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Fear not!

15.03.2020, Daniel Glimm


In view of the worldwide situation of the effects due to coronavirus, I would like to share a word of guidance to all saints who feel connected with us.
 
It is of great importance for us as the body of Christ in this time that we do not use the media to ‘prognosticate‘ the future as they do, but rather we should move forward. We are meant to go on in the power of the testimony of Jesus in faith, which is the spirit of prophecy. It is our job to bring orientation and hope to society (cf. Revelation 19:10d i.c.w. Jeremiah 29:11).
 
Revelation 19:10d:
“… 10d For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.”
 
Jeremiah 29:11:
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
 
The Power of Prophecy

Prophecy is a light that shines in a dark or dirty place to reveal the plan of the Heavenly Father and to give orientation (cf. 2 Peter 1:19).

2 Peter 1:19:
19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

It is important to recognize that not primarily the coronavirus is what is dangerous, but also the epidemic disease of fear that goes with it and is currently paralyzing many people.

The presence of fear is a sign of the absence of the love of God in the hearts of people and it is time that the body of Christ speaks the revelatory truth in love, acts by faith and thereby gives confidence. For it is the love of God that drives out all fear (cf. 1 John 4:18a-b). This love has been poured out into our hearts and, in turn, into our lives (cf. Romans 5:5).

1 John 4:18a-b:
18a-b There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, …

Romans 5:5:
5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

As Jesus Christ said, where we are afraid in the world, we are called to remain in the realm of confidence or comfort established by the knowledge that Jesus has overcome the world (cf. John 16:33b-c).

John 16:33b-c:
“… 33b-c In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
 
The Darkness is Disarmed by Christ!

Even though the earth has been covered with darkness by the powers of darkness in the form of sorcery and witchcraft, the Lord has already, through Christ, disarmed these powers publicly on the middle cross of Calvary and publicly displayed them to demonstrate the true triumph over them (cf. Colossians 2:15)!

Colossians 2:15:
15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

The time has come for us to go forward in the power of Elijah and Jehu and to eliminate the channels of manipulation, sorcery and witchcraft in the spiritual realm through the triumph of Christ on the cross.
 
It is essential herein that we get on the fiery chariot with the strained fiery horses of the four winds (note: God's plans for the earth), which reveal the guideline and standard of the Word of God in connection with His plan for the earth (cf. 2 Kings 9:16-17a).

2 Kings 9:16-17a:
16 Then he got into his chariot and rode to Jezreel, because Joram was resting there and Ahaziah king of Judah had gone down to see him.
17a When the lookout standing on the tower in Jezreel saw Jehu’s troops approaching, …

This fiery chariot with the fiery horses is the boundary line between the flesh and the Spirit, between the natural and supernatural realm (cf. 2 Kings 2:11).

2 Kings 2:11:
11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.
 
The Power of ‘Caleb’ and the Destruction of Witchcraft
 
God has already activated ‘dogs’ (note: the generation of Caleb) as His helpers, who ‘devour’ all life of sorcery and witchcraft, so that from the portal of awakening the revelatory truth of God has an unrestricted influence on the earth.
 
The power of sorcery and witchcraft (note: mass manipulation), which means a government of darkness, will fall (cf. 2 Kings 9:32-37).
 
2 Kings 9:32-37:
32 He (note: Jehu) looked up at the window and called out, “Who is on my side? Who?” Two or three eunuchs looked down at him.
33 “Throw her down!” Jehu said. So they threw her down, and some of her blood spattered the wall and the horses as they trampled her underfoot.
34 Jehu went in and ate and drank. “Take care of that cursed woman,” he said, “and bury her, for she was a king’s daughter.”
35 But when they went out to bury her, they found nothing except her skull, her feet and her hands. 36 They went back and told Jehu, who said, “This is the word of the Lord that he spoke through his servant Elijah the Tishbite: On the plot of ground at Jezreel dogs will devour Jezebel’s flesh.
37 Jezebel’s body will be like dung on the ground in the plot at Jezreel, so that no one will be able to say, ‘This is Jezebel.’ ”
 
Now is the time to move with Christ into the new day and onto the new side, which is linked with the walk in the Spirit stopping the promotion of the flesh (cf. Mark 4:35 i.c.w. Galatians 5:16).
 
