Dealing With Fear

dealing with fear

Fear is a spirit and it works with the human body – your own body. It works with all that is inside of you to create the atmosphere for fear. Fear is an unpleasant emotion or a feeling you get when you’re afraid or worried that something bad is going to happen. It comes as a result of anticipation or awareness of danger. It’s the brain’s reaction to emotional stimulus or from thoughts.

A man that has fear cannot be in control.

Two types of fear

  1. The fear of God. The fear of God produces good things.
    Prov. 1:7 KJV. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    Psalm 111:10 KJV. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
  2. Fear of danger. This is the fear of danger or other things.
    2 Tim. 1:7 KJV. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
    Romans 4:20 KJV. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

How can I overcome fear?

  1. Identify why you are afraid. Know that fear opens the door for an attack. You cannot follow God well with fear. There are different reasons to be afraid and they include
    1. Fear of death.
    2. Fear of man.
      Luke 12:4-5 KJV. And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
    3. Fear of idols.
      Judges 6:10 KJV. And I said unto you, I am the Lord your God; fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have not obeyed my voice.
      Isaiah 31:3 KJV. Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the Lord shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
    4. Fear of dreams.
      Job 4:13-18 KJV. In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men, 14 Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. 15 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up: 16 It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,17 Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker? 18 Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:
      Psalm 27:3 KJV. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
    5. Imaginative fear.
      Psalm 53:5 KJV. There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.
    6. Fear of enemies.
      Psalm 118:6 KJV. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
      Heb. 2:14-15 KJV. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
  2. Seek the face of God.
    Psalm 34:4 KJV. I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
  3. Tackle the object of fear.
    Joshua 1:7 KJV. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.

Date: Sunday 18/4/2021 2nd Service

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