Did you know that there is one truly terrible feeling or emotion that most people think only happens in Hell? It is something that God says we open ourselves up to that is literally robbing us of the promise-filled life of victory and power that God has called us to . . . it’s called TORMENT.
So, how can there be torment on Earth?
People all around us are in torment—in our neighborhood—at work... maybe even in our home, in our family life, or in our very own heart. Yes, there is a torment here on Earth, now, right here in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans and in the hearts and minds of billions of people around the world. And the cause isn’t a lack of money, lack of education, lack of food, lack of friends, or lack of political power. The cause is something that far too many people have too much of—FEAR!!!
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18)
Notice, FEAR BRINGS TORMENT! And the Bible defines torment as EXTREME DISTRESS or PAIN, ANGUISH; the UTMOST DEGREE OF MISERY, either of body or mind. This fear and torment is something that God doesn’t want His beloved children to live in—not another day of our lives! Jesus bled and died for us to be FREE FROM FEAR AND TORMENT!
Recently, the Lord showed me SEVEN ways fear torments people. In the next few days, we will go over some of the ways fear torments us, then we will end each day declaring the gifts of God that allow us to be FREE.