MYSTERIES REVEALED: HIS ENLIGHTENMENT! Love OVER Fear
REGARDING “Fear” …my question was- why does it seem that when a person “fears” something, it happens?
I used to think (many years ago) that perhaps it was allowed in order to teach something but then realized; it’s about “consequences” what does that mean? Remember, the “wages” OF sin is death. Death in the natural can mean a physical body, or of a dream one has about something… as well as death in our spirit man.
Then the Holy Spirit showed me something and referenced Narnia’s “Voyage of the Dawn Treader”…a scene where they were in the black mountain where evil existed, they had gone in to save others from that place when one of the ones who had been in that mountain a while they had rescued, warned them to not allow evil to know their fears or the would come to life! Become real in other words.
This scripture comes to mind “so a man thinks…he is!” from Proverbs
We create things in our thoughts (mind) which can attract them TO us, whatever our thoughts are about in other words.
“The upright (honorable, intrinsically good) man out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart produces what is upright (honorable and intrinsically good), and the evil man out of the evil storehouse brings forth that which is depraved (wicked and intrinsically evil); for out of the abundance (overflow) of the heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45 AMP
And that said:
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].” Proverbs 18:21 AMP
When we think happy and joyful things which are “light”, they come and surround us because they come out from within us, same as when we think of gloom and doom which are “dark” things they then come and surround us as well as invade!
So goes it with “fear”!
Being afraid of who you’ve been, causes fear of who you are meant to be, because;
Fear is the roadblock to joy & happiness.
Fear creates an obstacle on the path “Way of peace (shalom)”.
Those who follow after Jesus…when our awe of God turns into “fear” its because the “wages of sin is death”, and “fear” according to I John 4:18 tells us that: “There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].”
Fear keeps people from repentance! IT holds people “captive”.
One example of the hideous viral disease of fear…. is “fear of man”.
Fear of man is putting the feeling and action OF fear, as priority over what and how God our Father thinks about us, and that equates to unbelief as well as a form of idolatry!
We cannot BE in Christ while BEING in fear! Why? Because He IS perfected LOVE, and those two, fear and love, do NOT cohabitate!
Love ALWAYS kicks fear out! See I John 4:18.
When we are not in the “right mindsets” then fear is in us, that means darkness is there. Saying it another way, when “darkness” is IN us, then fear is in us as well. FEAR opens the door to unbelief, idolatry, and a boat load of other dark thinking like doom, gloom and hopelessness, defeat, discouragement, despair…the list can go on and on.
When fear is IN us we are not in Kingdom Alignment, we are not thinking the WAY our Father thinks! And we don’t “demonstrate” the Kingdom!
When we “do wrong”, “think wrong” and “respond or react wrong”, whether intentional or unintentionally there IS a distancing from God which is a “fear OF God” instead of awe OF God that brings us closer, like children who unafraid but awestruck will get closer to “see” and “learn of”!
Children came TO Jesus the perfect representation of our Heavenly Father, Jesus was LIGHT! THEY were in Awe! Like Moses who wanted to “know” Him, he was drawn to His Light (fire).
Remember this: “5 This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.” NLT
“6 For God Who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts so as [to beam forth] the Light for the illumination of the knowledge of the majesty and glory of God [as it is manifest in the Person and is revealed] in the face of Jesus Christ (the Messiah).” II Corinthians 4:6 AMP
AWE of God is how we are to always respond and will, because awe of God will be IN the children of Light! Fear OF God is only there because of sin. Fear OF God results in the darkness within…refer back to I John 4:18.
“7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”. II Timothy 1:7 NKJV
What is “in” a person, they are drawn too and not only that, what is “in” a person draws the same thing TO them!
Job 3:25 says “For the thing which I greatly feared has come upon me, and that of which I was afraid of has come to me.” From the One New Man Bible
“21 Evil pursues sinners, but the consistently upright and in right standing with God is recompensed with good.” Proverbs 13:21 AMP
“9 The light of the [uncompromisingly] righteous [is within him—it grows brighter and] rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked [furnishes only a derived, temporary light and] shall be put out shortly.” Proverbs 13:9 AMP
When darkness is IN a person but they don’t realize it yet, they need only to ASK Holy Spirit to SHINE His Light upon them. HE will reveal to heal (what is in them), it is the mercy and loving-kindness of our Heavenly Father to lead us to “repentance”. Holy Spirit will convict us to show us what it is we need to confess and repent of that is of evil and darkness.
