Breakthrough to Freedom conference review.   Part 2

Breakthrough to Freedom conference review.   Part 2

“The number 1 fear in Christians is the fear of death.”

Why?

Fear is faith that is twisted or perverted. Fear is faith in something that can hurt or kill you.

“Faith comes by hearing and by hearing the Word (Voice) of God.” Romans 10:17

Fear also comes by hearing and by hearing the voice of the devil!

Ill. After Adam/Eve listened and believe the voice of the devil over God his faith turned into fear. The first thing Adam said to God after his sin was

“I heard your voice in the garden and was afraid.” Gen. 3:10

Jesus was born into the earth and destined for the cross for a purpose.

“For this purpose the Son of God was revealed, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” I John 3:8

“So as the children share in flesh and blood, He (Jesus) took part in these so that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is the devil, and deliver those who through the fear of death were throughout their lives subject to bondage.” Heb. 2:14-15

Fear is bondage filled with torment – I John 4:18

All the works of the devil are based on fear. He is a terrorist. But Jesus destroyed his works or terror so that fear is no longer natural to the born again child of God.

“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind (self control over our thoughts).” 2 Tim. 1:7

So fear must come from the outside of us not the inside of us. If you receive it instead of resisting it – then it will gain a foothold in your soul.

FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real  = a lie

When fear come to the mind of a born again person – it comes with the purpose to steal, kill and destroy your love, joy, peace, - life of God.

It comes from the outside like a fiery dart or darts. Usually not just one fiery dart but many at the same time.

Use you tube clip from movie scene Gladiator

Once fear hits inside your soul it can cause all kinds of destruction. Remember fear is based on a lie and are sent to kill, steal and destroy.

How does fear get inside your soul from the outside?

Thoughts or words that come to you. The devil can’t do anything to you apart from fear. When you think about a lie and speak fear it activates it in your life.

You must take the thought captive and resist speaking fearful words!

This takes training and we are always in training. For example:

          Ill. When a fear or negative thought comes to you cast it down from your mind by speaking out loud.

You can’t fight thoughts with thoughts. You must fight thoughts with spoken words.

Speak against fear and cast it down. It is trying rise up in front of your mind. Then speak a scripture (truth) to the lie. Do it over and over until your mind gets renewed in overcoming fear. Say out loud,

“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind (self control over our thoughts).” 2 Tim. 1:7

Jesus bought and paid for your freedom from fear. God has given you power, love and a sound mind just like His.

Worry is meditating on a fear thought sent from the devil.

Fear connects us to the devil’s kingdom and faith connect us to God.

Faith activates God’s power the same way fear activates the devil’s power.

Ill. Jairus was leader of local synagogue 12 year old daughter dying. Jesus came to village and he fell at Jesus’s feet begging to come heal his daughter. Jesus said sure I will. Just then a lady having a hemorrhage 12 years touched Jesus and got healed. “Who touched Me?” Jairus is waiting for his miracle while watching this woman get her miracle. Suddenly news came it was too late – the daughter died. When Jesus heard it He said,

“Fear not. Only believe.”  Literally translated

“Stop the fear! Only believe.”   Mark 5:36

Notice what Jesus did not tell him: He did not tell him to have more faith or to repent. He said “do not fear”. The most important thing Jesus said was the first thing He said. Stop the fear. Don’t be afraid. This is actually a command not a suggestion.

Why would Jesus command a man whose daughter just died, not to fear – only believe?

Fear activates the kingdom of satan and faith activates the KOG

Because fear tolerated is faith contaminated.

“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.” 2 Tim. 1:7

Fear is foreign to the born again spirit that is filled with power, love and a sound mind. Fear is not inside you – it comes from outside you.

“Fear brings torment with it.”  I John 4:18

Satan is trying to terrorize you.

Concl: “Fear not – only believe.” If we couldn’t do this then God would not have told us to do it.

If you wake up at night and start worrying or you are afraid – it could be a spiritual attack against your mind. You may need to get up and go speak out loud some scripture over the situation that brought fear to you.

A prayer:

Heavenly Father, reveal to me areas of fear in my life that need correcting, and I will replace them with faith filled words.  (be still and listen for God’s answer).

Confession:

“I am a believer and not a worrier. I am not the sick trying to get healed, I am the healed and satan is trying to steal my healing. The truth is, I am free from all fear because God has not given me a spirit of fear. I have the power of God, the love of God and a sound and strong mind, because God said so! “God is my refuge and my strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, I will not fear.”