When you ask an average Christian whether they live in fear or faith, the answer will always be: “Well I live in faith!” But as you can clearly see from the last post, everyone has to deal with fear. It is the universal factor of life. It doesn’t matter whether you are Christian or non-Christian, believer or atheist, we all have pretty much the same fears. The most primitive people on earth share the same fears with the most advanced people. We all care about our family, our children, the needs of our spouse, the problems of maintaining a career, health, and nutrition. These are the most basic aspects of life and living. Anyone who has a hint of care or concern, (love), will have to deal with these fears. The only difference between the way a believer deals with fear or an unbeliever, is whether they pray to God for help in their time of need, or depend completely upon their own strength and knowledge.
Whether we call ourselves believers or reject God as unbelievers, our fears are the same so the only real difference is the manner we choose to handle those fears. In today’s world, with God removed from education, ridiculed openly on TV, or outright rejected by the leaders of government and business, it becomes extremely unlikely that our first response to fear is to call upon God. The world has trained our minds to trust in our own abilities first and to consider our own desires and best interest first. This is the natural way of living life. Look out for number one and number one is obviously not the silent, unknown entity religious people call God. Number one is our own selves.
So the natural way of handling fear is to tackle it head on to defeat it or ignore it by refusing to acknowledge its existence. The first group of natural people are the alpha dogs of society, the movers and shakers, natural leaders. The second group of natural people are the rest. These are the only two natural responses to any fear we have in life and both result in stress. Those who attack their fears as a predator to defeat and overcome any situation translate that attitude into every aspect of life and living. These people are success and result oriented. They are charismatic, resourceful, and passionate. They have a habit pattern of success and their stress level is proactive stress. The kind of stress achieved by being predators. They stress over the next plan of attack, to build the next team of allies, all to win the next battle and conquer the next fear of life. These people live life in a command and conquer attitude, they are fearless.
Those who hide away from their fears are deceiving themselves. The fears we refuse to acknowledge never go away, they simply become another source of stress in our lives. But this is a different kind of stress, it’s not proactive leading to action, but reactive and defensive. It is the kind of stress indicative of a person who lives life as prey. Natural prey are always defensive, animals that are natural prey are different physiologically. Their eyes are farther apart to allow them to see a greater field of view. They depend upon their peripheral vision, hearing, and sense of smell to detect predators. They are always ready to cut and run, they improve their chance of survival by grouping into large herds, flocks, or schools. They depend upon the group mentality and know that the independent soul that leaves the group or lags behind is the one that will be taken by the predator.
So people who live their lives like prey depend upon their tribe for survival. Their tribe is led by the alpha leader. The leader controls every aspect of the tribe and the tribe follows the leader for survival against other tribes. This is how the tribal system was developed in mankind. The tribes were originally individual families. As tribes became larger, they expanded out to build separate villages. Larger villages became cities and the city/state system of the Greeks and Romans developed. Eventually, the tribes became large enough to form nations. This one paragraph sums up human history from the stone age to modern time as natural developments that dealt with human fears.
What does all of this have to do with being fearful or fearless and Radical Christianity? If we do not know how we personally handle our fears naturally, we will continue to act or react in one of these two natural manners and God still remains outside of our life experience. When we became born again, Jesus fills our entire being. It is the Holy Spirit given by God and that is what makes us “born again.” Natural men do not have Holy Spirit. They are natural; body and soul beings, no different from any living creature on the face of the earth. If a natural man does not know Jesus, but believes and accepts any other spirit, that spirit is not of God.
1 Corinthians 10: 20 “But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.”
Simply put, if you are not of Jewish descent, then you are a Gentile and that includes me. This is where we all start. We don’t sacrifice today in the same manner as the Corinthians but we do devote time, talent, and treasure to the things we work to achieve. Our goals are our gods today, our jobs, our bosses, our families, or our special interests. These have become the gods of today and the Word of God still calls the things we sacrifice our lives to attain as sacrifice to devils. Why can it say that when we generally don’t even recognize the existence of devils? Because our attention has been diverted away from the one true God. This is how the world around us has affected our lives to keep us fearful of one another, to keep the tribal mentality deeply ingrained in our lives as a defense mechanism against anything new or different. Radical Christianity is definitely new and different.
