptures or the power of God.” For one thing, God has never and will never override any person’s free will. And that’s a rabbit trail we won’t take today. 😊
Plant God’s powerful Covenant promises in your heart. Meditate on them and speak them over every situation in your life. They are your inheritance in Him. They are your lifeline. Jesus died so that you could receive your inheritance. He did not die in vain. There is nothing you cannot do with the power of God’s Word in your heart and in your mouth. Make it your quest to learn who God says you are in Him and what He says you can do with His Spirit living in you and the creative force of His living Word in your heart and mouth.
If circumstances are crowding in around you and it becomes difficult to maintain a confession of faith because the fear of what might happen is producing torment, it’s because there is not enough Word in your heart. So what’s the cure? Set aside more time to give attention to God’s Word. Spend more time talking about what God says about your circumstances. Faith will begin to grow and those circumstances will begin to shrink. The process is not like waving a magic wand. It takes time and self-discipline to sit yourself down and find out what God has said. No one else can do this for you. You must give your full attention to the Word of God and allow Him to plant it in your heart. If you do this, you will experience the good benefits of it! God promises you that! And He never breaks a promise.
Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. Hebrews 11:1 AMPC
Keep the promises of God in the forefront of your mind. Use your imagination and see them becoming evident in your life, your body, your relationships, your finances, etc. Faith is being convinced what God has said is true, not the what ifs! Allow God to convince you that He is faithful and He is true to His Word and to you!