2018-12-09. Fear Is The Great Temptation
Urantia, December 9, 2018.
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “Fear Is The Great Temptation.”
Message received by Lytske.
The Beloved One: “Today we will delve a little deeper into the subject of ‘fear’ and what it represents. There is fear everywhere; fear of growing old, fear of losing one’s health, fear of losing loved ones. And there is fear of the future.
“The list goes on and it is seemingly endless. Each person harbors their personal known, unknown, and unreasoned fears until they are confronted with them.
“Fear is the great defrauder of inner peace and can attack your spiritual, emotional and physical well-being. Illness results when fear is allowed to get out of hand. Fear imprisons the real self, so the spiritual seed of the soul neither grows nor does it flourish.
“Fear is evil. Fear is a temptation, preventing the human being from growing in trust and confidence in the loving overcare of the Creator God, and all the celestial beings who are entrusted with their care.
“Evil is the denial of their God-Fragment within their soul. Fear is the great temptation to indulge in and drift into a depression or worse. Fear makes people contemplate and commit suicide. Fear is lack of courage to be honest with one-self — to be truly discerning about what is being feared.
“It is the long downward spiral slide into a damp, dark pit, at the bottom of which lies paralysis and hopelessness of the human spirit.
“The human spirit is designed and created to soar. God gave you life, to develop faith and trust as wings to practice with, and to strengthen these wings in a growing confidence in the unconditional loving overcare of the Giver of all life.
“Humans carry the seed of an abundantly rich soul within them, but very few live up to or realize this great Gift within their selves, due to lack of faith by letting fear run rampant. Take a hold of yourself and turn within as soon as you feel that fear trying to hold you in its icy grip.
“Know that I am here; always waiting to steady you and give you My peace, so you know that all is well. Say aloud: ‘All is well’. And believe this.
“Grow into a greater faith and trust in the goodness of God.”