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There are many types of Fear. There are over 180 different types of Fear.  

Fear of People, Fear of death, Fear of the unknown, Fear of the future, fear of the past, fear of going crazy, fear of loss, fear of failure, and much, much more. 

The origin of fear is the same, satan. The results of fear can be many different things. Fear is so big in these las days that many will not have the courage to continue. Many will even commit suicide. The bible says in Luke 21:26 that men’s hearts will fail them for fear.  So weather that means they will commit suicide or their heart will stop beating, the results of fear are the same. SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT MAKE IT TO THE END. (The bible says those who endure to the end shall be saved. 

Fear is an emotional response to threats and danger. Fear is often related with pain, you may have fallen in the past, so you are afraid of heights. Or you were hurt by someone or something, so now you are afraid of things and people. 

Research shows that people can get sick from fear. They even say that death can come from fear. Even healthy people have been known to be “scared to death”.  Fear often starts out a being concerned about something and can grow into where you are so afraid even to move. Your heart starts racing and you become sick. You can become fatigued and experience many physical symptoms in your body because of fear. 

People see all the things that are going on in the earth and that fear will overcome them if they submit to it. Luke 21:9 says that people will hear (the other verse said see or looking) & they will fear, but if tells us not to become alarmed & panic stricken & terrified: for all these things must take place first…

For Christians we should have great joy because we know that Jesus will be coming soon to take us home. So rather than being terrified of what is happening in the world, we should confidently & joyfully await the return of Christ. 

So in the last days DON’T QUIT, DON’T QUIT QUITTING! DON’T QUIT TURNING BACK TO GOD! DON’T QUIT REPENTING! SIMPLY DON’T QUIT.

Next, another result of fear is bondage.

Rom. 8:15 For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father!

People are slaves to fear. They even serve fear. There are people who can’t even move or do what they want because fear has such a hold on them, they can only move as fear moves them. Fear imprisons, fear paralyzes, and much more. 

Fear has torment.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Fear respects no one. Many people from all walks of life live in fear. Fear strikes the mind and holds it captive so you will not be effective for God or man. Fear can paralyze someone so much that they will not do the things God has planned for them. Fear breaks communion with God. A fearful person cannot live in the presence of God. And that is satan’s ultimate goal, is to get you so fearful that you will not be with, experience, or even turn to God at any moment in time. 

Men in the bible had results of fear, but they knew if they turned to God, they would be set free. See here that it made him suffer in his body. 

Isaiah 21:3-5 

 3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.

 4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.

Fear NOT, for I am with thee:

Isaiah 35:4

Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; he will come and save you.

Isaiah 41:10

Fear 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.

Isaiah 41:13

For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

Isaiah 43:1

But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

Isaiah 43:5

Fear not: for I am with thee…

Isaiah 44:8

Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

We will talk more at another time what our response to fear should be, but just remember that Fear is a Spirit, it is from Satan, & God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. He wants you to walk with Him without any hindrances. He wants you free. That is why Jesus came. Without Jesus you do not have any hope. 

Ephesians 2:12

That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world…

So do not act like you are like those without hope. You have the one who created the world behind you and in you. He is your strength! He is your hope! He will not leave you, not forsake you!! Look to Him!! Be FREE!!

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Everyone one remembers the song, “I never promised you a Rose Garden”. That is the only part of the song I remember. But if you listen to the preachers and teachers of today, that is exactly what they say that God has promise us, “A Rose Garden”. That He wants us to have mansions & have our own Rose Garden. But that is not what I see in the word. I think the words to that song are more true than we might want to think. And because people are believing these preachers today, they are falling away.

Just like in Mark 4:17 And they have no real root in themselves, and so they endure for a little while; then when trouble or persecution arises on account of the Word, they immediately are offended (become displeased, indignant, resentful) and they stumble and fall away. 

I believe we need to be honest with people when they come to the Lord. 

Ps 34:19 Many evils confronts the [consistently] righteous, BUT the Lord delivers him out of them all.

John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence.  In the world you have tribulations and trials and distress and frustration’ but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world.[ I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you]

2 Tim 3:12 Indeed all who delight in piety and are determined to live a devoted and godly life in Christ Jesus WILL meet with persecution [will be made to suffer because of their religious stand]

Paul & Silas had received many lashes & were put into prison. Instead of being trapped in self pity or turning from God because life wasn’t a “Bed of Roses” they praised God. (Acts 16:25)

Often we blame tribulations on the enemy, but God uses our light afflictions to help us grow & to fulfill His will in our lives.

God takes us through the fire, not to burn us, but to purify us. He takes us through the water, not to drown us but to wash us. 

“It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statues.” Ps 119:71

People who are truly saved will grow up in the Lord during trials and temptations. Others will fall away. This is a true sign of genuine repentance and true salvation. The word of God & what Jesus did will change ones life. You will not be the same after salvation. Some fall away because of tribulations & trials, because they are not rooted & grounded in HIM. 

A righteous person says:

“though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down” Ps 37:24

“Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I WILL ARISE” Mich 7:8

Just as Paul said: “we commend ourselves in every way as [true] servants of God; THROUGH great endurance, in tribulation and suffering, in hardships and privations, in sore straits and calamities, in beatings, imprisonment, riots, labors, sleepless watching, hunger…”

There are many other scriptures that talk about tribulation, trials(count it all Joy), and rough times for the believer. 

Yes God blesses. Yes He will take care of us. BUT He has not promised a “Rose Garden” in this life.  

Why do we feel we must have the best cars, the best clothes, and the best of THINGS, when there is a lost and dying world. A hungry world. A hurting world. 

DON’T fall away because you have troubles and difficulties. HE WILL deliver you and be with you. 

He does promise I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU. 

 

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