When listening to the book of John, Chapter 2, recently a phrase stood out to me in a new way. It was the scene of the Wedding at Cana. Let’s read it in the Message Translation and I will share what the Lord showed me about it.
The Wedding at Cana John 2:1-11 Three days later there was a wedding in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there. Jesus and his disciples were guests also. When they started running low on wine at the wedding banquet, Jesus’ mother told him, “They’re just about out of wine.” Jesus said, “Is that any of our business, Mother—yours or mine? This isn’t my time. Don’t push me.” She went ahead anyway, telling the servants, “Whatever he tells you, do it.” Six stoneware water pots were there, used by the Jews for ritual washings. Each held twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus ordered the servants, “Fill the pots with water.” And they filled them to the brim. “Now fill your pitchers and take them to the host,” Jesus said, and they did. When the host tasted the water that had become wine (he didn’t know what had just happened but the servants, of course, knew), he called out to the bridegroom, “Everybody I know begins with their finest wines and after the guests have had their fill brings in the cheap stuff. But you’ve saved the best till now!” This act in Cana of Galilee was the first sign Jesus gave, the first glimpse of his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
The Lord spoke to my spirit as to a deeper meaning of this passage. He sent many great prophets to Israel. Over and over He sent them holy men who proclaimed the Truth of God. The more they drank, the less the flavor mattered. Yet there came a day, when the wine was failing that God sent the Best Wine, Jesus Himself. He was the best and finest of gifts from God. He fulfilled what the prophets could not fulfil. God saved His best for last.
Fear is like a raging, clawing beast, destroying peace and love in our lives. It tears at us, rages and shoves against us. It can come day or night without warning. Sudden events can trigger it quicker than any other thing. Learning about a serious disease, an accident, loss of job or relationship, money needs being more than the present supply can open the door for fear.
God has spoken over and over in the Bible about conquering fear. He would come into a group of people or speak one-on-one and speak faith and life into a place of fear and loss. We walk by faith and not by sight, yet that faith must be acted on to become alive in our hearts. We can speak to fear and tell it to leave our presence in the Name of Jesus and the power of His blood-bought Covenant. The only fear we are to walk in is the fear of the Lord.
Declare the Word of God to overcome fears voice
2 Timothy 1:7King James Version
7ForGod hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Romans 8:10-17King James Version
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Proverbs 19:23King James Version
23 The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
Isaiah 50:10King James Version
10 Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God.
1 John 4:11-18King James Version
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
We must pull down any wicked imagination of fear in the Name of Jesus
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 King James Version
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
Anytime fear tries to war against you with lies and temptations, choose to speak out against it by declaring what the Bible says about it. Take your Holy Spirit given authority and send fear packing. That sounds easy, doesn’t it? It may take you a few times of declaring out loud the Word of God, but keep doing it until you see the victory in Christ Jesus!
I pray you rout fear out of your lives, one day at a time. Thereby growing in faith in God’s provision for all things in your life.