Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
We have nothing to fear but fear itself, Part 2.
Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Turn to LUK 12:4
Satan requires fear to have control over the human race.
ROM 8:15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again,
All of humanity, by virtue of the first birth, is under some form of fear; the ultimate = fear of death.
Claustrophobia = fear of being confined in a room or a small space.
Acrophobia = dread of high places.
Zoophobia = fear of animals.
Social phobia = intense anxiety when presented with a social situation.
Acarophobia = abnormal fear of mites, other small insects, or worms.
Arachnophobia = abnormal fear of spiders.
Astraphobia = abnormal fear of lightning and thunder.
Batophobia = abnormal fear of being near an object of great height, a skyscraper or mountain.
Nyctophobia = abnormal fear of the night or darkness.
Fear of dirt or contamination = mysophobia.
Gynephobia = fear of women.
Apiphobia = fear of bees.
Hydrophobia = fear of water.
Dronophobia = fear of driving on freeways.
Paraskevidekatriaphobia = fear of Friday the 13th.
Turn to MAT 10:28
1JO 4:18 There is no fear in virtue love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
Those who kill the body are those who use killing to gain an objective, and they are characterized as murderers because their father is a murderer, JOH 8:44.
Surah 9:5 “Fight and slay the pagans (infidels) wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war.”
Surah 5:33 “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah or his apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or the cutting off of hands and feet from the opposite sides, or exile from the land.”
Surah 9:73 “Prophet, make war on unbelievers and hypocrites, and deal rigorously with them.”
Surah 8:59-60 “Let not the unbelievers think they will ever get away... strike terror into the enemy of God and your enemy... rouse the faithful to arms! If they (the non-Muslims) incline to peace (accept Islam) make peace with them.”
Surah 5:49 If they reject your judgment, know that it is Allahs wish to scourge them for their sins.
If you cannot handle the lesser things, you will not be able to handle the greater things.
The reason why you are being caused to fear is the same reason why you can be caused to be fearless and courageous - the repetition of information.
fear - aor-pass-subj - phobeo = do not be caused to fear.
Once he can get you to fear, he can get you to become emotional, and once you give way to the emotional reaction of fear, you become a slave in your soul and you cannot deal with reality.
MAT 10:28 “And do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul;” unable = they are not empowered to kill the soul.
MAT 10:28 fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
REV 20:6 Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power,
To have no fear in your life is the first expression of your love toward God.
PSA 56:4 In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?
PSA 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
PSA 118:6 The Lord is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?
perverse - a*tovpwn [atopon] = individuals who have no place or dwelling, topon = place atopon = out of place, perverse, and wrong.
When the enemies of the Christian do not succeed in creating fear in the Christian, the fearlessness of the Christian creates fear in the enemies.
Robert R. McLaughlin All Rights Reserved 2002