How To Walk In Boldness
Bible Text: “For God did not give us the spirit of fear, but of boldness, of love and of a sound mind” – 2 Tim.1v7 (NKJV)
Hey everyone, how you doing? and how have your plans be moving so far this year? I am enlightened by His word in that He desires to share his thought towards us which is of Good, not of evil nor of disaster but take us to his expected plan purpose and will for our lives for the coming year (Jer.29 v 11). It is my hope that our minds would receive the touch of His mighty hand that we may see even ahead of such plan that we might walk perfectly in it (Eph. 1v18) and experience boundless testimonies
That being said, let’s get to the chase, shall we!
God is referred to as the Lion of the tribe of Judah as seen in Rev.5v5 (NKJV) which says, “But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” and this was His very thought when he envisaged to create man in His own image and further infuse of Himself into him, His very living spirit of boldness.
The very moment God conceived of His boldness in man, man received dominion to take charge and authority over that which God had proposed in His heart that He tend, watch and preserve over as the salt of the earth. However, the moment Adam lost favour with God by the disobedience of him and Eve, Gen.5 v 3 clearly mentioned of man formed in the image of Adam, thus the trait of the “Lion”, that boldness was lost and substituted for fear which became an inherent nature of man up till this day.
However, to as many according to John 1 v 12 that receives Him, they are were restored such authority, thus Rom.2 v 15 (NKJV) says “For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” And with such spirit of adoption came bestowed and restored also the spirit of boldness and the purpose when mixed with faith, [which comes with hearing the word of God]; is that such a man is spurred on to take charge and dominion and possession of areas and aspects of human endeavors for the Lord’s.
Thus, words of Caleb are worthy of note as seen in Joshua 14:12 (NKJV) which says “Now, therefore, give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said.”.
Such a statement is a testament and evidence of the Spirit of Boldness infuse in the life of Caleb and also of Joshua unto Israel as seen in Joshua 1 v 10 (NKJV) which says “Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, “Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess.’”
Another example that comes to mind is Simon Peter saw in Acts 2 who spoke of such great a boldness unto the generation of his time but it is worthy to note Acts 2 v 4a (NKJV) saying “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit…” which is the same Spirit of adoption that took away the Spirit of bondage to fear again.
In conclusion, Obad.1 v 21 (NKJV) says Then saviours shall come to Mount Zion, to judge the mountains of Esau, and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s. I do encourage you that we are called forth unto Mount Zion, unto Christ receiving of His Spirit of boldness for the purpose of infusing within us that authority and dominion to judge [take charge and dominion] of the mountains [sectors and aspects of this world] that they become the possession of the Lord’s.
Secondly, I might not know what God is spurring [commanding] you unto pursuing this year as concerning His purpose over your life [and I perceive there are such reading this devotion], be encouraged by His salient, ever peaceful, no failing words as embedded in Jos.1v9 (NKJV) which says “says “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Let His words be resonated in your hearts “But the righteous are bold as a lion.” Prov.28 v 1 [NKJV]
We are AS BOLD AS LIONS… #BOLDLIONS
Bible Fact: There are 365 recordings of “Do not fear” in the bible… Walk unafraid through each passing day unto taking charge and dominion of all that God purposes to use you…