Confessing is agreeing with the Lord that there is something inside that does NOT look like Him or His Kingdom!
Repentance means to “turn from and go the opposite direction” in our souls!
THEN allow HIS love to invade the soul! So whatever we fear…we need to bring it to God in confession then repent of it.
“19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” John 3:19-21 NKJV
Is there a test?
I ponder if it’s why we go through so many things sometimes…check this out…
A test reveals our actual responses of a healed or unhealed heart (soul which equals-mind, will & emotions). In other words do our thoughts, actually line up WITH God’s design and plan for us and how we live OR are we still holding on to something that we are unaware of that actually KEEP us from fulfilling our assignments?
Fear of something….
Fear of…deep seated loss rejection, disapproval, or failure? Or of being “alone”?
EVERYONE…has some of these if not all at some point in life, we picked them up and they are actually “ARROWS” from the enemy, meant to sink into our helmets of salvation, healing and deliverance which guard our “mind, will and emotions”.
The mind, will and emotions is the make-up of our soul/heart.
Mind= what & how we think
Will= what & how we do
Emotions= what & how we respond and/or react
The enemy’s arrows of “fear” as well as “terror” which is fear on steroids! (Accelerated fear in other words) come at us all the time.
We have armor! See Ephesians 6
The helmet is mentioned a few times in more than one passage this helmet is to protect what gets into our minds and the helmet is referred to as: Helmet of salvation (in Greek that also means healing & deliverance).
A helmet covers your head; the head is where minds and thoughts come from. It is also where gates of your eyes and ears are to receive things. It is the gate of the mouth where things are released from as well.
So a man “thinks” he is! You will speak what you think.
Change in our “thinking” can only come by transformation which is to be “re-formed” into a new being.
II Corinthians 5:17 tells us this:
17 “Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!”
When we as an act of our will, choose to believe (which means action as well as trust) and receive JESUS into our hearts (mind, will and emotions) we receive a layer of HIS anointing and exchange a layer of ourselves where according to the Word we are “seated with Christ in Heavenly places” (Scripture) …at that time we are RECREATED according to the above scripture of II Corinthians 5:17. OLD self has passed away and NEW has come!
There is a process of this being “fleshed out”. Think of it like this, just because someone is given keys to drive a car does not necessarily mean they know HOW to drive the car!
Romans 12:1-2 gives a “key” to this recreation, reforming transformation!
1“I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].”
This requires an “act of our will” to do this. And, an “act of the will” is a choice, it always is, and always has been!
Back to “fear” and “terror”…
It is a “choice” to BE and LIVE in fear or of terror…we have NO fear if we are actually abiding IN Christ JESUS because of HIS love in us kicking out that evil spirit. HOWEVER…if you have NOT taken the time to “make a choice to kick it out” …chances are, you still have that in you and it is TIME to “kick it out”!!
ASK Holy Spirit to reveal to you any blatant and/or hidden “fears” in you and confess (agree WITH HIM) that it’s there and then choose as an act of your will to repent (go the opposite direction in thought and action) of that before our Heavenly Father.
Then CHOOSE as a child of the most High God as an act of your will to LOSE fear FROM your soul in Jesus name and then WAIT…
Then ASK Heavenly Father this:
“Heavenly Father as your child, I ask for AND receive in Jesus name a download of YOUR extravagant fiery love into my soul”, then WAIT…
Thank Him and before you are done…to help you act upon that love, ask the same way you asked for His love, ask for HIS amazing grace to be downloaded into your soul for abundant life!
Waiting allows Him time to do what you have requested and HE wants to give you!
Thank Him, praise His name and be joyful in the Lord beloved!
A few other verses to ponder on the subject when you are in your quiet time:
Proverbs 16:23 “23 The mind of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning and persuasiveness to his lips.” AMP
Proverbs 15:28 “28 The mind of the [uncompromisingly] righteous studies how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.”
Proverbs 15:30 “30 The light in the eyes [of him whose heart is joyful] rejoices the hearts of others, and good news nourishes the bones.”
There are SO many more, just READ THE WORD beloved, renewing your mind with Truth, His Light will BE in YOU!!
Practice daily to lose all darkness, fear even word curses and negative words FROM your soul and ask for HIS Light and Love and HIS JOY and Peace to be downloaded IN your soul, by choosing to believe and receive them and then binding HIS good and perfect gifts TO your soul in Jesus name!!!
Love and blessings to each of you!