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Fear or Peace
You Choose

We live in a society dominated by fear. We have been conditioned to be afraid. For many, fear has become a normal way of life. Fear controls their every move. 

Minute by minute we are bombarded with threat of virus, rising food and energy prices, famine or the prospect of global nuclear war. Fears concerning the world around us are channelled through the mainstream media. We are conditioned by what we watch, listen to and read. We are being covertly propagandised. The sway propaganda holds upon our minds is difficult to comprehend because we do not know it is happening. We believe our thoughts and feelings are our own when in reality they have been strategically planted by exterior forces. Edward Bernays, considered to be the father of propaganda tellingly said: 

‘We are governed, our minds moulded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.’

Fear is being used as a weapon of control. A wise king once wrote, “The fear of man is a trap.” Fear is destroying lives. Fear is systematically destroying society. 


We can choose to break free from the controlling power of fear.

This kind of fear is irrational. It is an imagination of the mind where we meditate on the worst possible outcome. Fear is the exact opposite of faith. Faith is thinking on all that is good, rather than on negative or bad situations. In the quest to find peace it is vital to disconnect from the endless propaganda broadcast through our television and smartphone screens.

There was once a man named Paul who knew how to think correctly. He gave this advice, “Whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things,” and “Set your minds on things that are above, not on earthly things.”

But is this leap from fear to faith even possible? 

Breaking free from fear is much more than changing our way of thinking. For many it is impossible to just stop worrying and to start believing more positively. The mind has been conditioned by the mainstream media and for some by a lifetime of negative experiences too. 

There is a historical account of a small group of students caught in a furious storm at sea. As the waves broke over their boat they feared for their lives while their teacher slept soundly on a pillow, unmoved and in total peace. Frantic, the students woke him and said, “Teacher, don’t you care that we are about to die?” He got up and spoke strong words to the wind and the sea, “Be quiet! Be still.” At once the wind stopped blowing and there were no more waves. He said to his students, “Why are you so full of fear? Do you not have faith?” They were stunned and asked “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

The teacher in the boat was Jesus Christ. Faith is simply trust. Trust in a person. Today people still put their trust in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. They have broken free from the power of fear and even death. You can put your trust in him right now. Just call out to Jesus like his students did all those years ago, and if you do it with all of your heart he will hear you and rescue you from all your fears. He will break the power fear holds over your life. 

To all who become a student of Christ and allow him to become their teacher he will give his peace. What he said in ancient times he still offers today, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

1. Follow the Teacher

2. Turn off TV

3. Think correctly

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