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There is a TV commercial that comes on like it is a news flash… a news bulletin.In fact there are several now. I’m even told there is one that comes on like it is coming from the President. But anyway, it comes on like it is interrupting the scheduled program, and it actually says, “This is an important message regarding your current home mortgage. And it does this because it wants you to stop whatever it is you are doing and pay attention.  And one of the commercials goes on to state that the government has issued some new rates in mortgages that you need to take advantage of right now. And all this time this woman is sitting behind a desk looking the part of an actual news broadcaster and she is talking about getting a mortgage. And in another of the commercials they pan over to a man as if he is on ‘location’ somewhere and he goes on to talk about mortgage rates. And he tells you that you must call this number on the bottom of your screen right now in order to benefit. And from the first time I saw these commercials they bothered me, because they actually made me stop and look, only to realize that it was some sort of trick, some advertising gimmick. Now these commercials have actually been coming on for over a year now.And I shared this with my church, as the Holy Ghost began to reveal something to me.What these commercials are doing, in the name of selling mortgage mind you, is peddling fear.What this particular advertiser is doing is taking what the “media” is talking about, what people have been concerned with, and they are selling it.But the “it” that they are selling, is fear. They may actually have a good mortgage loan system, but what they are basing it on, more so, is the fear that people have that they won’t be able to pay their mortgages.Anyway, you know what, I’m not interested and I’m not buying it. Neither should you.We have to know this, that God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind.So when fear comes, we need to reject it. Worry comes, we need to reject it. Doubt, anxiety, all these things that stem from fear, we need to send them back. Think about it for a moment, when you fear, you cannot believe. You cannot have faith. And you cannot please God because the Bible says that without faith it is impossible to please God. I am sure we have heard many times, fear is the opposite of faith. Fear is unbelief.  But it yet works the same way as faith. Whatever it is you will attract, good or bad.Job said the thing I feared the most has come upon me. In this time, what the media is saying so much is that we are in a recession. (I’m not confessing that, because the kingdom of God is not in a recession). And since the media is saying that, people are fearing not having any money. And if you fear that, you are not believing God to be your Provider. You are not believing His promise that He is your Source. That like the psalmist said, I have NEVER seen the righteous forsaken or His seed begging for bread. You find yourself doubting everything the Word says.So you have to rebuke the fear. Advertisers are taking what the media is talking about and using it to their advantage, based on fear. There is a letter that we received some time ago and stamped on the outside of the envelope was “info about your stimulus check, enclosed.” (I don’t know anyone who has actually received a stimulus check, but that’s another story). But anyway, I opened and inside, you know what it was they were selling, fear. It said that I had to fill out this form (some type of questionnaire) and send it in, in order to receive my stimulus check.Fear.I’m not buying it and I’m not interested.  Then from time to time, we received notices from the gas company. And printed boldly on the envelope it says, “Worrying about your heater going out?” Uh, no, I am not worried. Whatever you are selling I don’t want it. I am not buying it.Worry is fear. And I’m not interested. We’ve received notices from the water sewage company saying, “Did you know that you are responsible if your pipes break in the street in front of your house?” But I know the devil is a liar. Fear.I’m not interested in buying that one either. You know, just today I struggled myself with believing what God said to me. I had a dream and I was to share it with someone. And because I feared that what God said would not happen for this person, I did not want to share it.But, God! Once He showed me that fear was involved, I was able to move on and to do what I was told. Sometime we allow fear to paralyze us from being obedient to what WE KNOW God told us to do. And I almost bought into the fear, which I have done too many times to count.Thank God, He opened my eyes to it today, (the fear) and I returned it to its “advertiser”, before the purchase went through. No fear here! I don’t want it and I am not buying it. We must be careful to see the fear in whatever form it comes and we must not receive it.Fear of believing God at His Word can cause us not to receive His promise.And that is whatever He has spoken to you, whatever you know His Word says you can have. So many things in this world are peddling fear. Trying to sell it to you. The advertisers pounce (who else pounces but the enemy), but they pounce on whatever is going on at the moment, the hot topic, hyped up by the media of course, and they put it in a little package and they market it. To you. But if you look real closely, the package says fear. And you need to reject it. If you don’t want it then don’t buy it! God is good and He’s real. A servant of the Lord,