Fear becomes no factor at all
As with love and hate, fear is a very powerful emotion.
Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by being aware of the danger, a feeling of being afraid of someone or something. This feeling will fill us with the emotion of suspicion or fear especially of future evil that can cause us to hallucinate.
It is in this stage that fear has its strongest grip and greatest power.
In fear, we are susceptible to experiencing a seemingly real perception of something not actually present, typically as a result of a mental disorder, taking drugs or learned behaviors of unnatural hate.
The power of fear will cause us to hallucinate about the fear of others, controlling us to control others.
Exodus 1:8-11 records a new Pharaoh became king that did not know the character of the Children of Israel. The children of Israel were peaceful people not threatening to anyone. Thusly the king’s fear got the best of him and he began to hallucinate about the Israelites and chose to infect and influence the rest of the Egyptians into enslaving and controlling them.
2 Timothy 1:7 states that “God has not given us a spirit of fear.”
Fear is present in us due to our sin nature and is perpetuated by the enemy upon our flesh man to disrupt the heavenly harmony here on earth.
As with Pharaoh, there are those who are hallucinating about others, looking to control and in some cases, eliminating.
If we are going to heal our communities and our country, we must look to use the tools that God gave to us to fight fear.
God has given us the power to love and protect that power of love with a sound mind. To stop the hallucinations of fear, we must cultivate a mindset to love without fear. To use graceful wisdom in creating strategies to secure unity.
The fact is that fear exists, but it doesn’t have to be controlling.
We know how to love.
The true tragedy is that some love to hate.
If we look to allow for the power of love to control our heads and hearts, the facts about fear will become no factor at all.
Demetrius Moffett is Senior Pastor of Orange Church of God, 1911 North 16th Street in Orange.