This is what the Bible says to you and i“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Rev 21:8.
The scripture reveals characters that could deprive us the kingdom of God which is also called the new Jerusalem. We do good to take heed to the warning if we truly desire this kingdom. The first is *FEAR* We often down play the seriousness of fear in hindering us from possessing the kingdom. Many are plagued with various kinds of fear ranging from fear of persons, fear of the future to even fear of dead. Fear, the scripture says comes with torment. It is often the catalyst to a lot of evil. Some even instill fear in others for fear of loosing their false personality and assume importance. In whichever, the sons of God must never allow this negative emotions to dominate their soul. Fear is rarely thought of as a sin, but it is definitely a negative emotion that energizes all the other lower emotions. One can never live in a new earth with “no more sea” if he lives with fear, which energizes the sea of lower emotions. No wonder the word “FEAR NOT is written 365 times in the Bible which is sufficient for us to live 24/7 above fear and all his cohorts.
This nature is one of the most offensive to God. Not believing God and being full of doubts. We heed to have a strong believe in God and His word. To obtain the New Jerusalem, we have to have a believing spirit. This is much different from a gullible spirit. The gullible spirit has no filters, discrimination or judgment. The believing spirit does not ignore the real, but discerns the possibility that there is nothing too good to be true and all things are possible. He is not blind to the obstacles that may appear upon the path or be in his way as is the gullible one. The believing spirit sees these things, but believe they can overcome and it works.
May we not be entangled in any of these hindrances as we see a procession of evil fear goes to conquer the mind first and then the door is open for unbelief,doubt and others creating a strong hold on the mind that if not addressed timely a man’s faith can be shipwrecked while he thinks he is still on board.
May the Lord help us!