Some of you might be feeling discouraged, afraid, worn out, or intimidated by the Enemy and his minions. Don’t be! Be bold!
Just today I came across a guy on Facebook who thought he could scare me into a cave with his personal insults and arrogance. He said, “Cry, fool! I’m thirsty.” I guess he supposed I’d be scared to converse with him. I wasn’t.
Yet, too many believers fear the atheists, the skeptics, and the difficult questions and avoid any confrontation. Considering who promised to be on our side, that’s a shame. Even if we lose a battle here and there, the outcome of the conflict has been determined in eternity past. So, get in the fight!
Don’t be intimidated… into silence with regards to your faith – share it anyway.
Don’t be intimidated… by those who want to deny the reality or historicity of your faith – their arguments aren’t as strong as they think.
Don’t be intimidated… by politicians and lawmakers, especially those who support every kind of deviancy known to man – they will have to answer to the High King of Heaven one day.
Don’t be intimidated… by unexplained phenomena – the universe and EVERYTHING in it was created by God for His glory.
Don’t be intimidated… by those who believe truth is relative and morality is based on the flip of a coin – they’re afraid of a higher law.
Don’t be intimidated… by children who think they know everything – because they don’t.
Don’t be intimidated… by a lack of experience or knowledge – get it.
Don’t be intimidated… by a mountain – it can either be climbed or tunneled through…or moved.
Don’t be intimidated… by the strength of others – if God be for us, who can be against us?
Don’t be intimidated… by the unknown – it’s not.
1Pe 3:14-16 – But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy [are ye]: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; (15) But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: (16) Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
2Ti 1:12 – For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Rom 8:37 – Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
I don’t know what you’ve been going through, or what you’ve been facing, but I hope this helps. May the Holy Spirit use these words to minister to you, as they have to me, and give you strength to stand.
Don’t be intimidated… “greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4, the words of Jesus).