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Keys to Fearless Christianity 2

2019 The Year of …. Possessing Your Breakthrough

‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.(the anointing) In those days I will pour out my Spirit on those who are serving me

 David said, “I watched the LORD break through like a mighty flood.” So he named the place “The Lord of the Breakthrough

 God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid but a spirit of power and love and self-control

So Christ has made us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get  tied up again in any area of bondage

Acts 2:17-21

2 Sam. 5:19-20

2 Tim 1:7

Gal 5:1

Throughout this year remember… It’s all about the spiritual”

“On earth as it is in heaven”

We first breakthrough in the spiritual real

Then we see it in the physical realm

This year Breakthrough 2019

We’re building on the  RELEASE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The  key to Victory (Breakthrough)  for the Christian is

“Be filled with the Spirit”

The essential to all the Lord has

in every area of our lives

We saw Breakthrough (BT)

BT in the Bible is one of the definers of God

His name

His character and nature

His desire to break off areas of the enemy and BT into His promises

Spiritual BT isn’t just “breaking through” it also

includes “breaking off”

We continue our BT Series

from

“Break Off to Breakthrough”

We continue by looking at

“Breaking Off

Areas the hinder or hold back

Breakthrough in our lives

This is the greatest tool of the enemy
for the days ahead

Breaking

“The Spirit of Fear”


We began with the foundation to
Breaking Free

Everyone has been impacted by this emotion

It began in the Garden of Eden when man stepped out of God’s protection

Fear (facts)

  • The prevailing feeling of society today (terrorist, fraud, insecurity, mass shootings)
  • Surveys show over 80% of the people say that fear is

the driving force in their lives

  • Causes sickness, debilitation, paranoia
  • The second most marketable subject of movie industry
  • Single most effective tool of the enemy

I said in order to defeat fear

  • We have to understand its characteristics
  • We have to be aware of the traps of the enemy
  • Once we recognize the signs we can break its influence and live in freedom

We saw

  • The “spirit of fear” is not based on

“real danger” (deception) and is

out of proportion to the threat

Attempts to remove God from the circumstances.

We looked at major causes
of fear

Parental influence

Some fear is due to being raised an atmosphere of insecurity

 Past associations and events

Bad experiences from the past can cause fear. Memory of what happened can cause fear to persist and influence other areas

Guilt

Unresolved  guilt produces fear (condemnation)

Lack of knowing God

Incorrect, incomplete understanding of

God can result in fear

Results of Spirit of Fear

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

Fear Cycle (See video)

Last time

How to BREAK the SPIRIT OF FEAR

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 NKJ

John 10:10

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy

  • 1 Peter 5:8

Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

  • 1 Peter 5:8 (Msg)

The devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping

 

The enemy comes to bring

the thief comes to rob your spiritual identity

The enemy desires to

  • Remove who we are in Christ in order that fear, doubt worry, anxiety can enter in
  • Remove our sense of God’s love for us which causes us to lose trust in Him

We answered

Why does the enemy try to remove our feeling of God’s love for us?

Because…

The Key to Defeating Fear

(Not determination, self help classes, vacations, denial, mind over matter, yoga or drugs )

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear (NIV)

Love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear.( New Contemp.)

There is no fear in love. Perfect love puts fear out of our hearts. (New Life )

Fully translated
1 John 4: 18

There is no fear in love. But God created  genuine, without mixture love, forces out drives away and locks out fear

  • Love – looks for opportunities to give
  • Fear – clutches and is distrusting
  • Love – thinks no evil
  • Fear – thinks of little else
  • Love– believes all things
  • Fear – Suspicious of everything that       everyone

Contrast Love & fear

  • Love– is busy at today’s tasks
  • Fear – is neutralize today for worrying about tomorrow
  • Love – forgives and releases
  • Fear – holds on and binds up
  • Love – leads to greater love and trust
  • Fear – leads to greater fear and suspicion

We saw
Love is the key

And how it works

3 part being

1 Thess 5:23-24

May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.

Eph. 6:11

Cover yourself with the full provision of God to defeat the attempts of the enemy (fiery darts) to derail you. (MCV)

3 Part Beings

You cannot defeat the enemy with your

 soul

Improper Alignment

Soul

Body

Spirit

Enemy comes to attack your soul (mind)

Circumstances out of control

Problems too big

Fear of tomorrow

Things are going to turn out wrong

Going to fail

God has abandoned you

TRUST brings PROPER ALIGNMENT

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

John 14:1

Do not be afraid. Trust in God; trust also in me.

