have no fear...whatsoever of anybody or anything. as it is written:
26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
if you are still not convinced..and honestly feeling a little afraid, take a look at how one casts out fear, as it is written:
1 John 4:18-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.
since folks like to make up their own selfish definitions of love...let's go to where one finds the only definition that counts:
1 Corinthians 13:4-13
4 Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Does not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Love never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophecy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face; now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
a side note: the above video revelation by Malcolm X really hurt me when i found out. suffice it to say this is why i am not a muslim, noi or otherwise...islam, and other 'religions' seems only to make sense if one is a man. they don't have a Galatians 3:28.
for those that need labels and can not keep themselves from affixing the 'religious' or 'christian' one to me...this is also why i.don't.do.religion.period. if where you are spiritually means you have to hate others...i suggest you come out, too.
this post was inspired by a convo had over at the field negro's house.
i duplicate here part of the comment that became this post:
i am a follower of Him. i don't follow man...he will lead you into a ditch then blame you for being 'stupid' enough to follow him. this is the pitiful condition of modern men-particularly large numbers of bm. i think most will agree that 'religion' is man made. usually by those with a desire to be 1) rich 2) in control 3) laid as often as possible by the children/young adults in the congregation-both genders.
it is my prayer we truly grasp and understand our power...cast out fear...boldly call things what they are and pray in...
ONE Love~ ONE People~ ONE Mind...release heaven to earth...Matthew 6:9-13...ONE Voice, Now!