Defeating the Spirit of FEAR2020-03-18T10:04:30-08:00

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Notes 3-15-20C

Defeating the Spirit of FEAR

Our Series: The Year of  Declaring And Receiving God’s Promises

Today I want to pause our current series.

I want to deal with a current issue that is impacting the world today

  • From a spiritual perspective
  • “The Christian Perspective”

Statistics

Coronavirus Cases: 3/13/20

155,812

Deaths: 5,814

Recovered: 74,268

U.S. 2,955 Cases

149 Countries

Today

U.S. Health Department has declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a Pandemic (worldwide disease)

It has created a universal  atmosphere of FEAR

Throughout this year remember… The Spiritual Perceptive

“On earth as it is in heaven”

We first breakthrough in the spiritual realm…Then we see it in the physical realm

Cindy Jacobs

The word Corona means “crown”

“The enemy wants to control our minds to create a mind-set of fear which will control our thinking and actions”

Fear is the greatest tool of the enemy against mankind especially the Christians

Fear (facts)

  • The prevailing feeling of society today (terrorist, fraud, insecurity, mass shootings,epidemics)
  • Surveys show over 80% of the people say that fear is the driving force in their lives
  • Causes sickness, debilitation, paranoia
  • Single most effective tool of the enemy

Results of Spirit of Fear

  • Sickness (cancer , heart attack, disease)
  • Bondage (phobias, addictions, emotional disorders )
  • Reduces activity and productivity
  • Sets up a “failure syndrome”
  • Removes self worth
  • Quenches faith, hope, love
  • Limits God

For the Christian

2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and of sound mind

Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us

How do we as Christians deal with this
Let’s look at

4 Keys to Defeating “The Spirit of Fear”

Using the Word of God overcomes fear

  • Not arguing, psychoanalyzing, denying
  • Word is a Sword Defeats the enemy
  • Mt. Temptation– “It is written” (Personal Confessions) www.celebrateJesus.net
  • God’s Word says…

Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, (one side frees, others side defeats)

2 Tim. 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a SPIRIT of power, of love  and of sound mind

Rev 12:11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;

Luke 10:19 I have given you authority to .. overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

Matt 16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

Matt 10:1  He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.

Standing in your Authority overcomes fear

  • Recognizing who you are in Christ
  • Thief comes rob identity
  • We’re told to use our authority
  • Luke 10:19 I have given you authority to .. overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.Matt 16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.Matt 10:1  He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.

FAITH  overcomes fear

  • Faith sees from God’s perspective
  • Faith believes what “God says”
  • Faith responds to please the Lord

1 John 4:4 the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Mark 9:23 Everything is possible for him who believes.”

Matt 17:20  I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Honoring God overcomes fear

  • For God so loved world (you)
  • Everything Lord does is to deepen relationship
  • Place of safety-the enemy cannot enter
  • If afraid –run to Him COMMUNION (personal/family) www.celebrateJesus.net

Ps 91:1-2 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.“

Ps 42:1-2 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

Phil 3:10 “Oh that I might know Him..

Pastors and Churches throughout the nation are joining together

“We want to shift the narrative away from panic, fear and hopelessness to one of faith and trust in God in the midst of the storm. We need to silence voices of fear and amplify voices of faith”. Bethel Church

Presidents Declaring March 15, 2020- DAY OF PRAYER

Closing Prayer