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Fear will torment you and punish you. Part 7.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Point 3. The Solution to Fear.

The PPOG is designed to remove all the cobwebs of fear in your soul and replace them with confidence in doctrine, which leads to confidence in the Lord.

ROM 8:31 “If God is for us, who is against us?”

Fear is met and destroyed with courage.

2TI 1:7 “For God has not given to us a lifestyle of fear, but of power, and of virtue-love, and of sound judgment.”

The biggest fear in life is fear of the unknown.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

PSA 3:6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me round about.
PSA 56:4 “I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?”

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.

The brave man is not he who feels no fear.
The brave man is the one who masters his fears and is willing to face his problems head on.

We all need the strength to endure the things which we cannot change.
But we also need the courage to change the things which should be changed.

True courage is virtue-love, i.e., personal love for God the Father, impersonal love for all mankind, and occupation with Christ.
True courage means sound judgment, thinking under pressure, and good judgment at all times.

When David faced Goliath, he had doctrinal courage which was far superior to Goliath’s loud-mouthed macho courage.

What passes for courage is often not courage at all, but macho arrogance and stupidity.

If you have personal love for God the Father and you understand His integrity, you don’t need to claim specific promises for every situation.

First, you punish yourself through self-induced misery.
Then when fear gets into arrogance, divine punishment follows.

So you can be punished three ways by fear: by yourself, by your peers, and by God.

The great problem-solving devices of spiritual adulthood eliminate fear by equating living with dying and adversity with prosperity.

When you understand there is nothing to fear in death, then you begin to realize there is nothing to fear in life.

Fear of adversity destroys capacity for prosperity. So fear is the enemy of the PPOG.
Fear makes you herd bound so that you come to depend on others.

The fear of being wrong or making a mistake is the prime inhibitor of the creative process in man.

If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.

It is far better to attempt to do mighty things and to win glorious victories even through failures than to join the ranks of those poor boring individuals who don’t enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live a life that knows no victory or defeat.

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