I heard the story of a man in Lagos some years ago, he was driving home with his carat late hours and the car developed faults, so he parked somewhere in a street in Lagos and sitting inside the car if he could manage to stay till day break. Then some street guys came to him, greeted him and begged him for money and he gave them some money. These guys so much appreciated his generosity that they offered to help him push his car and follow him till he gets to his street safely, but the man said he would not want to risk such in the middle of the night because he was afraid of bad boys on the road. Then those guys told him, “We are the fear that you are afraid of at night, we are the fear that cause fear, so as long we are with you, you get nothing to fear.”

As we walk in the journey of life, there a lots of fear, terrors and dangers that trouble lives, ruin destinies, hinder progress and even destroy life. This life is full of wickedness and evil and it is real. No matter how bright your destiny is, no matter how talented and brilliant you are, no matter how rich or how good you are, the terror along the journey of this life can stand as a serious danger. It is dangerous walking alone in the journey of life.

Yes, many people are aware of this danger of walking alone in the journey of life, that is the reason many join the company of bad guys, bad people for security, but you need to know that bad gang can be good to you today, but their real color is bad and they will surely turn bad for you tomorrow. Some join satanic and demonic groups for protection and security, but the truth is that, such protection can’t last. Satan is a bad Satan and God is a good God. If you get good thing from Satan today, it is a mirage and it will soon turn to your nightmare because Satan is not a good Satan and nothing good comes from him.

In the journey of life, you need more than the company of people or group, for your total safety and protection, you need the presence of God with you. When God is with you, you have nothing to fear again except God Himself. When you give your life to Jesus and you begin to follow Him in newness of life, God’s power and presence become part of you and you will fear no evil from anywhere. That was the reason David said, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me”

When you give your life to Jesus, even though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, you will fear no evil because the Master of all fears is with you. God is the Fear that catches fear, He is the One that makes fear to be afraid. Do you know one of the names of God in the Bible is the Fear of Isaac? God Himself is a Fear to the kingdom of darkness, He is a fear to the enemies of His children. He is called Erujeje, that is a Terror, a real Lion, Master of Pharaoh. When this fearful God is with you, you will become a fear to the kingdom of darkness.

Hear what David said in Psalm 27,
“The LORD is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?”

When you have been transferred into the kingdom of light of Jesus Christ, when you have experienced the salvation of the Lord through Jesus, then who are you going to fear again? Let me tell you something, when you fear God in your life, God becomes a fear and terror to your enemies and you become a storm to the kingdom of darkness.

So this year, fear not!

God bless you,

Gideon Akande, the Evangelist

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