Need a spiritual boost for the week? Be empowered and encouraged with this teaching from God's Word.
Email not displaying correct? view in browser
SpiritLed Woman PowerUp!
Monday, April 15, 2019
Your John 5:44 Secret to Canceling Your Fear of What Others Think

(Photo by Marcelo Matarazzo on Unsplash)
For more than 60 years, John 5:44 has been my life verse. By that, I mean I have sought to be governed by this principle: seeking God's honor rather than man's. I do not say I have always succeeded in doing this. Too often I have been influenced by the approval of people and the fear of man. The fear of man will always prove to be a "snare"—so true; but whoever trusts in the Lord will be kept safe (Prov. 29:25). Or as the New Living Translation puts it, "Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety." Fearing people is the devil's trap to keep you and me from receiving the blessing from God that would come to us by choosing the people's approval.

Pursuing the principle of John 5:44 is the best antidote to keep us from being governed by the fear of people and lead us to being popular in heaven.

John 5:44 is directed to the Jews generally and almost certainly, the Pharisees particularly. The Pharisees were a prominent sect in ancient Judaism. They considered themselves not only to be experts in the Mosaic Law but fancied themselves to be a cut above all other Jews—whether these Jews be Sadducees, scribes or zealots. The Sadducees were made up mostly of priestly families. They were more prestigious but fewer in number than the Pharisees. A real rivalry existed between the Sadducees and the Pharisees (see Matt. 22:34, for example). That said, verses that precede John 5:44 (verses 5:1, 10, 15-16 and 18) merely refer to "Jews," but these would probably refer to Pharisees if not also the other groups. (See John 1:24, 3:1, 4:1, which show Pharisees being mentioned in the fourth Gospel prior to John 5).

My point is this. John 5:44 contains a question—a question that cannot really be answered. read more
Daily Devotionals
More from SpiritLed Woman

Prepare to Get Soaked With Wave of Holy Spirit's Healing Power
"As I minister throughout the earth, I am witnessing a surge of the power of the Holy Spirit being released in greater measure to His people."

4 Reasons Jesus Wants You to Clean Out Your Closet
Don't you just love to hear about those women who get up, have their coffee, enjoy the sunrise, take an hour for their Bible study and prayer time, and then go about their day all prepared and sweet? Or does it make you want to throw up your hands in defeat?

Armed With a Picture From God, This Woman Is Taking Back Portland From Principalities
"So while that boil or blister may be over our city, we can stand in this place of darkness and disease, and we can be that sword. We can be the conduit of the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God able to pierce through that darkness."

Joni Eareckson Tada
'Thank You for Your Prayers': Joni Eareckson Tada Released From Hospital
"I am now resting on the residual intercessions still reverberating before God's Throne!"
Love Leads podcast
Love Leads podcast Listen as Dr. Steve Greene's leadership podcast comes alive with stories, teachings, and guests who lead with love. Listen now
Charisma Media
You are receiving this newsletter because you are a SpiritLed Woman PowerUp! subscriber. © Copyright 2019 Charisma Media. All Rights Reserved.  |  600 Rinehart Road, Lake Mary, Florida 32746  |  Phone: 407-333-0600