No need to be fearful or afraid

Published 9:31 am Monday, April 23, 2018

By Demetrius Moffett


You have the right to remain silent. Anything that you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney and have them present with you while being questioned. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to represent you before any questioning. Do you understand these rights?

The Lord is my light and my salvation: there’s no need to entertain worry or unpleasant emotions caused by the very thought of the possibility of threat, precariousness and/or vulnerability. For it is through the light of Jesus Christ that the dangers of darkness are overt. When we are able to see the danger before us, we are able to prepare for those unpleasant emotions. However, because the Lord is our light and our salvation, once the adversary or adversity has been exposed we are saved from the effects and affects through Jesus Christ. Again, once exposure happens we can begin the transitional and transferrable process from panic to peace. For as a man thinks in his heart so is he. Paul encouraged Timothy that God has not given him the spirit of fear, but of love and of power and of a sound mind.

Not only is Jesus the light that provides visibility, Jesus is our strength which provides vindication. It is through the strength of Jesus that vindicates us from the allegations or blame of sin. Sin would have us to think that we are less than what we are. We are not what God says we are. Sin will try to establish a position in the court of public opinion are the criminal informant. My mother in-law says, what your tongue don’t tell, time will. When we allow for Jesus to become our strength and not try to do things on our own. He provides the power to be able to stand a lengthy trial brought on by public opinions. Sin is a very formable prosecutor. Jesus Christ Attorney at Law has put together a team better than Madlock, Perry Mason, Robert Shapiro, F.Lee Bailey, Alan Dershowitz, Barry Scheck and Johnnie Cochran combined. If we can’t afford an attorney one will be provided for you. Psalm 27:1 says that with the Law Firm of Jesus Christ. We have been appointed Attorneys Light, Salvation and Strength……No need to be fearful or afraid. You’ve been “Acquitted”

Demetrius Moffett is Senior Pastor of Orange Church of God, 1911 North 16th Street in Orange.