Over-coming Fear(Part 1)

#1
Mat.10:29-32-'Are not two
sparrows sold for a farthing?And
one of them shall not fall on the
ground without your Father.But
the very hair of your head are
all numbered.Fear you not therefore,you are of more value
than many sparrows'.
In life,men have fears-fear of
the future,fear of the
present,fear of the past,fear of
situations or conditions around and so on.
How did fear come about?
Gen.3:9-10-And the LORD God
called unto Adam and said unto
him,'Where are you?'And he said,'I
heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid because I was
naked;and I hid myself'.
So,fear wasn't a part of
man,when God made him but a
product of a fallen nature-a
nature that is not under the protective covering of God.
Adam said,'I was afraid because I
was naked',I don't want us to
see nakedness here,only as not
just putting on clothes,but
also,as lost of one's protective covering-defence-
less,exposed,insecured.
What is fear?
Fear is a spirit and an enemy.I
know,we would have heard
various defination and explanation for fear,some say is
a state of mind,others say,it's
something else.But one thing I
know,is this,fear is a strong man
and when it comes,it
imprisons,takes over, the mind and body-try as hard as possible
to get rid of it,it won't just
go.Its purpose,in a life,is to end
such life,in failure,self-
destruction and
death;these,brethren,are the attributes of evil spirit,not of
God-For you have not recieved
the Spirit of bondage again to
fear;but you have recieved the
spirit of adoption,whereby we
cry,Abba,Father(Rom.8:15). When Adam was a son,he heard
the voice of God,as a Father and
was not afraid.But the day he
fell,something in him,just became
afraid of that voice.Psalm68:1-
Let God arise,let His enemies be scattered:let them also that
hate Him,flee before Him.So Adam
couldn't stand that voice
because an enemy of God had
possessed him.
How can I over-come fear? These are the ways,I know you
can over-come fear-by the
Power in the Word of God and
faith,in that Word.
Fear is a strong man and to
break free from the grip of a strong man,you need the help of
a stronger,one who can bind,the
strong man,first(Mat.12:29).The
Word of God is God and the Word
made flesh,is Jesus Christ(read
John1:1-14).Jesus Christ is the stronger and our deliverer,from
all evil,including fear.
If Christ is our deliverer,how
come most believers still live in
bondage to fear?Hasn't Christ
delivered us indeed?Or,are we ignorant of the what the
sacrifice,He made for us,really meant?Or are
we just faithless?
Christ has delivered us indeed
and this our deliverer,is not a
man or some power but the very Son of the Living God,Maker
of men,demons,powers and all
things.Men answer to Him,demons
answer to Him,everything
answers to Him but He
answers,to noone and nothing. Before satan went after Job,he
took permission from God,first
(Job1:6-12).No devil,no power,no
demon,no situation,no
condition,nothing, has power
over you,as a child of God,stop walking in ignorance,know your
worth and whom your Father
is.Anything that comes against
you,is the thing, God permitted
and nothing God permits to come
against you,is to destroy or kill you but to reveal a better you-
a man of faith,a man of prayer,a
man of strenght.If gold was a
man,he wouldn't want to go
through the fire,but the fire,is
what can reveal,the beauty,hidden,within the gold
and this is how our faith,will be
tried.
Walk in the awareness,of whom
you are and what you are-the
glory of God(Isa.43:7). To be continued
 
#2
Good thoughts, Olaitan. All who place their confidence in Jesus need have no fear. But we often still do. May we learn to trust Him.
 
#3
Courage is needed in all aspects of our lives to enable us to action our beliefs and evangelism is no different. If we have a belief and conviction but not the courage to live out our convictions, then we are just well meaning but weak people. Here is an Evangelism article that might be of help http://www.evangelismaustralia.com.au/take-courage-evangelist
There is a great, free PDF printout with Bible verses that you can download there to give you the courage to be bold in your witness.
 
#5
The Bible tells us God has not given us a spirit of fear. And of course Jesus tells us not to fear those who can only kill the body, but rather the one who can do that and then send us to hell. These passages work together to create a picture of Christians as bold and fearless ambassadors to truth. But is that really the case in today's world?

Most professing Christians today are afraid to live without money. They think they can't survive without it. But of course they can; the belief one needs money to live is just a big lie conjured together by the devil.

Most "Christians" today are also afraid to obey Jesus' commands. Here's one: the Bible tells us not to call any man on earth "Father". (Matthew 23:9) But how many "Christians" obey this command? Not many. And the reason? Besides greed, usually fear.

Let us pray the Father for more Christians with the courage and heart to live out their professed beliefs. Amen? Amen.
 
#7
We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. NASB

Yeah, you grow in Love, not grow in evangelizing.