FEAR IS A THEIF 8-28-2020
Fear, afraid to speak out fear of man, following the crowd to be accepted. What are you afraid of? Bill Johnson said Fear is a thief. It robbed Peter of a perfectly good walk on the water and kept the other 11 disciples in the boat. Fear will try to rob you of your destiny. Fear can come upon us and causes to tremble and shake. It makes us not able to go forward. It makes us want to hide. Fear can flow through our hearts, minds and emotions like a raging river. It is paralyzing.
MT 14:22 As soon as the people were fed, Jesus told his disciples to get into their boat and to go to the other side of the lake while he stayed behind to dismiss the people.
23 After the crowds dispersed, Jesus went up into the hills to pray. And as night fell he was there praying alone with God.
24 But the disciples, who were now in the middle of the lake, ran into trouble, for their boat was tossed about by the high winds and heavy seas.
25 At about four oclock in the morning. Jesus came to them, walking on the waves!
26 When the disciples saw him walking on top of the water, they were terrified and screamed, A ghost!
27 Then Jesus said, Be brave and dont be afraid. I am here!
28 Peter shouted out, Lord, if its really you, then have me join you on the water!
29 Come and join me,[ Jesus replied. So Peter stepped out onto the water and began to walk toward Jesus.
30 But when he realized how high the waves were, he became frightened and started to sink. Save me, Lord! he cried out.
31 Jesus immediately stretched out his hand and lifted him up and said, What little faith you have! Why would you let doubt win?
32 And the very moment they both stepped into the boat, the raging wind ceased. TPT
PS 56:3 But in the day that Im afraid, I lay all my fears before you and trust in you with all my heart. TPT
PS 56:11 What harm could man do to me? With God on my side I will not be afraid of what comes. My heart overflows with praise to God and for his promises. I will always trust in him. TPT
Job 3:25 For the thing which I greatly fear comes upon me, and that of which I am afraid befalls me.
26 I was not or am not at ease, nor had I or have I rest, nor was I or am I quiet, yet trouble came and still comes [upon me]. AMP
Job 4:13 It came in a scary dream one night, after I had fallen into a deep, deep sleep.
14 Dread stared me in the face, and Terror. I was scared to death I shook from head to foot.
15 A spirit glided right in front of me the hair on my head stood on end.
16 I couldn't tell what it was that appeared there a blur . . . and then I heard a muffled voice:
17 "'How can mere mortals be more righteous than God? How can humans be purer than their Creator?
18 Why, God doesn't even trust his own servants, doesn't even cheer his angels,
19 So how much less these bodies composed of mud, fragile as moths?
20 These bodies of ours are here today and gone tomorrow, and no one even notices gone without a trace.
21 When the tent stakes are ripped up, the tent collapses we die and are never the wiser for having lived.' MSG
Deut 7:18 But I'm telling you, Don't be afraid. Remember, yes, remember in detail what God, your God, did to Pharaoh and all Egypt.
19 Remember the great contests to which you were eyewitnesses: the miracle-signs, the wonders, God's mighty hand as he stretched out his arm and took you out of there. God, your God, is going to do the same thing to these people you're now so afraid of. MSG
1 Sam 17:34 David said, "I've been a shepherd, tending sheep for my father. Whenever a lion or bear came and took a lamb from the flock,
35 I'd go after it, knock it down, and rescue the lamb. If it turned on me, I'd grab it by the throat, wring its neck, and kill it.
36 Lion or bear, it made no difference I killed it. And I'll do the same to this Philistine pig who is taunting the troops of God-Alive.
37 God, who delivered me from the teeth of the lion and the claws of the bear, will deliver me from this Philistine." Saul said, "Go. And God help you!" MSG
Ps 3:6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me round about. AMP
Ps 56:3 When I get really afraid I come to you in trust. MSG
PS 91:5-8 You will never worry about an attack of demonic forces at night
nor have to fear a spirit of darkness coming against you.
6 Dont fear a thing! Whether by night or by day, demonic danger will not trouble you, nor will the powers of evil launched against you.7 Even in a time of disaster, with thousands and thousands being killed, you will remain unscathed and unharmed.
8 you will be a spectator as the wicked perish in judgment, for they will be paid back for what they have done! TPT
PRO 3:24-26 You will sleep like a baby, safe and soundyour rest will be sweet and secure.25 You will not be subject to terror, for it will not terrify you. Nor will the disrespectful be able to push you aside,
26 because God is your confidence in times of crisis, keeping your heart at rest in every situation TPT
Isa 8:12 Do not call conspiracy [or hard, or holy] all that this people will call conspiracy [or hard, or holy]; neither be in fear of what they fear, nor [make others afraid and] in dread.
13 The Lord of hosts regard Him as holy and honor His holy name [by regarding Him as your only hope of safety], and let Him be your fear and let Him be your dread [lest you offend Him by your fear of man and distrust of Him]. AMP ↕↕↕
Isa 8:12 "Don't be like this people, always afraid somebody is plotting against them. Don't fear what they fear. Don't take on their worries.
