Slaying the Giant of Fear.

 

Deu 1:27And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us. 28Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.29Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them. 30The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes; 31And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came into this place. 32Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God, 33Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to shew you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day. 34And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and sware, saying, 35Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers, 36Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.

Ill.

The little boy who said should have said it is I be not afraid. He said - ďI donít know who I am and I am AfraidĒ

 

Fear disregards Gods Plan.

Fear Distorts Godís Purpose.

Fear disbelieves Godís Promises.

Fear Disobeys Godís Principles.

 

Fear disregards Gods Plan.

21Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.

 

Fear Distorts Godís Purpose.

27And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.

 

Fear causes you to see things that are not there.

You are already dead before you start.

 

Num 13:

33And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

1.†† Boys out in the woods camping.

2.†† When sister Shaw was missing.

3.††† When my brother had an heart attack in NY.

 

 

Fear discourages Godís people.

28Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.

 

Fear disbelieves Godís Promises.

32Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God.

 

 

Fear Disobeys Godís Principles.

To fear is to disobey God and to Disobey God is to Sin.

72 times Fear Not is mentioned in the KJV.

15 times not to fear.

42 be not afaid.

 

 

Fear demands a Biblical Response.

 

We confront our phobia with the very thing that makes us afraid.

EG.go near snakes if you are afraid of snakes.

Fear is like poison, the venom helps us develop immunity.

We cannot run from fear It will haunt us.

 

Ill.The Canadian family that relocated to the Falklands in 1992 because the fear another world war.†† 5 days later argentine army invaded the Falklands and they found themselves in the middle of a war.

 

Job 3:

25For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.[1] 25For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

 

Use the Word of God as our weapon.

Deut. 33:

27The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.

Joshua 1:

9Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

 

Ps 27:

14Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

 

Ps. 46 :1-3.

1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.2Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;3Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.

 

Ps. 61:

2From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than25For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

 

Isa. 41:

10Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

 

 

a.     Fight fear with honesty.

Accept that I am afraid and be prepared to deal with it.

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b.    Fight fear with Faith.

Ps 56:

3What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

 

Matt 14:

30But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.31And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

 

c.                        Fight fear with Love.

 

I John 4:

18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment.He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

 

Ill.The little boy playing monsters with his dad.

 

d.                      Fight fear with Commitment to God.

Ps. 37:

†††††† 4Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

 

IT represents every unknown that is presently causing us worry.

Please commit them all to Him today.

 



[1]The King James Version, (Cambridge: Cambridge) 1769.