As the eve of Christ birth is fast coming once more, have you taken time to think about just what is being said in the story of Christ birth?(Luke 1:26-35
From the beginning revelation to the virgin Mary: those first two words spoken: "Fear not!"-- God has worked ceaselessly to encourage his children that he loves them and they have nothing to fear, he will be with them and he has a plan for their lives.
Then to Joseph he sent the angel to tell him first of all to "Fear Not!" to take Mary as his wife.(found in Matthew 1:19)
Later when the time came for the Saviour's birth and all of heaven was rejoicing, God sent the angel to tell the Shepards: "Fear not!" for the one had come that they had been praying for and looking to find for so many years. Who better than the shepards who took care of the sheep would understand the meaning of why the Saviour of the world had to enter the world in this way? He was born in a stable because he was the perfect lamb that would forever cleanse all who claimed his sacrifice.(found in Luke 2:10,11,12)
Over and over again God sends his messengers to tell his faithful children to "Fear not" this is my plan for you. The Christ is born! Don't be afraid of him listen to him.
Then as the child Jesus, this all man and all God child grew and began to do the work of his Father (John 5:17) He began to say the same thing, Fear not!(Luke 12:7; luke 8:50;Luke 5:10)It makes God happy to be able to give you the Kingdom.Fear not you are valuable in God's sight!
Then after his death he sent angels to comfort believers. In Mark 16 the angel was waiting on Mary at the tomb to reassure her: "Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazerath who was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where he lay."(Mark 16:6)then in Acts.27:24 again, it was Fear Not!--The Saviour himself explained to Paul why he was being taken prisoner to Rome.
As the Apostle John was prisoner on the island of Patmos, Jesus came in a vision and talked with him, again beginning the conversation with "Fear not"(Rev.1:17)
Today God speaks to you through his written word the Bible, and he is still telling you to "fear not". those promises in his word did not end with those who lived and died in the Bible.
They still hold true today.The God of the Bible is still able to keep you, and He calls to you through his word, telling you to "Fear not" he has a plan for your life!
Ask Him what it good for you before you jump into something that you think is good for you. You have the entire population of the children of God in his Word to testify that God wants to, and not only wants to but is able to give you the kingdom. Only obey!
:"For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and of a sound mind. 1 Timothy 1:7