13 If you're going to worry, worry about The Holy. Fear God-of-the-Angel-Armies. MSG
ISA 12:2 BeholdGod is my salvationI am confident, unafraid, and I will trust in you.Yes! The Lord Yah is my might and my melody; he has become my salvation TPT
Prov 29:25 The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that. MSG
1 Sam 15:24 And Saul said to Samuel, I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. AMP
Acts 18:9 One night the Master spoke to Paul in a dream: "Keep it up, and don't let anyone intimidate or silence you.
10 No matter what happens, I'm with you and no one is going to be able to hurt you. You have no idea how many people I have on my side in this city."
11 That was all he needed to stick it out. He stayed another year and a half, faithfully teaching the Word of God to the Corinthians. MSG
ISA 44:8 Do not fear nor be shaken! Havent I foretold it, announcing it to you ahead of time? You are my witnesses, so tell me, is there any god besides me? There is no other Rock of shelter; I know not one. TPT
ISA 51:12 I, yes I, am the one who comforts you. All the sons of men will be cut down and fade like grass. Why then would you be afraid of a mere human being?
13 You have forgotten that Yahweh, your Maker, stretched out the skies and laid earths firm foundation. But you live each day constantly worrying,living in fear of your angry oppressor who is bent on your destruction. But their fury cannot touch you!
14 Those who are suffering will soon be released. They will not die in their dark dungeon, nor will they go hungry. TPT
Ezek 2:6 But don't be afraid of them, son of man, and don't be afraid of anything they say. Don't be afraid when living among them is like stepping on thorns or finding scorpions in your bed. Don't be afraid of their mean words or their hard looks. They're a bunch of rebels.
7 Your job is to speak to them. Whether they listen is not your concern. They're hardened rebels. MSG
Ezek 34:25 "'I'll make a covenant of peace with them. I'll banish fierce animals from the country so the sheep can live safely in the wilderness and sleep in the forest.
26 I'll make them and everything around my hill a blessing. I'll send down plenty of rain in season showers of blessing!
27 The trees in the orchards will bear fruit, the ground will produce, they'll feel content and safe on their land, and they'll realize that I am God when I break them out of their slavery and rescue them from their slave masters.
28 "'No longer will they be exploited by outsiders and ravaged by fierce beasts. They'll live safe and sound, fearless and free.
29 I'll give them rich gardens, lavish in vegetables no more living half-starved, no longer taunted by outsiders.
30 "'They'll know, beyond doubting, that I, God, am their God, that I'm with them and that they, the people Israel, are my people. Decree of God, the Master:
31 You are my dear flock, the flock of my pasture, my human flock, And I am your God. Decree of God, the Master.'" MSG
JN 14:1 Dont worry or surrender to your fear. For youve believed in God, now trust and believe in me also. TPT
JOHN 14:27 I leave the gift of peace with youmy peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Dont yield to fear or be troubled in your heartsinstead, be courageous! TPT
Ex 14:13 Moses told the people, Fear not; stand still (firm, confident, undismayed) and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again. AMP
Ps 27:1 Light, space, zest that's God! So, with him on my side I'm fearless,
afraid of no one and nothing. MSG
Ps 27:3 When besieged, I'm calm as a baby. When all hell breaks loose, I'm collected and cool. MSG
Isa 41:13 That's right. Because I, your God, have a firm grip on you and I'm not letting go. I'm telling you, 'Don't panic. I'm right here to help you.'
14 "Do you feel like a lowly worm, Jacob? Don't be afraid. Feel like a fragile insect, Israel? I'll help you. I, God, want to reassure you. The God who buys you back, The Holy of Israel. MSG
RO 8:15-17 And you did not receive the spirit of religious duty, leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. But you have received the Spirit of full acceptance, enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join him in saying the words of tender affection, Beloved Father!
16 For the Holy Spirit makes Gods fatherhood real to us as he whispers into our innermost being, You are Gods beloved child!
17 And since we are his true children, we qualify to share all his treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of God himself. And since we are joined to Christ, we also inherit all that he is and all that he has. We will experience being co-glorified with him provided that we accept his sufferingsas our own. TPT
Heb 2:14 Since the children are made of flesh and blood, it's logical that the Savior took on flesh and blood in order to rescue them by his death. By embracing death, taking it into himself, he destroyed the Devil's hold on death
15 and freed all who cower through life, scared to death of death. MSG
REV 1:17-18 When I saw him, I fell down at his feet as good as dead, but he laid his right hand on meand I heard his reassuring voice saying: Dont yield to fear. I am the Beginning and I am the End,
18 the Living One! I was dead, but now lookI am alive forever and ever. And I hold the keysthat unlock death and the unseen world. TPT
1 JN 4:18 Love never brings fear, for fear is always related to punishment. But loves perfection drives the fear of punishment far from our hearts. Whoever walks constantly afraid of punishment[ has not reached loves perfection. TPT
Phil 1:28 And do not [for a moment] be frightened or intimidated in anything by your opponents and adversaries, for such [constancy and fearlessness] will be a clear sign (proof and seal) to them of [their impending] destruction, but [a sure token and evidence] of your deliverance and salvation, and that from God.