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Why does satan use fear? 

When people fear they revert back to their old nature. Fear is not a part of your born again nature. Your new nature is of God.

2 Cor. 5:17 Therefore if any person is [engrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

When you give your life to God & except what Jesus did at the Cross you no longer walk as one in darkness. We do not follow after the flesh (the old Adamic nature). 

Satan wants you to walk in the old nature to be like him, not God. He will lie to you, deceive you, and try to make you fear so you will be like him and not like God. 

Rom. 8:1 THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.

Satan wants you to walk in fear so condemnation will come upon you. He wants you to walk in fear so you will live & walk after the dictation’s of the flesh. Satan wants you to be controlled by the flesh. But when you are born again the Holy Spirit comes to your aide so you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 

Rom. 8:5 For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and seek those things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit.

Satan wants you not to have peace. Vs. 6  Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever]. But we can have peace in God. We do not have to fear life and what life holds. 

Vs 7 The carnal mind is hostile to God. Satan tries to put fear on you so you will revert back to your old ways. Carnal thinking, walking in the flesh is all hostile & against God. 

Satan wants you in 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!

Fear paralyzes you so you can not cry Abba Father. 

Satan wants you to make decisions according to the flesh. Fear causes you to make wrong decisions. You become stupid & all you have learned of God does not flow from you. 

Your flesh will control you, unless you are controlled by the Holy Spirit. Fear is a Spirit and it controls you if you let it.  And God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power & love & a sound mind. Fear has torment and it takes away your power. 

Gal. 5:16 But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God).

Satan knows that if he can get you to walk continually in fear you will have your part in the lake of fire(Rev. 21:8) And you will be separated from God forever.

Fear causes anger, bad feelings towards others, slander, lying lips, & much more from the flesh. Satan wants you destroyed. He does not want you to walk with God in peace. Fear takes faith from you & without faith it is impossible to please God. 

Fear causes you to look at self. You do not look at God and what He can do, you only look at your shortcomings and what you can do in the flesh. Fear stops you from living and Jesus came so you might have life and have it more abundantly. He came to destroy the works of satan. 

The devil is a destroyer and he wants to destroy your peace, your joy, & every aspect of your born again life and your walk with God. 

Fear causes you not to hear God’s voice. God wants to walk with you and talk with you. He does not want you to fear. 

Ps. 62:8 Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Ps. 115:9 O Israel, trust and take refuge in the Lord! [Lean on, rely on, and be confident in Him!] He is their Help and their Shield.

Ps. 23 1 THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.

   2 He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.

    3 He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him–not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.

    4 Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.

    5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.

    6 Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.

Is. 12:2 Behold, God, my salvation! I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and song; yes, He has become my salvation.

Ps. 46:1 GOD IS our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.

God is here for you. You do not need to fear. Satan is a liar and the father of all lies. Trust God and walk with Him. Resist all that satan would try to put on you. Do not let fear have a place in your life. Walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. You can do it with God. All things are possible in Him. Do not fear!! Trust!! God is not going to tell you about tomorrow, he wants you to trust Him. Though things change and you don’t understand, God knows all. He already knows what will happen one minute from now, one hour from now, one year from now, and He has it all under control. So don’t let fear control you or have any part of your life. FEAR NOT!! TRUST HIM!

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Ps. 1:2 But his delight & desire are in the Law of the Lord & on His Law (The precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders & studies) by day & by night. vs. 3 And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water…

     This is how we stay away from deception. Deception is going to continue to become more & more in these las days & we need to stay focused on the word & what it says how to stand firm & planted firmly & rooted & grounded in Him. 

     Let me say first, we must have our faith in what Jesus did at the cross and that will produce in us the desire and the insight to Gods word. 

Matt. 24:4 take heed no man deceive you.

Col. 2:8, Matt. 24:24 for false Christs & false prophets will arise, & they will show great signs & wonders so as to deceive & lead astray, if possible, even the elect (God’s chose ones).

     We must habitually day & night meditate, ponder & study the word of God.

     What are we doing everyday? Is our time spent on temporal things? It is what we are doing everyday that will either strengthen us or cause us to be defeated. (provided our faith is in Jesus & what He did at Calvary.)

