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Summary: Fear is a common enemy that we all face today. Fear dilutes the effectiveness of the work of God. Fear makes no sense and can be totally irrational. Moses was a God leader and he tried to prepare his people to face fear and trust God. Fear can be contagious... TRUST GOD!

DILUTED FAITH? EXPIRING WITH FEAR?

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com (This is part of a series on fear.)

Text: Deuteronomy 31:8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

HAVE WE EVER COMPROMISED OR DILUTED WHAT GOD DESIRED FOR US BECAUSE THE MEAN, CRUEL ENEMY OF FEAR AND DREAD? Fear is one of the greatest spiritual pitfalls a human can face. Fear’s goal is to get you to settle for less than God has planned for you.

Do we focus on fear or do we focus on the plan of God and trust Him completely? Goliath was a mighty big champion. David was small in comparison to the Giant. Fear gripped the camp of God’s men. Any one of the soldiers could have taken Goliath’s head off… Fear made the men go into their tents and cry themselves to sleep. Along comes a lad carrying cheese and bread and he had not heard all the NEGATIVE MESSAGES that had breed fear. Twice a day for 40 days the GIANT’S MESSAGE RELEASED FEAR IN GOD’S CAMP. Arise little David, see how big God is… not how big the giant made himself to be. QUIT ALLOWING FEAR TO LIVE IN YOUR BRAIN RENT FREE.

FEAR WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST COMMON AND FREQUENT TRAITS OF THE LAST DAYS BEFORE JESUS’ RETURN.

Are we prepared to face the GIANTS OF DREAD AND FEAR? You might as well buckle your belt and get ready to FACE THE TOOLS OF OUR ENEMY. Fear and depression our first cousins. We better be ready and expect the TESTING SEASONS OF FEAR.

Luke 21:26 (AMP) Men swooning away or expiring with fear and dread and apprehension and expectation of the things that are coming on the world; for the (very) powers of heaven will be shaken and caused to totter.

FEAR IS A BY-PRODUCT OF THE LACK OF REPENTANCE, CORRECTION, AND CONSTANT BLAME.

Why would a person hid from God? Do you think God knew where Adam and Eve was? Instead of repentance the first couple found it easier to “RUN AWAY” AND HID. Fear has several options: DENY FEAR? RUN AWAY (FLIGHT) OR STAND AND FIGHT.

Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. 11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? 12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. 13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

Adam and Eve were guilty of disobedience to God. There is not record of sorrow, shame, or repentance. As a matter of fact Adam blamed Eve and turned the situation to the point that Adam blamed God? THAT WOMAN THAT YOU GAVE ME…

Then EVE shows no godly sorrow and no confession to wrong, she BLAMES THE ENEMY? The SERPENT TRICKED ME. He was subtle. He caught me away from my husband and in the moment of being alone ---

SO FEAR IS BIRTH BY BAD ATTITUDES AND NO CORRECTION AND NO SELF EVALUATION. Adam and Eve should have had a discussion about what they did and said we were wrong and we will confess to the Father when he visits today? BUT SIN BROUGHT FEAR. God’s very nature is LOVE and FORGIVENESS.

THE CHOICE OF DENYING THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTION ESTABLISHED A STRONGHOLD OF FEAR THAT WILL FOLLOW DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS OF HISTORY AND ESTABLISH A SPIRIT OF GRIEF, WANT, WOE… JUST LOOK AT THE FACES OF A LOST AND DYING HUMMANITY, WHERE FEAR HAS THE DOMAIN.

Luke 21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Luke 21:26 (MSG) in an uproar and everyone all over the world in a panic, the wind knocked out of them by the threat of doom, the powers-that-be quaking.

Luke 21:26 (AMP) Men swooning away or expiring with fear and dread and apprehension and expectation of the things that are coming on the world; for the (very) powers of heaven will be shaken and caused to totter.

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