Overcoming Fear

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. ~ 1 John 4:18

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, the unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. ~ Revelation 21:6-8

fearful – feeling fear (to be reluctant to do, meet, or experience; anticipation of the possiblity that something unpleasant will occur), dread (to be reluctant to do, meet, or experience), apprehension (anticipation of adversity or misfortune; suspicion or fear of future trouble or evil), or solicitude (state of anxiety/concern; expressing excessive attentiveness)

unbelieving –  skeptical; to not believe (have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so)

adominable – repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome

murderers – someone who kills another human being (to deprive of life in any manner; to destroy; do away with; extinguish)

whoremongers – someone who consorts (associates, joins, unites) with whores; a lecher (person given to excessive sexual indulgence)or pander (person who caters to or profits from the weaknesses or vices of others)

sorcerers– someone who practices sorcery (the art, practices, or spells of a person who is supposed to exercise supernatural powers through the aid of evil spirits; black magic; witchery)

idolators – a worshiper of idols (any person or thing regarded with blind admiration, adoration, or devotion). A person who is an immoderate admirer; devotee.

liars – a person who lies (speaks falsely or utters an untruth knowingly, with intent to deceive).

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, the unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. ~ Revelation 21:6-8

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. ~ 1 John 4:18

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We often talk about the sexual sins, abominations, witchcraft and even unbelief and lying…but we rarely talk of fear as sin.

Fear is not some cute, poor me, excusable emotion. It is sin just like all of the sins of this scripture passage. Some have made fear an idol in that they put so much focus on their fear(s) that they are feeding and feeding them and because of their focus it grows until fear takes over their lives. Fear manages their lives and what they do and even what their families do. I was one of those in that kind of bondage to fear and it is an awful way to live. Some have more of a controlled type of fear. It not in the forefront but more hidden, like a phobia that only rears its ugly head on occasion…but fear or fear by another name… it is all SIN. As Christians we need to deal with fear the same way we deal with any other sin. Get it out of our lives and cut it off at the root. Overcome!The Bible says in Revelation 12:11 Andthey overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.  

I don’t care who you are, what position you do or do not hold, what you have been through in your life, what you have done or has been done to you, what may or may not be getting ready to happen in your life, in your family or in this world….we are not to fear. FEAR, except for the fear of the Lord, is sin. Period. FEAR almost sent me straight to hell for eternity and if you make the choice not to deal with it in your life then it will send you there too!!! 

Overcome (to get the better of in a struggle or conflict; conquer; defeat) and you will inherit ALL things. That is the Word of the LORD! AMEN!!!

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I have so much to say on this subject but I need to close and end with this…

How do I overcome fear in my life???

I always use the Word of God and the authority I have been given through my Lord Jesus Christ! When I was trying to get rid of that bondage of fear and even these days when the enemy tries put it back on me I turn to what I call my “Father’s Love Cast Out Fear” cards. 101 cards that I have written scripture on – 50 of what the Bible says about fear and 51 of what the Bible says about the Father’s Love. I say them out loud until fear breaks. It always breaks because the Word of God is powerful and the enemy cannot stand against TRUTH. The only reason the enemy brings fear into our lives is so that we will cower in our God given assignments for our lives or even for that moment.

Overcome!