THE GOOD NEWS
FEAR CAN MELT THE HEART!
1 Early in the morning, Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) and all his men camped at the spring of Harod. The camp of Midian was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh. 2 The LORD said to Gideon, "You have too many men for me to deliver Midian into their hands. In order that Israel may not boast against me that her own strength has saved her, 3 announce now to the people, `Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.'" So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained. Judges 7:1-3
FEAR CAN BE CONTAGEOUS!
charad (khaw-rad'); a primitive root; to shudder with terror; hence, to fear; also to hasten (with anxiety):
KJV - be (make) afraid, be careful, discomfit, fray (away), quake, tremble.
Saul remained at Gilgal, and all the troops with him were quaking with fear.
8 He waited seven days, the time set by Samuel; but Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and Saul's men began to scatter. 9 So he said, "Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings." And Saul offered up the burnt offering. 10 Just as he finished making the offering, Samuel arrived, and Saul went out to greet him.
11 "What have you done?" asked Samuel. 1 Sam 13:7-11
FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE AND GROWTH!
Yet look how fear can cause you to go and grow...
About an hour later another asserted, "Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean." Peter replied, "Man, I don't know what you're talking about!" Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: "Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times." And he went outside and wept bitterly. Read Luke 22:49-62;
Acts 2:14 Then Peter stood up with the ...
FEAR HIM WHO AFTER KILLING THE BODY
CAN THROW YOU INTO HELL LUKE 12:4-5
THERE IS NO FEAR
FEAR CAN PULL THE WOOL OVER YOUR EYES!
8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?"
10 He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid."
11 And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"
KJV - affright, be (make) afraid, dread (-ful), (put in) fear (-ful, -fully, -ing), (be had in) reverence (-end), X see, terrible (act, -ness, thing).
GODLY FEAR RESPECTS!
Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favouritism but accepts men from every nation who fear (phobeo) him and do what is right. Acts 10:34-36
Success or Failure
Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name," he said. "Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man's blood."
Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men! Acts 5:27-29
As governments continue to ’legalize and enshrine' sin, be ready. At some point you can expect to be put in this position or worse. Are you, your family and children ready for the challenges/opportunities?
The church of Christ Has no earthly headquarters John 18:36
Our citizenship Is in heaven Philippians 3:20
We set our path To the compass of scripture 1 Timothy 3:16, 17
The bible is God's Word and final authority John 12:48
The church of the living God Is the pillar and support of the truth 1 Timothy 3:15
We are the churchChrist built Jesus said, " I will build My church " Matthew 16:18; ROMANS 16:16
Christ built One church Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 1:18
He will return For His church Corinthians 15:24; Matt 16:18, 19
can cause you to do many things...
can stop you from doing many things...
can cause you to do nothing...
‘Sexuality Educator' Suggests Parents Should Ask Babies For Permission To Change Their Diapers
GODLY FEAR ACKNOWLEDGES AWE AND REVERENCE!
phobeo (fob-eh'-o); to frighten, i.e. (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. revere:
KJV - be (+sore) afraid, fear (exceedingly), reverence.
And so the headline goes... You might very well ask ‘Is she serious?’ Unfortunately yes, and it ought to tell you just how ridiculous the left profile of society has become. If they go any further left, depending on your viewpoint, the left will either fall off the edge of the earth or end up ‘right’ in your back yard. Imagine for a moment.
From personal experience and the reported experiences of many others, it’s seemingly impossible to get the appropriate authority to go into a home and protect children who are legitimately being emotionally, psychologically and even physically abused. Yet, it doesn’t take much imagination on my part to see them jumping all over this. Hope the federal gov’t doesn’t get wind of it (pun intended). It’s the kind of issue they will spare no expense to get to the bottom of. At the same time God's given standards about life and living are decimated, simultaneously ripping asunder the moral fabric of family and by extension responsible social values right. All this taking place in front of our very eyes, hand in hand in the face of God. Professing to be wise you have become fools. As per John 12:48, judgement not only awaits you but your self-chosen destiny precedes you, Romans 1:18-22. And who's to blame... 'mirror, mirror on the wall'...
DON’T FEAR THOSE WHO KILL THE BODY BUT AFTERWARDS CAN DO NO MORE
FEAR CAN BE A FOUNDATION FOR LIES!
13 Then the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh and say, `Will I really have a child, now that I am old?' 14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son."
15 Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, "I did not laugh." But he said, "Yes, you did laugh."
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FEAR CAN PARALIZE!
Moses said to the Lord, "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue."
"Ah, Sovereign Lord ," I said, "I do not know how to speak; I am only a child."
Then the man who had received the one talent came. 'Master,' he said, 'I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.
So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.' Matthew 25:24-25
So, before we start 'pampering' the wrong end of the baby here let's try spoon feeding a little bit of common sense and see if it stays down.
You ask baby 'him or her' for permission to change the diaper;
Do you hold up a picture of a diaper cause 'baby' doesn't know what a diaper is?
Does 'baby' know what a picture of a diaper is?
Do you need a waiver signed freeing you from all liability present and future?
Do you need a disclaimer on use and/or misuse of product?
Do you need a disclaimer warranty regarding domestic, commercial or industrial application which could void any warranties expressed or otherwise?
Do you need to read aloud carefully the instructions on the side of the box?
Do you need witnesses?
Assuming the 'baby' understands all or any of the above do you change the diaper if 'baby' says 'no'?
If 'baby' claims to be 'gender neutral' do you risk 'blue or pink' diapers knowing the pending risk of a lawsuit partially for traumatizing 'baby's' self-esteem not to mention the possible irreparable identity damage done to 'it'.
Do you not change the diaper and leave yourself open to charges of 'neglect' in denying the basic necessities of life and 'baby' open to a rash?
Do you call 911 or your lawyer first?
Do you simply change the diaper like your parents did before you and their parents did before them and previous generations would have done and did- just like
when society didn't pander to so- called experts with nothing more to work and think with than pablum for brains? And, 'cause that's just what you call caring for
the well-being of 'baby' even if 'baby' says no simply because 'baby' doesn't know what it needs or is good for them.
Did I offend somebody?
If the highest court of the land throws a tantrum and it's man-made book of laws at me, I'm good with that.
When, (and it won't be 'if'), God throws His Book (John 12:48) at the highest court of land on judgement day, rest assured they will not be good with that.
Am I being ridiculous? If yes, am I now a 'Sexuality Educator' and where do I sign up?
FEAR IS A BASIC!
phobos (fob'-os); from a primary phebomai (to be put in fear); alarm or fright:
KJV - be afraid, + exceedingly, fear, terror.
I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except by Me. John 14:6
1 JOHN 4:18
FEAR IS A WARNING! (Danger Will Robinson, Danger!)
At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband.
Great fear (phobos) seized the whole church and all who heard about these events. Acts 5:10-11
BUT PERFECT LOVE
CASTS OUT FEAR 1 JOHN 4:18...
FEAR IS NOTHING NEW!
Fear is an emotional response to threats and danger.
Fear is related to the specific behaviors of escape and avoidance.
Fear is often connected to pain (e.g. some fear heights because if they fall, they may suffer severe injury or even die upon landing).
Fear is a survival mechanism, and usually occurs in response to a specific negative stimulus.
Pro Re Nata
FEAR CAN FEED SITUATION ETHICS!
30 Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. 31 One day the older daughter said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is no man around here to lie with us, as is the custom all over the earth. 32 Let's get our father to drink wine and then lie with him and preserve our family line through our father."
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