In today’s message Bro. Leo continues our study of fear by explaining two Biblical principles that are required in order to remove our fears and the corresponding bondage of those fears. 1) We must change our mental focus from ourselves and our own limitations to God and His abilities. By doing so we will be placing ourselves in a position to experience the power and actions of God. 2) We must grab a hold of God in prayer and hang on to Him until He removes the fear from us.
Scriptures used in today’s message:
Luk 1:29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
Luk 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
Luk 1:34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
Luk 1:49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
Luk 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
2Co 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Joh 16:31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?
Joh 16:32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
Joh 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Gen 32:22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
Gen 32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
Gen 32:25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
Gen 32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
Gen 32:27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
Gen 32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
Gen 32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
The word “preserved” in Gen. 32:30 is translated from the Hebrew word “nâtsal”, which means to be delivered, saved or freed.
We also added a corresponding Bible study (“THE FEARS OF CHRISTMAS” part 4 Luke 1:30) to the Bible study page for further study of this subject.