Ps. 1:1 says we are blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, & enviable) if we DO NOT walk & live in the counsel of the ungodly. That means do not follow their advice, their plans & purposes. (So Dr. Phil is out, Oprah is out!)

     Many times when we run into trouble we ask others for advise, be very careful. This can cause more trouble & heartache than what you had before you ask them.

Walk & live, the bible says so much about how we should walk & live our everyday life.

1) DON’T LIVE IN THE PAST:

Phil. 3:13 forgetting what lies behind & straining forward to what lies ahead.

     We can’t walk & live in the past. FORGET IT! We are now new creatures…

2 Cor. 5:17 Therefore if any person is [engrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a NEW creation (a new creature altogether, the only [previous moral & spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh & new has come!

     You can not change the past. You are forgiven of the past. Today is a new day walk & live in it. Jesus died for us so we can walk & live in newness of life. We are forgiven. (jer. 31:34 & Heb. 8:12 says He will not remember our sins no more.  Ps. 103:12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions form us.)

2) LIVE IN THE NOW!

Today is the day of salvation. (2 Cor. 6:2)

Now therefore fear the Lord & serve Him in sincerity & in truth: & put away the gods which your fathers served… (Josh. 24:14)

Choose you this day whom you will serve. (Josh. 24:15

Keep your mind on Him. 

Is. 26:3 You will guard him & keep him in perfect & constant peace whose mind [both its inclination & its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, & hopes confidently in You. 

So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him…)

Read: Phil 4:8 Think on these things!!! 

Gal 5:16 But I say, WALK & LIVE [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to & controlled & guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly NOT gratify the cravings & desires of the flesh (of human nature without GOd) vs. 25 If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit).

Eph. 4:15 Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all thinks, speaking truly, dealing truly living truly]. Enfolding in love, let us grow up in every way & in all things into Him who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed one). 

Eph. 5:8 Walk as Children of light [lead the lives of those native born to the light}

Col. 3:1-2

Eph. 5:15 Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully & worthily & accurately, not as the unwise & witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people) making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.

Eph. 6:10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which his boundless might provides]

We can only truly live if we are IN HIM & let HIM live through us & yield to Him daily.

     I like how Phil. 2:13 put it: [Not in your own strength] for it is God who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing & creating in you the power & desire], both to will & to work for His good pleasure & satisfaction & delights. 

He gives us the strength & the power to live right each day. He gives us the want too & the ability to do His will. 

Rev. 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, & they that hear the words of this prophecy, & keep those things which are written therein: FOR THE TIME IS AT HAND.

3) LOOK TO THE FUTURE:

Heb. 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author & the finisher of our faith. 

Do not worry or fret about the future. 

Phil. 4:6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance & in everything, by prayer & petition(definite requests), with thanksgiving…

Matt. 6:27 And who of you by worrying & being anxious can add one unit of measure to his stature or to the span of his life? vs. 33 But seek (aim at & strive after) first of all His kingdom & His righteousness (His way of doing & being right), & then all these things taken together will be given you besides. So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow…

Titus 2:13 awaiting & looking for the [fulfillment, the realization of our] blessed hope, even the glorious appearing of our great God & Savior Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed one).

1 Thes. 4:16-18 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven… those in HIm, past & present will be caught up with Him in the air. Therefore comfort & encourage one another with these words. (read the whole scripture)

Rev. 21:4 God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; & death shall be no more. Neither shall there be anguish (sorrow & mourning) nor grief nor pain anymore, for the old conditions & the former order of things have passed away.

Rev. 22:12-17 He is coming quickly! Look for Him. Keep your eyes turned up toward His coming. He is coming for those who are looking for His coming. Rev. 22:7 Behold I come quickly… Heb. 9:28 …to bring to full salvation those who are [eagerly, constantly, & patiently] waiting for & exception Him.

James 7:7-8; John 14:2-3; Rev. 4:1; Rev. 22:20

     Forget the past, live in the now, and look for His coming. How we walk and live each day will either bring us closer or farther away for Him. We can not save ourselves, but we need to live and walk in Him or we will be deceived. Watch and pray! Keep alert! Keep your eyes on Jesus Christ & HIm crucified, ONLY. Do not be deceived!!!!

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