Isa 40:29 He giveth power to the faint; and to [them that have] no might he increaseth strength.
I was thinking about the verses about those who "faint" in the Bible. The other day, someone I know and have been witnessing to, told me, "Life is sure getting scary out there, everything is getting complex and frightening!" I said, "It's true, you are right, people are feeling it, I continued saying, "They want us to be afraid but God doesn't want that for us!" This particular friend is new world order aware, so knew what I was talking about, in the gambit that when you watch the news and more today, it seems they just want to scare you silly. How much of life in the modern world now is ruled by fear, and even if you don't live in a tornado, hurricane or forest fire alley, even those who are comfortable, are trained to dread an endless array of disasters, to insure themselves for every dire happening, or to fear a job loss even if they have a job, or not measuring up trapped in comparisons and "making it", ad nauseum. People know fear is growing., it's including even the children, who see the world as a more and more dangerous place. Something is really wrong with that picture.
There is a lot that can happen in this world, and well, people can and do lose everything, I have often said there is one blessing in poverty, there is far less to lose, and it's true. But the response now with all the "trauma programming" out there being pushed on the populace to turn them into a bunch of shivering cowards or in the case of some when the human mind shuts down under the endless onslaught of stress so we end up with people who have become severely complacent and if anyone else wants to know how America got all it's freedoms stripped away, without a peep, all the fear worked wonders in having people give up freedom for false security. The wicked know how to spin a web of terror, fear and deceit, to control. The whole rumors of wars, and rest.... Add to that a society where people were influenced to focus on materialism, consumerism and other false standards and they have an avenue to control. When thinking about things, tell yourself God's will is what matters for your life not measuring up to fit in or fearing what man will think do or say.
The Christian too will face times they feel a "faint" coming on. We all have been there. They may think, "well I have to think of my position, I can't make those people angry", they may fear standing up or exposing things, because of what will come down the pike. While in America we still haves some freedoms left though they are rapidly ebbing away to write religious opinions online, many people in other countries are not so fortunate. Some have far more to lose. It can happen under the pressures of life, tragedies, chaos, financial pressures, and health problems.
As a Christian, you want your faith to grow not fold up under the strain this world has to offer.
Sometimes looking at the 'nominal' Christian world, when you see the giant numbers of "sell-outs" while I have warned on this blog about the luciferians doing their dirty work, many are those who "fainted" long ago lacking faith and loyalty to Jesus Christ, and "gave" in to retain the things of this world they feared losing, that's why you see the silence and acceptance of what has happened in the churches. That's it in a nutshell, fear undergirds a lot of it. While we may have understanding of natural human temptations and sin and preach that forgiveness awaits for those who repent, those people are often in that place to begin with having feared man more then he that can destroy them body and soul [Matt 10:28]
2Cr 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day.
Now we may all sin, and have a time, where we did not speak out, there may even be a time where God may tell you to hold your stead in telling you certain ears are closed, but when it is set up as a pattern, where life becomes nothing but a series of compromises, it takes a toll. Those folks are passed out languishing on the couch, long ago FAINTED. For those who live in very non-Christian circumstances or as a 'scattered sheep" with no flock, the fear can be greater, they feel like the only one among the legions of pagans. Support from other Christians who are right there, it's not easy to live without, so you must become even more dependent on God.
Recently I found this verse:
Jer 51:46 And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come [one] year, and after that in [another] year [shall come] a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.
If there is any verse that applies to today, that one definitely does. Consider how much we fear, never happens? Lots of rumors out there, to add to the REAL stuff that is happening.
Now God understands normal human fear [fear has a use in that it serves to warn us of impending danger], some folks do struggle with anxiety and other issues, but the thing to remember is going to God to ask Him for strength to face your fears no matter what happens.
It is interesting that when Jesus speaks of finding faith on earth, he mentions FAINTING...
Luk 18:1 ¶ And he spake a parable unto them [to this end], that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Luk 18:2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
Luk 18:3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
Luk 18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
Luk 18:5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
Luk 18:6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
Luk 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
Luk 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
This theme is continued in the Bible:
Gal 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
So what does Jesus provide as the solution to this fainting stuff...PRAY.
The Bible makes it clear that living in fear, is not God's Will. While warning about things, has it's purpose, I don't want my readers being afraid of anything I warn about, all those preachers, false leaders, well, God will be dealing with them one day. While you need to run from them, they are HIS department to deal with. Knowing about them is important not to be seduced by them but do not fret about or fear them or what they may do. Over and over God tells his servants FEAR NOT.
Isa 41:13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
Protect your mind too, remember they USE fear. Give yourself a break from the news, enjoy God's nature, and blessings too. We need to build faith with God's help and resiliency too.