David Lee Brown
Seven Reasons Why Christians Should Be Fearless
Seven Reasons Why Christians Should Be Fearless. With all of the crazy things happening in America and around the world, many people are in fear. They fear for their lives, livelihoods, families, food and product shortages, and more. They also either fear the government or worship it as their savior. But I’m currently speaking of all people worldwide, which brings me to how Christians should react to all the craziness that’s happening all around us. The short answer being, we should be entirely without fear. Unfortunately, because of the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, we occasionally fear. We fear, especially if we have not thoroughly studied scripture specifically, because the knowledge and wisdom of God can render you less fearful every day.
Seven Reasons Why Christians Should Be Fearless
We are commanded by God, not to fear.
Joshua 1:9, Psalm 23:4, Psalm 27:1, Isiah 41:13, John 14:27, Hebrews 13:6, 2 Timothy 1:7, 1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
The mild to moderate suffering we experience on earth will stop at the rapture.
Deuteronomy 4:30, John 16:33, Acts 14:22, Romans 8:35, 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:9, “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,”
If we die, we are immediately in the presence of the Lord in heaven.
2 Corinthians 5:6-8 “Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
We will not enter into the tribulation or experience the wrath of God.
1 Thessalonians 5:9, “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,”
We will not be here to accept the mark of the beast, because we will already be raptured out of this world into heaven.
The narrative in chapter 13 of revelation is revealing prophecy concerning the tribulation. This chapter reveals what’s happening during the first 3.5 years of the tribulation. So, Christians will not be present to take the mark. Only those that accept Christ after the rapture (the tribulation Saints) will face taking the mark of the beast or refusing it. Revelation 13:17, “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 14:11, 16:2, 19:20.
We will never see the Antichrist because we will already be raptured out of this world into heaven.
Daniel 9:27, “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” For the uninitiated, Daniel can be very obscure. What Daniel is talking about is a week of years. In other words, seven years. So, at the beginning of those seven years, the Antichrist will make a covenant with Israel that he will break in the middle of the tribulation. But again, the current population of Christians will not be present for this. They will be in heaven, preparing for Christ’s return to earth for His thousand-year reign.
Nothing can kill a Christian until God himself calls us home. So, we never know the time or reason God takes us out of this world until it’s done, and we’re in heaven.
Acts 28:5-6, “And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.” Paul was being transported to Italy as a prisoner, and during the journey, he and the people with him were temporarily on an island called Melita (modern-day Malta). While there, he gathered sticks for a fire, and a poisonous snake bit him. Those with him were astonished that he lived, but it simply was not time for him to die. He didn’t even have any ill effects. This fearlessness is not to say that you should tempt God by placing yourself in harm’s way. Luke 4:12
Matthew 4:6-7, “And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.”
Seven Reasons Why Christians Should Be Fearless Conclusion
Our command is clear; we should not fear anything. We will have fear, especially the fear of evil things, but our command is not to fear. Consequently, we have traumatic and terrifying things happen to us all the time, including the irrational persecution of Christians worldwide. But we are more than conquerors in Christ and can withstand anything through His Holy Spirit. We will not suffer the wrath of God during the tribulation. We will not take the mark of the beast, and we will not see the final Antichrist. Because we will already be in heaven – Snatched Away in the rapture of the Church (Born again believers). We are also impervious to death until God Himself calls us home.