When you study the Bible on the topic of the devil, his demons, and their control over the lives of people, you discover that their primary tool is creating fear in us, and then they can control us. The devil is the father of lies and he creates fear by getting us to believe lies. The devil and his demons use people to promote their lies and their agenda called in the Bible, “the doctrines of demons.”
The foundation of all fears is the fear of death. The COVID thing has created a ton of fear, and it has been hyped by the media to move fear to cultural hysteria. We recently had a bunch of wildfires that destroyed thousands of acres of timber and many homes. The culprit once the fires got going was the wind, which caused the fire to spread rapidly and burn with intense heat. When I am burning brush piles I put my leaf blower down so that it blows directly on the small flame and soon the fire is going very strong and hot, and burns the wettest of brush with ease. The media was just like a big wind blowing on the COVID thing until our entire country was consumed with fear. Once fear gets going it spreads and grows and begins to feed on itself as people who are fearful will believe most anything, and do most anything.
Those who are followers of Jesus Christ are admonished in the Bible to fear nothing but God. Our freedom from fear makes us totally free. Hebrews 2:15 says, “He will free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.” A favorite of many people is the 23rd Psalm and verse 4 says, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me.”
I am working at being free from all fear by anticipating my death every day, welcoming my death every day, imagining my death every day, and reminding myself that to die is to enter glory with God.