Summary: We give to much time to criticism and negativism. Fear will have no power unless we allow it. I can not control what happens to me, but I can control how I react. Put on your boxing gloves and prepare to fight.
FEAR BREEDS FEAR...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
NOTE: There is a healthy fear that is wisdom, such as the fear of God and a healthy respect
of situations. This lesson focuses on the danger of excessive fear that can hinder and cripple
COME LET US REASON TOGETHER AT:
1. WHY DOES OUR ENEMY WANT FEAR IN THE CAMP OF GOD?
2. WHAT IS TRYING TO BIRTH FEAR IN THE HEART OF GOD'S PEOPLE?
3. WILL WE TURN OUR SITUATIONS OVER TO GOD AND TRUST HIM TO HANDLE OUR
FEAR CASES INTO HIS CARE?
Much of failure comes when people make a habit of fear and excuses.
FEAR, ANXIETY AND WORRY WERE NOT IN GOD'S PLAN FOR ADAM AND EVE.
THE CHOICES THEY MADE RELEASED FEAR...
THE FIRST TIME FEAR IS MENTION IN THE BIBLE WAS A RESULTS OF SIN.
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.
THE CHOICE OF DISOBEDIENCE RELEASED CONSEQUENCES...
FEAR WAS ONE OF THOSE? WHY ARE YOU HIDING?
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of
a sound mind.
WILL WE TAKE AN HONEST EVALUATION OR ASSESMENT OF WHAT FEAR REALLY IS?
THEN SEE IF FEAR, ANXIETY IS TRYING TO TAKE ROOT IN OUR DAILY LIFE?
FEAR: Fear is a strong emotion. Horror, panic, an unpleasant emotion from a sense of danger,
to be afraid, to expect or worry,
ANXIETY: fear, nervousness of what might happen, uneasy mind, overwhelming tension
WORRY: to afflict with mental distress, to face agitation, to focus and think about problems,
thinking that something bad is going to happen, focus on the negative possibilities.
STRESS: mental tension, worry over problems.
Worry, fear, anxiety and stress can affect your heart, your blood pressure and your nerves.
IN THE LAST DAYS, THERE GROWS A TENDANCY, AN ATTITUDE, OR A SPIRIT IN THE
HEARTS OF MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN TO ALLOW FEAR AND ANXIETY A GREATER
RULE THAT CAN TERRIFY AND PARALYZE THE BEHAVIOR AND FREEDOMS WE ALL
Jesus was asked a serious question about the END TIMES...
Part of Jesus' answer was very clear --- the TIME IS COMING WHEN FEAR WILL BE A
DESTRUCTIVE FORCE AND WILL TRY TO GAIN CONTROL...
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.
Sure the are negative situations trying to SMOTHER OUR FAITH ---
BUT LIFT UP YOUR HEAD AND STAY FOCUSED ON THE ETERNAL.
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for
your redemption draweth nigh.
WORRY MAY BE A SIGN --- YOU DO NOT TRUST GOD...
LET US BE HONEST: FEAR IS BONDAGE --- FEAR IS THE ENEMY OF THE FAITH THAT
WILL HINDER THE PROMISES OF GOD...
BONDAGE: being limited or restrained, the state of being a slave, being bound,
Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received
the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
**EVER HEARD OF GEPHYROPHOBIA?
Gephyrophobia is the fear of bridges!
THE ANXIETY DISORDER OR SPECIFIC PHOBIA CHARACTERIZED BY THE FEAR OF
It appears some people have this terrible fear of bridges.
Some bridges are high and long and this really sets the fear into action.
Some people will drive for hours to avoid cross a bridge? ALL FEAR DRIVEN.
Because of the FEAR OF BRIDGES creates some serious problems the government has had
to OFFER A DRIVING SERVICE. A person with this fear will have a bridge attendant to drive
their vehicle across the bridge.
The MACKINAC BRIDGE is 5 miles long and in places it is 200 feet above the water.
Some people have started to cross the bridge when fear stopped them and they sat in their
car and blocked the traffic and caused serious traffic jams. This is a real problem.
Since 1991 MICHIGAN HAS A TIMID MOTORIST PROGRAM has helped hundreds of people by
driving the 5 miles across the MACKINAC BRIDGE. This TIMID DRIVING PROGRAM has cost
the state of Michigan millions of dollars.
This FEAR PROBLEM is not just in Michigan, MARYLAND has the CHESAPEAKE BAY
BRIDGE that is 4 miles long and 200 feet high. There is a program that has individuals TO DRIVE