The Holy Spirit Throughout History #20: "Dry Bones" -- Ezekiel

Some might have an issue with “Fearlessness”

  • We often define courage as NOT the absence of fear, but moving forward even in fear.
    • And I get that. People are often afraid to do things, especially young people, growing up, inexperienced, learning to trust the Lord.
      • But unfortunately, the Bible doesn’t say - ever - “While you’re fearful, have courage.”
  • The implication that man is afraid is certainly there.
    • Why would God say “Be not afraid” if fear wasn’t present? Right?
    • But the Bible says in 1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.”
  • The overall command to NOT fear is due to the fact that Israel (and as those grafted in - Christians) is perfectly loved by God Almighty. 
    • Therefore, fear is cast out. 
  • The Spirit of God commands Ezekiel, BE NOT AFRAID. Be Fearless.