Summary: To show that we can defeat our enemies by: (1) by not being afraid of them, and (2) remembering GOD in our lives according to this verse.
How to defeat our enemies?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we can defeat our enemies by: (1) by not being afraid of them, and (2) remembering GOD in our lives according to this verse.
Deuteronomy 7:18 (Amplified Bible)
7:18 You shall not be afraid of them, but remember [earnestly] what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt,
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for I focus on You LORD JESUS and fear will go away because of faith in You, You will be the One to defeat all my enemies around me.
How to defeat our enemies?
A. Name derived from: 2 Greek words: "deuteros" meaning second and "nomos" meaning law.
B. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)
C. Date written: 1407 - 1406 B.C.
D. Purpose: The former generation of Israel had died in the wilderness; hence it was important that the law should be repeated and expounded to the new generation before they entered the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
E. To whom written: The children of Israel, the generation which would enter and conquer the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Main Theme: A rehearsal of the laws proclaimed at Sinai, with a call to obedience, interspersed with a review of the experiences of the old generation.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Key word: Remember
H. Key verses:
Deuteronomy 6:1-4 (Amplified Bible)
6:1 NOW THIS is the instruction, the laws, and the precepts which the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land to which you go to possess it,
6:2 That you may [reverently] fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, and keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.
6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and be watchful to do them, that it may be well with you and that you may increase exceedingly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
6:4 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord].
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Stop being afraid of them - stop worrying.
"You shall not be afraid of them,"
Afraid or "yare" in Hebrew means:
1. to fear
2. to frighten
3. to revere
Illustration: You won't see a boxer in his right mind saying "the enemy is strong, he will defeat me, I'm afraid of him" he is 50% defeated even outside the ring. The same thing with our enemies. Positive declaration of your victory, in your mind you are already victorious that is faith, you claim victory over them because of the WORD. That's why when there's a war, the leader will say "if any of you is afraid, go home"
Deuteronomy 20:8 (Amplified Bible)
20:8 And the officers shall speak further to the people, and say, What man is fearful and fainthearted? Let him return to his house, lest [because of him] his brethren’s [minds and] hearts faint as does his own.
Deuteronomy 1:29 (Amplified Bible)
1:29 Then I said to you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.
Deuteronomy 31:6 (Amplified Bible)
31:6 Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.
Psalms 27:1-2 (Amplified Bible)
27:1 [A Psalm] of David. THE LORD is my Light and my Salvation—whom shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?
27:2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Psalms 46:1-2 (Amplified Bible)
46:1 To the Chief Musician. [A Psalm] of the sons of Korah, set to treble voices. A song. GOD IS our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.
46:2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas,
Isaiah 41:10-14 (Amplified Bible)
41:10 Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.
41:11 Behold, all they who are enraged and inflamed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; they who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.