Mark 4:35:
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”
 
Galatians 5:16:
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
 
As saints, followers of Christ, we must be aware that people around us are looking at us. And it is of high importance to be careful from which ‘horn’ (note: mouthpiece) we speak. Is it the horn of fear (note: mouthpiece) or the horn of salvation?
 
According to Mark 4:35 we can see that Jesus Christ with His twelve disciples crossed over into the new day and to the other side of the lake. We know, that day with God begins with the evening (cf. Genesis 1:5b).
 
Mark 4:35:
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”
 
Genesis 1:5b:
… 5b And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day.
 
Apostolic Quality and the Love of God
 
In Mark 4 Jesus Christ left the crowd with His disciples and entered into a smaller sphere of fellowship, which includes the apostolic quality and love of God. This is what Jesus Christ points to with His twelve disciples in the boat (note: 1+12=13; cf. Mark 4:36).
 
Mark 4:36:
36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.
 
This apostolic quality includes the higher path of revelation of which Paul has spoken to reveal the priorities for saints (cf. 1 Corinthians 12:31b; 1 Corinthians 13:1-8a).
 
1 Corinthians 12:31b:
… 31b And yet I will show you the most excellent (note: higher) way.
 
1 Corinthians 13:1-8a:
1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8a Love never fails. …
 
Based on Jesus' passing over to the other side of the lake with His disciples, many other small communities decided to focus on the love of God and the apostolic quality of Jesus' presence as well as they wanted to have it in the center in order to move forward in fellowship in the same way as Jesus Christ did (note: in a boat; see Mark 4:36-41).
 
Mark 4:36-41:
36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.
37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.
38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
 
While Jesus was in the boat with His disciples, and while the others in the boats decided to pass over into the new day and into the new place with Christ, the challenge increased as it got darker (note: after the evening follows the night). A great storm came up which made the water of the lake roar so much that the waves hit the boat while Jesus Christ was sleeping on a pillow (Mark 4:37-38a).
 
Mark 4:37-38a:
37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.
38a Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. …
 
As the people in the other boats followed the boat with Jesus and His disciples, they faced the same challenge as Jesus and His disciples.
 
Through this, the different communities (note: boats) learned what it meant to go forward in the authority of the Spirit as well as to decide to speak from the realm of faith of the Word of God into the sphere (note: the elements) and to people (see James 4:3-5a).
 
James 3:4-5a:
4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.
5a Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. …
 
We should not allow the influence of doubt and fear to shape our words, even if it seems to want to overwhelm us.
 
It is our mission to act and speak words consciously from the center of the Prince of Peace, who is Jesus Christ himself.
 
The Greek root word of the word ‘rudder/oar’ is ‘pedē’ and means ‘a shackle for the feet’. (note: part excerpt of the Greek root word of rudder ‘pedē’ from the Strong's Concordance with the word key number: G3976)
 
According to this, we must let ourselves be completely ‘bound’ by the Word of God in order to speak to the circumstances in power of revelatory truth, even when our soul is worried or even afraid.
 
In the midst of the storm, the disciples of Jesus in the boat focused more on their circumstances than on their Master (note: the Word of God; cf. John 1:1-5 i.c.w. Revelation 19:13) and therefore, out of doubt, they communicated in the voice of fear.
 
It is crucial that we do not allow a voice of doubt and fear, no matter how close it may seem, to influence our lives or of those we love, but to stand up in the Spirit and act upon the presence of the revelatory Word of God in us.
 
Jesus Christ rose up and commanded the elements (note: wind and waves) to calm down so that the presence of ‘Shalom – Peace’ was secured.
 
The Hebrew word ‘šālôm’ is closely related to YAHWEH as ‘SHALOM’ at the time of Gideon but also to Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace (cf. Judges 6:24; Isaiah 9:5). Shalom means ‘completeness, perfect condition, well-being, peace, as well as peace in the relationship with God and with people, security, health, success, peace, contentment and agreement’ (note: part excerpt from Strong's Concordance with the word key number H7965).
 
This is what Jesus Christ established in the hearts of His disciples and the people who accompanied Him in the boats, so that they were able to deal with the fear of people on the other side of the lake (note: the area of the Gerasenes; cf. Mark 5:1-20).
 
God’s Plan how to Fear Not
 
Therefore let us go forward in the power of God's love and prudence and speak the revelatory truth as well as to live acts of hope!
 
2 Timothy 1:7:
7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm




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