Trust: take security, rest,  receive peace

Proper Alignment

Spirit

Soul

Body

Spirit agrees with
God’s Word

Ps 27:1 The Lord is my light so, with him on my side I am fearless, afraid of no one and nothing.

Ps 34:4  I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Matt 6:31-32 So do not worry about tomorrow your heavenly Father knows that you need.

Phil 4:13  I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Phil 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus

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

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

2 Tim 1:7  For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. NKJV

2 Cor 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

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Keys to Living Free From Fear

  • TRUTH
    overcomes fear
  • Enemy comes to bring deception /distortion
  • Tries to cloud thinking “did God really say”
  • God’s Word is “truth”

John 8:31-32  Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching

(word-logos), you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth (facts/,reality), and the truth will set (make/keep) you free.”

Ps 112:7-8 He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. His heart is secure, he will have no fear

 

LOVE
overcomes fear

  • Will not let other emotions to override

I Jn 4: 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear (NIV)

Love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear.( New Contemp.)

There is no fear in love. Perfect love puts fear out of our hearts. (New Life )

1 Cor 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails

COURAGE (determination)
 overcomes fear

  • Enemy’s goal à timidity –loss of identity
  • Who we are in Christ
  • Circumstances are to be weighed in light of our destiny

 

Ex 14:13 “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today.

Josh 1:9  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

 

CORRECT CHOICES
overcomes fear

  • “What is your desire Lord?”
  • God makes the choice….we follow in obedience

Josh 24:15 choose for yourselves this day whom you will follow, …. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.“

Prov 23:7 For what a man chooses in his heart, that’s the kind of man he will be

Is 30:21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, you will hear a voice saying, “This is the road! Now follow it.“

Prov 4:11-12 I will guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. 12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;

SEEKING THE LORD
overcomes fear

Lord what do you say ?

How should I feel about this ?—Not automatic

Matt 6:9-10″‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven

. Jer 29:13 you will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

 Ps 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Matt 7:8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

2 Chron 14:7 we sought the LORD our God and he has given us rest on every side.

 

FAITH
overcomes fear

  • Faith sees from God’s perspective
  • Faith believes what “God says”
  • Faith responds to please the Lord
  • Thinks/feels the way the Lord does

Eph 2:6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus

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

Phil 2:5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

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.

Next
“Top” Keys to Living Free From Fear”

Using the
Word of God
overcomes fear

  • Not arguing, psychoanalyzing, denying
  • Word à Swordà 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 (NKJ)

Eph 6:16-17 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Rev 12:11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb

and by the word of their testimony;

Obedience
overcomes fear

  • Where He guides– He provides
  • Lord will never lead us out of His protection
  • Lord will never require of us what He doesn’t give to us

John 12:26 where I am, there my servant will be also

Ps 37:23 If you do what the LORD wants, he will make certain  each step you take is sure.

Prov 1:33 But he who listens to me will live free from danger, and he will rest easy from the fear…“

 James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Ps 63:7 For You have been my help. And I sing for joy under the protection of your wings.

Joy
overcomes fear

  • Not “ha ha”
  • Means àSufficiency – Fullness (Gifts of Spirit/Blood/ His Name)
  • The completeness of God / His nature

John 15:11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete

Neh 8:10 Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” (stronghold, defense)

Ps 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy

Standing in your authority
overcomes fear

  • Recognizing who you are in Christ
  • Thief comes rob-liaràrob 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.

2 Cor 10:4 We use God’s mighty weapons, not mere worldly weapons, to knock down the Devil’s strongholds.

Intimacy
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.

Ps 84:1-2 How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD;

Isa 26:9 My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you.

Phil 3:10 “Oh that I might know Him..

Keys to Living
Free From Fear

  • Truth overcomes fear
  • Love overcomes fear
  • Courage overcomes fear
  • Correct choice overcomes fear
  • Seeking the Lord overcomes fear
  • Faith overcomes fear
  • Using the Word of God overcomes fear
  • Obedience overcomes fear
  • Joy overcomes fear
  • Standing in your authority
  • Intimacy overcomes fear

 

Next time
New Series
“How to Breakthrough in PRAYER