Fear, along with intimidation, is one of the greatest weapons used to get someone to do what you want them to do. It has been used successfully in wars and in abusive relationships…
“The Jewish people all know the way I have lived ever since I was a child, from the beginning of my life in my own country, and also in Jerusalem. They have known me for a long time and can testify, if they are willing, that I conformed to the strictest sect of our religion,
Fear is a powerful emotion that can keep one from moving forward. It’s like a taser where once it hits you, it seizes you up, making you unable to move.
“Hear, O Israel: You are to cross over the Jordan today, and go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourself, cities great and fortified up to heaven, a people great and tall, the descendants of the Anakim, whom you know, and of whom you heard it said, ‘Who can stand before the descendants
Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples. (Matthew 9:10) Imagine sitting with those whom others considered dregs of society, outcasts, even lowlifes, eating with them and having a conversation about God with