Apostle Grace Lubega
Job 38:17(KJV); Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
Death has gates and it’s shadow has doors.
These gates and doors are traits, circumstances and even people that expose you to death or it’s consequences.
Disease is a shadow of death; there are circumstances, habits and people that lead you to it. Addiction is a shadow of death, there are circumstances, habits and people that lead you to it. It is the same with mental anguish, pain and many other negative aspects of life.
One of the doors you must guard against is fear. In Psalm 23:4, David declares, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.”
David was in a dangerous place, life seemed against him but he refused to allow fear to control him because fear is a straight path to all sorts of destruction.
Look at what fear did to Job. In Job 3:25 He says, “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.”
When he walked through the door of fear, he lost everything.
That’s how terrible and devastating fear can be, child of God. Always recognise the door of fear and determine not to walk through it.
Yes, you may be in the valley of the shadow of disease, of financial distress or of career breakdown; walk away from the door of fear.
Let your blessed assurance be that God is with you. That whatever you are going through cannot overcome you.
FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 29:25, 2 Timothy 1:7
GOLDEN NUGGET: Always recognise the door of fear and determine not to walk through it. Let your blessed assurance be that God is with you. That whatever you are going through cannot overcome you.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this Word. Thank you because no matter the flood, no matter the fire, you are with me. You will never leave me nor forsake me and that is my blessed assurance. I rise above fear and take bold steps in faith knowing that nothing can harm me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.