Jonathan Cahn has written numerous books since 2012 when “The Harbinger” was published by Front Line Press. He consistently states that Radical Christianity is needed to turn our country back to God. He states that we need to return to the habits and beliefs of the original Christians of the first century. I wrote “Rules for Radical Christianity: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game” to show any Christian believer a logical method to build a strong, faith, relationship with God Almighty. This is the radical change that differentiates original Christianity from modern religious Christianity. On the surface, one would like to believe that every Christian would want to learn how to build their faith with God, but natural fear and natural tribal mentality can work against the believer to prevent them from considering Radical Christianity at all. If it didn’t come from a writer approved by their church, they may choose not to consider reading the book at all, no matter how beneficial it may be for their spiritual walk with God Almighty.
Lucifer hates God and every believer of God so he has worked overtime since the beginning of the church age to defraud and defeat God’s children. He defrauds us by keeping the truth about our spiritual power and authority a secret. He defeats us by keeping our focus upon our fears instead of upon our deliverer. When we choose to change our focus from ourselves and our problems to God and His delivering power, we are able to grow in our faith in God and His Word. Then we are able to grow spiritually. Our fears are put into subjection to God’s Word and His Power.
2 Timothy 1: 7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
The believer has no reason to stay focused on their fears when they are walking in faith. Mature believers are able to build trust in God and the delivering power of the Holy Spirit working within their lives. What kind of Christian would be afraid of learning how to trust God implicitly at His Word? Only the carnal Christian who is still walking by the logic of their flesh. A carnal Christian is still a Christian, it is simply a matter of spiritual maturity. Unfortunately, Lucifer has succeeded in placing spiritually immature believers into positions of authority in many Christian churches. His goal is to keep every Christian believer immature and carnal in their walk. This keeps the believer so heavily focused upon the fears and desires of the flesh, they have very time to focus upon maturing in their walk with God. Lucifer wants us to keep a spirit of fear. The Holy Spirit is absolutely not the spirit of fear, “but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
We all have the ability to choose the walk we want. Whether we choose to walk by the flesh in fear, (carnal walk), or to walk in fearless faith, (spiritual walk). Everyone begins by walking by the flesh in carnal fear. It is the natural walk of the natural man.
1 Corinthians 2: 14 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
Despite the claims of today’s current liberal, religious leaders, the only way to receive the Holy Spirit from God is through Jesus Christ. Is it possible for God to bless anyone of any religion? Absolutely! But only the Radical Christian that knows how to walk in faith by the Holy Spirit, is able to recognize God’s voice consistently. The testimony of God’s Word simply states that “the things of the Spirit of God” are foolish to the natural man. So any believer that walks like a natural man, (the carnal walk), still calls the spiritual walk foolish. This is why so many professing Christians would still reject learning how to walk by the Spirit of God. It is the same thing as choosing to walk in fear because the spiritual walk is foolish compared to the walk of reason and logic.
Here is the great question. If you are not satisfied with the way things are going, what are you willing to change? If logic and reason is failing, (this is obvious because more of our children are choosing to be agnostic or atheist), then why not choose to learn how to walk in faith? If you say you are born again and struggle with fear, why not learn how to make God your ever present partner to conquer fear? When you have God as your life partner and know He is always with you, there is no fear that is greater than God. He will always show you how to overcome any fear, any adversity, any enemy trying to work against you.
1 John 4: 4 “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
The spirit of the world is FEAR. Walking with the Spirit of God makes us FEARLESS. Radical Liberals want Christians to live in FEAR. They want to erase God from our culture. When the average Christian believer is able to prove the power of God is present, real, and at work in their lives, then we will prove that God is real and alive. “Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game” teaches how to walk by the Spirit of God so we can defeat False Evidence Appearing Real. This is how we can defeat Radical Liberals at their own game, they will be afraid of us because we prove their godless doctrine is a lie. We can defeat their devilish lies simply by living in FEARLESS TRUTH. What do you really have to lose by becoming a Radical Christian?