“Resting in the midst of fear”
Heb 11:6 And without faith it is (DIFFICUTL) impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
Gen 15:1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great.” (exceeding great reward)
FAITH AND HOPE… FEAR AND DREAD….
Job 3:25 For what I fear comes upon me, And what I dread befalls me.
YLT For a fear I feared and it meeteth me, And what I was afraid of doth come to me.
FEAR GIVES IT AN ENTRY POINT INTO YOUR PATH.
FAITH GIVES GODS BLESSINGS AN ACCESS POINT INTO YOUR PATH.
NLT What I always feared has happened to me. What I dreaded has come true.
FEARS MUST NOT BE TOLERATED.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH FEAR?
- RESIST IT…
- REPLACE IT…
2 Cor 7:5 For even when we came into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side: conflicts without, fears within.
YOUR FLESH CANNOT REST WHEN THERE IS FEAR WITHIN.
IF YOUR SPIRIT MAN COULD NEVER BE DEPLEATED, IT WOULD NOT HAVE TO BE RENEWED.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO REST ON THE INSIDE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REST ON THE OUTSIDE.
FEAR WILL KEEP YOU FROM RESTING INSIDE.