By Zac Poonen
A spiritual leader will not take decisions based on the fear of men or of circumstances.
I have a large verse hanging in the front room of my house that reads, “If you fear God, you need fear nothing else”. Thats the Living Bible paraphrase of Isaiah 8:12 and 13. That verse has been of tremendous help to me in the last 25 years.
Let me share with you some of the truths that Ive learnt from the Lord on this matter of fear.
First of all, Ive learnt that fear is one of the main weapons in Satans armoury.
Secondly, Ive learnt that I dont need to feel condemned if feelings of fear come to me at times – because Im still in the flesh. We must be realistic and honest about this. The apostle Paul was quite honest and admitted that he had “fears within” him, at certain times (2 Cor.7:5). Continue Reading