Summary: We have been laying a foundation about unhealthy fear. Fear can be very destructive and cause much damage to individuals. We must never accept finite hurt and fear. We must guard our heart to never accept infinite hope as the norm.
FEAR: GOING THE WRONG WAY
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com (2 parts)
TEXT: Deuteronomy 4:9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;
OFTEN LIFE BECOMES CRUEL AND HARD… YOU GET KNOCKED DOWN, THEN YOU GET UP AND TRY AGAIN. AFTER YOU GET KNOCKED DOWN ENOUGH YOU MAY DEVELOP THE TENDANCY TO JUST STAY DOWN? LIFE STEALS OUR DREAMS? THIS IS SO SAD… BUT THE REAL SAD STORY IS WHEN LIFE KILLS OUR DREAMING ABILITY.
Fear leads us down paths that can become a trap and doom us. I do believe FEAR can become GENERATIONAL, and be passed down through time. Fear will become a dominate controlling force. Where fear thrives we will become paralyzed and stay the same.
CAN YOU SAY: I HAVE A DREAM? As long as we have HOPE and a DREAM we will press forward… WE HAVE TO HOPE WHEN EVERYTHING SEEMS HOPELESS. FEAR ABSOLUTELY KILLS HOPE. It becomes our duty to keep the dream alive and growing. One of the greatest issues we face is 3
WHEN YOU GET ALL TURNED AROUND IT MIGHT BE EASY TO GO THE WRONG WAY…
God’s word gives us a clear imperative command: HAVE FAITH IN GOD. Have you ever heard of a football player getting hit so hard that he becomes so confused?
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
There was a man named Douglas Corrigan born Jan.22, 1906 from Texas. In 1938, he was 31, this young man loved airplanes. He was a pilot nicknamed WRONG WAY DOUGLAS CORRIGAN. He had two chocolate bars, two boxes of fig bars, a quart of water and U.S. map. Wrong Way desired to be the first man to fly non-stop from New York to Dublin, Ireland. He could not get permission to fly. He said: Columbus took a chance, so why not me?
So Wrong Way made all the preparations to fly across the ocean, but he was not allowed the permit. So early one morning Wrong Way Corrigan decided to fly to California non-stop. He took off in the fog. The fuel was so heavy he could only fly about 50 feet above the surface. He flew 29 hours headed to California, he saw the ocean? A small fishing boat told him he was near land. H landed in Ireland? How could this have happened? Wrong Way told all the authorities that his compass had broken and there was a gas leak in one of his tanks. He also explained about the thick fog. So instead of landing in California he landed in Ireland near London. He was lost for 29 hours?
Later they placed his airplane on a ship named MANHATTAN and Wrong Way suspended pilot’s license were restore upon returning to the USA. Wrong Way Corrigan was a famous hero? His name became WRONG WAY DOUGLAS CORRIGAN.
51 YEARS LATER, in the late 1980’s Wrong Way Corrigan told the real story. He admitted that the Federal authorities would not grant him the permit to fly east, so he pretended to fly west and that his whole life he was known as Wrong Way Corrigan for flying to Ireland not California, he had really made the FAMOUS MISTAKE INTENTIONALLY. He died December 9, 1995 at 88.
Isaiah 41:10 (MSG) Don't panic. I'm with you. There's no need to fear for I'm your God. I'll give you strength. I'll help you. I'll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.
FEAR CAN BRING TORMENT AND BECOME CRIPPLING AND THEN BRING US TO BE EMOTIONALLY, MENTALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY PARALYZE!
1 John 4:18 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 (MSG) There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.
I do not like the AMPLIFIED BIBLE for reading, but it is great for studying and bringing a clearer picture of the study.
1 John 4:18 (AMP) There is no fear in love (dread does not exist), but full grown( complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of torment (punishment) and (so) he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love (it is not grown into love’s complete perfection.)