From: Fritz Springmeier’s Facebook page
Passing on a spiritual message. Christ’s words years ago are alive today, “Why are you so fearful? How is it you have no faith?”
FEAR and FAITH are OPPOSITES. It’s why His people are told to go forward “strong and with good courage”. (For instance, chapter 31 of DT says this 3 times and the first chapter of Joshua says it 4 times.)
I’m often asked, “How does one deal with the New World Order?” Faith overcomes the world, and by extension the World Order (NWO). Faith in contrast with fear. As it is written in prophecy, “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer.” REV 2:10. Now why do we all need to have these repeated?
Well, there is no doubt that struggles and pain face us. (Christ told me I’d get to suffer with everyone in order to empathize, so I have been richly blessed with empathy.) The storms will come; and what will serve us best? Fear or faith? You know already…and if you were a child, you’d want parents to take you thru the storm who were strong and of good courage.
This is why Churchill’s [actually FDR – editor] words were so inspirational, “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.”
I think of Moses being asked to leave his comfort and freedom to face a cruel powerful man who delusionally believed he deserved worship as god. I think of my forefathers who left comfort to create farms out of the dusty hot prairie wastes of Kansas.
It’s our turn my friends, let us be strong and of good courage.
2 thoughts on “Fritz Springmeier: It’s our turn now to leave our comfort zones and suffer. What will serve us best: Fear or Faith? Let us be strong and of good courage. “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.””
Actually, it was FDR who said we have nothing to fear but fear itself and I can’t help but compare it to the fear-mongering that came out of the White House after 9-11. IMO,fear-mongering should be an impeachable offence!
So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. –Franklin D. Roosevelt
Eleanor had a few thouts on fear, also:
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. –Eleanor Roosevelt
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. –Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962), My Day
“America will always do the right thing, but only after exhausting all other options.” ~Winston Churchill
Whomever the source, the wisdom remains the same:
“Fear will quench your faith, and faith will quench your fears. You can choose which will rule you…. Faith and fear are equal in this dimension—both demand to be fulfilled, and both project into the future.” ~ Henry Wright in A More Excellent Way (293)
Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable. –Harry Emerson Fosdick
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. It may mean a giving up of familiar but limiting patterns, safe but unrewarding work, values no longer believed in, relationships that have lost their meaning. As Dostoevsky put it, “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” The real fear should be of the opposite course. –Gail Sheehy, author
“Fear of failure and fear of the unknown are always defeated by faith. Having faith in yourself, in the process of change, and in the new direction that change sets will reveal your own inner core of steel.” – Georgette Mosbacher
“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” ~ Blessed Pope John XXIII
The Bene Gesserit Littainy against Fear
I will not fear
Fear is the mindkiller,
Fear is the little death
That brings total Oblivion
I will permit my fear to pass
Over me and through me
And where it has gone
I will turn the inner eye
Nothing will be there
Only I will remain
~Frank Herbert , Dune
When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly. ~ Patrick Overton
Grateful living as a valid spiritual practice opens the door to what in the Christian tradition have been called the three “Divine Virtues.” They are good habits that have become second nature and connect us to the deepest reality of life, the divine spark within us. These three virtues — attitudes towards life, really — are faith, hope, and love. You find them in all religious traditions and spiritual paths. The grateful person grows into these basic virtues . . . And why? In order to be grateful you have to entrust yourself to life. If you don’t trust life, you will always say, “Who knows, is that really a good gift? Maybe it is a trick with strings attached.” As long as you have this fearful attitude, you cannot really be grateful. Faith, rightly understood, is the opposite of fear. It is not, in the first place, believing in something. It is, fundamentally, entrusting yourself to life, like you entrust yourself to water in order to swim. ~Anonymous
“Trust life, and it will teach you, in joy and sorrow, all you need to know.” -James Baldwin (1924-1987)
Thanks for sharing, and the FDR correction. I’m not a big fan of either, actually. They both did some terrible things, but the concept is good — as long as we’re on the right side of truth — otherwise we should fear.
The fear of God should keep us on the straight and narrow, but most pastors are trying to excise the concept. So most ‘Christians’ are not careful enough to be right with God and man so perfect love will cast out all fear.
Most are sitting ducks, and have no backbone to stand up to the NWO. Many will take the mark of the Beast in order to be able to buy and sell, obeying man instead of God, out of fear.
Jesus wants His people to be ‘ONE’ with each other fully in Himself — abiding in the Vine where our joy will be full. Few people are even willing to really seek Him to hear His voice and then obey what He says.
The apostasy is great these days; therefore, so is the fear.
Jesus wants us to be ‘ONE’ (John 17), which is the place of strength and confidence — and overcoming Spirit from having pure hearts connected to the God of the Universe!
In Him, who shall we fear?