Psalm 25:14 “The secret of the Lord is for those who fear Him, and He will make them know His covenant.”
All of this becomes real to you as you obey the initial promptings of the Holy Spirit. As you do, the voice of God becomes stronger and more prevalent in your life. You begin to see spiritual realities that only a person that is in constant communion with the Father can see (Ps. 25:14). Elisha was the kind of person we are talking about (2 Kings 6:8-19). When his servant saw the multitudes of soldiers he was terrified and he cried out in verse 15 “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” Calmly Elisha said “do not fear. Those that are with us are more than those who are with them.” Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see. And the Lord opened the servant’s eyes and he saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha” (16-17). Elisha saw the greater spiritual reality: that God was fighting the battle for them. He remained confident and secure in what he knew. The more you obey the Spirit and the closer you grow to the Father, the stronger your faith and assurance in the power of God. This is demonstrated all throughout Scripture.
Psalm 23:4 “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
Psalm 27:1 & 3”The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread? . . . Though a host encamp against me, my heart will not fear; though war arise against me, in spite of this I shall be confident.”
Psalm 46:1-2 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea.”
Psalm 91:1-5 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust! For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day.”
Psalm 112:1, 6-7 “How blessed is the man who fears the Lord . . . For he will never be shaken; the righteous will be remembered forever. He will not fear evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”
Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit.”
This does not mean that if you walk by the Spirit, you will never be afraid. It does not mean that you will automatically see the Lord’s angelic host like Elisha and his servant did. It does mean that when you talk with the Father in a real and living way, you start to know and understand things that are apparent only to those that understand the deep truths of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 2:6-16). God Himself says in Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” You experience more of the Father’s faultless character and grow more confident in His provision for you. I challenge you to start each morning with a prayer that goes something like this: “Father, I want You to guide me and lead me today. Speak to my heart. Make me sensitive to Your promptings and to what is around me in the lives of those I meet. Fill me with Your supernatural joy, and use me today for Your purposes. I fully surrender to You.”
If you yield to the Holy Spirit and depend on His ability instead of your own, He will enable you not only to live a life that is pleasing to Jesus but also to experience God in ways that you never thought possible.