“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8 NKJV)
God hates cowardice. I never knew how much this displeased Him until He brought this to my notice. Incidentally, I come from a place where people are predominantly brave and bold. I met two men from there who acted very badly and irresponsibly. Then the Lord spoke to me and said, “the men from your place are known to be brave and bold but these two men are cowards!” He named those men by name. The truth is that anything that can take you to hell is evil so it must be fervently and vehemently rejected, even in the secret place of prayer.
The Lord would still tell tell why someone is misbehaving. He would tell me that that person is a coward.
Cowardice is the root of a lot of evil and irresponsibility. Cowardice paralyses. It causes spiritual, mental and emotional paralysis. A cowardly man is afraid to get married because he believes the marriage will crash like his first marriage or that the wife will die. I cannot understand that kind of mentality.
I once knew a man who was very old and unable to just get married. One day, he came to discuss with me and I said to him. “Why this delay in getting married, what are you afraid of? – the worst that can happen is that you will get divorced or your wife will die.” Some of his friends that got married several years ago were already divorced and remarried. Some of them had battled terminal illnesses with their wives and lost their wives. They were already remarried after the loss of their wives. This man was crippled by fear – fear of the unknown. He was locked up in a dark shelf of uncertainty and fear. That fear and uncertainty kept him from getting married.
After I said that to him, he married the next good girl that he met. He always knew her though, but she was just a business acquaintance. He initiated effort to be her friend. He married her and they are happily married to date.
Some people are afraid to write exams because they are afraid that they will fail the exams. This might sound weird to those who do not have that problem but a lot of people are like that. Failure of certain exams is public and they are afraid of public scorn, mockery and ridicule. They do not realize that if you fail an exam you retake it and retake it until you pass it. Other people’s mockery should not cripple their own lives and future.
Some people are even afraid of UK driving test because it is hard to pass. They fail three times and begin to hide the next test or they refuse to take it again. They think that people are laughing at them but no one really cares – people are busy sorting out their own lives with its challenges.
Witches refuse to repent or stop drinking blood because they are afraid that they will die. It baffles me. I keep telling them that it is better to die and go to heaven than to be afraid of physical death and go to hell. From experience, I know that they will not die but they are in mental and spiritual bondage to death and demons. Fear is the weapon that has been used to enslave them so that they will not stop harming their fellow humans. Witches are the biggest cowards on earth. They are afraid of even their shadows.
A witch is ready to kill the whole world if that will save him or her from physical death. Have you seen why God said we must not fear those that can harm the body but not the soul? Demons are liars – they do not have the power of death. God has every power in heaven and on earth, demons only have the power of deception. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus and all power belongs to Him.
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28
Fear will snuff the life out of anyone before that evil that the person is afraid of has any chance. Fear is what makes a lot of ministers preach rubbish instead of the true word of God. Fear of loosing their congregations will make them cook up lies and twist the gospel just to please the itching ears of their church members. They will teach them all sorts of tricks and gimmicks to be healthy and rich without holiness, hard work and prayer. They act like the world and pagans. Pagans seek material comfort and blessings without seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness first.
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. Psalm 37:25
For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6: 32-33
Cowards die many times before their deaths
Seek God and His kingdom and all other things will be added to you. God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Rejoice because your names are written in heaven. Do the right thing and never be afraid of doing the right thing. The Scripture above says that cowards will not see the Kingdom of heaven. Cowards are grouped together with the sexually immoral, murderers, liars, sorcerers, the abominable and the idolaters. Jesus and the Apostles were very brave and bold and we need to be like them.
May the Spirit of the Lord be upon you to give you power, boldness and sound mind instead of timidity and fear. May great grace be upon us in Jesus name.