Jesus tells us to be of good cheer amid tribulations because He has overcome the world. He also calls us to cheer others, as we share His love, life and light. The Spirit of God encourages, edifies, and exhorts. One tactic of satan, our adversary, is to use fear leaders to hinder our victorious walk. God is helping us be cheer leaders, no matter the opposition.
A cheer leader stirs up the things of the spirit; a fear leader the things of the flesh. He rejoices in the fruit of transformation, even if small; not constantly complaining about the lack. He stands on what the Word of God says about his identity; not in adverse circumstances. A cheer leader reminds others to focus on the Lord, not on themselves or others. He rejoices, always.
It is by being cheer leaders that we oppose fear leaders. When others do not receive our cheers, we trust the Lord with His workings, and shake the dust off our feet. We do not let the fear leaders quench our joy and peace. When we ourselves battle fear, we run to Jesus, release it at His feet, and rest in Him, from glory to glory!
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.“