1 John 4:8
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Fear Started For Mankind: Genesis 3:6 (They Lost Their Spiritual Union With God) Brought The Curse of Death and Decay To Mankind, Animal Life and The
Satan's World, For A Little While Longer
When Lucifer rebelled, he was defeated and cast down from the heavens back to the earth: "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the
morning! how art thou cut down to the ground" (Isaiah 14:12 KJV).
Jesus Christ also described the fall, as He witnessed it in His pre-human form (see The Logos): "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven." (Luke
Although he may not be absolutely confined to earth (e.g. Job 1:6), the earth is where Satan now resides and has his throne -
"And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: 'The words of Him who has the sharp two-edged sword. 'I know where you dwell, where Satan's
throne is; you hold fast My Name and you did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you,
where Satan dwells." (Revelation 2:12-13 RSV) (see That Old Serpent)
"The Lord said to Satan, "Whence have you come?" Satan answered The Lord, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on
it." (Job 1:7 RSV)
"And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the
unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the likeness of God." (2 Corinthians 4:3-4 RSV)
"Thou shalt not fear!" To act on fear is to act as though Satan is bigger than God. But he isn't! Besides all that, you have God on your side. Think
about that. Of what in the world do you have to be afraid? Scripture Reading: Mark 5:21-24, 35-43
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