Summary: We are in a series on the last days. Let us reason on how FEAR will thrive in the last days. Fear breeds fear. Fear kills FAITH. Your choices will determine if we walk in faith or we shall be crushed by FEAR?
YOU WILL CONQUER FEAR OR FEAR WILL CONQUER YOU… THE LAST DAYS’ FEAR?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
We are in a series on the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. We have been addressing 60 Biblical reasons why we believe JESUS IS COMING SOON. This lesson will address FEAR and HOW FEAR WILL DEEPEN ITS ROOTS IN THE LAST DAYS. It is very possible that FEAR will grow and manipulate individuals in the last days. We must identify the satanic tool of FEAR and DOUBT and how FEAR FEEDS OFF FEAR. Our text verse comes from LUKE’S writings.
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 (NIV) Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
Luke 21:26 (NLT) People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will 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.
FEAR BECOMES A GROWING TRAIT IN THE LAST DAYS OF TIME.
COME LET US REASON AND IDENTIFY AND DEFINE FEAR?
FEAR: the belief something bad is going to happen, sense of danger or pressure, implies anxiety, no courage, dread, an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to bring harm, hurt or pain, IRRITABILITY, irrational fears are called phobias, SCREAMING--- raised voice, high blood pressure,
ANXIETY: WORRY, NERVOUSNESS, uncertain outcome, concern, uneasiness, panic attacks,
WORRY: allow one’s mind to dwell or linger on difficulty or troubles, fret, agonize, panic, focus on potential problems, negative in nature, mental agitation/distress,
DREAD: extreme worry, frightened something bad is going to happen,ANTICIPATE WITH GREAT FEAR, fear, apprehension,
TORMENT: severe physical or mental suffering, agony,suffer.
PANIC ATTACK CAN APPEAR AS HEART ATTACKS!
WARNING: THE SMOKE DETECTOR?
I read a story about a man that invested in a SMOKE DETECTOR, as a matter of fact, he purchased two. He followed the directions and hung them in his house. The family tested and practice a fire drill. One day his wife burnt the bacon. He was asleep in his chair. The smoke detector when off and the man panicked. He got angry at the false alarm. A week or two later the family was sleepy one night, THE SMOKE DETECTOR made the deafening loud sound and the whole family was awaken. He dialed 911 and told the dispatcher his house was burning down. Several fire trucks were dispatched and the man was so embossed, there was NO FIRE at all?
Several false alarms later the man took the batteries out of the SMOKE DETECTOR. It appears the smoke detector was his enemy. He left them hanging but there were no batteries in them. One night the neighbor heard something to look and see his neighbor’s house was fully involved in a fire. Fire trucks came and all was lost. The man and his wife and children died with smoke inhalation and fire. SO SAD. SO SAD. In the investigation the fire marshal found two new smoke detectors with no batteries.
DEATH CAME BECAUSE THE DEVICE TO WARN THE FAMILY HAD NO POWER, BUT FEAR. ARE WE REALLY READY FOR THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS, OR WILL WE SEEK OUR OWN PLEASURE AND OVER RIGHT THE SENSE OF DANGER… JESUS IS COMING…
WE NEED TO REASON THE TRUTH. THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF FEAR…
1. HEALTHY FEAR : Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
2. FEAR OF DESTRUCTION: Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
Superstition and ignorance breed fear… WE DO ERR NOT KNOWING GOD’S TRUTH!
DO WE KNOW: FEAR BREEDS FEAR? WHERE DOES FEAR FIND BREEDING GROUND?
Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some storms come to row your trust and dependence on the Lord. This trial, this problem, this pain, this suffering could be a great GROWTH OPPORTUNITY.
OBSTACLES ARE WHAT WE SEE WHEN YOUR VISION LOSES SIGHT OF THE GOALS.
THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF UNHAPPINESS IS NOT YOUR SITUATION, BUT YOUR THOUGHTS AND THINKING PATTERNS ABOUT YOUR SITUATIONS. We allow LONELINESS to breed fear and discouragement and our HOPE FLIES AWAY.
Humans are the only varmints that design, build and sets the trap in our own head for SELF-DESTRUCTION.
Gandhi said: Ignorance and weakness breeds fear, AND FEAR BREEDS DISTRUST.
Martin Luther King said: WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR ITSELF…
FEAR DISTORTS FACTS OF FAITH. IN THE LAST DAYS THERE WILL GROW MORE AND MORE NEGATIVIITY AND LESS HOPE GIVING…