“According to (John 8:32 NKJV) “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” This is the very truth in our lives, for when we “fear seeing what we don’t want to see,” the actual thing we don’t want to see escalates out of control – meaning more of what we “fear of seeing what we don’t want to see,” is ever before us.
We don’t know the full ramifications of such fear and what can eventuate from it, but I know for a fact that people have become blind over this – “fear of seeing what they don’t want to see,” with far reaching ramifications to blind one’s eyesight that – yes, they will not see what they fear of seeing, but also be blinded from seeing everything “good” that God has created for us in this world, to be functional and unaided in life, to pursue His paths of righteousness, and be fruitful to the point of working in our daily lives, achieving and giving glory to our God through His many blessings for us accountable daily, rather than being blinded to incapacity to do anything.
I have known people who have had everything and then because of this sin of “fear of seeing what we don’t want to see,” have lost their will-power and ability to successfully enjoy the freedom of mobility with the excessive restraints of immobilisation that blindness to the truth can bring. Some people are actually physically affected by sight impairment, through to actual blindness where all vision ceased.
Jesus proclaimed in (John 8:34-36 NKJV) “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house for ever, but a son abides for ever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free.”
(Luke 12:32 NKJV) “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.” When Jesus spoke about the Kingdom of God, He wasn’t referring to a place. He meant “God’s reign” – His rule. We are told in (Isaiah 35:4-5 NKJV) “Say to those who are “fearful-hearted,” “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; He will come and save you.” Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.” This affectively opens up to us why we are blind at times to the truth, and why we are deaf to hearing the truth, it’s “fear” in its totality affecting our view of seeing and hearing truth which, no matter what, will set us free to deal with matters at hand, by allowing God’s rule in our lives, by handing over the problem to Him and He will resolve it for us – that’s Kingdom living, whereas the opposite can occur, to blind and impair our lives from hearing and seeing truth when we give into fear’s hold over whatever we are facing, for (John16:32 NKJV) explains Jesus’ stance on all fears, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation” (prolonged suffering of the mind),” but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” So why not accept the truth who is Jesus and lay all our problems and burdens and fears upon Him, so that we can confidently say, “Praise the Lord who carries our burdens day after day” (Psalm 68:19 GNT), including a prayer of repentance for all our sins which have come about through allowing fear to impede us from seeing and hear truth – which sets the captives free from guilt and shame of the very thing they fear coming upon them.
When Jesus said, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free,” He meant that we must hand over to Him the lies told to us by the Devil of fear’s captivation and hold on our lives to impede our walk, our talk, our sight, our hearing as He declared in (Isaiah 54:4 GNT) “Do not be afraid, - you will not be disgraced again; you will not be humiliated.”
So enough of being fearful, and let’s hand all our problems and burdens over to Him who knew no sin, but took upon Himself the sin of the world – Jesus, our Messiah and Lord for ever, by saying out loud in true repentance for our sins of fear and the infirmities caused by it, by declaring to Jesus that:
*”We shall know the truth, and the truth shall set us free,” so I now repent to you Lord Jesus of all my sins of fear encroaching upon my life with negative thoughts, words and deeds, criticizing, judging, gossiping, labelling, cursing and condemning, condemnation and curses self-imposed and from others, with evil forebodings and foolish vows spoken from me and others regarding my future, which I now place into your hands Jesus, for which I am truly sorry. Please forgive me and restore to me the Kingdom of God, your righteousness and truth always, not to fear ever again, for as in (Isaiah 54:17 NKJV) I now declare, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord.” I believe it, I receive it in Jesus’ name, and may His precious blood shed at Calvary, take away all my sins, and cleanse me of all unrighteousness, and may the Holy Spirit enter into all those places void within me and fill me with the Perfection of your Kingdom, so be it Lord Jesus to do it, God is and God will provide, and I draw the bloodline of Jesus over the whole lots, Amen. For, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can anyone do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6 GNT).
PS. The above prayer can also be an intercessory prayer for your family – by saying first –“On behalf of me and my family (family names).