Fear can cause faith to forget and falter

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, May 23, 2018

By Demetrius Moffett

Fear can cause faith to forget and falter.

Fear is a very powerful emotion.

At the fear of a child being killed, a mother may lift three times her weight. At the fear of a love one getting hit by a car, one might throw themselves in front of the vehicle knocking the love one out of the way.

Fear has many uses. It can be used as a warning to keep us from entering into a situation that might hurt us. It can be used to motivate us away from something, such as a harmful relationship or a dangerous situation.

Fear has been used to control people and manipulate them into doing or not doing things against their will. Fear is a human emotion that is triggered by a perceived threat. It is a basic survival mechanism that signals our bodies to respond to danger with a fight or flight response. As such, it is an essential part of keeping us safe.

When it comes to the body of Christ what are we truly afraid of?  Why are we afraid of people because of the color of their skin, the texture of their hair, the accent of their speech, and the name on the marquee on their religious building? I do understand that we may have Sunday morning preferences however that does not give justification to be fearful.

God has not given us the spirit of fear.

The enemy tries to use fear to drive wedges between God’s people.

It was fear that moved Pharaoh to enslave the children of Israel. The question that I really need help with is — “Is the world fearful of the body of Christ?”

I don’t believe the world is not fearful of us nor do they possess a healthy (reverence) fair of the body of Christ.

The bible says that demons tremble. They tremble to the point that they even asked permission to be casted into swine.

When was the last time you walked into a situation and the situation was fearful of you walking in?

The bible says “the violent take it by force.”

It’s time for us to stop being fearful of saying what needs to be said and doing what needs to be done. If the world does not fear us from a reverence they should at least be fearful of the power of who we are… the body of Christ.


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