The world has thoroughly corrupted our perception of love, and has made love into this vague tolerance that says, “You’re okay, I’m okay.” But God’s love is truth-based and never “coexists” with fear. FEAR IS DEFINITELY NOT OKAY. In order for an atmosphere or culture to embrace fear, it must reject the love of God. But if we fully embrace God’s love, get ready for Father to grab fear by the neck and cast it out.
Godlike love takes an aggressive, offensive position against anything that infects with fear. The presence of God is saturated and immersed in God’s love, and there is not a drop of fear in His presence. There is tremendous awe and respect, but 1 John 4 says, “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.” In the Heavenly Kingdom there is no punishment and everything is fully grown in God’s love.
Many churches, church leaders, and “Christians” have embraced the spirit of fear and bowed to it. Why? Because they’re afraid of being punished by the culture. They’re afraid of losing followers and being slandered by media. They’re afraid of being “weird” or backwards and irrelevant (the opposite of hip, cool, current, and cutting-edge). They’re afraid of losing financial support. They’re afraid of losing their influence. They’re afraid of losing their buildings. Ultimately, they have more fear that the world will punish them than they have faith that the Lord has loved them.
Jesus told us to operate as Kingdom agents, bringing heaven to earth. In bringing heaven to earth, we bring the atmosphere and culture of our Father’s throne room, our family room. Did you know that there’s no punishment in Heaven? Everything is good in God’s presence. This is why Jesus bled and died to cleanse us. We’re cleansed by faith in Him so that we can enter into the presence of God completely free of the punishment our sin deserves. Jesus’ blood is God’s love cleansing us of all fear and perfecting us for His presence.
If you walk into a church meeting and you feel any fear, your first question should be, “Did I bring that in here?” If you did, then walk back out the door, kick fear to the curb, and completely embrace God’s love. If you didn’t, then walk back out the door and go find another church. Churches should be “FEAR-FREE ZONES” because of the present and powerful love of God. God hasn’t given His church a spirit of fear but a Spirit of power, love, and the Kingdom Code (our holy warrior operating system). God’s Spirit of agape love will not permit fear.
It’s time for Kingdom agents to rise up and bring Kingdom culture to the earth. RISE UP AND LIGHT UP!!! Take an offensive and aggressive position against everything attempting to propagate the spirit of fear, cast it out, and fill the atmosphere with Godlike love. Get your fight on! Get your praise on! Get your Godlike love on! And let’s advance the Kingdom, pushing back the fear drenched darkness.
Let’s build this fear-free zone together!
DAILY WORD FOR SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
This morning I woke up heavy, with a heart crying out for an end to the massive injustice being perpetrated upon my nation and upon the world. I had a dream last night that I was meeting with other pastors and church leaders and they were all chitchatting and discussing church business and politically correct topics, and I couldn’t hold my tongue. I just started preaching and calling them to rise up and be the light! They looked at me like I was an oddball. I woke up crying out to the Lord, “Father, help us! Come like a flood of light, life, and holy love!”
Then this morning, I read 2 Corinthians 6:2, “For God says, ‘At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.’ Indeed, the ‘right time’ is now. Today is the day of salvation.” He is the Lord who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth. Hold on to your faith in what the Lord is doing and will do among us in this present time. In His perfect love, holy justice, and pure righteousness, He hears and sees the remnant of His children crying out for salvation and standing up to demonic tyranny and oppression. He is removing and moving and increasing lamp-stands, and He is illuminating the wicked agendas at work.
Boast today that you truly know and understand that our Father God is Lord. Boast in His demonstration of unfailing agape love! Boast that He is bringing justice! Boast in His promotion of righteousness in the world around us! Boast in His delight that is our delight, His joy that is our joy, His eternal victory that is our present victory! The right time is now!
- 9/15 Nahum 2, Psalm 108, Jeremiah 9, II Corinthians 6
- 9/16 Nahum 3, Psalm 109, Jeremiah 10, II Corinthians 7
- 9/17 Habakkuk 1, Psalm 110, Jeremiah 11, II Corinthians 8
- 9/18 Habakkuk 2, Psalm 111, Jeremiah 12, II Corinthians 9
- 9/19 Habakkuk 3, Psalm 112, Jeremiah 13, II Corinthians 10
- 9/20 Zephaniah 1, Psalm 113, Jeremiah 14, II Corinthians 11:1-15
- 9/21 Zephaniah 2, Psalm 114, Jeremiah 15, II Corinthians 11:16-33
- 9/22 Zephaniah 3, Psalm 115, Jeremiah 16, II Corinthians 12
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