Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Fear will torment you and punish you. Part 3.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Crisis Evangelism refers to the fact that during an extreme emergency people will turn to the Lord Jesus Christ and the Church.

2TI 2:24-26, And the Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.

2TI 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and discipline.

1. Fear is a spirit.
2. It is a spirit that God did not give to us.
3. Self-discipline, self-control and love are our protection from fear.

Jealousy is much more than just an emotional feeling; it is also a system or lifestyle of thinking. Anger is much more than just an emotional feeling; it is also a system or lifestyle of thinking.

MAT 7:16 “You will know them by their fruits.”
MAT 7:18 “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.”

As long as this type of individual remains arrogant and refuses to admit their negative decisions they will live in the arrogant skills.
Self-justification, self-deception, and self-absorption.

ISA 44:20 He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside. And he cannot deliver himself, nor say, “Is there not a lie in my right hand?”

Fear is a whole system of sins which include worry, anxiety, insecurity, incapability of doctrinal application, and therefore inability to use the problem solving devices.

1JO 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.

As the cancer of fear increases, that individual becomes intimidated by life.

Fear is a spirit of torment sent out by our enemy the devil.

The Bible says that “we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world… and against evil spirits in the heavenly places,”
EPH 6:12.

Here’s where fear can and will steal from you.

Fear has the power to steal the miracles that God wants to do in you, and through you.
An excellent example of this is what happened to Peter in Mat 14.

He was on the edge of greatness, but his fear stole his miracle.

2CO 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight–

2CO 4:17-18, For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Jesus was doing a miracle with him – Peter was changing the history of mankind as they knew it.

Peter saw his circumstances.

1. People usually don’t remember that day as a day when God defied the laws of nature and caused a mere man to walk on water.
2. It is most often remembered as the day that Peter’s fear got the best of him.
3. The reason is that the thief with fear stole Peter’s miracle.

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